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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With mobile devices, lighter is always better. Unfortunately, the Surface Pro weighs in at a hefty 2 pounds. Light for a laptop, yes, but tubby for a tablet. By comparison, the Surface RT and the fourth-generation iPad both weight about 1.5 pounds (the iPad is a little lighter). If you carry a mobile device around all day -- say, in a hospital or on a factory floor -- the Surface Pro may get heavy in a hurry. Hopefully Microsoft will trim the fat from future Surface Pro models while retaining (or boosting) its processing power. Oh, yes, a longer battery life would be nice too. That's not too much to ask, is it?
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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