OEM customers are not your usual bunch. They create products on top of Dell’s products, and they are engineers, not IT staff. For OEM customers, Dell’s new Windows tablet is a hot topic, because users are now expecting tablets – thanks to the iPad – even in applications where the iPad is not viable. Carrying around a big laptop is no longer acceptable for applications where mobility is paramount, and neither is staring at a tiny phone screen.
There are plenty of options if you want a Windows 7 device. However, there are not many options for customers who want a tier-1 manufactured tablet with world wide support and availability. If you want your custom application installed in a highly scalable process, so your product requires minimal setup before you ship them to your customers, outside of Dell’s CFI process you have few choices.
If you want to run Microsoft Embedded licensed operating systems that boot straight to your current Windows 7 application with little to no rework required, Dell is the only tier-1 manufacturer that can help you.