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Tablet pc



A tablet personal computer (tablet PC) is a portable personal computer equipped with a touch
screen as a primary input device and designed to be operated and owned by an individual The
term was made popular as a concept presented by Microsoft in 2001 but tablet PCs now refer to
any tablet-sized personal computer, even if it's not using Windows but another PC operating
system. Tablets may use virtual keyboards and handwriting recognition for text input through
the touch screen. All tablet personal computers have a wireless adapter for Internet and local
network connection.
Notebook running Windows XP Tablet Edition Revival of pen-based computing idea; finally got it
right? Built-in support for InkDraw with stylus, active digitizer.Handwriting recognition.Also
support for speech recognition. Unlike a PDA, the Tablet PC runs everything on a normal Windows
XP machine.Form Currently enteringM second generation of devices.All with built-in wireless
capabilities. Lonestar in Q2 of 2004.Microsoft: Following Windows for Pen Computing,
Microsoft has been developing support for tablets running Windows under the Microsoft Tablet PC
name.Windows:Applications developed for the tablet PC cater to the form factor and functionality
available on the platform. Many forms of applications incorporate a pen-friendly user interface
and/or the ability to hand write directly in the document or interface. Apple Mac OS X:Apple have
never sold a tablet PC-style computer running Mac OS X, although OS X does have support for
handwriting recognition via Inkwell. Instead, Apple sells the iOS based iPad which was introduced in
2010.For current tablet computers, (non tablet PCs) the general size is 10" (Used by the iPad) or 7"
(Used by many Android tablets). Many tablet PC makers have standardized on a 12" widescreen
format, with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels
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