Which tablet is best for using ArcGIS Collector?

10-07-2019 09:26 AM
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I am looking for recommendations on the best tablet to use for ArcGIS collector. The last post I was able to find is outdated so some recent experience would be greatly appreciated!

The projects will be focused around local government and asset management, and we will likely want to be able to add some sort of RTK gps to increase accuracy in the future.


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Samsung and Apple are about the only choices left on the market. 

Samsung/Android has been easy to work with like side loading sde cards and such.  They are less expensive and have been very reliable.  Negative has been speed and development is way behind iPad due to Esri focus on iOS.

iPads are more expensive, have no SD card, not as rugged, harder to add data to due to having to use iTunes.  Also iPad Air wifi has no GPS in it so be careful.

Hope that helps.