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Tablet Shootout: Which Fits Your Enterprise?

Take a close look at six tablet options, from Apple to Android, with a focus on pros and cons for enterprise users.
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One of only two small-screen tablets in the lineup, the 7-inch PlayBook has finally rectified one of the huge shortcomings--lack of native email and calendar support--that torpedoed it from the outset. OS 2.0 still won't support BlackBerry Messenger, but it may be enough to stanch defections from hard-core BlackBerry shops.

Biggest pro for enterprises: Tightest integration with BES central management software.

Biggest con for enterprises: Small screen, limited apps, questionable long-term viability. No BlackBerry Messenger yet.

Notable differences from rivals: Playbook OS with BlackBerry Mail support.

Pricing: Wi-Fi, 16/32/64 GB -- $499/$599/$699. Wi-Fi + cellular, 16/32/64 GB -- not available.

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Image of Rim Playbook: TechInsights

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2/8/2012 | 9:48:04 PM
re: Tablet Shootout: Which Fits Your Enterprise?
We were focusing on pure touch screen tablets, not Windows hybrids; however we asked Asus to participate and provide information on the Transformer and Transformer Prime, however they didn't respond to several requests for information.
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JimmyH,
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2/8/2012 | 12:57:06 PM
re: Tablet Shootout: Which Fits Your Enterprise?

I think that you left out the best tablet for an enterprise. I recently purchased an Asus Eee 12.1 and I could not be happier. It is Windows 7 has a pair of USB ports and a ST card slot with a 64 GB solid-state hard drive. Its 12 inch screen is capacious and all of my Windows software works. I love it.
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