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An Attorney Should Only Really Carry 1 of These 3 Tablets

By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on June 04, 2012 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Tablet computers have become rather unstoppable of late. And if you're in the legal profession, you might be wondering what the top tablets for attorneys are.

Let's be realistic. It's not like you'll be able to draft briefs and conduct complex legal research on a tablet. The absence of a real keyboard can be a real drain on productivity.

But a tablet is especially useful for reading emails and documents when you're on the go. That's why lawyers probably want a tablet that not only has great battery life, but is fast, and has a nice screen. Here are some of the tablets that meet all these requirements, and then some:

1. Apple iPad

Apple's tablet is at the top of most lists for a reason. Whether it's the iPad, iPad 2 or "the new iPad," the device comes with a fast processor, and a pretty long battery life. Apple says that an iPad 2, for instance, can last for 10 hours without charge. The processor and the browser's speed are both great. Load time for web pages is minimal, which means you can happily spend hours surfing the net and checking your email.

2. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab has been the bane of Apple's existence for a while now. Just ask any of Apple's attorneys, who are busy suing over Samsung's 10.1 inch tablet. And, for good reason -- the Samsung Galaxy Tab is one of Apple's closest rivals in size and in speed. Plus it can access 4G speeds through Verizon meaning the tablet experiences faster web browsing speed.

3. Sony Tablet S

The Sony Tablet S may look strange with its wedge-shaped exterior, but it's made that way for a reason. This design makes it easier for you to type when you place your tablet flat on a surface, a feature that makes it stand apart from the crowd. However, some reviews say that the tablet's web browsing experience leaves something to be desired.

Just buying a top tablet for attorneys probably won't cut it. Remember to load it up with the right business apps too, so you can put your tablet to work.

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