February 2013

Fujitsu announces enterprise-class, waterproof 10.1-inch Windows tablet
Fujitsu announced its new Arrows Tab Q852/F tablet for enterprise customers. The device is based on Intel's new "Clover Trail" Atom Z2760 processor, measures 10.4 x 6.7 x 0.4 inches, weighs 1.3 pounds, has a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 pixel screen, integrated LTE mobile broadband, runs Windows 8, runs 10 hours on a charge, and comes with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of SSD. Most interestingly for enterprise customers who seek something more durable than your standard media tablet, the Arrows Tab tablets will carry IP58 sealing, meaning they're totally dust and waterproof. [See Fujitsu press release] -- Posted Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by chb

HP announces US$169 Android-based HP Slate7
HP announced the HP Slate7, an Android 4.1-based 1024 x 600 pixel 7-inch multi-touch tablet powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor. Despite its low price (starting at US$169), the 197 x 116 x 11 mm, 13-ounce Slate7 comes with dual cameras (3mp back, VGA front), uses HFFS screen technology, and has a micro-USB slot to complement the 8GB standard storage. Like HP's other tablet offerings, the upcoming (April 2013) Slate7 is handled by HP's newly formed Mobility Global Business Unit. [See HP Slate7 webpage, press release, and HP blog entry] -- Posted Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by chb

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Dell reports that according to "Tablets in Large Enterprises: Dell Latitude 10 with Windows 8 vs. Apple IPAD, A Principled Technologies Test Report," commissioned by Dell itself in January of 2013, "Latitude 10 tablets are up to 17 times faster and 94 percent less expensive to deploy than iPads in large scale enterprise implementations." -- Posted Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by chb

DAP releases compact 7-inch M7000 rugged enterprise tablet with procap multi-touch
DAP Technologies added to its roster of rugged handhelds and tablets with the new DAP M7000. It's an enterprise-oriented rugged Windows 7 tablet with a 7-inch 1024 x 600 pixel wide-format screen with capacitive multi-touch. Powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N2600, the 1.7-pound tablet can accommodate SSDs up to 128GB, has IP65 sealing, a 4-foot drop spec, and comes with an impressive array of features. [See description, analysis and specs of the DAP Technologies M7000] -- Posted Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by chb

Video: Graphium Health streamlines EMR implementation with Motion Tablet PCs

Motion uploaded a new video to YouTube that highlights the use of Graphium Health's Anesthesia EMR, a cloud based, Tablet PC driven system that strikes a smart balance between handwritten and electronic data entry. Using Motion C5 and J3500 tablets, Graphium's goal was to capitalize on the tablet PCs' unique stylus capabilities, replacing paper records with an electronic solution that enhances efficiency, reliability and accuracy. The video shows how the system is being used in hospitals. [See Graphium Health Streamlines EMR Implementation with Motion Tablet PCs video]
-- Posted Friday, February 15, 2013 by chb

Added: GammaTech Durabook TA10
The GammaTech Durabook TA10 is an ultra-rugged tablet computer with a 10.4-inch XGA display with resistive multi-touch and optional active pen. Geared towards high-performance applications with available Intel 3rd generation Core processors, the highly customizable 5-pound TA10 can handle 5-foot drops, extreme temperatures and it carries IP65 sealing. There's plenty of onboard connectivity and the starting price is around US$2,300. [See description, analysis and specs of the GammaTech Durabook TA10] -- Posted Monday, February 4, 2013 by chb