Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2012 12:14 UTC
Windows After yesterday's TV advertisement, Microsoft finally unveiled the pricing for its Surface tablet - the ARM Windows RT version that is. The cheapest Surface - 32GB without touch cover - will set you back $499. They're aiming straight for iPad pricing here, ignoring the popular cheaper Android offerings. Update: only available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States. As usual.
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RE: Enterprise
by telns on Tue 16th Oct 2012 19:02 UTC in reply to "Enterprise"
telns
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2009-06-18

Yeah, but for a tablet 98% of what people need is handled by ActiveSync (e-mail, calendar, and contacts), and IT's concerns are handled by enforcing security policies, remote wipe, etc. which the major devices all support.

Another 1% takes a VPN, which the iPad more often than not can handle.

There is only a small slice of people left that need more than that on a pure tablet.

When the x64 Win8 devices come out, it may be a different story. I expect there will be some interesting laptop/tablet convertible devices available that will appeal to business, where all the Active Directory aspects come into more focus. Lenovo has advertised one that I am sure will appeal to lots of business travelers.

Edited 2012-10-16 19:04 UTC

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