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Microsoft, HP blaze business tablet trail

The HP ElitePad 1000 inside its 'security jacket.' It is one of the first tablets to run 64-bit Windows 8.1 on Intel's quad-core Bay Trail processor.

The HP ElitePad 1000 inside its ‘safety jacket.’ It is one of the initial tablet computers to run 64-bit Windows 8.1 on Intel’s quad-core Bay Track processor.

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Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft believe the tablet is more lean onward than lean back. Are they right?

The COMPUTER has one (at the very least) unique benefit over Apple. Windows 8.1 isn’t a mobile os like iOS. In shorts, the very same 64-bit Windows 8.1 that runs on a brawny desktop computer COMPUTER now operates on lightweight 8-inch and 10-inch tablet computers.

And that may be a benefit given that the tablet is in dire requirement of brand-new markets, with predictions that the fee of growth will certainly fall greatly in 2014.

“As consumer deliveries slow-moving in several markets, industrial (company) deliveries will expand as a percent of the overall mix,” IDC stated earlier today.

Enter brand-new HP ElitePad 1000. The tablet design itself isn’t especially unique, yet the range of devices that feature it, are.

All are intended at making it a tablet for efficiency– aka doing work. Those add-ons (PDF) include a performance coat, a docking station, a safety jacket, and development jacket, simply to discuss a couple of.

And it is among the initial to run 64-bit Windows 8.1 on Intel’s quad-core Intel “Bay Trail” processor, which, up until lately, ran Glass in 32-bit method.

“The tension for 64-bit, even in tablet computers that might not have 4GB of DRAM, is rather solid due to the fact that IT organizations intend to systematize on 64-bit photos and 64-bit applications,” Nathan Brookwood, principal expert at Insight 64, stated in a recent job interview with CNET.

“Intel had the tendency to distinguished the very first generation of (32-bit) Bay Trail tablet computers as consumer-oriented,” he stated.

Microsoft, for its component, has been making 64-bit tablets for a few years now through the Surface area Pro. It led the way, for example, on the tablet-as-a-PC principle with its Touch Cover and Kind Cover key-boards.

However simply with the Surface area Pro 2, revealed last autumn, has Microsoft managed to make a convincing argument that it’s also a tablet.

The power-efficient Haswell processor offers the Pro lots of battery life, while still offering the 64-bit Windows desktop computer OS.

And like HP, its devices are aimed at business. The Surface area Pro dropping anchor station isn’t unlike the docking stations HP has actually been supplying on its business laptop computers for several years.

So, possibly 2014 will be the year of the company tablet computer– as the growth price of Apple’s prominent tablet decreases.

Surface Pro 2.

Surface area Pro 2.

(Credit: Brooke Crothers)

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