INTRODUCTIONA tablet PC is a wireless, portable personal computer with a touch screen interface. The tablet form factor is typically smaller than a notebook computer but larger than a smartphone.A type of notebook computer that has an LCD screen on which the user can write using a special-purpose pen, or stylus.
EVOLUTION OF TABLET PC1956- The first publicly demonstrated system using a tablet and handwriting recognition.1987- Apple computer started its tablet project.2001- Bill Gates of Microsoft demonstrates the first public prototype of a Tablet PC (Pen enabled computer).2002- Microsoft releases the Microsoft Tablet PC.2005- Nokia launches the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet.2010- Samsung unveils the Galaxy Tab, running Google Android.2012- Google unveils the Nexus 7,a 7-inch tablet developed with Asus.
What Make Tablets Tick? Microprocessors Rechargeable Battery CPU Accelerometers Touch User Interface Flash Based Memory Gyroscopes
Types of Tablet PCs Slate Computers Booklets Convertible Hybrid
Slate ComputersResembles a slate with no keyboard attached .Comes with a virtual keyboard to operate. However we can also connect a USB or wireless keyboard.
BOOKLETSTablets that can be folded like a book and have dual touchscreen.Designed to be used as Project Planners, Browsing Internet, Displaying audio & video and e- reading.
CONVERTIBLEThese are enclosed in a case and have an attached keyboard.Heavier and larger than the slate computers, but lighter than a laptop.Base & Display Screen is joined by a single joint, called Swivel Hinge.This joint allows the convertible screen to rotate through 180°.
HYBRIDShares the features of Slates & ConvertibleIt comes with a detachable keyboard which works like a convertible when connected.
TABLET PC v/s LAPTOPS Area of Comparison Tablet PC LaptopInput Method Touch Interface Consist of a KeyboardSize Roughly of a small pad of a Far larger and heavier paper and weight is under two pounds.Battery Life Longer (upto 10 hours) Smaller (around 3 to 4 hours)Storage Capacity Upto 64 GBs Upto 160 GbsPerfomance Satisfactory only Much BetterCost Almost Same Same
ADVANTAGESPortabliltySmaller Weight & Light WeightFlexible ScreenCan be used as a GPS navigation deviceFinish your work while in transitGesture Recognition
LIMITATIONSNo KeyboardLack of PortsNo DVD or Blu-ray driveFragilityHigh PriceDiscomfort