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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Sony brings its own design touch to the tablet sweepstakes with a tapered design reminiscent of the MacBook Air. Unlike its Android competitors, Sony doesn't offer models supporting cellular data, but otherwise the specs are almost identical: dual-core, 1-GHz Tegra 2 processor, 1,280-by-800 display, 16- or 32-GB flash, and the standard Android software stack. Unlike the other large-screen competitors, Sony does undercut the Wi-Fi iPad by $100 and also promises an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.
Biggest pro for enterprises: Android 4 upgrade will be available. Optional add-on battery pack (may need due to the next item).
Biggest con for enterprises: No cellular data, smallest built-in battery with shortest run and standby times.
Notable differences from rivals: Least expensive Wi-Fi device. Tapered design may appeal to some users.
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