Dell's $499 Windows 8 Tablet Looks Like A Win For Business
Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:26 PM
Dell shrewdly decided that, instead of charging $800+ like the other OEM's, they would charge $499, but program the battery to die only weeks after the warranty expires, thus forcing the business to buy new devices. Of course, your data will not be lost because Dell, Microsoft, and 27 other organizations will have it stored on their servers.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:54 AM
Your right I'll just buy a 4gb iPad for our business......... What's that?....... They don't exist......Well then I'll Get and android pad with......... They don't exist either??!!.........
Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:28 PM
It's a tablet, though, and it's new. Not a bad starting price, considering prices will come down.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:37 PM
You're right, however, to point out that functionally, this is a "netbook equivalent" -- unlikely that businesses will invest in them. (Much.)
Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:42 PM
1)This is a tablet not a desktop, 2 GB is okay for tablet tasks. Nobody is going to use this as full on pc substitute. Dell knows this and enterprises know this.
2) 1.8 ghz atom processor is still more powerful than a similar frequency arm processor with same number of cores.
3) It has an enterprise compatible (pc)OS, the main criteria for business
4) The only things ''lacking" are not deal breakers in a tablet, like rear camera and stuff.