Choosing the Right Tablet for Your Business

Investing in new technology can mean huge gains in efficiency and productivity for your business. With the huge advances of late in mobile devices, tablets and laptops; businesses now have the power of mobility and ultra-portability for their workforce. Read on for help in deciding which tablet is best for your business!

iPad/ iPad Mini
Apple offers two different sizes of tablets: the iPad with a 9.7 inch screen and the iPad mini with a 7.9 inch screen.  Both offer full use of user-friendly iOS software, FaceTime, high quality video recording and still image capabilities and more than 375,000 apps that can help you do everything from navigating your next business meeting, to scheduling your meetings for the month and tracking your expense reports. Both of these sleek designs are great options for the “travel-oriented” business owner!

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Samsung has several models and sizes available in tablets, but the Galaxy 10.1 inch screen features the “multi-window function”. This feature allows you to view, resize and move multiple applications at the same time. “Air View” lets your preview items without having to open a file or application completely. This table also features the “S-Pen” function allowing you to write directly on the screen as if you’re using pen and paper. This allows you to take handwritten notes or write on a pre-created document.  This tablet is great for the “multi-tasking” business owner!

Google Nexus 10
The newest tablet from Google, the Nexus 10, has the highest-resolution tablet display yet. This device is lightweight, thin and fast with an extremely powerful display and graphics processor, so if you rely a lot on videos or graphics for your business, this tablet might be the one for you! If you are already a Google Chrome user, this tablet will be very familiar to you. The Nexus 10 will also allow you to conduct client meeting with up to nine people through G-Chat. The Google Nexus 10 is great for the “small business” owner.

Microsoft Surface Pro
This tablet claims to be a laptop in the form of a tablet, which would explain why the price tag on this tablet is a good amount higher than the rest.  But if you are debating between a laptop and a tablet, you might really enjoy the portability of the Surface Pro and the Laptop-like features that it has to offer. The most unusual and prominent feature on this tablet is a companion keyboard that you can snap on. This is a good option for a business owner that does a lot of writing but doesn’t like typing on a touch screen. You can run the full Microsoft Office Suite and connect easily with printers and other accessories. This tablet is perfect for a more “stationary” business owner.

Interested in making a tablet part of your everyday business functions? All of these tablets and more are available on SHOP.COM Direct Electronics Outlet, SHOP.COM’s first ever virtual electronics store!

Are you currently using tablets for your business? Let us know which are your favorite and which you’d recommend!

Kaitlyn Ivancic

Kaitlyn Ivancic

Director of Consumer Marketing for SHOP.COM

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