Gartner Research

Recommended Configurations for Enterprise Notebooks, 2013

Published: 11 March 2013

ID: G00246706

Analyst(s): Leslie Fiering, Federica Troni

Summary

The notebook market in 2013 will be highly volatile and selecting products will be complex. We provide best practices for IT procurement professionals to consider to match tablet configurations with requirements for traveling workers and day extenders.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Match the Notebook Configuration and Form Factor With the User Profile
  • Determine Which Processor and Chipset Combination Is Appropriate for Your Users
  • Balance Memory and Disk Storage Against Users' Future Needs
  • Select Appropriate Graphics, Display Sizes and Resolution
  • Know When to Replace Batteries, as Their Durability as Consumable Products Varies
  • Select Stable Image Programs
  • Focus on Manageability and Security, Ensuring They Are DASH-Compliant

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