Lenovo Helix functions as an ultrabook but with a detachable tablet screen

Lenovo shows off high-performance, rip-and-flip laptop/tablet

The Helix, with an Intel Core processor and running Windows 8, functions as an ultrabook, but with a detachable tablet screen.

BlackBerry Q10

With Q10, BlackBerry makes a last stand for agency users

With an old-school keyboard, BlackBerry security and new management features, the Q10 meets government's twin demands for productivity and personalization.

HP Slate 21 Android desktop computer

Will an Android on the desktop take off for government users?

HP is set to debut the Slate21, an Android-based desktop with a low-cost upgrade path and options for user sharing that could put it in the government buy basket.

Agency officials in meeting with tablets

5 tablets to tackle government work

No matter their intended purpose, there are some features of the tablet form factor that every agency needs to consider. We take a look at five models — the Apple iPad, Dell Latitude 10 Enhanced Security, Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet2, Microsoft Surface Pro and Panasonic ToughPad — and see how their features match up with agency needs.

Spatial data analysis on Esri map

SAP, Esri offering a unified view for data, geospatial analysis

SAP business intelligence and mobile platforms will integrate with Esri ArcGIS.

Panasonic ToughPad FZ-G1

Tablets for government: Panasonic ToughPad FZ-G1

Panasonic's ToughPad FZ-G1 is a Windows 8 Pro tablet rugged enough to be used in practically any environment. But when multiple options are in use, its power consumption might be an issue.

Apple iPad

Tablets for government: Apple iPad

The iPad's bright display and long battery life may not compensate for its limited processing power and number of ports.

Dell Latitude 10 Enhanced Security

Tablets for government: Dell Latitude 10 Enhanced Security

The Latitude's user authentication features will please admins, but users won't love the limited battery power.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

Tablets for government: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet 2 is a Windows 8 Pro tablet with good battery performance well-suited to the agency user who needs a near-desktop experience while operating remotely. But its prior-version USB port might be a hindrance to those using many newer peripherals.

Microsoft Surface Pro

Tablets for government: Surface Pro from Microsoft

The Surface Pro from Microsoft could be a popular choice among government IT administrators, given its large, clear display and processing power. But its larger size and weight might make it less popular among some end users.

Crittercism Fathom Mobile Command Center

How's your app performing? Fathom does a deep dive

Crittercism's Fathom Mobile Command Center offers a way for agencies to track the performance of increasingly complex mobile applications.

Monroe Mobile app for disaster assessment

App provides disaster assessment on the fly with ArcGIS Online

A Michigan county is using WebMapSolutions to build a mobile app that provides faster, more complete damage assessments.

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