Monday, March 28, 2016
Lenovo IdeaPad K1

Part of running a successful company is having the right tools to maintain success.  Knowing the latest in technology developments helps those in business stay on the cutting edge of success.  Many companies choose to rent or lease technology products, gaining the benefit of useful technology without the liability, expense, and maintenance of ownership.

Staying current on the latest products and developments in technology ensures that your business is equipped to compete in today’s market.  One of the main tools companies are using to succeed in all industries is the Android powered tablet.

Tablets are portable and convenient alternatives to the PC or laptop computer.  They are essential for the CEO on the go, and have highly recommended uses for trade shows and conventions.  They are typically lightweight, easily transported, and have a sleek and professional appearance.

There are several Android powered tablets that are recommended for corporate use.  One of the popular choices among professionals is the Samsung Galaxy Tab.  While similar to the Samsung Galaxy note series, the Tab series does not use the S-Pen stylus.  The Samsung Tab series was originally introduced in 2010, and has since released several models of varying size.

The latest in the series was just recently released on the Samsung website in Germany, and is called the Galaxy Tab A.  The newest model claims to be more powerful than previous model.  The design is also more attractive than the older models.  The newer tablet is lighter and thin, with a metal frame, and is available in black or white.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A has a quad core processor, and a 7 inch display screen with LCD technology.  Previous versions of the Galaxy Tab are available in 8 and 9.7 inch screen sizes.  If your business requires or can benefit from your taking quality photos, the 5 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel front camera will be ideal for your needs.  With 8 GB of storage, and expansion options for additional storage, you can handle large amounts of data and photo content.

The software used for the Galaxy Tab A is Android 5.1 Lollipop.  Lollipop is a version of Android OS which was developed by Google.  Its interface is built around Material design, and includes improvements to notifications and internal improvements, including improvements to the life and usage of battery.  The new Samsung Tab’s battery has a long life, and can handle long term heavy duty usage throughout the day without going dead.

Another popular pick for the modern business person is the Motorola Xoom.  The Xoom is an Android-based tablet computer by Motorola.  The system running the Motorola Xoom is the Android 3.0 Honeycomb, which is a mobile OS designed for tablets from Google.  The Motorola Xoom is frequently used for companies that utilize a lot of media and files.  The internal makeup of the Xoom is ideal for running multiple projects or tabs at one time, and for working on complicated projects, as you would on a desktop or laptop.

Another popular and affordable tablet is the Acer Iconia.  The most recent model is the Iconia Tab 10, which is known for being durable and easily transported.  The Iconia has a sensitive touch screen that allows easy writing and sketching, but the glass is durable and tough to prevent shattering or cracking.  The tablet is specifically designed for easy sharing, making it perfect for trade shows and conventions, especially if you are using a big screen display.

The final product on our list of recommended tablets for professional users is the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1.  This tablet is unique in its web optimization, and comes with the latest in Flash content support.  For professionals who need large amounts of storage, advanced graphics or video quality access, the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 provides the advanced and superior technology to handle your needs.  The IdeaPad also has sharing capabilities to use for multiple users and interactions, as well as presentations.  Advanced technology like this comes at a price, and the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 can be around $499.00 to purchase.

Finding a quality tablet can be pricey, and if you are looking to provide tablets for your company or to use at a trade show or convention, the cost can be significant.  To reduce this cost, rental programs are available.  Renting rather than buying has many benefits.  For one, it’s less expensive. In addition to cost, you have working equipment that can be regularly repaired and updated by the rental company.

This is a benefit for both long term and short-term rentals.  One of the largest benefits is that you will always keep your business on the cutting edge of technology.  Rental companies constantly update their inventory, and can recommend the product that works best for your company and needs.

Monday, June 15, 2015
Acer’s Budget Ultraportable TravelMate B

If ultraportables have seemed elusively out of reach, Acer’s new machine the TravelMate B also going by the model number TMB115-MP-C23C, may offer some respite.

Affordable touch-screen ultraportable

Acer’s ultraportable is a laptop that comes at a highly competitive and very affordable $379. This may seem a tad higher than others in the budget segment, but keep in mind that the TravelMateB is a touch-enabled device that comes loaded with Windows 8.1. The TravelMate B has a 10 point touch screen system which is almost unheard of at this price point. The touch screen adds a bit to its price tag, with cheaper alternatives in non-touchscreen variants available from the likes of HP.  An added bonus is the two-year warranty that Acer offers for this laptop, compared to the usual one year that is the norm.

Its polycarbonate frame in black matte is a diminutive 0.83 x 11.5 x 8.5 inches (height/width/depth) and comes with a 11.6-inch screen that’s big enough to get the job done. Don’t expect any wonders from its LCD screen that comes in a 1366 x 768 resolution and you won’t be disappointed. Easy to travel with, it weighs in at 2.89 pounds.

Flexibility and connectivity

It comes equipped with multiple ports making it a handy device for daily use at work or home. Users will find the flexibility of having two USB 2.0 ports, as well as USB 3.0 port and an SD card slot along with an HDMI port and Ethernet port a big plus. Add to that the thoughtfully included HDMI to VGA adapter and you have a machine that is handy to hook up to an older style monitor as well. The WiFi is enabled to work on 5GHz networks as well as 2.4GHz networks, while the wireless connectivity comes from Bluetooth 4.0.

