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1. Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Tablets are growing as an important tool in the enterprise. Here are the 12 tablets business users should consider in 2016.
For Microsoft fans who want a hybrid device that operates well as both a laptop and tablet, check out the Surface Pro 4. A large screen and quality stylus offer a great user experience.
2. iPad Pro
The new iPad Pro made its debut in March 2016. It’s one of the most powerful iPads to date, and it is a great option for designers who need a portable option.
3. Google Pixel C
Billed by CNET as “the best Android tablet money can buy,” the Pixel C by Google has good battery life and sharp screen. This tablet has a sleek, professional design and an attachable keyboard.
4. Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S
The recently released Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S has an AMOLED screen, decent battery life, and a slim form factor. It’s on the higher end of the price spectrum, but it comes with an attachable keyboard cover.
5. Surface Book
If you like the Surface form factor, but want a device with more power and a more stylish design, consider the Surface Book. It is more expensive than the Surface Pro 4, but it has a better battery life as well.
6. iPad Air 2
If you’re invested in the Apple ecosystem, but you want a smaller tablet, go with the iPad Air 2. It’s great for business travelers with its light weight and good battery life, and it likely offers enough performance for most users.
7. Google Nexus 9
The Nexus 9 is a high-end, pure Android tablet at an affordable price point. It offers nice build quality and a good, mid-range size as well.
8. Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
A water-proof design and great battery life make the Sony Xperia Z4 a great tablet for road warriors, or business professionals with young kids at home. It’s in the middle range of price, but its keyboard options are lacking.
9. Dell Venue 8 7000
The Dell Venue 8 7000 is an extremely thin tablet with a 3D camera, at an affordable price. Out of the box, it runs pure Android, but with some added custom software.
10. HP Spectre x2
The HP Spectre x2 is a 2-in-1 hybrid that is somewhat similar to the Surface Pro 4. It comes with a 3D camera, USB Type-C ports, and an Intel Core M processor.
11. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is another slim tablet that’s big on features. The microSD card slot offers expandable memory, and the fingerprint scanner provides added security.
12. Panasonic Toughpad FZ-X1
For professionals who work in the field, or have to occasionally work on-site in rough conditions, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-X1 could be a good option. It is big and bulky, but it is made to withstand drops and physical abuse.