8 Tablet PCs Ready For Enterprise (or SMB)


InformationWeek: 8 Tablet PCs Ready For Enterprise (or SMB)

These Windows tablet computers are also fine for SMBs. And as InformationWeek’s Eric Zeman notes, some may be much more useful for businesses than iPad. (Digression alert: Zeman takes his time getting to the products.)


“I was in the New York City audience in November 2002 when Bill Gates strode onto the stage and introduced the world to the modern version of the tablet computer. With him were celebrities, including Rob Lowe and Amy Tan, and the CEOs of a handful of manufacturing partners, such as HP and Panasonic. Gates and Co. talked about tablet PCs as the future of computing.

Windows XP Tablet Edition, as it was called, relied on an active digitizer that interacted with a pen-sensitive screen to provide input. This hardware was combined with a suite of software so the digitizer — a fancy name for a mouse in the shape of a pen — could interact with on-screen buttons, as well as write text. Windows XP Tablet Edition was updated in 2005, but the revisions were minor.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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