Product Reviews: Tablet Computers

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Five years ago, if you had read about a tablet computer, you'd most likely have thought someone spelled table wrong (at the very least it was likely you'd have had no idea what they meant). But on April 3rd, 2010 Apple unleashed the iPad on the world and the way we think about computers has forever changed. 

So much (not everything.....yet) of what we can currently do from our desk or lap top computer can now be accomplished on a tablet, no matter where you are.

Gone are the days of "let me head back to the office and draw up that contract for you". Gone are the days of "I'll fax that offer over for you to sign when I get back to the office."

Today, virtually every aspect of your day can be controlled from a tablet computer (or your phone) and the unlimited suite of apps that have been developed to make using tablets more and more convenient.

And the tablet wars show no signs of cooling off.

New features, better cameras (my original 2010 iPad didn't have a camera), more apps, built in WIFI and the ability to access the world over cellular networks continue to make tablet computers more and more ingrained in the business world.

This week, ActiveRain Product Reviews would like the members of ActiveRain to focus on tablets. Which one have you used? Did it help your business, or did you find yourself using it more for entertainment and struggling to figure out how to integrate it with your business? (This is what happened to me for the first two years I had my tablet).

Dive into the tablet section of product reviews and see if you see the tablet you're currently using. Then leave a review so other members of ActiveRain that might be considering taking the plunge (or upgrading from their existing tablet) can get great feedback from you, their peer. 

Or, leave a review for one of these more popular tablets that have already been reviewed plenty of time! (to leave or read reviews, just click on the image)

Apple iPad

ASUS Transformer Pad

Microsoft Surface

Samsung Note

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Comments (5)

Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Goodness. It's only been 4 years? Seems like FOREVER and a day. I have a Samsung tablet and I'd love to add my product review.

Mar 27, 2014 08:26 AM
Deborah Laemmerhirt - REALTOR® Brookfield,Newtown,Roxbury,Bridgewater,Washington,Sherman
Keller Williams Luxury Homes International - Brookfield, CT
Luxury Homes,WaterFront,Equestrian,NewConstruction

Everyone seems to have a tablet these days.  I have an ASUS Transformer TF700 - love it and cannot remember when I was without it!

Mar 27, 2014 08:34 AM
Mike Ortiz
Littleton, CO
I Aim To Please

As of now, I am an Apple user. Until something else better comes along, in my opinion, the iPad is the easiest and most reliable tablet to use. One of the many great things about the iPad is its large assortment of available software. I have recently purchased "Open Home" Pro from and it has turned my iPad into a powerhouse lead generator while hosting open house events. This is on top of already being a mobile agent with all my internet tools at my fingertips. 

Mar 27, 2014 08:45 AM
Marshall Enterprises
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Antiques, Lawn Care, and Trashouts

We sure hope to be able to purchase one of these soon.  But, the computer we have is still going to be the workhorse around here!

Aug 11, 2014 10:40 AM
Gaston Archibald

I've never been a big fan of tablets, as their functionality is noticeably inferior to laptops, even in desktop mode. Of course, many modern laptops have big flaws in the form of a non-removable battery and a non-detachable case, as well as very strange driver support. For example, it took me a while to find the ASUS System Control Interface v3 driver on the Internet. However, I still think that laptops are better than tablets for many reasons.

Aug 04, 2022 01:20 AM