What Can a Touch Screen Tablet Offer?


Touch screen tablet PC’s are the latest “fashion icon” in the computer world. They’re small, with a nice, simple, yet attractive design, offering great features for people looking for some relaxation, being extremely easy to use due to the friendly user interface. As far as I am concerned, the touch screen tablet tends to become a personal multi-media center: you can read books, surf the Internet, check the email, and of course, see a movie. Pretty cool, isn’t it?

How can they do that much?  Well, each of the touch screen tablets comes with a pen to use for touching the screen. Then, they have an on-screen keyboard to use for writing, and an incorporated camera for video captures.

They are lighter than netbook tablets and they don’t have so many problems when it comes to screen sensitivity, but as I said, they are designed more for multimedia, which makes them not so good when it comes to emailing or text writing. If you are a computer geek, see it this way: touch screen tablets were not built to generate content, but rather to run it.

Some of the most well known touch screen tablets include Apple’s iPad or Asus’s EEE Pad.

Let’s take a look at both of these to see what they’re capable of:

  • Apple’s iPad is probably the world’s most well know touch screen tablet pc, quickly setting the standard for the touch tablet industry right after it was launched, being an extremely entertainment-oriented device, even if it has some important downs: no video camera, no Flash support, and no multitasking- just to name a few.
  • Asus EEE Pad, launched in early 2011, is being seen by many as “the iPad killer”. It really does look like an Asus family member, having lots of ports available and will try to take advantage of all the iPad weaknesses. Rumors say that the EEE will run on Android OS rather than Windows 7 and it will have a better price than iPad.

Even if for most of the people the touch screen tablets are only entertainment devices, I consider them to be more like a milestone. Why is that? Simple: because they tend to be the link between phones and computers, replacing the smartphones. If you don’t trust me, just keep an eye on the next things to happen: smaller computers that will allow free talking through Skype, and will incorporate dozens of entertainment features.

Welcome to the future!

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