September 15, 2021
Top 10 Best Tablets for Business 2021

Top 10 Best Tablets for Business 2021

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Here’s our top 10 list of the best tablets for business in 2021.

As more and more businesses utilise mobile working and software applications to improve their workflow and operate more efficiently, we’re seeing an increased demand in tablets for business.

As a wholesale provider of iPads and tablets for businesses across the UK, we specialise in recommending the best tablets for business use. Here’s our top 10 list of the best tablets for business in 2021:

Samsung tab a7 for business

1. Samsung Tab A7

Coming in at number one is the Samsung Tab A7. 

Retail price: From £219

Available for bulk business order: Yes

The 10.4” Samsung Tab A7 is a great pick for any business looking to roll out tablets across a large number of users. Whether you’re on a construction site, working on the road as an engineer or running a piece of work software, the Tab A7 is a great fit.

For those that want a smaller size, the 8.7” Tab A7 lite

The Tab A7 won’t break any record as the fastest or the most powerful, but it also won’t break the bank. As a mid-range budget option, you’re definitely getting more than you pay for with this model.

As a Samsung, there are of course plenty of cases and accessory options. From rugged cases to waterproof, tempered glass and even keyboard cases. A great benefit of the Samsung Tab A7 is that, coupled with any number of accessories, it can be warped into any device you require.

The Samsung Tab A7 is available in 3 colours with both WiFi and LTE models also available.

Get the Samsung Tab A7 for your business here

iPad 8th Gen for business

2. iPad (8th Gen)

This list wouldn’t be complete without iPads.

Retail price: From £329

Available for bulk business order: Yes

Everyone knows the ‘iPad’ brand. As one of the leading tablets in the field, the iPad 8th generation is Apple’s latest addition to their line-up. With the high powered A12 Bionic chip, the iPad offers great performance for every business application, whilst retaining the sub-£400 price tag—perfect for larger rollouts.

Ideal for office staff, home workers, schools and executives, the iPad 8th Gen works seamlessly with the Microsoft Office suite, and other creative apps such as Photoshop. With built-in Apple Pencil support, taking notes and being productive is easy.

Because iPads are some of the most popular tablets globally, there are a plethora of cases, screen protectors and accessories available. Whether you’re looking for a sleek, leather design or a rugged, functional design with a strap—iPads have them all.

With 3 colours available, WiFi and LTE models as well as 32GB and 128GB storage options available, you can no doubt find an iPad that’s right for your business.

Get the iPad 8th Gen for your business here

Huawei Matepad T10 for business

3. Huawei MatePad T 10

In the bronze medal position, it’s the Huawei MatePad T10.

Retail Price: From £139.99

Available for bulk business order: Yes

A lesser-know tablet is the Huawei MatePad T10, which we feel deserves a place on this list for it’s reliable specs and lack of pretension. When you’re on a tight budget, a no-frills tablet is what is required—and this ticks the box.

Retailing at only £139, and available for business discount with Bytes Digital, this tablet is one of the most affordable options on the market today. The low cost makes the MatePad T10 perfect for those with a limited budget, such as charities or schools.

While we wouldn’t recommend this for most businesses, as it may suffer with heavier apps and higher business usage, for basic usage such as in POS systems, charities and as a tool for children it excels.

Get the Huawei MatePad T10 Gen for your business here

4. iPad Pro

Coming in at number four, the iPad Pro.

Retail Price: From £749

Available for bulk business order: Yes

For businesses with a higher budget, iPad Pros are by far the stand out winner. If this was a list of the best tablets, then iPad Pro would no doubt be at the top, but the price holds it back. Retailing at £749 (£999 for the larger size), it is by no means a budget option. Although the iPad Pro is available from Bytes Digital at business pricing.

The incredible M1 processor takes the iPad Pro to another level. Perfect for any business task, from sending emails to rendering videos, note taking and advanced software applications. The 12Megapixel front facing camera makes light work of video conferencing.

Compatible with Apple Pencil, the iPad Pro is a great tool for creatives. LiDAR scanning for surveys and more sensors than you can imagine, the iPad Pro is a real asset for businesses such as architects, engineers, software developers, builders and artists—and is definitely worth the cost if you have the budget.

The iPad Pro is available in two sizes, 11” and 12.9”, both available in two colours with a variety of storage and LTE options available too.

Get the iPad Pro for your business here

Samsung S6 Lite for business

5. Samsung S6 Lite

The semi-mid range S6 lite is at number 5.

Retail Price: From £329

Available for bulk business order: Yes

As a mid-spec tablet, the S6 lite sits nicely between the Tab A7 and the Tab S7. With a larger 10.4” screen (when compared to the standard Tab A7) and a higher specification of internal processor, the S6 Lite makes higher-strain tasks a doddle.

