The portability of a tablet appeals not just to the mobile workforce; it’s a cost-efficient device that enables consumers and professionals alike to enjoy greater flexibility in their technological endeavors, and tablets only continue to grow in popularity. They’re a seamless blend of the ease of a mobile phone with the performance of a PC. And as with all devices, certain models offer levels of functionality that need to be taken into consideration prior to making your purchase.
Consider, for example, Office 365. You likely use this suite on a daily basis; the programs available on Microsoft’s core platform have been go-to business standards since their inception. Between documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, Office 365 will not function in a productive manner if not supported by the device it’s running on. Different tablets will provide different experiences, and simply put, not every tablet can support full 365 capabilities.
Principled Technologies decided to put this to the test, evaluating the performance of four different tablets: a Surface Pro 2 powered by Intel, an Apple iPad Air, a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, and a Samsung Chromebook. The study involved a variety of routine Office tasks, ranging from opening Office documents attached in email, to accessing apps offline, to multitasking and collaborating. What did they find? The Surface Pro 2 proved to have the greatest functionality when it came to getting the most out of Office 365. To see the full report, please read “Get a better Office 365 experience on an Intel processor-powered tablet.”