According to some new reports from the developers of the Instapaper software, Apple's upcoming iPad Mini may not be all that different from the company's low-priced iPad 2. Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper, in a recent statement found previously unseen device identifiers in his application's usage statistics: iPad2,5 and iPad2,6.
From what Arment said, those numbers are in line with the iPad2,1 through iPad2,4 and are used to identify various models in the iPad 2 family. However, Arment is convinced that the identifiers are not for a refresh of the iPad 2, which Apple launched back in early 2011 with the "new" iPad and now sells for $399 in a 16GB WiFi configuration.
"The iPad2,5 and iPad2,6 could be boring: GSM and CDMA versions of the die-shrunk iPad 2...bringing lower costs to the other iPad 2 configurations that are still for sale," Arment noted on his blog. "But now, even later in its life cycle that would be a pretty strange move."
Instead, Arment believes that this is pointing to the new, smaller iPad, dubbed the iPad Mini by most, which Apple is expected to introduce this fall. "The much more likely explanation is that the iPad2,5 and iPad2,6 are the new 'iPad Mini,'" Armen noted. "If so, this suggests that the iPad Mini is, effectively, an iPad 2."
this is true then it is actually a smart idea for Apple. Instead of re-releasing a decreased version of the iPad 2 and calling it something with "iPad 2" in the title, the company can release a smaller version of the device, slap a new name on it and sell it to consumers at a considerably lower cost.
Apple iPad rentals are some of the most popular that Rentacomputer.com has to offer. The devices themselves already come with incredible power and portability, making them very appealing to traveling businessman. If this device really is the iPad Mini then I can guarantee you that rentals of the product will be in high demand. What's better than renting a completely portable tablet? One that is even smaller and more portable!
Source: Computer World - 'iPad Mini' may be spinoff of iPad 2, says dev
If you have been using laptops and desktop computers to survey, take that survey on the road with an iPad.
You can rent from 1 to 1000 iPads for as short a time frame as a day or two. They're perfect for surveys says Darcy Mann of Rentacomputer.com. "More people are moving to the iPad to do surveys. Since the day the first iPad was available for sale, we were renting them and surveys are currently the #1 reason they want to rent an iPad."
Renting hundreds of iPads in hundreds of cities can give you the most accurate and up to date survey results. In fact, results can be polled in real time with apps such as QuickTapSurvey and iSurvey.
Survey apps are a professional market research tool for face to face surveys and kiosk data collection. Apple iPads and iPad kiosks are available to rent from Rentacomputer.com
Conduct surveys, gather survey results and have the results uploaded to corporate for computer analysis. With iSurvey you don’t need an Internet connection while conducting the surveys in the field. Offline results will be stored on the portable device and can be uploaded when an Internet connection becomes available.
If you need an internet connection, Rentacomputer.com can rent that along with the iPads. All models of iPads are available. The most popular unit rented right now is the iPad 2.
Acer recently revised its estimates and, as of right now, doesn't expect "explosive growth" for Windows 8 devices when the operating system launches in October. The CEO of Acer also cited a lack of consumer interest as one of the primary reasons for the new estimate. Acer CEO J.T. Wang was cited saying, "We are still waiting for the signal of the consumers' enthusiasm."
Acer is currently the world's third largest PC vendor and originally expected high growth for the company during the second half of this year. In particular, Acer believed that Windows 8 would help usher in a plethora of new notebooks and tablet devices to the market.
However, the rocky global economy and the uncertainty of the Windows ecosystem have Wang believing that the company will most likely see medium growth. "We see that a lot of PC brand companies and also the channels have a cautious attitude," Wang added. "Although everyone is preparing for the Windows 8 launch, but still there is a lot of reservation, and so we do not see the momentum for very explosive growth has been accumulated."
These "doom and gloom" remarks from Wang don't really surprise anybody though. Wang was quoted earlier asking Microsoft to not sell its own Windows 8 tablet, known as the Surface tablet, as it would hurt the PC vendor partners that Microsoft does business with, including Acer.
Apple currently dominates the tablet market with its juggernaut iPad. Things like iPad rentals have been soaring recently, along with other tablet and laptop rentals, and I would expect that number to increase with the release of the Surface tablet. Rentacomputer.com sees the influences that certain products have on the technology industry and the iPad definitely paved the way for things like Microsoft's Surface tablet.
