As tablets become larger and more powerful, many business users are ditching their laptops in favor of a smaller and sleeker tablet. So, what are the best tablets for business use? Let’s take a look.
1. Microsoft Surface Pro 4. This tablet is so powerful that you could probably do away with your laptop altogether after purchasing it. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 boasts a number of impressive processing capabilities, making use of one Intel’s ultra-powerful Skylake processors. That can be integrated with Active Directory and makes it easier to run all of the business programs you need. Furthermore, the tablet boasts a high screen resolution and a thin and sleek design, weighing in at roughly 1.73 pounds, which means it’s easy to carry around in your briefcase or purse.
2. Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1. There is no denying it: The Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1 was built for rugged business. The tablet boasts a sturdy design, which means that it will survive in just about any field conditions. It can survive drops of up to 5 feet, and it will hold up just fine in high altitudes, high humidity environments, and extreme temperatures. It is also equipped with a bright screen, so you can easily read your email or the latest business report in direct sunlight. All in all, the ToughPad is pretty powerful, with a core i5 processor, Whether you’re an engineer who needs a tough tablet to take to a construction site or an archeologist who needs some support in the field, this tablet will get the job done.
3. The Apple iPad Pro. The biggest tablet Apple has ever produced, this powerful tablet has attracted quite a bit of buzz since it was launched. The Apple iPad Pro is arguably one of the most powerful tablets out on the market today and boasts an expansive, highly usable screen. The iPad Pro also debuts Apple’s split-screen multitasking, which makes this especially well-suited for business users. Weighing in at just a little over 1.5 pounds, the iPad Pro is light and ultra-portable. However, interested buyers should note that the battery life could be longer and that this is one of the pricier tablets on the list.
4. Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet. The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is as durable as it is powerful. It is both water and dust resistant (so if you spill your cup of morning coffee at the office, no worries), and it boasts a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 32 GB of storage. The display is also beautiful, and the interface very user-friendly.
5. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. One of the prime contenders to the iPad in the tablet market, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 boasts integrated graphics, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of storage. In addition, the screen size, resolution, and aspect ratio are all pretty impressive. Weighing in at a mere 0.85 pounds, this is hands down the lightest and most portable tablet on our list. And, as an added bonus, the microSD card reader makes expansion easy. However, be aware that the battery life isn’t stellar and there are some bloatware issues. However, this is an ultra-light and powerful tablet for business users.
In conclusion, the tablet market continues to grow and expand, with more and more companies offering high-powered tablets catered specifically to the needs of business users. It’s likely that we will see even more tablets for business users released over the course of the next year.