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Handhelds Hardware

Cisco's Tablet Act Like a Desktop 120

Posted by timothy
from the as-long-as-you-have-a-desktop-already dept.
holy_calamity writes "Cisco's Cius tablet, due next month, is bulkier than the iPad 2 and has a smaller screen but it also brings tricks other tablets don't have. It can be connected to a keyboard, monitor and mouse to act like a desktop. Using an app to connect to a virtual desktop replicates a full PC experience, Cisco claims. The Cius also encrypts all data and is easily controlled by IT managers, who can control access to apps and other features."
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Cisco's Tablet Act Like a Desktop

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  • the iPad can do that (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 30, 2011 @02:31PM (#36625600)

    The iPad will happily use a bluetooth or usb keyboard and can mirror its display via VGA or HDMI, and in a few months, it can mirror its display wirelessly via an appleTV.

  • by CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @04:17PM (#36627082)

    Yeah about that [cisco.com]: "Optional HD media station with USB peripherals, 10/100/1000 wired connectivity, and a handset option"

    And from TFA: "A WiFi only version of the tablet will be available worldwide from July 31 at an estimated price of $750." I can't see anything on storage capacity.
    Wifi-only iPad2 starts at $499 (16Gb) to a max of $699 (64Gb)

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