Apple iPad Pro
Apple's oversized iPad Pro ($799 and up), due in early November, leverages iOS 9's new Split View mode, 4GB of memory, and what promises to be a fast processor, among other features, to justify the 'Pro' in its name.
Coupled with Apple's optional new Pencil stylus ($99) and Smart Keyboard ($169), both of which work only with the iPad Pro (as of now), Apple hopes the iPad Pro will lure graphics professionals, filmmakers, CAD/CAM designers, and Microsoft Office users.
Price check: An iPad Pro with a reasonable amount of storage (128GB) plus the optional keyboard and pencil, will cost you $1,217. For about the same money ($1,299), you could buy a 13-inch MacBook Air with 8GB of memory and 256GB storage.
Small business reality check: Despite the iPad Pro's larger screen (12.9 inches vs. the iPad Air 2's 9.7 inches), there's reason to question how effective an iPad Pro will be as a portable business machine. After all, like other iPads, it will run a mobile operating system (iOS) instead of a desktop OS, and the apps running on iOS typically aren't as full-featured as their desktop counterparts. Plus, you can't connect peripherals to it, such as printers, and there's no file finder/directory, as with Mac OS or Windows. Some content management systems don't support Apple's mobile Safari, so you may be out of luck uploading new posts to your company's blog.
Bottom line: An iPad Pro will most likely be a sweet tablet for watching videos and playing music (on its four speakers), reading magazines and newspapers, checking email, Web surfing, and drawing/painting with the optional Pencil. It will be fine for light office work on the road, too. But for serious work sessions on the go, you'll likely want a Mac or Windows laptop.