Packing some decent processing power

The TravelMate B comes with the processing power of the quad-core Intel Celeron N2940.  And while it doesn’t top the charts, it isn’t a straggler either, coming in at a healthy midway ranking on most tests. The integrated Intel HD graphics and its 1.83 GHz processor don’t pack enough of a punch to let you do any serious gaming, but it does fine on regular processing, browsing and Photoshop usage tests.

The TravelMate B has better memory and more storage capacity than most others in the budget segment with 4GB RAM and 500GB storage capacity.

A battery that keeps giving

The big thing the ultraportable from Acer has going for it, is the healthy 7 hours plus battery life. It may not quite compare to the nine hours a new MacBook 12 inch, but then again, it is so much more affordable.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Microsoft's Windows 8 was initially targeted mostly at larger tablets and desktops, including their own RT and Surface machines. But Peter Klein, Microsoft's CFO, has stated that they are planning to bring the operating system to the small devices market.

Rumors have spread that the company would enable their OEM partners to run the Windows 8 OS on smaller tablets too. When talking to the media, Klein has only confirmed the involvement of the OEM partners and hasn’t mentioned whether or not Microsoft is planning the launch of a smaller version of their Surface tablet. But it can be assumed that something of that sort is in the works.

Klein has also mentioned that the software giant is working towards improving and expanding the experience for all Windows 8 machines in multiple price markets, even the lower price machines. Earlier, the CEO of Intel, Paul Otellini, had also mentioned that they wanted to ensure Windows 8 devices could be built by the OEM companies for less than 200 US dollars. This will enable even small computer rental services to provide Windows 8 devices that will help make the OS available to a larger group of users.

Klein has also acknowledged the fact that transitioning users to Windows 8 is not as easy as it was with other operating systems, due to the upheaval in the visual environment as well as the integration of touch. But that the company is excited about new opportunities that it will provide.

Microsoft CFO Hints at Windows 8 Being Used for Smaller Devices
Friday, October 19, 2012

Microsoft Surface Tablet

Microsoft announced its Surface tablet four months ago, and has now announced a price and date for the RT version of the device, in addition to starting pre-orders.

The RT version of the tablet is the “light” version of Windows 8. Set for release on October 26, a Windows 8 Pro version will follow three months later. This Pro version will include the “full”Windows 8 package running on Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, featuring a more robust battery and greater peripheral support within a thicker body. Ports will include USB 3.0, DisplayPort and SDXC expansion slot. It will also have twice the storage capacity of the RT Version.

Would you rent the “lighter” RT version of the tablet? Or as a business user, would you prefer to wait for the Pro? With our ever expanding tablet inventory, we supply the tablets that our business customers prefer. So we’re keeping our eyes and ears open to what our customers think. But how about a little more info on what to expect—

Opting for the RT version of the Surface tablet will provide you with a 1,366x768 screen, while the Pro version will have a  1,920x1,080 pixel screen. Both tablets are built with VaporMg, keeping the tablets light at 1.5 pounds. They also feature a kickstand to make it easier to prop up the tablet – a feature that will surely be appreciated by business users.

Will your organization be using the Windows 8 tablet? Using the quote form on this page, you can find out more about trying out new tablets, or using them only when you need it most using our tablet rental services.




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Monday, August 27, 2012

Android Tablet Rental

It’s back to school season, and teachers and administrators may have planned incorporating new technology into the classroom. Devices like the tablet has slowly made its way into education with interactive apps in addition to its e-reading capabilities. They're used all the way from elementary schools to universities, and have even been found to be exceptionally beneficial for special education purposes.

While Apple’s iPad has certainly made the strongest impression among educational users, there are Android tablet rentals educators can also consider – some of which are a bit more budget-friendly.

If the e-reading feature is your primary interest, consider the Amazon Kindle Fire or Barnes & Noble Nook Color, or Nook Tablet. Browse the web, or read in full color with a clear display in a compact 7-inch package.

If you are looking for more comprehensive features and a greater select of apps, consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab or Acer Iconia Tab. The Galaxy Tab is available either in the 7-inch model or the standard, feature-rich 10-inch.When renting the tablets, you have the option to customize the devices as you’d like – with 3G connectivity if it is necessary, or even with specific apps already downloaded and ready to use.

To learn more about renting Android tablets for educational use, fill out the quote form on this page and a dedicated representative will show you how your needs can be met, providing a quote with no-obligation for purchase.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tablet Rentals for Marketing

From iPads to Galaxy Tabs, experiential or field marketers are taking tablets and maximizing the technology to its greatest business potential. What’s more – rentals make it that much easier for these groups to have the latest tablet models when they need it most. There’s no need for a full investment in hardware, just pay for the use when necessary.

Because of the conveniences of portable computing that tablets bring to business, these devices have become a regular tool seen at trade shows and other events.

