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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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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.

Pricing: Wi-Fi, 16/32/64 GB -- $399.99/$499.99/–. Wi-Fi + cellular, 16/32/64 GB: not available.

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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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