Why Microsoft Surface Is One of the Best Tablets For Work

12th March 2021
Surface Tablet flat on table accompanied with detachable keyboard and stylus pen

The working world has changed rapidly over the last few years thanks in part to advancing tech, but also the working style demands of the pandemic.

The requirement for more flexible business devices has made Microsoft Surface tablets some of the most desirable on the market.  

The Microsoft Surface range covers a wide selection of devices, including smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Their 2-in-1 hybrid laptop-tablet devices, such as the Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X and Surface Go 2, have risen to meet the needs of the new working world.

Tablets were originally devices primarily used by end consumers in the home, rather than in a business setting.

They were particularly popular with older demographics thanks to their larger displays, and as smartphones became more powerful, they saw a slight decline in usage.

With powerful smartphones alongside sophisticated laptops, (which have more processing power than tablets and were easier for typing) tablets didn’t originally have a clear place at work.

As tablet technology became more formidable, all that changed.

With their portability, increased features, and larger displays, the new generation of tablet devices carved out a vital niche within many businesses.

The Advantages of Tablets in Business

Desktops and occasionally laptops have long held the dominant position in the traditional office.

Laptops in particular offer some fantastic flexibility. They strike a balance between tablets and desktops with their portability, but also greater functionality, easier typing, and more processing power than tablets.

So, why are tablets a tool that is now at home in a business environment?

Tablets are smaller, lighter, and even more portable than laptops.

Modern business tablets are quite different from end consumer models. They have larger processing power, more advanced technology, and applications, and pared down business software packages, like Microsoft Office, to help automate tasks and share information.

Tablets have many advantages over laptops in specific business settings and industries. They are excellent for remote access, scheduling, presentations, etc. In the creative industries tablets are seeing a massive surge in popularity as the advancements in graphic touch screen technology make drawing and designing on tablets incredibly easy.  

Tablets are also perfectly suited to particular sectors and working situations. On building sites, in civil engineering, presenting in client meetings and at events, tablets are far easier to use than a laptop. The latest business tablets also boast exceptional battery life, which means they can just keep on going out in the field all day.

Tablets are an ideal business device if the job requires working through a variety of apps. Of course, the diversity and adaptability of apps is increasing all the time.

Last year studies show that 41% of people used tablets at work, with a further 34% planning to purchase a business tablet within the next six months.

Most workers also find the interface of tablets to be highly intuitive and user friendly compared with traditional laptops.  

Business tablets are most commonly used for:

  • Creating to-do lists.
  • Taking notes.
  • Managing social media accounts.
  • Financial/banking purposes.
  • Appointment scheduling.
  • Customer communication.

Tablet devices have a great edge in the business world for:

  • Employees who travel frequently.
  • Teams who sometimes work where there isn’t traditional internet access.
  • Those who work on tasks that can be done efficiently using mobile apps.

Microsoft Surface Hybrid Tablets For Modern Working

Both business tablets and laptops have a useful role to play in work, but what makes Microsoft Surface so well suited to the business environment are its agile 2-in1 devices.

Tech like Surface Pro 7, Pro X and Surface Go marry the advantages of business laptops and business tablets.

With light, slim designs, the latest productivity, communication and business apps, high pixel HD cameras and flawless audio for conferencing, and immense processing power, these laptops make remote working and flexible working a reality.

Each comes with an easily removable keyboard to transition from tablet to laptop in seconds. The devices achieve the perfect balance of power and functionality, combined with portability and ease of use.

In the pandemic, employees have had to adapt to home working. Hybrid working will likely continue for some time if not forever. The culture of presenteeism is shifting in favour of productivity. The result is a need for flexible hardware that can work well anywhere without compromising on features.

The Microsoft Surface range represents an adaptable piece of tech that can boost the quality of work and save companies money by having one device which contains the benefits of what was previously two different devices.

The most impressive thing about the Surface range of 2-in1 devices is that each has been developed for a specific niche, whether it is ultimate power, portability, or creativity.