Tablet shoppers face an ever-growing number of options beyond the iPad. We break down 10 key considerations.
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Full-size tablets with 10-inch or larger screens, as well as hefty hybrids such as the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, get heavy after an hour or so of use, particularly if you're cradling the device while standing or walking. Even the svelte 4th-generation iPad weighs 1.46 pounds including cellular.
Anything lighter out there? Yes! The Sony Xperia Tablet Z, a 10.1-inch Android slate, is a comparative featherweight at 1.09 pounds. If you're wondering how Sony's designers trimmed the fat, check out this interview. Also, Apple reportedly is working on a slimmer full-size iPad, one that incorporates the thin-frame design of the iPad Mini while retaining a 9.7-inch 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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