Many people are looking to the Surface to dethrone Apple's iPad. Many have tried and the closest (in my opinion) anyone has come has to be Samsung and the Galaxy Tab. Unfortunately, Samsung and Apple are in a huge patent war right now so we can see how well that worked out. But maybe the Surface tablet has what it takes, we can only wait and see.
Source: PC World - Acer Does Not Expect 'Explosive Growth' for Windows 8 Later This Year
Company events can be a big deal. Taking a lot of employees to a convention, trade show or conference can work wonders for you company and your team, but it can also be complicated, making sure that everybody has everything they need, ways to keep in contact with each other and ways to gather information and data if you need to.
Renting large quantities of iPads is the perfect solution if you need your team to keep track of information and stay networked with each other. When you need this amount of technology, it only makes sense to rent it. Buying would be far too expensive and most of the time you won't need the stuff long enough to justify a purchase.
Large quantity iPad rentals are perfect for projects like Computer Training Seminars, Software Evaluation, Customer Surveys, Product Demonstrations or Inventory Projects. The iPad is the latest in mobile technology and it is always a good idea to have you and your team outfitted with the latest and greatest the technology industry has to offer.
However, there is more to getting large quantity iPad rentals than just getting the iPads themselves. A large number of iPads needs the right kind of supporting technology that can keep them running and networking them with each other and to the internet. Supporting technology could be anything, from wireless bridges and routers to even network servers from all of the top brands in the industry.
No matter what you need large quantities of iPads for, Rentacomputer.com can deliver. Your Tech Travel Agent, which is your single point of contact for your entire rental experience, will handle everything down to the very last detail. A professional engineer will personally deliver all of your iPads to wherever you need them, set up and test all of them to see if they are working properly and then take them off your hands whenever you are done.
So the next time you want to outfit your entire team with an iPad, consider a large quantity iPad rental from Rentacomputer.com. With over 25 years experience in national and international technology rentals, you know you are in good hands with Rentacomputer.com.
Apple's iPad has completely revolutionized the computer and technology industry, much like the iPhone and iPod did before. Since its conception, the iPad has dominated the tablet PC market. The original device was a completely unique product and the iPad 2 only improved upon all the great things the original device provided.
The iPad and iPad 2 are some of them most desired pieces of equipment on the market right now and everybody wants one. While that level of demand is fantastic for Apple, it is frustrating to consumers who typically find it hard to find one sometimes. In addition to demand being a problem for consumers, price is also a problem since iPads are usually too expensive for the average consumer. Prices for the iPad 2 range from $499 to $699 depending on your model.
Even though it may be way out of your price range to buy, you can still get an iPad if you want to by grabbing an iPad Rental from Rentacomputer.com. Rentacomputer.com offers a complete line of iPad and iPad 2 rentals in all varieties, including both black and white models as well as the 16GB, 32GB or 64GB models.
In addition to that, you can rent specific iPads as well. For instance, you can get a 16GB white iPad 2 that has both WiFi and 3G connectivity, a 64 GB black iPad 2 with only WiFi connectivity or any combination of color, GB capacity and connectivity. Whatever you want or need, Rentacomputer.com makes sure you get it.
Also, if you really want an iPad permanently, but you can't afford to shell out all the money at once, you can consider one of Rentacomputer.com's iPad leasing options. Leasing an iPad allows you to purchase the device while paying for it in installments, letting you pay a little off at a time. In addition to being financially easier, a leasing option from Rentacomputer.com may also qualify you for some special tax benefits as well.
So the next time you are sitting on the couch and you see an iPad commercial, you are planning on going on a business trip or you really think one would be the perfect college companion, consider renting one from Rentacomputer.com. Rentacomputer.com has over 25 years in the industry of computer and technology rentals and is also a certified Apple reseller, so you know you are going with a company you can count on.
Tablets are all the rage in the tech world right now, specifically with the iPad 2, Apple's juggernaut in the tablet market. The reason tablets are becoming so popular is due to their flexibility. They can function as a giant iPad or media player and can also act as a smaller, more portable laptop. And with new accessories being developed, like portable keyboard attachments, the versatility of a tablet continues to grow.
While there are many great reasons to buy an iPad, there is one thing that holds a lot of people back and that is the price. A lot of people would love to have the convenience of an iPad but cannot afford to buy one. Thankfully, there is an alternative, a way for someone to get all the functionality and enjoyment of an iPad without blowing all that money on buying one. I'm talking about renting one.
