Thursday, 25 April 2013

Tablets for Business: Staff Picks

The Post-PC mobile era is here. Mobile computing is changing how we run our day-to-day live in our personal and work lives. Your customers are dominantly using mobile devices these days demanding flexible services that transcend time and space limitations. Your employees are demanding to be able to communicate and work from anywhere at any time.

Obviously, one of the first steps in heading towards making your business mobile is choosing the right business tablets and mobile devices. Today, there are a range of tablets and convertible options available from different leading manufacturers. Based on your need, things that should be taken into consideration when you choose your business mobile devices are the operating system, apps, accessories (keyboard, mouse, stylus, etc), connectivity option, storage and security, compatibility, IT integration and manageability.

Here are some of the best business tablets (in no particular order) that our client computing team recommends based on their experience.

HP ElitePad 900: The HP ElitePad 900 is a tablet for business, packed with enterprise-class features and Windows 8 pro. This ultrathin and ultralight tablet comes with an optional 'smart jacket', which is said to add connectivity options and longer battery life. It supports the latest Intel Atom Processor , up to 64GB storage capacity, a multi-touch display (16:10 ratio at a resolution of 1280x800)and a rear-facing camera.

HP ElitePad USB Adapter
HP Expansion Jacket Battery - 20 Hrs of extended battery life
HP Tablet Docking Station with Smart Adapter
HP ElitePad Productivity Jacket

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u : Lenovo ThinkPad Twist is an ultraportable 4-in-1 convertible notebook which can be used as a laptop or tablet in stand and tent modes. This super slim and light executive-class ultrabook is just 0.78" thick and 3.5 lbs. Touch, type or click enabled and powered with the 1.7GHz dual-core processor , it is backed by 8GB RAM. Packed with low-light sensitive 720p HD webcam with wide-angle viewing and face-tracking, and dual array microphones with configurations, Lenovo ThinkPad Twist provides crystal-clear private and conference mode VoIP meetings.

HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G1: The ultra-thin, full-performance Windows 8 notebook, HP EliteBook Revolve rotates and twists to let you share your work. It comes with a 720p HD camera , dual-microphone. and a full-sized, backlit keyboard. With its 11.6-inch diagonal HD display packed into a 3.08 lb (1.4 kg) starting weight and 22.2 mm design at its thinnest point, you enjoy mobile freedom without sacrificing performance. With solid-state drive options up to 256 GB and with Intel® Rapid Start Technology, it is ready to perform in as fast as 5 milliseconds.

Fujitsu Stylistic Q702: Perfect choice for mobile professionals looking for high-performance without compromising on versatility. With its attachable keyboard option, this lightweight hybrid tablet PC enables easy content creation and consumption. The 29.5 cm (11.6-inch) display with pen and finger input support offers you excellent flexibility while optional 4G/LTE completes the picture of a professional tablet.

Toshiba WT200-008 : Powered by Windows 7, this tablet delivers a great way to browse the Web, enjoy HD videos, multitask your way through your digital life with ease. Complete, convenient and customizable, with a 10.1” diagonal high-res multi-touch LED backlit display, it offers seamless compatibility and runs the applications and software essentials for mobile users. The full range of ports and interfaces deliver desktop like connectivity.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC XE500T1C:
The Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T is not just a tablet, it is a fully functional PC. Having the same power and speed as a desktop computer and featuring Windows 8,  it enables you run your favorite software, including Microsoft Office. You can create, edit and share documents with anyone safely, and without compatibility issues.  Powerful processors can run multiple apps at once, simultaneously, and help you do all you need to do—just like a desktop.
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet2: Provides easy mobility, weighing only 565 grams and lasting more than 10 hours on a single charge.
It runs Windows 8  and familiar multifunction Windows desktop applications. It runs Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel & OneNot, and comes with an optional ThinkPad-quality multi-monitor support for productive workstation computing. Packed with enterprise-level security, with Trusted Platform Module and Computrace® Mobile. It can be used with optional digitizer pen for natural note-taking, signature capture and document markup.

Dell Latitude 10 essentials: The Latitude™ 10 tablet helps protect you with Intel® Platform Trust Technology or Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) and a lock slot, as well as optional fingerprint and smart card reader combo. It is easy to manage and backed by proven support and configuration services.The Latitude 10 boasts a convenient, removable battery with a choice of sizes so employees can stay up and running for up to 10 hours. The convenient full-size USB port and SD memory card enable effortless connectivity to collaboration tools.
Acer- Iconia: Running on Android 4.0, The Iconia provides a smooth performance with its quad-core CPUs, supporting natural life into HD videos, gaming, web browsing and general multitasking. The Iconia A Series packs tablet-optimized Polaris™ Office for improved reading and even editing of Microsoft® Office documents wherever you go. Printing wirelessly is simple with Acer Print,which supports 86% of name-brand printers and produces documents, pictures and web pages. File transfer is handled by the microSD™ card slot -- which provides an additional 32 GB of space, so you can easily bring your media with you.

Asus VivoTab RT: Designed with both work and play in mind, the ASUS VivoTab RT features Windows RT and Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview. It’s the lightest 10.1” RT tablet around, weighing a mere 525g with a slim 8.3mm thin profile, making it the perfect tablet to carry everywhere. A stunning Super IPS+ display with ASUS TruVivid Technology delivers superior visual clarity both indoors and out. Tablet users with entertainment in mind will find a great partner in the VivoTab RT. 32GB of WebStorage space for 3 years enables access to all your files from any device with the simplest sharing link.


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