Windows 8 Devices: Top Systems for SMBs

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-12-21
 
 
 

Acer Iconia W510-1422

The Acer Iconia W510-1422 is a strong Windows 8 tablet for work. Using it in conventional tablet mode, customers can navigate Websites, games and more on the 10.1-inch touch-screen. Customers can use it in productivity mode by connecting the keyboard dock to the tablet and to get a longer battery life of up to 18 hours. In viewing mode, the dock is rotated backward 295 degrees and used as a stand. The premier model comes standard with the keyboard for $749.99. Additional models start at $549.99.

Acer Iconia W510-1422

Asus VivoBook S400CA

Asus' VivoBookS400CA expands all aspects of the Windows 8 experience on frameless touch panels, making the most of the new user interface. Asus designers gave the VivoBook a distinct look to showcase Windows 8 while highlighting portability. The system features a textured, metal-treated surface and an ergonomic edge design. Being ultra-light and extra-slim, Asus' VivoBook makes it easy to get around.

Asus VivoBook S400CA

Dell Vostro 3360

Dell's slim laptop includes a 13-inch laptop, as well as IT support and security features, enabling users to be mobile and secure. Pricing for the Vostro 3360 begins at $649.

Dell Vostro 3360

HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m is an Ultrabook that measures 14 inches diagonally and weighs 3.6 pounds. It's thin at 19mm, and offers all-day battery life and the option for a secondary battery, an important feature for mobile professionals who spend most of their time away from their desks. In addition, the EliteBook Folio 9470m offers an enterprise-grade array of key ports and connectivity options, including optional built-in 4G wireless WAN, full-sized Ethernet, VGA, DisplayPort and USB 3.0 connections.

HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist

Lenovo's convertible ThinkPad Twist can be used as a full-performance Ultrabook or a tablet. The 12.5-inch ThinkPad Twist gives professionals the technologies they need for both their business and personal computing.

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist

Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T

Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T can transform from a traditional clamshell PC to a tablet with a click of a button, maximizing both productivity and mobility. Designed for Windows 8 with Samsung's advanced engineering and a 10-point touch-screen, users can stay connected from everywhere. The system is powered by a Core i5 processor from Intel.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T

Sony Vaio Duo 11

Sony's Vaio Duo 11 is another convertible that can be used as a full high-definition laptop and a touch-screen tablet. Users can write notes or draw with the digitizer stylus, and type an email or use their fingers to pinch, swipe and scroll their way through the Web.

Sony Vaio Duo 11

Toshiba Tecra R940

The 14-inch Toshiba Tecra R940 laptop uses a third-generation Intel Core processor and optional graphics from Advanced Micro Devices. Equipped with Toshiba's EasyGuard technology to help protect against accidental spills and bumps, the PC is also built with a fiberglass-reinforced casing with a honeycomb rib structure. It is about an inch thin and has a starting weight of 4.2 pounds.

Toshiba Tecra R940

Vizio Notebook

The Vizio Notebook features an aluminum construction that provides solid durability, Intel Core processors, a 15.6-inch diagonal full high-definition display and a long-lasting battery.

Vizio Notebook

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