According to Gartner, the spectrum of available tablet form factors and functionality is growing and offering more options to users, but each still has some trade-offs, compared with a full-feature notebook. There will always be some percentage of users willing to accept tablet compromises in order to avoid carrying a full-size notebook. However, in most cases, these devices are used as notebook companions rather than full notebook replacements. This Gartner report explains the scalability and manageability of Windows 8 devices as notebook replacements.*

*Gartner, Enterprise Tablets as Notebook Replacements: Limited but Growing, Leslie Fiering, 26 December 2012

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