Ideal for construction, with built-in SPen support for note taking on-the-go as well as greater versatility for apps that utilise the extra features packed into the SPen. All the added processing power and additional features don’t come at a premium either, as the S6 Lite retails at under £400 for the base model.

With WiFi only and LTE models available, along with a wide variety of cases and accessories, the S6 Lite is a great tablet for businesses.

Get the Samsung S6 Lite for your business here

Lenovo M10

6. Lenovo M10

Cheap and cheerful in at 6.

Retail Price: From £110

Available for bulk business order: Yes

Perfect for those on a tight budget, the Lenovo M10 is a £100 tablet with no frills. We had to include the M10 in our list, due to its low cost and wide range of accessories.

As you might expect, the specs of the Lenovo M10 won’t win any awards, but that doesn’t discount it from being a great tablet. Perfect for simple tasks, such as online form filling, order taking and more, the Lenovo M10 is a great choice for businesses looking to upgrade their systems without breaking the bank.

Perfect for POS systems, schools, software developers and those who need a tablet at a low cost, the M10 ticks all the boxes.

The Lenovo M10 comes with a full HD 10.1” screen, with WiFi and LTE models both available. 

Get the Lenovo M10 for your business here

Microsoft Surface Go 2 for business

7. Microsoft Surface Go 2

The Go 2 combines practicality with functionality.

Retail Price: From £481

Available for bulk business order: Yes

Microsoft’s two-in-one laptop/tablet, the ‘Go 2’ is a handy in-between device, bridging the gap between laptops and tablets. With a keyboard available, the Go 2 provides a balance of portability without sacrificing on power and features.

With access to the full Microsoft suite, including Office 365, Apps right out of the box, the Go 2 is a great device for series business users. While the cost is typically higher than other tablets in this range, the integration with the Microsoft ecosystem is a significant benefit to this tablet.

Get the Microsoft Go 2 for your business here

Samsung Tab S7 FE for business

8. Samsung Tab S7 FE

Samsung’s latest addition to their tablet lineup really packs a punch.

Retail Price: From £589

Available for bulk business order: Yes

The huge 12.4” screen of the Samsung Tab S7 FE rivals that of the iPad Pro, but at half the price. Ideal for pro users, providing big screen real estate at a cost effective price point.

As well as the large screen, the Samsung Tab S7 FE offers users the ability to connect their tablet to the UK’s 5G network. This is the perfect for business, with video calling and working on-the-go faster and easier than ever.

Another great feature of the Samsung S7 FE is the built-in SPen. With an SPen, you can take notes, create diagrams and make presentations for customers, prospects and colleagues. The SPen gives you more freedom to be creative, while keeping business at the core of the tablets functionality.

Get the Samsung S7 FE for your business here.

Samsung Tab Active Pro for business

9. Samsung Tab Active Pro

The ruggedised tablet, built for business.

Retail Price: From £619

Available for bulk business order: Yes

With more and more businesses making use of in-the-field technologies such as construction apps and engineer planning software, having a ruggedised tablet is a valuable asset. Offering greater protection to your device, the Samsung Tab Active Pro comes with tough edges, making it more resistant to drops and bumps.

Rolling out tablets across your business can be costly—and protecting that investment matters, especially when the tablets are likely to be used in harsh environments.

Another great feature of the Samsung Tab Active Pro is the built-in stylus. Perfect for busy engineers and construction teams, the stylus allows seamless note-taking and precise inputs in the field—which is particularly handy if you’re wearing gloves.

As a Samsung tablet, the Tab Active Pro also comes with a wide range of cases and accessories, offering further protection from rough environments. This includes tempered glass screen protectors, IP68 and ruggedised cases and shoulder straps and car mounts for ease of mobility.

Get the Samsung Tab Active Pro for your business here.

iPad Air for Business

10. iPad Air

In at number 10, is the neat and complete iPad Air.

Retail Price: From £579

Available for bulk business order: Yes

With iPad Air, your business takes a step towards greater mobility. Just with the other iPads on this list, the Air is a great addition to your team’s workflow. Sitting nicely between the iPad and the iPad Pro, the Air packs a punch with the latest Apple silicone.

The iPad Air is also ideal for education—the lightweight form factor and ease of use makes it a great additional tool for learning environments. Coupled with ruggedised cases, Apple Pencil support and robust screen protectors, you can safeguard your school’s iPads from damage, and enhance children’s learning.

Get the Apple iPad Air for your business here.

Buying tablets in bulk for your business

If you’re looking to roll out tablets across your business, or to your customers, then sourcing larger quantities of tablets can be challenging—particularly if you need accessories such as cases and screen protectors too.

As part of our service to business customers, we provide dedicated account management for tablet and accessory orders. From consultation to delivery, your business will have one point of contact for your entire order process.

If you have any questions, or would like some more information about how Bytes Digital can help your business, email hello@bytesdigital.co.uk give us a call on 03331 301 021.

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