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November 17, 2015

5 super-sized tablets for the enterprise

List: Find out about offerings from Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and others.

By Alexander Sword

The big tablet market is big business. Enterprises and industry are using tablets to perform increasingly demanding tasks, and for this they need big screens. CBR rounds up some of the biggest tablets on the market.

1. iPad Pro

Apple’s latest tablet has a 12.9 inch Retina display, with 5.6 million pixels. To power these hefty visuals, Apple has given the Pro an A9X chip which delivers up to 1.8 times the CPU performance and double the graphics performance of iPad Air 2. Despite the large display, the tablet is 6.9 mm thick and 713g.

The Pro uses the Apple Pencil, a smart stylus sensitive to variations in touch and pressure. It also comes with Touch ID biometric security.

It starts at £679.

2. Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Somewhat more expensive than Apple’s offering at £749.00, Microsoft’s super-sized tablet aims to fill the space between tablet and laptop. It has a 12.3 PixelSense display and weighs in at 766g.

The device can be purchased with 6th Generation Intel Core m3, i5 and i7 processors. It comes with a 5MP front-facing camera and an 8 MP rear-facing camera. It also boasts a hefty 9 hour battery life.

It runs the Windows 10 operating system, meaning that it can tap into the ecosystem of seamless connectivity that Microsoft is building, in which documents and apps can be accessed across a range of devices.

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3. Dell Venue 10 7000

This Android-based device measures in at 10.5 inches, sporting a 2560 by 1600 OLED display. This packs in 288 pixels per inch. It is powered by a quad-core 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 and carries 16GB eMMC and 2GB LP DDR3 RAM integrated memory.

Dell’s tablet starts at around £320, rising to £437 with a keyboard.

4. Samsung Galaxy Pro Tab 12.2

Samsung’s 12-inch tablet sports a screen boasting a mighty 4 million pixels, and 2560 by 1600 resolution. It is powered by a 1.9 GHz octa-core processor and comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. It features an 8 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front camera and enough battery to run web browsing for 13 hours.

Like the other tablets on this list, it emphasises portability: it is 7.95mm thick and weighs 734g. The device costs £549.

5. nabi Big Tab 24

If size really matters in your choice of tablet, then the Big Tab is way out in front of contenders at 24 inches featuring 93 pixels per inch. Running on the Android operating system, the tablet is designed for the family market, with Blue Morpho OS offering a range of features for kids.

It costs around £260 and sports a 1.6GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4 T40S system-on-a-chip with 2GB RAM. However, it only has a 30 minute battery life when not plugged in.

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