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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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Available in both the standard 10-inch and smaller 8-inch screen sizes (both sporting the same 1,280-by-800 resolution), the Xyboard is a Xoom 2 by another name. Given that the Xoom never lived up to expectations as the first Android iPad killer, it's not surprising Motorola changed the name, but the Xyboard fixes most of the original's flaws and does promise an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.

Biggest pro for enterprises: Committed to upgrade to Android 4.0. Full-device data encryption.

Biggest con for enterprises: Confusing sales channel. Wi-Fi available direct, those with cellular data only through Verizon.

Notable differences from rivals: Small and large form factors.

Pricing: Wi-Fi, 16/32/64 GB -- $499/$599/– (10-inch); $399/$499/– (8-inch). Wi-Fi + cellular, 16/32/64 GB -- $579.99/$679.99/– (10-inch); $379.99/$479.99/– (8-inch).

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kmarko,
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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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