Though still a young technology, computer tablets have become one of the most popular items in the tech world since the introduction of the iPad. As the industry has grown, so have the alternatives, with tablets being offered by Microsoft, Android and Motorola. However, popularity doesn’t always equal practicality. The iPad may one day be viewed as an antiquated technology, much in the same way we currently see the Atari 2600. When making the decision to purchase a tablet, make sure to consider first the pros and cons.