Before we jump directly to the list of Top 5 Tablets of 2013 For The Enterprise, it’s important for us to understand why the world (as well as vendors) is going crazy to own a tablet device. It is well-known that tablets are gaining immense popularity these days. And why not? They’re extremely convenient for computing. It’s estimated that by 2017 tablet shipments will peak to 386 million annually and Android powered tablets will control more than 50% of the total tablet market. It’s no wonder that tablets are steadily surpassing PCs in terms of sales and large-screen tablets are slowly but surely taking a bite out of the laptop market. According to the latest rumours, Apple is considering to replace the 11-inch MacBook Air with a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which could be launched by October next year.
Tablets And The Enterprise
In the days gone by, PCs were considered the only practical choice for the enterprise. The corporate world has made extensive use of personal computers, but rarely ever considered the prospects of supplementing the use of PCs with something that could be more convenient, especially in terms of mobility.
Ever since Apple came out with the iPad in the year 2010, tablets have been steadily gaining popularity across sectors. Even in the corporate sector, tablets are now being used more than ever before, and for a variety of purposes.
Top 5 Tablets Of 2013 For Enterprise
It has been observed that the enterprise is warming up to the idea of using tablets for work. This accounts for a steady increase in tablet deployment in enterprises, in the past year. Good Technology has discovered that about 27 percent of the total mobile activations in the enterprise are from tablets, and this figure is steadily on the rise.
Having said that, there’s one thing you should know. Only a few tablets can be beneficial to the enterprise. This is why it is important for you to have a closer look at what each tablet has to offer, before buying one. Last week we showcased the list of Top 5 Android Tablets 2013 and today we are going to have an in-depth look at the Top 5 Enterprise tablets for 2013.
The Apple iPad Air
Apple is the obvious trendsetter when it comes to tablets. When Apple launched its first iPad in the year 2010, people never imagined that this device could be as beneficial for the enterprise as it is today. The iPad Air is one of the recent launches by Apple and comes loaded with the latest version of Apple’s operating system, the iOS 7. The 9.7-inch display of the iPad Air makes it rather convenient for extensive hours of viewing.
Whether you need to browse online or read text, the iPad Air is an apt choice. The Air weighs just a single pound, which makes it convenient to carry around. The iPad Air functions on the new Apple A7 ARM. The 16 GB Wi-Fi variant of the iPad Air tablet is price tagged with $499 (Rs. 35,900) while the 3G version with same storage is priced at $629 (Rs. 44,900).
Apple iPad Mini With Retina Display
The 7.9-inch Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display is an impressive new launch by the fruit-logo company. The famed Retina Display is one of the major highlights of this device. Even though it is considerably smaller in size than the iPad Air, it offers excellent screen clarity. The iPad Mini comes with a pixel-density of 326 pixels-per-inch that makes it ideal for long hours of usage.
The weight of this device is just 0.73 pounds, which makes it lighter than the iPad Air. Running on the latest Apple A7 ARM, the iPad Mini is definitely in the list of tablets that are ideally suited for the enterprise.
The iPad Mini tablet with Retina display price starts with $399 for the Wi-Fi only version.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition
As the name suggests, this tablet comes with an impressive 10.1-inch display and excellent multitasking benefits. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) tablet has a stylus, which makes it very easy for corporate users to quickly write something down. This is one of the many features that make the Note 10.1 stand out from the other tablets in the market.
What is also beneficial for the enterprise is the fact that you can do a lot more with the stylus than the device offers. You can add notes to a screenshot of what you see, and you can also access tools rather easily with it.
The fact that you can write on the screen and then have the handwriting converted into a contact entry is also commendable. On the flip side, the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet price burns quite a deep hole in people’s pocket.
Google Nexus 10
The 10-inch display of the Google Nexus 10 makes for convenient viewing and so does its rubberized back, that feels rather snug when you hold it. It runs on the latest Android 4.2, making it an ideal choice for anyone who doesn’t want to go in for a much costlier device, such as an iPad.
The Nexus 10 has been made available from Google, making it beneficial for those who are already using many Google services. Google’s Cloud Services are steadily gaining popularity among the masses, making the Nexus 10 an ideal choice for those who want to avail of these services.
Cloud-based programs are the biggest selling point for the Nexus 10, making it a good choice for the enterprise. The company has price tagged the device with $399.
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity
This tablet by Asus might not be grabbing as many eyeballs as the latest of Samsung’s and Apple’s tablets, but it’s definitely a good option for the enterprise. One of the biggest benefits of the Transformer Pad is the fact that it can be connected to a physical keyboard. This makes it highly beneficial for corporate users who need to type a good deal of text.
The Asus Transformer Pad comes with a powerful quad-core processor and has a sturdy metal rear. Its 2560×1600 pixel IGZO IPS screen is really sharp, making it apt for long hours of viewing.
Tablets Are Here To Stay, In The Enterprise
Going by the increasing demand for mobile computing devices in the corporate world, it seems like tablets are here to stay. They give corporate users the chance to research and store information on the go. The iPad is by far the most popular choice for the enterprise.
However, given the rise of various other tech companies such as Samsung and Asus, it seems that the enterprise will have many more options to choose from, in the very near future.