AutoVitals has tested numerous tablets and one tablet, the new iPad 8th Gen (9.8′, regular size), stood out for all its product characteristics. We then decided to offer the Productivity Tool Warranty for this and only this tablet. The Productivity Tool Warranty guarantees for one year after receipt the replacement of a defective tablet by overnighting a replacement to the lower 48 states in the US and 2nd Air to Canada and Alaska and Hawaii. All you need to do is prove to our technical support that the malfunction is not caused by improper treatment of the tablet in your shop. Please send your original tablet back in the next 30 days, otherwise, we will charge full price for it.
The recommended tablets are currently the iPad 8th Gen (9.8') & the Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2019, 10.1).
For new tablets we recommend iPad 8th Gen. We offer support to any device running iPad OS (iOS 13+). Anything sold by Apple is also supported but not recommended at its price point. The iPhone is NOT currently supported.
For new tablets, we recommend Tab A (SM-510). We offer support to reputable device brands running Android 9+. Other tablets running Android MIGHT work as well, but we cannot offer support for other devices. We can’t recommend any Android tablet as a mid/long term investment because hardware vendors don’t update discontinued devices with new Android versions.
Tablets NOT Supported
With so many new tablets on the market, there is a high chance that tablets are available, which are not a fit for high productivity use or flat out don’t work. Even established brand names are on the list of known misfits below:
- Tablets without a rear facing auto focus camera are not supported
- Android tablets running on versions of Android older than 9.0 are not supported.
- Full size iPads older than the iPad Air and older than the FOURTH-generation iPad minis. These tablets are not upgradable or have poor performance on the latest version of iOS.
- Apple devices running on a version of iOS older than 13.0 are not supported.
- Samsung Tab 2, Tab 3, Tab 4, Tab A (2018 and prior models) and Tab E
- All Kindle Fire tablets
- ASUS Transformer TF300 and TS700
*NOTE: Recommendations are based on the current market condition. We do our best to keep it updated, but the tablet market releases new devices every day. The limiting factor in recommending a ruggedized tablet solution is the availability of the appropriate case