Tablets are a fantastic tool to help students with their studies and social life. Compared to laptops, tablets have many benefits that make them a preferable alternative — whether you're using it in the lecture theatre, on the go, or lounging around at home. Check out these useful features that can help students get the most out of their studies:

They are adaptable for many different purposes

One of the best benefits of a tablet is its versatility, as it is compatible with a range of accessories to suit many different situations. Most tablets can connect to a detachable keyboard for taking notes in class, giving you the practicality of a laptop with the portability of a tablet. Plus, when you just want to relax and watch some Netflix at home, a tablet stand can be attached to improve your movie experience. Alternatively, if you consider yourself an artist, the tablet touchscreen is the perfect canvas to use with a stylus for drawing and sketching designs for your latest project.

They are extremely portable

Tablets are portable enough to use in a variety of situations, which makes them functional and convenient for students. For example, they can be used for last-minute editing of an assignment while on the commute to university, or even as a camera while out sightseeing, and can easily slip into a handbag or satchel without the additional weight of a laptop. Plus, it’s fun and easy to protect your tablet, with many durable and stylish cases available to choose from.

They are easy to use

If you’re not particularly tech savvy, the operating systems of tablets – be it iOS or Windows, are designed to make the experience simple. And searching for the right application is easy, whether you’re looking for study-help, games or lifestyle apps, The App Store (iPad) or Google Play (Samsung Tab) conveniently present an assortment of apps to suit you – plus, check out our suggestions of apps to improve productivity. Many of these apps are free-to-use and come with helpful and simple tutorials to give you the tools you need to get started – regardless of your tech literacy.

The average tablet has a long battery life

With a jam-packed timetable filled with lectures and tutorials, you may not have the time to charge your device throughout the day. Luckily, the average tablet will give you more than enough battery life to last through your day — so you don’t need to worry about being unable to take notes in the classroom. Due to its smaller screen and modest hardware, tablets in general surpass the battery life of laptops, allowing you to get ahead of your peers scrambling for the last available wall socket on campus. This extended battery life is also perfect for watching movies on the go, acting as a GPS when travelling, and playing your favourite songs through a speaker.

Considering getting a tablet to assist your studies? Check out Vodafone’s great range of tablets online.

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Liam Iles

Digital Copywriter

Liam Iles,
Digital Copywriter

As one of Vodafone’s digital content creators, Liam is a talented writer with a strong knowledge of copy optimisation. In his downtime, Liam dedicates himself to his study of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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