April 19, 2012 // By: Christiane Stagge // The Best Tablets for Business
Samsung Slate PC 700T is one of the few Windows tablet PCs that runs not on an Intel Atom processor, but the more efficient Intel Core i5. It also comes with an 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 screen; 4GB of system memory; and a 128GB solid-state drive. The device’s 3G/WiFi module provides for mobile Internet connections, and a stylus for improved usability if needed.
Better features usually come at a higher price, however, and the Samsung Slate PC 700T is no exception: The device will set you back around €1,000.
The Windows 7 tablet from ASUS, meanwhile, features a 12.1-inch, 1280 x 800 display, making it slightly bigger than Samsung’s Windows tablets. Users wary of touchscreens can fall back on the supplied stylus or connect a keyboard through Bluetooth.
While the ASUS Eee Slate EP21 runs on an Intel Core i5 processor and boasts 4GB of RAM, its primary selling point is actually the wide variety of interfaces it offers, including two USB ports, a mini HDMI interface, and a memory card reader for the MMC, SD, SDHC, and SDXC formats. The tablet’s lack of a 3G module and a GPS sensor is a major disadvantage, however, as is its excessive weight: At nearly 2.5 pounds, the ASUS Eee Slate EP121 is too heavy to be handy.