9 of the Best New Tablets for Entrepreneurs on the Move

Tablets have progressed from a stepping stone between a smartphone and laptop to an essential business device for design and travel. The wide array of tablets on the market, and the differences between Apple, Android and Microsoft can be quite daunting. AGENT’s list of 9 of the best tablets will help you weigh up the pros and cons of each before making your purchase.

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No long a flashy tech ‘bolt-on’ or a halfway house between the Smartphone and the Desktop/Laptop, tablets are now well established as important business tools in their own right. This list of 9 of the best new tablets will help you weigh up the pros and cons if you are planning to make a purchase for your business.

 

 

1. Amazon Fire

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For anyone seeking a functional tablet at a reasonable price, the Amazon Fire is remarkably good. It uses Fire OS, which has a similar user-interface to Android. Many consider this to be the perfect tablet for kids, as the Fire for Kids app allows parents to limit what children can do on the tablet as well as how long they can spend using it.

Number of customer reviews: 677
Average review rating: 4.3 / 5

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2. iPad Pro 9.7 inch

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Apple’s iPad Pro 9.7-inch certainly lives up to the brand’s reputation, combining a powerful engine and relatively small screen for a user-friendly experience that makes it one of the best new tablets. Features of the new iPad Pro 9.7inch include pencil support, keyboard compatibility, four great speakers and both front and rear cameras. It’s available in silver, gold, space-grey and rose-gold and comes in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB models.

Number of customer reviews: 1,288
Average review rating: 4.7 / 5

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3. Google Pixel C

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Considered by many to be among the best new tablets for Android on the market, the Google Pixel C combines incredible screen resolution with sleek design to deliver a brilliant all-round piece of kit. It comes pre-installed with great Google Apps such as Google Photos, Chrome and Google Drive. The keyboard is pricier than others, but it integrates seamlessly with the Pixel C so you can easily switch between swiping and typing.

Number of customer reviews: 59
Average review rating: 3.4 / 5

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4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0

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Often compared to the iPad Air 2, the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is cheaper than its Apple rival with more RAM and a more compact design. This is one of the best new tablets for reading—whether an ebook or webpage—as the screen is easy on the eyes and the 4:3 aspect ratio lets you see more in one scroll.

Number of customer reviews: 743
Average review rating: 4.6 / 5

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5. iPad Air 2

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Although the iPad Pro has stolen its limelight somewhat in recent times, Apple’s iPad Air 2 still has a lot to offer those looking for good quality, and ease of use. Apple’s famous user-interface and optimised apps make this a pleasure to use. It comes in silver, gold and space-grey and in 16GB and 64GB models.

Number of customer reviews: 5,819
Average review rating: 4.7

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6. iPad Mini 4

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As the first tablet to include Touch-ID fingerprint password technology, the Apple iPad Mini 4 marked a major evolution in tablet design. With a 7.9inch screen, this tablet is small enough to rest in one hand and light enough to bring and use anywhere. The anti-glare screen makes it perfect for reading and use on the go.

Number of customer reviews: 1,342
Average review rating: 4.7 / 5

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7. Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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If you’re looking for a tablet that could replace your laptop, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is perfect for you. With an included stylus and kickstand and a keyboard that can be purchased separately, this tablet has accessories that take it beyond the limits of a lot of its competitors. The tablet uses Windows 10, giving it all the capabilities of a PC.

Number of customer reviews: 2,000
Average review rating: 3.9 / 5

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8. Sony Xperia Z4

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This tablet is another good contender if you’re looking to do away with your need for a laptop. The Sony Xperia Z4 conveniently comes with its bluetooth keyboard included and is beautifully compact. Uniquely, it’s also waterproof, making it ultra travel-friendly, and also boasts a fast processor and a bright 2K display.

Number of customer reviews: 59
Average review rating: 4.1 / 5

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9. Google Nexus 9

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The Google Nexus 9 Tablet has plenty of great features to set it apart from the other Android tablets, such as a soft grip back to keep it from slipping and an interactive cover that can activate the camera and act as a stand. The tablet comes in black, white and gold and it runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Number of customer reviews: 1,373
Average review rating: 3.6 / 5

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