Users can switch between a clamshell notebook PC and tablet PC with the Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T, which runs on Windows 8 and has an Intel Atom Z2760 processor. The 11.6-inch LED high-definition touchscreen offers 1366 x 768 resolution. A 64 GB solid-state drive contains 2 GB DDR2L memory, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. The device is equipped with S Pen and pen-optimized apps, such as S Note, S Memo and S Cloud.
itech’s Bluetooth illuminated K810 keyboard lets users change easily between three devices (e.g., PC, tablet and smartphone). The wireless keyboard is rechargeable via USB and works with iOS, Android and Windows operating systems. A motion detector senses a user’s hands as they near the keyboard, and illumination automatically adjusts to surrounding light — the darker a room, the brighter the illumination.
Timbuk2 created the Commute Messenger bag 2012 with a TSA-compliant laptop compartment that unzips to lie flat for airport security. The bag consists of durable ballistic nylon fabric, with a thermoplastic polyurethane front flap and waterproof hypalon rubberized bottom. There’s a high-density foam laptop sleeve with quilted tricot fabric, and a separate padded area for a tablet. Additional pockets are available for a water bottle, phone, cords, keys and other small items. The bag also has loops for attaching carry-on luggage and a bike light.
Miriam Jones is chief copy editor of Government Technology, Governing, Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines. She joined e.Republic in 2000 as an editor of Converge magazine.