The best tablets to work for
June 21, 2015 at 12:00
Although some limitations with respect to laptops they are undeniable, which make many still opt for these as the main device to work the tablets still have a advantage substantial when we need a device that really helps us to be in movement and be able to continue carrying out different tasks comfortably (thanks to its greater autonomy, your minors dimensions, above all), a situation in which we are likely to find ourselves even more now that summer begins and, with it, the travels. Of course, not all tablets are equally useful for this function. Which of the ones we can find right now in stores can interest us the most? We present our recommendations.
The simple fact of having the application of Office until recently it was converted to tablets with Windows, even to the most modest tablets with Windows RT, in the option that many thought first when it came to choosing a tablet to work. To this day, this advantage has been lost, but we must bear in mind that teams with the full version of Windows They still have the extra (as long as the hardware accompanies) to allow us to run desktop applications. Equally important to think about the applications that we are going to need is, of course, to keep in mind that we are very grateful to have the accessories suitable: it is not necessary that it is a hybrid for a tablet to be good for work, but it seems quite likely that we end up needing a good keyboard and / or a good stylus. If we usually work with a keyboard, we can also sacrifice some lightness for a bigger screen, something that can greatly improve our user experience in these circumstances.
No budget limits: Surface Pro 3
With the previous recommendations in mind, the ideal candidate is obvious: Surface Pro 3. To the tablet of Microsoft You absolutely need nothing to be a perfect tablet to work: full version of Windows 8, a leading hardware at the level of a PC (processors Intel Core i5 and i7 And till 8 GB RAM memory), a wide range of official accessories to make work even more comfortable (stylus, keyboards, dock station …) that accompanies a design already very thought for this type of use (such as support which allows us to hold the tablet in any degree of inclination that we find most comfortable) and a wide screen, of 12 inches (with a negligible resolution of 2160 x 1440). The only downside that can really be put is to look too much like a laptop, which means that its autonomy is shorter than usual on a tablet and being relatively heavy (800 grams). That, and its price, of course, because even for the most affordable model, you have to put in a disbursement of 859 euros, As minimum.
A good option with iOS: iPad Air 2
If we work normally with a Mac or if we want a tablet that really makes a difference from a laptop in terms of size and weight, and we don't care about sacrificing a couple of inches of screen, the iPad Air 2 It is a highly recommended option: we can acquire a separate keyboard or stylus that make it easier for us to work with it and, of course, taking it with us from one place to another will be much simpler (we will particularly appreciate your 437 grams of weight). Nor should we fear that it lacks power, since the processor A8X riding and 2 GB of RAM that accompany it have already proven that very few devices in its range can outperform you. The fact of being a conventional tablet, in addition, is still something interesting to enjoy it with games or browsing quietly from our sofa when we do not have to work. We must not lose sight of what we can buy with up to 128 GB of storage capacity (although we will not have a micro-SD card slot).
An affordable hybrid with Windows: Aspire Switch 10
If you are clear that the Surface Pro 3 It is the idea of a tablet to work for you and the only thing that prevents you from getting with it is a matter of budget, there are several hybrids with Windows as an operating system and with much lower prices that are worth taking a look, although we opted for the Aspire Switch 10, which can be obtained at some dealers (keyboard included) for prices below 350 euros. Keep in mind, of course, that the price difference will be reflected in quality, logically. There is a lot of difference between a Surface Pro 3 and the tablet of Acer (its processor is a Atom Z3735F to 1.33 GHz, has 2 GB of RAM and its screen is 1280 x 800 pixels). However, this is a device that can respond perfectly to your needs, if you do not expect to run too demanding applications, and the price difference is considerable.
An affordable hybrid with Android: Transformer Pad TF303K
There are also good options for those looking for a hybrid with a good price, but prefer to have Android as an operating system, and the TF303K Transformer Pad It is probably the most interesting (the TF303K code is important to distinguish it from previous generations, with lower technical specifications). Its price is similar to that of the Aspire Switch 10 (can also be found for less than 350 euros with the keyboard included) and in the resolution section it takes some advantage, even since the tablet Asus has a screen Full HD. If we compare it with the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, yes, it lags behind, and not only in regard to the screen, but also to the performance section, with a processor Snapdragon S4 Pro to 1.5 GHz and with 2 GB of RAM but, again, you have to consider the price difference when evaluating its characteristics.
To work outdoors: Galaxy Tab Active
We end up with a special recommendation for those whose work imposes another type of needs on them: if what we need is not so much a tablet that allows us to write comfortably for prolonged periods or have software optimized to use a stylus, but we work primarily at outdoors and what we need is a tablet that supports well the inclement weather and not to worry too much in case of accident, the best option, in our opinion, is again the Galaxy Tab Active (a tablet that we also put among the best options for traveling), since it has a guarantee against falls up to 1.2 meter high, it is water and dust resistant and also supports extreme temperatures (a minimum of -20 degrees and a maximum of 60 degrees, nothing less). It can be bought for some 400 euros.