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Tablet with barcode scanner - which one is the best?
  • 01 January 2019

What to take into account while choosing a tablet with a barcode reader:

1. Battery life

It should be taken into consideration, for a device that can operate for not more than 3 hours will be useless in everyday work. An interesting alternative to classic devices are tables with the battery replacement functionality, which greatly increases work comfort.  

2. Screen size

It is undoubtedly the biggest advantage of tablets. A larger, interactive screen is something that typical data collectors and mobile phones (especially more convenient ones) lack. The aforementioned screen size is surely a benefit, but it may negatively affect battery life. On the other hand, a big screen is more susceptible to mechanical damages, which strongly discourages entrepreneurs from investing in tablets. Additionally, they servicing may be quite expensive.

3. Communication interfaces

In the devices available on the market, various interface variations are utilized. Some tables are equipped with standard USB ports, whereas others are fitter with their micro or mini alternatives. Clients quite frequently make a decision to connect a classic barcode reader directly to a tablet. One may also consider the purchase of a docking station which may become exceptionally useful while using a given device for everyday work.

4. Operating system

While taking into account operating systems taken advantage of in tablets, Android is undoubtedly the most popular one of them all. It is available in several versions that are updated quite regularly, which may in turn have a negative impact on the system. Unfortunately, it happens that applications created with a particular operating system version in mind are not compatible with a newer one.