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We estimated costs for an organization to purchase, deploy, manage, and secure a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga, a 2 in 1 device with an Intel Core processor featuring Intel vPro technology, versus a sub-$1,000 laptop combined with either an iPad or Android tablet. At first blush, one might expect a laptop and a consumer tablet to be cheaper than a Intel vPro 2 in 1 device. That was not true here, even for the devices alone: The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga device cost less than the combined hardware cost of the laptop device and either consumer tablet. The cost advantages of the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga became obvious when we added in the costs of the hardware support, consumer tablet replacement costs, and costs to deploy, manage, secure, and support two devices versus one Intel vPro 2 in 1 Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga device with business-grade security. The savings would become even more dramatic if you factored in the costs associated with additional peripheral devices and accessories, and the time employees must spend managing files and content (costs we omitted from our analysis).
For companies that want to provide their workers with tablet devices and for companies that support bring-your-own employee-purchased or BYOD solutions, the benefits of a single 2 in 1 device such as the Intel vPro 2 in 1 Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga are many.