8 great uses for an iPad Pro in your startup: some of them serious

'You can do a million things with the iPad Pro,' said my colleague. 'Name them,' I replied. And then we fell somewhat silent. There just aren't that many things at which iPad Pro is great. Still, eight great ways to use an iPad Pro in your startup business is pretty good, right? RIGHT?

Here are our 8 uses for an iPad Pro tablet in your startup. Not all of them serious.

8 uses for an iPad Pro: as a digital display

8 uses for an iPad Pro: as a digital display

Every business has important business metrics. What is it that you need to do to get to the next level? Share price, products sold, code written - even your manifesto. An iPad Pro affixed to the wall or prominently displayed on a desk is a brilliant and portable way to shout out what everyone needs to know. And then you can take it home.

8 uses for an iPad Pro: as a desktop PC

8 uses for an iPad Pro: as a desktop PC

Or maybe you are just someone who is busy, and on the move. You may not even have an office. The iPad Pro lacks the software support of Windows or even OS X, but it is powerful, well connected, and takes up next to know space. So if you need only Office and the web, it could step in for your PC and transform your front room into an office.

8 uses for an iPad Pro: as a laptop

8 uses for an iPad Pro: as a laptop

It is also massively portable, of course. So you can carry it with you, and work becomes a thing you do and not a place to which you go.

8 uses for an iPad Pro: as a media player or presenter tool

8 uses for an iPad Pro: as a media player or presenter tool

Need to get your message across? Want to entertain- and engage an audience? Your iPad Pro is your friend. A large and beautiful screen that will connect wirelessly to just about anything, and make all forms of media look and sound beautiful, you need no other presenter tool.

8 uses for an iPad Pro: as a notepad

8 uses for an iPad Pro: as a notepad

Paper is so yesterday. You can draw on this iPad, and not even ruin it.

8 uses for an iPad Pro: as a table

8 uses for an iPad Pro: as a table

I am being only slightly flippant. The iPad Pro makes for a great table top computer, with its robust and beautiful touchscreen, and large surface. And if you can't find any use for it, it is a flat bit of material. Stick four legs on it and you are away.

8 uses for an iPad Pro: as a shield

8 uses for an iPad Pro: as a shield

If you are the sort of person who buys everything Apple sells, you may need to defend yourself. The iPad Pro is big *and* portable. Guaranteed to repel slings and arrows.

8 uses for an iPad Pro: as a doorstop

8 uses for an iPad Pro: as a doorstop

Because, well, it is big. Can I go now? (See also Best smartphones for startups.)

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