Tablet PCs

Quinn, Valens
May 2004
Australian Personal Computer;May2004, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p100
Since its launch over a year ago, the Tablet PC has established itself as a credible new addition to the notebook form factor. Ideal for situations where a person needs to hold a notebook in one hand and enter data with the other, Tablet PCs provide this freedom through a pen-driven interface and handwriting recognition technology. While Microsoft Windows XP Tablet Edition is still in its first major build, many manufacturers have released second generation Tablet PCs featuring significant improvements over their first products. By far the most notable improvement to the Tablet PC has been the introduction of the information technology Intel Corp.'s Centrino Mobile Technology. Centrino has seriously upped the ante in terms of battery life and performance expectations for mobile computing, and the combination of processor, chipset and wireless network adaptor has enabled Tablets to reach smaller form factors.


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