Tablet PCs A tablet personal computer or tablet PC is a tablet-sized computer that also has the key features of a full-size personal computer. A tablet PC is essentially a small laptop computer, equipped with a rotatable touch screen as an additional input device, and running a standard (or lightly adapted) PC operating system. Today, the term tablet is also used to refer to computer-like devices operated primarily by a touch screen but not intended to run general PC operating systems or applications. Tablet PCs use the same hardware as normal laptops but add support for pen input.
The Appearance of Tablet PCs Some tablets are like an LCD maybe just thicker than a general LCD, and they come with hard disk and other necessary hardware device. There are some which have the similar appearance of that of a notebook. The use of “pen”, an input device of the tablet PC is the most convenient and attractive part of the whole tablet. It functions same as a pen on a paper. Portable and mobile, it’s like a notebook light and small, can move anytime. Digital laptop- the tablet PC is the same with PDA and hand computer, like a common laptop can note anytime, create self word, chart and picture. You can use the tablet PC in any way. You can use the pen or your hand for controlling the PC.
The Impact of Tablet Pc on Education With the release of the Tablet PC, we are now seeing a significant shift in the dynamics of computer purchase and practice – moving away from desktops and laptops to Tablet PCs and other mobile devices. Their cost relative to laptops along with the promise of mobile computing has raised tremendous interest in Tablet PC use in education. The other factors which has further increased the impact of tablet PCs on education are briefly as follows: Form Factor Long Battery and Instant-On Price Touch interface Improved Digital Reading Integrating Multimedia Special Education Connecting
Impact on the Medical Field The healthcare sector has shown a healthy demand for tablets. Doctors working at iPad-less hospitals bought their own, carrying them on their rounds (incidentally, the iPad fits nicely into a white lab coat pocket). Since that time, manufacturers have introduced numerous tablets specially designed for healthcare professionals -- replete with rugged, hardy exteriors resistant to the kind of liquid, dust, and other debris they might come in contact with in a healthcare setting. The Tablet PCs are being increasingly deployed for therapeutic purposes. They are useful as trauma patients in rehabilitation. Their progress can easily be observed as they use tablets to surf the Web and run applications. Companies have even developed pharmaceutical applications for tablets, as well as apps designed for patient education. Although they haven't been around very long, tablet PCs are already poised to change healthcare as we know it.
The Available Tablet PCs in India Apple iPad: The Apple’s iPad is the most famous Tablet PC in the market currently. It had to go through some criticism initially but now it feels like people have really accepted this as the only option. The other thing is that it’s kind of a status symbol owning Apple’s product.
HP Slate HP Slate is pretty much said to be the best alternative to iPad. It’s for those who love Windows 7 as it runs on the same. Other Tablets which are listed are mostly powered by Android, which is any Open Source Mobile Operating System from Google.
Dell Streak A 5 Inch Tablet PC from Dell. The Dell Streak maybe called as a mobile phone or as a Tablet PC, its left to the perceiver.
Samsung Tab After the Success of their Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung has launched Samsung Tab, which is again powered by Android. Which means consumers can enjoy all the Apps that they find interesting in the Android Market.
Asus EEE Tablet Asus is the one who took this Netbook thing to the next level, prior to that there was nothing like a 9inch Computer and when they launched every company started following them, Asus presented their 9Inch Tablet PC which is powered by Android. Again a cooler thing for Android users.
Google HTC Tablet This Google HTC Tablet is said to be a Rumor, but one cannot be sure if it’s Google, they can launch a product the very next day. Like Google Nexus One was once called a rumored phone but it was launched soon. So we can expect a Google HTC Tablet in near future.
The $35 Tablet Pc from India The $35 Tablet PC from India. Yes, it’s the Cheapest of All and it’s very real. It runs on Android and is capable of doing almost everything which other Tablet PC which are mentioned above can do.
Motorola Xoom The Xoom supports up to 720p video playback. It features a 2 MP front-facing camera for video chatting over Wi-Fi or cellular Internet and a rear-facing 5 MP camera that records 720p video. The Xoom has a 1280×800 PX widescreen, 10.1-inch display and 3D graphics acceleration, as well as HDMI-out. It features the Gorilla Glass resistant coating.
BalckBerry PlayBook The BlackBerry PlayBook is a tablet computer by Research In Motion (RIM), a Canadian company that produces consumer electronics, best known for the BlackBerry smartphone. Also announced was a new operating system, the BlackBerry Tablet OS, based on QNX Neutrino, to run on the tablet.
The Price list of a few Tablet PCs in the Indian Market. These are just sthe approximate prices.