Mobile Newsletter September 2011

Eee Slate B121: The Built for Business Tablet

The proliferation of the tablet has been one of the central stories in the computer industry for the past few years, but the need for an SMB solution has long gone unfulfilled.  Until now.  The Eee Slate B121 delivers an unprecedented combination of power, portability and security features, making tablet computing a new option for businesses, health care facilities, and other institutions.

Portable Yet Powerful
An Intel Core i5-470UM processor and a Windows 7 Professional operating system provide PC performance (and a familiar computing environment) in a portable tablet form factor.  Thanks to the ultra-low voltage Intel Core i5 processor, the slate is able to maintain a thin .67” profile and weighs only 2.56 lbs.
Air Tight Security
To customers in fields such as health care and business, data security is critical.  With the B121, professionals have a tablet that can protect data with multiple levels of security.  First, it is Computrace LoJack-ready (subscription required).  Computrace LoJack helps safeguard valuable data by locating stolen PCs, and locking and remotely deleting data in the event a user’s notebook is stolen. When a PC is stolen or lost, a dedicated Theft Recovery Team works with local law enforcement to track and recover it.

A second feature is a trusted platform module (TPM).  Windows BitLocker works with the TPM to help protect the operating system and user data, and helps to ensure that a computer is not tampered with, even if it is left unattended, lost, or stolen.  The TPM is a microchip that stores cryptographic information, such as encryption keys; information stored on the TPM can be more secure from external software attacks and physical theft.  The unit’s solid state memory even protects your data against loss caused by impacts or drops, while providing faster read/ write access than a traditional hard drive.

Multiple Input Options
B121 users can choose from a bundled Bluetooth keyboard, an integrated Wacom Digitizer stylus, and a multi-touch screen for multiple ways to interact with programs and content.  With the slate’s responsive, multi-touch screen, users can collaborate on projects, and create and share presentations through touch. The slate’s Wacom Digitizer stylus enables precise control and pressure recognition, which is ideal for professionals in the design field.

Exceptional Display
The slate features a 12.1” 1280 x 800, LED-backlit multi-touch display built with durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass. The display supports a 178 degree wide viewing angle for when multiple people want to view one document.  Users can output content to a large external display to share presentations with colleagues via the slate’s mini HDMI port.

Works Well with Others
The B121 offers a plethora of connectivity options as well.  It features 2 x USB 2.0 ports, mini HDMI, a card reader (SD/MMC with SDHC/ SDXC) and a combo head-out/ mic-in audio jack.

Windows 7 Professional
The Eee Slate B121 runs Windows 7 Professional, which lets users connect to company networks easily and securely with Domain Join. Users can work from anywhere because the operating system remembers preferred printers on each network, supports easy connections to a new wireless network, and offers presentation settings that can be easily turned on when needed. The operating system is also compatible with Windows XP programs to support older business applications. Advanced back-up and restore options along with file encryption help users safeguard their work.

Sample Vertical Uses
Business:  At 2.56 lbs. and featuring a .67” profile, the Eee Slate B121 is an ideal mobile PC companion for on-the-go professionals. The slate is equipped with Windows 7 Professional for easy connection to corporate networks, and is Computrace LoJack-ready and features a Trusted Platform Module and for protection against data loss. The slate’s 1280 x 800 LED-backlit WXGA multi-touch display with a 178 degree wide viewing angle coupled with its portable form factor allow a company’s sales team to forgo carrying hefty traditional portfolios and instead utilize the all-in-one slate PC to share presentations with prospective customers. Businesses can also utilize the Eee Slate in customer-facing solutions. The multi-touch, high resolution display can be used as a self-service kiosk in the hospitality sector for example, in which customers can check-in, check out, make payments, and order in-room services all with simple fingertip control.

Healthcare:   With the Eee Slate B121’s 1280 x 800 LED-backlit WXGA multi-touch display with a 178 degrees wide viewing angle, facilities can have patients fill out forms electronically and store the forms in an online database.   During consultations, doctors can also easily share photos of treatment methods on the bright, multi-touch screen as well as explain treatment options by using the stylus to annotate medical images. Additionally, the slate is Computrace LoJack-ready and integrates a Trusted Platform Module and for protection of critical medical records and patient data.
Eee Slate B121-A1 Specifications
Display 12.1"
Resolution 1280 x 800
OS Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
Processor Intel Core i5-470UM
Storage 64GB SSD
Networking 802.11B/G/N
RAM 4GB DDR3-1333
Battery Life 34 W/h, 4.5 hours
Warranty 1 year
Camera 2.0 Megapixel (front)
Weight 2.6 lbs.
Size 12.28" x 8.16" x .67"
Input Device Bundled Bluetooth keyboard, multi-touch, Wacom Digitizer stylus
Features Trusted Platform Module, Computrace® LoJack® ready
MSRP $1,499
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