A: Absolutely! I think the biggest question is what model, what generation, and what do you use it for? If it’s used for work and it’s a higher-end iPad—absolutely! Those things are very expensive and it’s quite convenient to get them fixed versus buying a new tablet, downloading your documents, and transferring that information over. So, in that case, absolutely I’d recommend it.
In an instance where I wouldn’t recommend it—maybe for a kids tablet, like an Amazon Fire tablet. You know, one of the more economical tablets geared towards kids. Those you can usually replace for about the same price as a repair. So, for those, I usually would recommend you buy a new one.
But, if you do have a nice Samsung you’re using for work or something like that, it’s definitely worth bringing in. We get most of them fixed within 24 hours—so, absolutely.
Mobile devices have become a staple of our daily lives. Whether it’s cell phones, smartwatches, laptops, or tablets. Tablets have come a long way since the first “true” tablet debuted from Fujitsu back in 1994, running on an intel processor and loaded with Windows 95.
In true Microsoft fashion, Microsoft tried to create their own and cut out the middleman in 2002. Unfortunately, it was a massive failure and overall, tablets in their current state just weren’t ready for prime time, and wouldn’t be for almost a decade.
Then, in 2010, Apple introduced the iPad which offered a truly portable experience that consumers had begged for. Fast-forward to the present day, and around 80% of internet traffic from tablets comes from iPads. However, as great as the devices are, they don’t come without breakdowns. Eventually, you have to weigh the option of tablet repair in Denver, vs tablet replacement.
Why Are Tablets So Popular?
To understand why making that decision is so tough, you have to look at the usage of tablets in our society. Although iPads do lead the tablet market in terms of market share, it is only because they’ve had such a huge head start. However, as of this post, Samsung, Google, Microsoft (yes, they figured it out finally), and Amazon are major players.
But why are these tablets so popular? The answer is pretty much an evolution of technology meeting the age-old need for convenience. Tablets evolved just like cell phones have, you didn’t just suddenly have iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tabs overnight, it was a long evolutionary process.
You could go back to 1972 if you wanted to trace the evolution of a tablet, even before smartphones. However, the real predecessors to the tablets we see today were the “PDAs”. You know, the Blackberry, The Palm Pilot, and fittingly, the first on the market, The Newton Message Pad by none other than Apple.
As technology was able to be scaled down in size and up in computing power and battery life, tablets became more like mini-laptops. Today’s models, for example, can rival in terms of productivity, their larger laptop counterparts.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is one such tablet that combines the power of a laptop with the mobility of a tablet. The iPad Pro from Apple, as well as the Galaxy Tab S8 Plus from Samsung, also deliver on this level of computing.
However, like your phone, tablets have glass screens that can break, ultrathin chassis that can get bent, and other sensitive components. Add in the fact that they’re constantly tossed around in a backpack or briefcase and you will likely have the occasional accident.
Tablet Replacement Vs. Tablet Repair In Denver
Denver is a bustling city and you will have no trouble finding at least a dozen tablets on a short walk around downtown. Tablets are used in retail, industrial applications, education, and many other industries.
The more you use and transport your tablet, the more likely you are to either physically damage it, or corrupt the software. Either issue will leave you without possibly your most important mobile device second to your phone.
However, with most laptop replacement quality tablets comes a premium quality price. The Galaxy Tab 8 Plus comes in at almost a thousand dollars, with its counterpart, the iPad pro a tad more expensive. If either of these devices breaks, it is often more economical to seek out tablet repair in Denver versus replacing the device.
However, that’s not always the case. What if you have an older 5th gen iPad or something like a Galaxy Tab S5? You’re talking about devices that are five years old—in the tech world, that’s considered obsolete.
Is it worth it then to find someone who does tablet repair in Denver? Should you consider just replacing the device with the latest model? Well, that all depends on what you need the tablet to do, how bad it’s damaged, and your budget constraints.
Is It Really Broken?
Not all tablets last forever, technically they may “function” for a long time but that doesn’t mean they’re practical forever. Take, for example, a TV from 1985. Will it function? Maybe, but programming standards have changed and the picture is going to be hot garbage.
Let’s put it this way, would you pay even a hundred bucks to fix that old TV? Probably not. The same goes for tablets. After years of use, tablets become less efficient and have more trouble performing. New app updates can slow your old tablet down because the app demands push its computing limits.
Those apps are designed for newer models that have far more power, so the demands are a breeze for those models. That being said, your tablet might not actually be broken, physically—but it might as well be given its limitations.
A Cracked Screen Might Not Mean You Need A New Tablet
So, you dropped your tablet and the screen cracked. Your gut reaction might be to go and just buy a new tablet. But wait—that might be completely unnecessary! You can get a screen replaced at any reputable shop that does tablet repair in Denver.
The question is whether it’s worth it or not.
Typically, if the tablet is a premium tablet that is less than three years old and costs over $600—repairing the screen is better. It’s going to cost you less than getting a replacement, and your current tablet has a lot of life left in it. You just need a new screen.
Frame Is Bent
Now, if your tablet really took a nasty fall and the body got bent or cracked—that’s serious. In most cases no matter how old or new the tablet is—it’s going to require replacement. If your tablet is older than three years, this might be the excuse you needed to upgrade.
The good news is, even though we do tablet repair in Denver, we also sell factory-quality refurbished tablets. A lot of times people will come in with a really old tablet that’s been bent beyond repair. We can usually get them into something newer that’s refurbished for less than a brand new device.
Is Tablet Repair In Denver The Right Choice For Me?
Honestly, that’s a call only you can make. However, follow the advice Nate gave. Think about what you use the tablet for. How badly it’s damaged, how much replacing it costs vs. repair, and if YOU feel it’s worth replacing.
In the end, we can help you with both tablet replacement and tablet repair in Denver and we’ll give you a free estimate for repairs.
Just bring your broken tablet to one of our two convenient locations or contact us to learn more about your options. Remember, NO FIX, NO FEE!