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Microsoft wants businesses to pick the best Windows 8/RT tablet

Ever since the launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT, Microsoft and several third party PC makers have released a number of tablets running either one or the other operating system. As a result, businesses who might be wanting to purchase new tablets may be confused as to which one to buy.

Microsoft's Windows Business blog posted up a recent entry that attempts to help out in this area. In terms of hardware, there are three basic categories to choose from. One uses Windows RT with the ARM-based processor like the Surface tablet. The second uses Intel's new "Clover Trail" Atom processor running on Windows 8. Finally, there are the tablets that run Windows 8 as well, but use the more powerful Intel Core chips.

As with all of these kinds of situations, businesses must look for the features they want most in a tablet before they buy one. If a businesses wants its employees to be on the go all the time, they may want a Windows RT or an Intel Atom-Windows 8 tablet that has longer battery life. For businesses that will be using their tablets a lot for high end tasks, such as using g large spreadsheets, a Windows 8 tablet with an Intel Core processor might be better.

There are other factors to consider as well, such as fast access to corporate accounts. In this case, a Windows 8 Intel tablet is the right choice. If you want an "Always On" connection, then a Windows RT tablet or a Windows 8 product with an Intel Atom processor might be better.

Source: Windows Business blog | Image via Lenovo

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