Tablet Computers Our Future : When the first computers were invented, they took up entire rooms and had basic displays and input-output capabilities. Over time, computers have not only become a powerful multimedia and data-processing device, but they have also slowly reduced in size. The latest step in the evolution of computers is the tablet pc. This handy gadget includes most of the functionality and power of a desktop or laptop, with the size and weight less than a standard magazine.
With the increase of mobile Internet speeds came a desire to have a computer that was easy to carry and use on the go. While netbooks filled this void nicely, there were people that wanted the convenience in an even more portable and easy to use format. This was the start of tablet computing technologies. By using a touch-screen interface, there is no need for a keyboard or mouse.
Internal WiFi or cellular modems
handle any internet and network accessing needs and allow the footprint of the tablet to be smaller still. By eliminating any hinges or required accessories, the resulting product was a flat, lightweight device capable of handling the needs of most computer users.
It did not take long for big names in the technology world to push products to market. Currently, there is a full line of tablets available from Motorola, Apple, Samsung, Toshiba, ASUS and RIM that have similar characteristics and functionality. While features and specifics may vary between companies and models, the tablets have screens ranging from seven to 10.1-inches and display resolutions around 1280-by-800 pixels.
Most feature cameras ranging from three to eight megapixels and are capable of recording full-HD video at smooth frame rates. When it comes to storing your apps, music, movies and personal data, storage capacities range from 16GB to 64GB, though higher storage capacities often come with a premium price tag.