Harrisburg, Pa. - D&H Distributing is offering online tools and resources to help its customers become better-versed in the tablet PC market.
There is information on the different models, accessories and features of these units, which come in a diversity of sizes, prices and operating systems. D&H said it is "uniquely positioned" to be a driving force in educating dealers and retailers about comparative models, even more so than individual vendors are currently able to offer on their own.
This market expansion comes in time for retailers to still take advantage of the back-to-school shopping season, when students of all ages are purchasing on technology for their dorms and classrooms. The ultra-portability, "instant-on" features, and general "wow" factor associated with the tablet format makes it an especially popular item for the youth-oriented education marketplace, the distributor said.
To help customers become more familiar with the different tablets, operating systems and accessories now available, D&H has launched a Tablet Destination web page accessible via a dandh.com log-in. The page organizes a volume of tablet-based merchandise for the customer's convenience, including bags and cases, plus iPad-based and other accessories. Merchandise is searchable according to vendor, featured devices, associated accessories, etc., the distributor said.
D&H is supporting such suppliers as Acer, Asus, Samsung, Toshiba, ViewSonic, Coby, Archos and other tablet makers, both established and emerging. Sizes and functionality of the new inventory span from PDA-like, 4.3-inch touchscreens at more aggressive price points, to high-performance, 10-inch-plus units whose capabilities more approach a netbook or laptop.
"The mobility market has been a high point on the IT landscape for years, and tablets are driving the trend," said Jeff Davis, sales senior VP at D&H. "The industry has been waiting for selection to grow in this format, bringing a healthy variety to the buying public for a very in-demand category. Retailers should take advantage of the timing of these summer launches, by marketing tablets as an essential piece of electronics for the new season."
Among the tablets D&H is carrying are the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Tegra 2, Acer Iconia Tab, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Lenovo IdeaPad K1, Toshiba Thrive, AOC Breeze, ViewSonic Vpad7, ViewPad 10Pro, ViewBook and Coby Kyros MID10244G.