Renting an iPad is perfect, especially for students. A lot of students are taking iPads to class nowadays in order to follow along with a professor's PowerPoint notes or to even take notes themselves. All the features offered by an iPad make it the perfect device for a college student.
An iPad allows you to have all the necessary school things you need in one convenient place and even gives you entertainment to enjoy between classes. It also gives you less things to lug around to class and less things to lose or misplace, making class a little less stressful.
You can rent an iPad for your entire college year if you want, or you can narrow it down to just a semester or quarter. Rentacomputer.com offers iPad rentals as well as new iPad 2 rentals and they also have special rates and discounts specifically designed for students.
So, if you think an iPad will make your college semester go by more smoothly, don't hesitate to head on over to Rentacomputer.com and check out their specific section on iPad rentals. And if you prefer something a little more advanced, you should also check out their student laptop rentals as well; you won't be disappointed.
The Sunshine State. It's known for beautiful weather and beautiful beaches, but it's also one of the most popular states for computer and other technology rentals. Why? Here's a look at five ways people are taking advantage of Florida Computer Rentals.
1. Daisy Solomon of Naples is the campaign manager for a Florida congressional candidate. She's been working on political campaigns for almost a decade now and knows the importance of technology rentals for political campaigns. Whether it's a public address system or plasma TV, Solomon knows it's cheaper to rent the equipment for such a short period of time versus buying it. She also knows it saves her staff time because a rental can be delivered to whatever location their candidate will be visiting, and they don't have to worry about setting it up or taking it down once the event is over.
2. Lilly Cameron of Fort Lauderdale works in human resources for a large national company. When the company hires new people, Cameron is in charge of providing the new hires with their initial training and teaching them about what is expected of them at the company. Each month she may hold a week-long class for anywhere from two to thirty-two people. A lot of the necessary training requires internet access and Cameron, being one to keep up with the latest technology, has started using iPad rentals for training classes. She has found that using the iPad instead of a regular computer is great because new employees often have to move around the training room for various exercises and with the iPad they can simply take their computers with them.
3. When Jack Thornton graduated from the University of Florida, he knew he wanted to work outdoors. He'd worked his way through high school and college by mowing lawns and decided to turn his talents into a lawn care business. He started his own business and operated it out of his own home in Gainesville. As a young man with student loans and very little savings, he knew he needed office equipment but he also knew he'd never be able to afford it on his own. Instead of running out and buying a new copier and computer, he visited Rentacomputer.com and was able to get great deals on office equipment rentals.
4. Gabrielle Nunez of Jacksonville is always on the go. She's a pharmaceutical sales representative and is constantly visiting hotels, restaurants, offices, hospitals, and clinics all over the Sunshine State, meeting with doctors, pharmacists, and other medical professionals. Fortunately for Nunez, she can rent a projector and have it delivered to her meeting location. Nunez says she doesn't have time to take a projector to every meeting, set it up, and take it down once the meeting is over. The people at Rentacomputer.com do that for her. All she has to do is show up with her presentation, and the rest has already been handled.
5. Felix Pacheco of Kissimmee likes to find new customers for his kitchen and bath remodeling company at trade shows. His central location in Florida affords him to take advantage of business from all over the state. When various home shows hit the state's big convention centers like the Orange County Convention Center or the Tampa Convention Center, you can bet Pacheco will have an exhibit there. You can also bet that he will be using trade show technology rentals. Pacheco knows how professional and appealing a big screen plasma TV rental can make his booth appear. He also knows that having laptop rentals at his booth allows customers to visit his website and sign up to learn more about his company while it's fresh on their minds.
iPad Rentals may be a new concept but they are all the rage for business travel. These sleek, slick, and fast new gadgets from Apple are a must-have for anyone who is often on the road for their job. Whether you're just looking for something to keep your mind occupied while you're stuck in the airport for hours on end (the iPad's screen is perfect for media such as movies, it also has a built-in eReader), a way to keep up with local, national, and world news (the iPad is ideal for keeping up with newspapers) or you need to connect to the office and check your email (the iPad has both WiFi and 3G capabilities), it can do it all. If you hate traveling with your laptop but still need to stay connected, the iPad is a great alternative.
If you've been considering purchasing an iPad for business travel, why not rent one first to see if you like it? Rentacomputer.com is now offering iPad rentals with 16, 32, and 64 GB, with both Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities. We offer high quality products, excellent customer service and competitive prices to over a thousand cities across the United States.