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2015/02/12 20:33:29 (permalink)
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Windows tablets for business use... any recommendations?

Im looking for something I can use to work from home and when I'm away. I was looking at just getting a cheap laptop but then thought I may as well have a look at tablets and 2in1's so I can use it more easily when i'm travelling too.
 
It needs to be able to utilise remote desktop so I can access everything on the work server and be under £300. I don't know if this is possible or not and i'm quite happy getting a laptop but as I know f-all about gadgets thought I'd see what some more tech savvy people have to say....
 
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Re: Windows tablets for business use... any recommendations? 2015/02/12 22:33:29 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby JimJim 2015/02/12 23:26:03
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You should take a look at these mate:
http://prowise.com/en/tablets/windows-pro-2-1-tablet/ for around £200 - Full windows 8 so can be joined to a domain and run a majority of windows software, alternatively for a fair bit more you could get a Surface Pro 3, they're excellent devices
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Re: Windows tablets for business use... any recommendations? 2015/02/12 23:25:55 (permalink)
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that prowise looks about perfect, thanks. Will look in more detail tomorrow.
 
Surfuce pro 3 would be nice but don't want to spend that much

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Re: Windows tablets for business use... any recommendations? 2015/02/13 01:09:29 (permalink)
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Don't know the brand, have a SP3 and the best bit of kit ive bought in a very long time, but yes they are out of budget by a long shot.
 
Dell have some nice well priced options, as does Lenovo.
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Re: Windows tablets for business use... any recommendations? 2015/02/13 10:13:58 (permalink)
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Ok so just found out I can't use remote desktop regardless but our software does need to be windows. Software is here http://www.intrinsicfs.com/it/intrinsicinstall.asp
 
Will this tablet be able to load that? http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3099331.htm
And will it be able to have Office on it for using Word and excel docs?
 
I don't know when I became so old and out of touch with technology

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Re: Windows tablets for business use... any recommendations? 2015/02/13 10:52:12 (permalink)
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Just before Christmas Staples had some pretty amazing deals on the cheapy Linx Tablets -  Seeing the 8" at £49 and and the 10" at £69/£79,  I went in to pick up a 10" just to see, but they were sold out, so I bought an 8"  
 
I have to say for £49 I am blown away by it,  Build quality is good,  the only weak point is the camera.   I am a bit gutted that I spent £200 on a Toshiba Encore over a year ago, and this little thing better in almost every way. 
 
The prices have gone back up now (£160 for the 10")  but I think these are well worth keeping an eye on.  One of my mates has his hooked up to 24" display and uses it as a desktop  for £50!  Amazes me how much computer you can get for £50 now.
 
 
 
 
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Re: Windows tablets for business use... any recommendations? 2015/02/13 11:31:28 (permalink)
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DR Z - ah shame I missed out on that I'd have one regardless at that price. £160 is £20 less than I found it in Argos.. do you have any idea if it would be able to run the software I posted above?

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Re: Windows tablets for business use... any recommendations? 2015/02/13 12:38:02 (permalink)
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I cant see any reason why not as its just a PC, might be worth checking first as I'm no 100% sure.

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Re: Windows tablets for business use... any recommendations? 2015/02/13 14:05:03 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby JimJim 2015/02/14 15:42:08
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Ok so just found out I can't use remote desktop regardless but our software does need to be windows. Software is here http://www.intrinsicfs.com/it/intrinsicinstall.asp
 
Will this tablet be able to load that? http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3099331.htm
And will it be able to have Office on it for using Word and excel docs?
 
I don't know when I became so old and out of touch with technology


So long as you by any windows tablet make sure its windows 8.1, you have s full PC basically. Full desktop and all and full legacy support. Though it will be the 32 bit version of windows, though can't think of many programs that would be affected to much by that.
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