The world of electronic gadgets and gizmos is fascinating and at the same time intriguing. High degree of mobility among professionals in the corporate has popularized mobile computing among a large part of the masses.
Nowadays, tablet PCs are gaining immense popularity among people owing to the attractive features offered by them. Tablet PCs are a notebook or slate-shaped mobile computers that are equipped with a sensitive screen designed to interact with a complimentary pen.
A tablet PC has emerged as a culmination of advances in shrinking notebook hardware and improvements in infrared mousses and keyboards. A tablet PC's digitizer is an absolute pointing device rather than a relative pointing device, such as a mouse or a touchpad.
The digitizer is integrated with the screen and correlates physical touch or digital pen interaction on the screen.
The digitizing tablet technology enables you to input data by using a stylus or fingertip (instead of a keyboard or mouse). This facilitates direct interaction with the display screen.
You can enter text in a tablet PC by using:
- handwriting recognition
- onscreen virtual keyboard
- speech recognition
- standard keyboard
- shorthand like entry methods that enable pen-driven input
A tablet PC is linked to a network through a wireless or wired link. The form factor offers a more mobile way of interacting with a computer.
Usually, tablet PCs run on Windows XP Tablet PC Edition and Windows Vista operating systems.
Tablet PC are useful when notebooks are impractical or do not provide the needed functionality.
Slates constitute a popular category of tablet PCs. Slates do not have a dedicated keyboard. A keyboard may be attached via a wireless or a USB connection. This makes it easy for you to carry them on business tours. Slates are popular in vertical markets, such as healthcare, education, and fieldwork.
The various uses of tablet PCs are:
- enable computerized manipulation, organization, and reading of large amounts of printed information
- casual readers may download electronic versions of their favorite books
- students can scan in the pages of school textbooks