With Apple’s New iPad Pro Announced, How Big Can Your Tablet Grow?

Aleratec’s Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet 16 makes room for bigger and bigger tablets

Apple's new iPad Pro

Apple’s new iPad Pro

Have you heard the rumors? A new, bigger breed of tablets is heading our way as Apple announced the release of the iPad Pro, a feature-laden tablet with a whopping 12.9” screen, out-inching Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2” tablet. While it wasn’t long ago that a 10-inch screen seemed like the large-end of tablets, Apple’s latest introduction means all bets are off as to how big these ubiquitous devices will grow.

Why Are Tablets Getting Bigger?

Consumers are becoming more accustomed to the increasing capabilities of tablets with large, ultra-high definition screens and laptop-like processing power. When Apple first launched the iPad in 2010, it boasted a 9.7-inch display and had what was, at the time, the most robust processing power and a seemingly endless collection of apps. Flash forward five years and the market is flush with plus-sized tablets, including models from Samsung, Microsoft, Lenovo, and other consumer electronics giants, either announced or rumored.

As tablets grow bigger so do their abilities, leaving the question of when portability takes a back seat to pixels and processing power. After all, a 12 -13 inch tablet is not exactly a device you throw in your purse or carry around casually. These new titans are positioned to be alternatives to traditional laptops, and are bound to have an increasing role in businesses and classrooms where the demand for increased productivity and the ability to multi-task with split screens lends itself more to a larger screen.

More Power Means More Power

The benefit of a larger screen notwithstanding, one fact that seems to go practically unnoticed in the blogosphere is the charging, syncing and storage required of these new, larger tablets when it comes to tablet deployments. More processing power means more demand on battery life and while this may not be a huge concern for one or two household tablets, if you’re a business or school district tasked with maintaining dozens or more of large tablets, it could present a problem. Each of the tablets must be charged, synced and kept secured, and traditional charge and sync cabinets may not accommodate the larger size screens, let alone the cases that accompany them.

Aleratec’s Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet 16 for Larger Tablets

Holds larger tablets

Charge and Guard Secure Charge Sync Cabinet 16

Aleratec engineers predicted that tablet sizes would continue to grow when they designed the Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet 16. The Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet 16 supports tablets and other USB-charged devices with Active Smart Charge technology that allows smart charging of iOS, Android and most other platforms. Our tablet cabinet charges, syncs and protects up to 16 tablets at once inside a lockable, all-metal, heavy-duty cabinet and is designed for environments where security is a key concern. However, one of the best features of our Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet 16 turns out to be its flexibility, given the “growing” climate of tablets sizes. Aleratec’s Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet has 16 compartments measuring 13″ x 10.5″ x .9″, leaving more than enough space for Apple’s new iPad Pro (12″ x “8.68” x .27″) and other new larger screens—which like the portable device market itself is likely to continue to grow.

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