5 fantastic business tablets
Tablets are fast becoming an essential business tool for any executive. Great for note-taking in boardrooms, and sharing presentations and portfolios, we round up five of the best…
Performance-wise, the Galaxy Tabs are some of the most powerful high-end tablets on the market. This 7-inch Android-based tablet is slimmed down and its compact size makes it easier to take out during meetings to take notes – consider pairing it with a Bluetooth keyboard for faster typing. It has a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, as well as a 4000 mAh battery, which will easily last an eight-hour day. Tip: download Quickoffice (free) from the GooglePlay store. It’s Google’s answer to Microsoft’s Office suite.
They say that once you go iPad Mini, you’ll never go back. This pocket-size corporate star, with its dazzling 7.9-inch multi-touch Retina display, has Apple’s A5 chip powering the minimalist iOS operating system.
Take an iPad Air out of your briefcase or laptop bag and everyone knows that you mean business.
Evernote is an intelligent work app that syncs up with all your devices, even your PC, while Pages, Numbers and Keynote are the equivalent of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You can also try a virtual meeting, instead of booking a boardroom, via FaceTime. Warning: iPads are power-hungry and need to be charged regularly.
Take an iPad Air out of your briefcase or laptop bag and everyone knows that you mean business. It’s the most top-of-the-range tablet that money can buy. The A7 processor paired with the M7 motion co-processor is on the cutting-edge of technology, and means your tablet is probably more powerful than many desktop PCs.
The 9.7-inch Retina display results in extremely crisp text and rich images in documents and while browsing online. The Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities mean you’ll never be without a data connection. It’s available in silver and space grey through Vodacom.
The Lenova Yoga 10 tablet is unusual-looking because its design is based on a clever concept: thanks to its cylindrical built-in stand, you can either hold it, stand it up so that everyone can see what’s being displayed, or tilt it while you type. It has a 10.1-inch high definition touchscreen, 16GB of storage and runs on Android. Tip: a great app to install on any tablet is Dropbox, where you can store your working documents in the cloud, and access them easily while in meetings or on the road, as long as you have a network connection.
If you are more of an Android than Apple fan, then the latest Galaxy Note 10.1 is a must for office hours. The S Pen stylus that pulls out of the top right-hand corner of the tablet is a next level note-taking device, allowing you to even draw a circle around objects of interest, then add it to your Scrapbook. The new edition of the Note 10.1 features an upgraded display with an incredible 2560 x 1600 resolution, all the better to flip through the new Magazine UX interface, and to use the Multi Window for split-screen apps.