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How to Match End-User Group Needs to New Touch-Based, Windows 8 Tablets and Notebooks

Published: 19 April 2013

ID: G00250625

Analyst(s): Ken Dulaney, Stephen Kleynhans


PC makers are introducing new touch-based tablets and notebooks as they continue honing their designs for Windows 8. IT leaders in client computing must consider the key features and drawbacks of these new mobile devices within the context of end-user work environments and needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • First, Choose the Right Form Factor for the End User's Workspace Characteristics
  • Then, Match the Right Technical Specs to the User's Computing Work Requirements
  • Finally, Assess the Performance and User Experience Trade-Offs, and Consider the Timing

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