Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 @ 2:00pm ET

When it comes to outfitting your small business with PCs, cheaper is not always better: Consumer-class PCs are not meant to stand up to the rigors of the road or regular use and they do not include the features and technologies that can make them more easily manageable and efficient for business use. In this talk, we’ll examine the differences between business-class and consumer-class PCs, which hardware features make the most sense for small businesses, how you can inexpensively leverage enterprise-scale management services, and more. Laptops and other PCs are not going anywhere, at least not for those who have real work to accomplish. But for those swayed by trendy tablets, a new class of hybrid PCs can provide the best of both worlds.

Presenter

Paul Thurrott is senior technical analyst for Windows IT Pro. He writes the SuperSite for Windows, a weekly editorial for Windows IT Pro UPDATE, and a daily Windows news and information newsletter called WinInfo Daily UPDATE.

Guest Speaker

Ray Sawall is an experienced leader in the industry with more than 15 years of in computer hardware product marketing and management. Currently heading up the Toshiba Direct product marketing team since 2011, Ray returned to the company after previously working with Toshiba Notebooks in the late 1990s. A Southern California native, Ray has a Master’s degree in International Business from Pepperdine University and also studied at European Business School Oestrich-Winkel, Germany.