Tablets in the Enterprise: Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership
Windows 8 tablets provide a PC experience, which for many workers is essential to maintaining productivity. With Windows 8, users can run familiar desktop applications, maintaining productivity without having to find new ways to carry out their tasks. They can read, edit, and print their emails and Office documents- tasks that can be a challenge on other tablets. In addition to these productivity advantages, Intel Core i5 processor and Windows 8 tablets can provide enterprises with total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of up to 18 percent compared to other tablets. We expect additional TCO savings with Intel Core vPro Processor- based tablets due to their additional manageability capabilities.
We estimate tablets in Intel Architecture and Windows 8 will have lower TCO than other tablets, primarily due to the following- Reduced Software costs, lower management costs, improved end-user productivity.