Samsung representatives concluded that the Slate PC
will be available across retail outlets in the UAE at a starting price of AED4999 beginning today.
"This is our sweet spot -- and we are targeting the professional and government computing markets with a new slate PC
that draws on more than twenty years experience in building mobile computers for enterprise use," he added.
The UAE is the first country in the Middle East where the Slate PC
Series 7 has been made available, with other GCC nations soon following suit in the first week of March.
Fujitsu has added data encryption to its Stylistic Q550 slate PC
, creating what the company believes is the first tablet computer suitable for secure use for government and public sector use.
Though growth rates will slow over the forecast period, the major display-market researcher said, the slate PC
share of the overall mobile PC market, which also includes notebooks and mini-notes (netbooks), would rise to nearly 35%, or 172.4 million units, by 2014.
ICT-based business solutions provider Fujitsu announced on Thursday the STYLISTIC Q550 slate PC
, designed to help mobile field workers increase their productivity.
Under a distribution agreement with TabletKiosk, which makes slate style tablet PCs and UMPCs, SoftBrands' suite of products will be combined with TabletKiosk's Sahara Slate PC
line running on the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Among the increasing number of slate PC
models, TRi said, Apple's iPad is expected to maintain its position as market leader thanks to its smooth interface and the availability of plenty of application software at its online store.
It's notable the U.S.-only Series 5 and 7 Slate PCs
have slightly different specifications (with different storage options), and Samsung has also released the pricing and availability of these.