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Technology Today: Tablet PC

Updated on December 9, 2014

Tablet PC is the world trend of technology today. It’s simple, light, and easy to use and to carry anywhere. Tablet PC has many usages especially for people who live in modern lifestyle these days. Tablet PC can help facilitate various activities we do every day either at home or at work. We can use tablet PC to take a look at recipes, use sports application to help improve our sport programs or exercise, or arrange work schedule with just a simple touch on these versatile gadget.

Tablet PC is a modern form of a conventional computer. Tablet PC was designed so it can be easily to use in hand, not just because it's also come in handy. So, basically it doesn’t need second media or other part such as a keyboard or mouse to operate the device. Tablet PC designed as compact as possible. Tablet PC using touch screen interfaces for the navigation, so we can reach many features on it. Tablet PC built with LCD screen where we can touch and slide the screen to use it. Most of tablets PC's screen can auto rotated from 180 to 360 degrees by following the movements of our bodies, or adjust to gravity, so that it can easily to use.

Some Tablet PC use a special-purpose pen or stylus so user can write on the LCD screen and some Tablet PC also could recognize hand-writing. So, what if we want to use usual keyboard to type letters? Tablet PC usually built with a virtual keyboard, so we can type letters and signs that used to be on regular keyboard. A virtual keyboard will pop-out in the screen if we click, touch or slide on its feature. Tablet PC usually fully functional device to browse the internet and do many kind of online activities such as chatting, live streaming, teleconference and so on. Tablet PC is really useful device that can help us to organize our daily activities. We could have notes, reminder, alarms, calendar and clock in just one simple gadget.

As multimedia, Tablet PC also typically has features for entertainment. We can use it as music players, watch movies, and even to play games. The features of tablet PC for entertainment purpose usually depend on the specification of the hardware itself plus the operating system and applications we can use. Some of Tablet PC also attached with mobile communication systems where it can use for communication purpose just like mobile phones or cellular phone. Tablet PC that attached with communication system is one of the type of next generation Smartphone.

Let’s take a look three kinds of compact tablet PC that sold on the market. What is the best tablet PC you think if it's rated from its entire features? Of course, any type of tablet PCs that sold in the market has to suit with your criteria and needs.

Samsung galaxy Tab 2 7-inch Wifi

Samsung galaxy Tab 2 7-inch Wifi equipped with sophisticated features that can pamper your needs of technology. Samsung galaxy Tab 2 7-inch operate with Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS which can execute almost all android apps. Samsung galaxy Tab 2 7-inch is pretty compact and nice to use. Samsung galaxy Tab 2 7-inch also equipped with card slot (micro-SD card type) on the left-hand side of the unit, his unit is available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB sizes. But, the card reader can read memory card up to 64GB in size. It also equipped with wifi and 3G technology that make it easy to access the internet anywhere. This unit also pinned with dual-core processor backed up with 1GB of RAM to make it works faster. The screen is really bright in color and good in details because it’s using 7-inch screen with 1024 x 600 TFT colors that can spoil your eyes to watch videos or play games. There are two camera units on the back cover and in rear front of Samsung galaxy Tab 2 7-inch Wifi, so that you can enjoy various facilities such as taking pictures, recording video and make video call. With variety of Galaxy Tab that has been sold on the market, Samsung has been one of the top leaders of the android tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Galaxy Tab | Source

Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet

BlackBerry PlayBook is a 7inch WiFi Tablet is the only Blackberry tablet that sold on the market, it is available at 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions and runs with the RIM OS.

The great from this tablet is the fact that BlackBerry PlayBook is compact, smaller and lighter than any other similar tablet, the weight only 425g makes it easily to carry anywhere. This 7-inch unit is using 1024x 600 WSVGA LCD capacitive touch screen with full of multi-touch and gesture support. Even though having a compact screen, the BlackBerry PlayBook display is one step better than any other 7-inch tablet rivals. It is also equipped with two cameras, 5MP for rear-facing camera and 3MP front facing camera with ambient light sensor that have function to adjust screen brightness automatically. Both the cameras can record videos up to 1080p at 30 ftp with MPEG 4 video format. BlackBerry PlayBook using OMAP4430 processor with 1 GB of RAM, thereby making it equivalent if compared with other tablets that using similar processor in terms of processing capabilities. You can easily record a video, playing 3D games smoothly or doing video call.

Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet
Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet | Source

Apple iPad Mini

Apple iPad mini is one of iPad product from Apple that sold on the market which have size rather small than regular iPad. It has 7mm thick and weighs just 308g or around 30g lighter or half the weight of a regular iPad. If compare with the regular iPad, it has ratio of 4:3 with 7,9inch display but this unit has the same 1,024x768 resolution just like the iPad 2 using multi-touch gesture. The Apple iPad mini is made from the same high-quality materials as its regular iPad and is available in the same colors also. The storage capacities vary from 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The Apple iPad mini also equipped with Wi-Fi or 4G. Not much different than the regular iPad, the Apple iPad mini have several selection of buttons as usual. For example, the place of volume buttons is on the upper right side. The power button placed at the top of the tablet along with a small microphone and 3.5mm headphone port. This unit comes with 5 mega pixels camera, similar one that used in the iPhone 4. It takes good quality image as well. The Apple iPad mini equipped with iOS 6.1 where it includes all the features that you could also find in regular iPad.

Apple iPad mini
Apple iPad mini | Source

What type of tablet PC do you have among all three tablets PC above?

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