Priced at $799, the Slate 500, a Windows 7-powered touch screen tablet PC, has an 8.9 inch LED-backlit display and a 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution, weighs 1.5 pounds and has two cameras, a VGA webcam for video conferencing and a 3MP camera. The screen size of the iPad is 9.7 inches. The Slate 500 also comes with 64 gigabytes of storage, five hours of battery life and a digital stylus pen. It has an Intel Atom Z540 Processor, which is typically found on lower-end notebook computers; 2 GB of memory; Bluetooth; and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, although it does not have a built-in feature to connect to high-speed wireless networks. Accessories including a keyboard, mouse and printer can be connected with the built-in USB 2.9 port. Photos and other files can be imported with an SD card. The tablet will be based on webOS software from Palm, which HP purchased earlier this year. It also comes with Evernote software for writing emails and taking notes, as well as pre-installed HP Support Assistant, for help with maintenance and trouble-shooting, Adobe Reader and Adobe PDF.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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