With an iPad, or other Android or Windows-based tablet in-hand, users can interact with potential clients while on-the-fly presenting demonstrations or presentations with marketing material always readily available in these devices weighing just over one pound. They also serve as a file holder and data collector when used to log survey responses, or register event guests.

Some marketers keep the tablets stationary in a secure display (which we also provide with our rentals upon request) to draw in crowd members and start interaction. If the venue doesn’t provide sufficient wireless coverage to maintain the functionality of your tablet use, simply opt for our 3G or 4G LTE option.

To learn more about renting tablets to optimize your marketing efforts, just fill out a quote form.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Kiosk and Security Displays for iPad rentals

If you’re planning to use iPads at your next trade show as an interactive tool for potential customers at the event, we can provide you with both.

You may have come to us knowing that we supply all three generations of Apple’s iPad in WiFi – only and with 3G/4G LTE capabilities, but we also provide accompanying necessities like kiosk stands and security cases to accompany your iPad rental.


An addition both stylish and functional, our kiosk stands securely display the iPads at the entrance of the event, at the trade show booth – wherever serves your purposes best. Perhaps you are using the apps for guest registration, event or company information, or even an interactive game or presentation; the iPads are clearly visible and easily accessible in the kiosk stands.

Security Cases

Others seeking a solution that is a bit more understated but equally as secure can opt for a security case. These clear enclosures lock with a key provided to you, further tethered to your display surface with a slot for a security cable to loop through. A part of the tablet’s appeal is its size and weight, but it also makes it an easy target for theft. This option allows you to not only prevent someone from stealing the iPad, but also prevents dings and scratches from regular use.

Rent iPads with a Kiosk Stand or Security Case

To learn more about renting iPads with accompanying kiosk stands or security cases, simply fill out the quote form on this page to have someone contact you with more information.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Ahead of the holiday shopping season, the prices of RIM PalyBook tablets were slashed by retailer Best Buy. Apparently this move has augmented the sales of this device. Best Buy has said that it has sold all the RIM tablets which were available with it. It has also said that it will soon make additional units of the RIM tablets available for consumers.

In the meantime, another low-priced tablet, Kindle Fire, has also become one of the best selling products at Best Buy. An attractive feature of this tablet is its highly modified Android interface that facilitates the purchasing of e-books and online streaming contents. The ‘virtual bookshelf’ and the user interface of Kindle Fire makes it distinct. Although Kindle Fire is a lot different from the traditional tablets, it has been successful in gaining consumer attention. Analysts said that Amazon makes profit not from the Kindle Fire hardware, but from the paid content it makes available on this device. Most analysts expect Kindle Fire to give stiff competition to the popular iPad. However, iPad rental and purchase demand still remains unmatched in the market.

HP was the first manufacturer to show that low-price tablets are capable of attracting customers. The price of its tablet, HP TouchPad, was slashed down when the company decided to terminate its tablet business due to anemic sales. Consumers flocked to the nearest electronic shops to grab the low-priced tablets of HP. But unlike Amazon, which gains profit from its online store, HP and RIM may not gain much profit even though their sales are enhanced. The reason for this is that these devices offer third party applications while Amazon provides its own contents and applications.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Dell’s Latitude XT2 Tablet PC Touch Screen Laptop is the industries first tablet PC with multi-touch technology. It is a computer in notebook form that can be switched into a tablet by simply reversing the screen vertically 180 degrees. The look doesn’t fit in with the other dell notebooks. There’s no shiny colours or special media buttons, it’s just simple and black.

The screen’s regular position enables the computer to works like a normal notebook, but when the screen is rotated, the dell inspiron duo initiates a tablet interface. This interface allows users to interact with music, images, photos, and applications. Apart from this unique interface, the notebook is equipped with the newest windows software.

Dell equips the XT2 with an Intel1.6HZ Core 2 Duo ULV SU9600 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 12.1-inch display. In connectivity terms, the XT2 supports 802.11n wireless, eSATA, Bluetooth, FireWire, Ethernet and has two USB ports.

The tablet form performs best when it is joined with its dock. The dock holds the tablet upright and comes equipped with speakers, essential ports, and the ability to charge. It features an island style keyboard with flat-topped keys, a touch pad, and two mouse buttons. This notebook/tablet is featured $2,299.


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Thursday, January 20, 2011

HP has recently come out with a new printer called the Photosmart eStation C510. It is the first of its kind, coming equipped with a detachable 7-inch android tablet. The tablet acts as a control panel for the printer but offers a variety of different functions. The “Zeen” tablet can be used for surfing the web, browsing facebook, and accessing the Barnes & Noble eBook store.

The tablet is able to print wirelessly from anywhere in the area, as long as you have Wi-Fi Internet. It’s a multi function printer so you get the fax and copy machine. It has a scanner bay on top, five separate ink cartridges inside, and separate paper trays for different sized paper. It also comes with an auto duplexer on the back that can be used for double sided printing. Although you save resources by printing on both sides, it slows down the process.

The Zeen features a print button on every app that lets you push content directly to the printer. The tablet doesn’t have many usages, as it is optimized for printing. The Printer and tablet package costs $399.

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