Ditch your PC: here are 5 tablets that you can actually do some work on
But not all tablets are just one-trick ponies, and not all manufacturers have given up on trying to make them productive machines. In fact, there are a few quite potent devices out there, which one can use for a specific purpose, and get some work done outside of the office. They are portable and they run just about any software one might need for basic tasks – any fine-tuning can easily be done later, when the user has access to a powerful PC.
So, let's check out 5 tablets that are made with work and productivity in mind!
Of course, we start the list with the most obvious choice – the Surface Pro 3 runs full-blown Windows 8.1 Pro and comes with its own stylus for accurate screen taps and sketching. As it is, it's a good choice for architects, designers, or artists, especially if they often find themselves showing their work when meeting with clients. A keyboard cover can be bought as a separate purchase, turning the Surface Pro 3 into a laptop, which Microsoft markets as a clear MacBook Air rival.
With its proprietary S-Pen on board, the Note Pro 12.2 is another good choice for designers and artists. Its gigantic (for a tablet) screen makes it good for sharing images during project discussions, or any other application which may require an individual to view it from a distance or angle. Yet, it's still a tablet, so it's portable enough to lug around without much trouble.
The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 sports a 2560 x 1600 resolution, a Snapdragon 800 SoC and 64 GB of expandable storage. Other variants have the Samsung-made Exynos SoC and 32 GB of storage.
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10-inch (Windows) comes with a Bluetooth keyboard in the box and runs a full-blown Windows 8.1. This makes it a great tablet for number crunchers and other individuals who primarily deal with document creation, viewing, and editing.
If you find yourself to often be in the position of a presenter, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro wields a built-in projector and may be the better choice. As a trade-off, it rocks Android 4.4 KitKat and doesn't have a keyboard in the package, so it won't be as good with document editing – at least not from the box.
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10-inch (Windows) has a 1920 x 1200 resolution, quad-core, 64-bi Intel Atom Z3745 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable storage. Its projector-toting sibling, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, rocks the very same hardware
A transformer for sure, the Windows 8.1-wielding T300 Chi comes with a detachable keyboard and can alternate between a laptop and a tablet at will. Considering that its configurations allow for up to 8 GB of RAM, this could be quite a potent tool for any professional who often finds themselves on the move.
Aside from the generous RAM, the Transformer Book T300 Chi has a 12.5" screen glowing with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, an Intel Core M-5Y71 64-bit, dual-core processor, and 128 GB of expandable storage.
Apple's flagship tablet isn't a device one would call a substitute for a PC, but that's in the context of documents. iOS is, however, still the mobile operating system, which handles real-time audio processing the best. While any of that work is best done on a computer, a lot of musicians have used the plethora of apps available in the App Store to compose, record, produce, or at the very least – just jam along with their iPads.
The iPad Air 2 rocks a triple-core, 64-bit Cyclone SoC and 2 GB of RAM. Its 9.7-inch screen glows with a 1536 x 2048 pixel resolution.