Tablet—What Is It?
Much smaller in size and lighter in weight as compared to a laptop, a tablet can be described as a portable and wireless slate-style computer deployed with a smart and user-friendly touchscreen interface.
The idea to create and develop this type of computer can be credited to Alan Kay. He came up with this idea in 1971. Though the concept is not new to the world, thanks to technological advancements, the way it looks and functions today has truly evolved and redefined the way individuals do business now.
Significant technological advancements in display resolution, battery life, memory & wireless web access and handwriting-recognition software have truly made tablets a desirable and more importantly, a feasible computing option for working professionals, especially those who are continuously on the move and want to stay connected with peers.
Tablet styles include convertible tablets, rugged tablets and hybrid tablets. Let’s take a deeper dive to find out more about the new tablet styles.
The convertible style tablet offers a display screen that can be rotated to 180° and can also be folded-to-close over a well-integrated keyword. On the other hand, a hybrid tablet is just like a regular notebook but what makes it unique and innovative is the fact that it comes with a removable display which also functions like a slate, independently. Rugged tablets are slate-like but designed exclusively with the purpose to withstand extreme conditions and rough handling. And this is exactly why the rugged style tablet is covered with a thick and hard protective shell. It also features a shock protected hard drive.