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Is it a computer? Is it a mobile device? It's both. A tablet computer gives you the power of a full-size computer with the portability of a cell phone. With no need for a keyboard, mouse or monitor, you can enjoy your favorite games, music, movies and more wherever you want. Watch a movie on a plane, check show times on the beach, play board games with friends -- your tablet is your window to the best the digital world has to offer.
Find the Best Tablet for Your Lifestyle
The first thing to consider when choosing among the many tablet computers at Best Buy is which operating system is right for you. If you use a Mac or have an iPhone, you'll feel right at home with Apple iOS for the iPad tablet and iPad mini. This operating system is designed to be intuitive and easy to learn even for people who are new to computers. Putting great music, apps and games on your tablet is easy with iOS too, since iPads are directly linked to the iTunes Store and Apple App Store.
On the other end of the spectrum, Android computer tablets give you lots of chances to make your tablet your own, from color schemes to menu and navigation options. With lots of brands running Android, there's virtually no limit to the kinds of tablets you can choose from, including large-screen models, durable kids tablets, and pocket-friendly mini tablets that give smartphones a run for their money in the portability department. And even the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet leverages the versatility of Android by pairing it with the Amazon.com ecosystem of products. Whichever tablet you land on, Android connects you seamlessly to the Google Play store for a gigantic selection of apps, music, books, movies and more.
Last but not least, Windows OS tablets are ideal for people used to a Windows-powered laptop or desktop. With touch-based versions of lots of popular productivity enhancers like Word, PowerPoint and Excel, Windows tablets like the Microsoft Surface help you get things done wherever you find yourself. But don't worry, these powerful tablets aren't all work and no play -- the Windows Store gives you access to the best in games, apps and music.