Tablets for Business: What You Need to Know

Are you looking for the best tablets to use for work? The tablet market offers a variety of choices for you.

We know that Apple first introduced the iPad which then lead to iPad Air and iPad Pro. But, Apple isn’t the only quality tablet out there. There are Android and Microsoft Window tablets.

Let’s delve further into which tablet is the best choice for your business.

Pros

To start, let’s look at the strengths of each tablet brand.

Apple tablets dominate the U.S (and worldwide) tablet market share by offering a product line with high-performance and innovative features. One, the iPad offers one of the fastest tablets on the market. In fact, the iPad Pro exceeds the performance of many laptops. In addition, the iPad ecosystem is a huge plus– the app store has over a million touch-optimized apps and creative content. And, iPads are stable and easier to use than Android tablets.

Since iPads are pricey, Android tablets are an affordable option to Apple products. One advantage of Android product is the vast array of devices to choose from and the ability to customize the tablet. Android tablets’ integration with Google Play marketplace is an additional benefit. They are also useful as media players and eBook readers.

If you’re used to working at a computer, a Windows tablet makes sense. It offers an experience closest to that of using a computer. In addition, it gives you the ability to work on one device and then, pick up right where you left off on another, using your Microsoft account and the cloud. It’s the best tablet for office work, multi-window use, and deploying peripherals.

Cons

The biggest con of Apple tablets is price. Although having a more stable and easier to use tablet is a bonus, the downside is having less customization or ability to expand its storage through microSD cards or flash drives.

When comparing the Android to Windows tablet, their prices have more variety. In general, you will find that Android tablets are still less expensive than Windows tablets (which can be quite pricey if you get a Microsoft Surface Pro).

For an Android tablet, one downside is the lack of oversight in the Google store which has resulted in piracy and less app development. Also, offering a variety of devices is a plus; the downside is lack of support in the operating systems which can lead to stability problems.

Windows tablets also seem to suffer some lag and security issues (yes, your tablet will be vulnerable to viruses and malware just like your Windows PC). You might also notice that Windows tablets have far fewer apps when compared to the other tablets we’ve discussed. If you’re someone who loves trying out the accessories, you might feel disappointed at the limited choices for the Windows tablet.

How to Choose Which Tablet to Get

Before you decide which tablet will fit your business best, there are a couple of factors to consider – cost and tasks.

Cost is an important factor to evaluate. If you’re going to purchase tablets for the office, you will need to make sure you have enough money allocated to capital expenditures. When it comes to choosing between iPad, Windows, or Android tablets, you can expect the Apple products to be the most expensive among your choices.

It is also important to think about the tasks you want to accomplish on a tablet. Do you intend to use it for projects, streaming videos, or playing games? Do you need access to full-fledged desktop applications?  Or will you use the tablet to watch videos or read? Knowing what you want the tablet for will help you decide which one to invest in.

For work productivity, you can’t go wrong with the iPad Pro or Windows tablet. If you want to make movies, create music, or write books, the ideal choice is iPad. If you want to customize your tablet experience, then the Android tablet make sense. Of course, if your business is already using Apple products, then iPads make sense; if you use Android smartphones, then Android tablets are the perfect companion tool.

Choose Name-Brand Tablets

When it comes to the Apple vs. Android vs. Windows tablet, your choice will depend on which one suits your business needs. If you are still not sure, we can help you decide which tablet to rent for your office or event. Our Sales team is knowledgeable about this technology, and is here to help! Talk to us today and we will make sure you get the right tablet, at the right price.

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