For a more traditional tablet — but one that runs essential Windows applications businesses rely on — consider the Surface Pro 2 from Microsoft. Powered by an Intel Core i5 CPU and running Windows 8.1 Pro, the 2-pound Surface Pro 2 features a 10.6-inch 1080p HD screen, 200GB of SkyDrive storage included for 2 years, plus touch-optimized versions of your favorite Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook).
It also includes a new dual-angle kickstand and optional docking station to facilitate working from anywhere, and offers the slick click-on keyboard that doubles as a cover when the tablet isn’t in use. The Surface Pro 2 sells for $899. And if that’s a little steep for your budget, the Surface 2 starts at $449 and the first-generation Surface costs $349.
It's time to pick a gift for your favorite small business owner (even if it's you). You could go the office superstore gift card route (boring!), but this holiday season why not give the entrepreneur in your life a gift that lasts longer than a lunchtime errand?
Small Business Computing.com has collected a list of some favorite technology gift ideas in the hardware, software and services areas that are perfect for small business owners — gifts that will make their lives easier and their organizations more productive.