Microsoft's business-friendly Windows 8 tablet-laptop hybrid isn't perfect. From battery life to weight considerations, we break down whether Surface Pro will suit your needs.
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Surface Pro comes with a pressure-sensitive stylus that's handy for drawing and diagramming, as well as for navigating the Windows 7-style desktop, which is optimized for mouse and keyboard input, not touch. The pen snaps onto the tablet's magnetic power port when not in use. By comparison, Surface RT doesn't have a stylus, although it does work with aftermarket capacitive pens. Here's a nice pen perk: Both Surface tablets have a feature called palm rejection -- rest your hand on the display, and the impact won't draw unwanted pen markings on the screen.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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