There are many tablet devices available; however, for business use it is important to have a tablet that runs fast, with adequate memory and a good screen that can be seen in bright sunlight. 

Tablets should also be robust and be able to withstand the knocks and drops that will inevitably happen while in use in the field.

Key considerations

  • Tablets should support WiFi + Cellular (have their own SIM card)

  • We don't recommend "hot-spotting" a tablet to a phone for connectivity

  • Tablets need a GPS chip if location/visibility reporting required

  • Tablet platform - Apple, Android or Windows 

Apple - Minimum Operating Systems

  • Apple iPad (Mini, Air or Pro)

  • iOS12 (or higher) - iOS14 is current release

  • 32 Gb Storage 

  • WiFi + Cellular connectivity

  • GPS (available if iPad has cellular connectivity)

Android - Minimum Operating Systems

Android has many brands and devices available.  We recommend running with a reputable brand such as Samsung suited for business purpose

  • Android tablet with a minimum of an 8" display

  • Android version 6 or higher - current is version 11

  • 16 Gb storage

  • WiFi + Cellular connectivity

Windows - Minimum Operating Systems

The Windows surface Pro is the most popular model however brands like HP and Dell are also available.

  • Windows Tablet with a minimum of an 8" Display

  • Windows Version 10

  • 8 GB RAM

  • 128 GB Storage

  • WiFi + Cellular connectivity

Opmetrix is happy to review any model you may be looking at.  Please contact the Opmetrix support team who will happily research and advise before you make a purchase.

See also

For Smartphone compatibility please review the following article

Opmetrix Team - Smartphone Devices

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