Looking for a New Tablet? The Top Contenders in Today’s Market

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The iPad Mini has access to the full application suite on iOS and is the lightest tablet in the group. iOS is the most popular platform in business, which means more apps exist for it than any other offering.

It has two significant shortcomings: It is priced well above competing offerings and it has an inferior display. However, for work, the best app coverage coupled with the lightest carry weight make this the best tablet in the smaller class. You’d pick this over the Microsoft Surface if you primarily need this for smartphone-class apps and light email, but be aware there is likely to be a significant pricing action (discount) or display upgrade in the next 6 months.

The second biggest advantage for this tablet is the weight and for a product used to read manuals, books or watch videos in your hand, this product is nearly unmatched. Add to this the Apple-curated App Store, which creates a stronger resilience to malware, and in the 7-inch class this is likely your best choice for business.

According to Rob Enderle, the top tablets in the market are very different from each other. Given the popularity of Apple products, it’s no surprise that the tablet to beat is the iPad 4. However, each of the contenders, including the iPad Mini, Microsoft Surface, Google Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD, has unique advantages over the iPad 4.


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