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The Lightest Tablets on the Market

July 12th, 2017 | Posted by rreeve in Rental | Tablet - (0 Comments)

If you are getting a tablet rental, you are probably doing so because you need a device which is compact, easy to use, and lightweight. There are a whole lot of tablets out on the market, and depending on whether or not you will need a specific operating system for your event, there may be a whole lot of tablets for you to choose from. One way to narrow down your search for the perfect tablet rental is by searching through tablets by weight. Since having a tablet which weighs five pounds isn’t very practical in most occasions, this article is dedicated to showing you some of the lightest tablets out on the market – or specifically tablets which all weigh under one pound.

Sony Xperia Z4

A picture of the Sony Xperia Touch.

The Sony Xperia Z4 is large but light, weighing less than a pound in both WiFi only and WiFi + cellular data variants. The Xperia has the largest display size in this article, coming in at 10.1 inches. If you are interested in this device, keep in mind that it runs on Android so if you have software which requires iOS, consider the next tablet on the list.

iPad Mini 4

A picture of several iPad Mini 4s

While Apple’s new iPad Pro is quite powerful, it weighs in just over one pound so I couldn’t put it on this list. However, if you need a lightweight iOS device the iPad Mini 4 may suit your iPad rental needs. The Mini 4 comes equipped with a 7.9 inch retina display and weighs .66 pounds for the WiFi only model and .67 pounds for the WiFi + cellular data model.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7”

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Weighing in at .95 pounds on the WiFi only variant, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 narrowly squeezes into this article. The S3 boasts a 9.7 inch Super AMOLED display. Samsung has been testing around with some new ideas with their tablets, and the S3 comes with a stylus called the S Pen and can also be coupled with a keyboard.

 

HP Pro Tablet 608 G1

The HP Pro Tablet 608 is what some might dub an “oldie but a goodie”. The 608 released back in 2015, but it is one of the only Windows tablets that I could find which weighs less than a pound. The 608 comes equipped with a 7.86 inch display and a version of Windows 10.

 

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Not all events can be held using Samsung Galaxy Tabs or iPads, there are some events where you may need more power or just a different operating system than what you would get with an iPad rental or an Android tablet rental. If you ever find yourself in this scenario, perhaps the best tablet rental option for you would be a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 rental. Although bulky for a tablet, the Surface Pro 4’s make up for their abnormal size in other aspects such as:

  • Storage Space

If you’ve used up a tablets storage space before you probably won’t have to worry about that with a Surface Pro 4. Even if you’re using the Surface Pro 4 like a laptop, it would be a feat to fill up this device’s memory if you get the maximum storage option. The Surface Pro 4 can come equipped with up to a 1 terabyte solid-state drive hard drive. That gives you 1000 gigabytes to work with which is a whole lot of space for event purposes. If you don’t see yourself needing 1000 gigabytes, the Surface Pro 4’s come with a minimum of 128 gigabytes.

 

Microsoft did not skip out on memory when it comes to RAM either. The Surface Pro 4 can come with up to 16 gigabytes of DDR3 RAM. To provide a comparison, most laptops come with either 6 or 8 gigabytes of RAM as a default option, which gives some amount of credibility to the Microsoft advertising campaign that these tablets can replace your laptop.  

 

  • Operating System and Application Functionality

Since the Surface Pro 4 is a Microsoft device, it should come as no surprise that the Pro 4 comes equipped with the latest version of Windows: Windows 10. Windows 10 fixed a lot of issues prevalent in Windows 8 and 8.1, and Windows 10 itself has had a lot of time for improvement since its release.

 

  • Audio and Display Enhancements

Although you may not necessarily require every single one of your attendees to be using the audio on your Microsoft Surface Pro 4’s, you will still be pleased to know that the audio quality delivered by the Surface Pro 4 when in use can be both loud and clear at the same time.

 

The Surface Pro 4’s display details are also impressive for a tablet. The screen size of a Surface Pro 4 is 12.3 inches with an aspect ratio of 3:2. Surface Pro 4’s  have resolutions of 2736×1824, and displays 267 pixels per inch. Lastly, one of my personal preferences when looking at display qualities is screen reflection, which has fortunately been decreased from the Surface Pro 3.

The Surface Pro 4 is a powerhouse of a tablet, and is a definite improvement to its predecessor, the Surface Pro 3. If you think the tablets you have at your next event will require a lot of power, storage space, or even just the Windows 10 operating system, get Surface Pro 4 event rentals for your next event.

 

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