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Tablet that fits my needs

by rorama / April 29, 2015 3:18 AM PDT

Hi, I am in need of a tablet for business purposes. I must have a fingerprint reader so that no one but me may access it. I work with kids so security of the information is utmost. Second, I need usb ports or a way to dock it for additional ports. Third, I will need to complete powerpoints and a means to project from the tablet itself. Lastly, I will need it to have wifi accessibility. I don't mind spending a bit of money for this and buying accessories to fit my needs. Any suggestions on tablets that meet these criteria?

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Quite the unicorn. Dell used to make something close.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 29, 2015 3:35 AM PDT
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Venue 11 pro
by cnoel09 / April 30, 2015 12:53 AM PDT

Hey I work for Dell and the Venue 11 pro would be great for you. I'm not sure if it has a finger print reader but it does have facial recognition so no one other than you would be able to log in.

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Looked at Microsoft?
by kydna / May 8, 2015 8:33 PM PDT

The Surface Pro 3 may well fit your needs. Windows seems best suited towards the business environment. Don't know if it supports a fingerprint reader, but there may be a peripheral for it. I tried using an iPad for bizz and became totally frustrated with it as a business platform. Gave the darned thing to my son and his wife after purchasing a Surface Pro 3, installing my Office 2010 software on it, and off I went and haven't looked back.

Bought an Android too before acquiring the Surface. Like you, I need PowerPoint to work like I need it to. Embedded videos in PowerPoint don't work on Android, and back when I had the iPad, PowerPoint didn't work, period; although I understand that Microsoft ported Office to iPad since. I really liked the Samsung 12 inch Galaxy Pro tablet I purchased -a beautiful piece of equipment- but alas, it didn't support more advanced uses in PowerPoint.

The newest Surface Pro 4 doesn't come with a choice of Intel Core i series chips which may or may not have an impact on what you're trying to accomplish with a tablet. Now the question begs: "Is the Surface Pro considered a tablet?" I pull off the keyboard and it sure acts like one to me!

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