New Intel Tablets Could Slow the IPad's Approach to the Enterprise
As the IPad stomps the consumer trail, it litters behind a bunch of nearly empty wallets and purses on its way to enterprises. Leaving what is left for "the other" tablets to fight for amongst themselves. I expect that the Playbook will be right at the door waiting to greet the Ipad with years of RIM built corporate experience. Meanwhile.. tablets based on Intel's first dedicated tablet processor will soon begin to stand up not only against the IPad but also the Playbook.
It is expected that these new Intel powered devices will bully their way into the enterprise whether Apple or RIM likes it or not. It is different to be on the absolute consumer side of things where the iProducts has dominated but now the fight will move into an area of no-nonsense and familiarity brand products. Intel's Oak Trail processor could bring a new wave of tablets that are more closely aligned to security, software and hardware needs in enterprises, analysts said. With the addition of the Windows 7 OS, these new tablets will make users feel more at home on the go more than the "everyone has one" Itouch/Ipad. The fact that the Ipad has great power and performance using its ARM processor still would not stand against the compatibility and ease of use that the Oak Trail tablet will offer. Even RIM's Playbook may not have a chance against what can possibly be the replacement for the laptop.
A great example of this would be NEC's 10-inch VersaPro VK15V/TM-C which sports the new 1.5 GHz Intel Atom Z670, yes the first Intel Oak Trail processor, along with 2GB of DDR2 RAM and a 64GB SSD for the Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit OS.
It's hard to say who will end up on top but as of right now we know that the over-sized iTouch has overwhelmed the competition thus far and still remains "The Boss" in the consumer world.