Tablet PCs are becoming the new, more desirable electronic accessory. The tablet PC was introduced to the world way back in the early 2000's, by Bill Gates. This began a growing interest in portable computing. You wouldn't necessarily have to be at work or at home to access the Internet, thanks to ongoing discoveries in the science of using a wireless connection.
They weigh less than a laptop, and average in size approximately 7 to 12 inches. Many have a virtual keyboard, use interface, and a touch screen. They fall in between a laptop and a smart phone as far as size and weight goes. Most brands are aiming to come out with the smallest, lightweight versions.
These devices are handy to view videos and websites using Flash technology, which is free to download and install. Some models now include HDMI ports, USB and mini USB ports, as well as card readers. Some also have physical keyboards that detach, rear and front facing web-cams, and offer up to 1 GB RAM, and up to 32 GB of memory.
There is a limited capacity to store files, but there are a couple of companies that have come out with external, portable, hard disks that offer extra storage. There are also apps for storage services, so you don't have to take up space on your tablet, that can easily be accessed with an internet connection. They call this storing in a cloud. Some models have Wi-Fi only, and some have Wi-Fi and 3G models. In some countries, the near future may mean doing away with textbooks, and students just using tablets in the schools.
The first tablet PC did not sell very well, even though it was introduced by Bill Gates. It was complicating to use, as well as being a full PC, and consumers wanted something simpler. Other models have had huge success, because they are simple, lightweight, and portable. People want to get in quickly, check their mail, watch a show, or play a game, quickly and easily. The goal here is something that is very easy to use, and that's what seems to be the most popular.
When shopping around for a tablet PC, consider the many different features that are offered. Consider how it will be used, and what your basic, or not-so-basic, requirements are. There are processors, operating systems, ability to play games smoothly, Adobe and Flash support, social networking, high definition, and external keyboards to think about. There are special stores to help you pick the right one that suits your individual needs, as well as your budget.
There are several models that are considered the best value in their category. These models all offer the basics, along with sleek designs and different options. Information can easily be obtained on the Internet when shopping and comparing the different models and brands.
Consider how you will use your new portable PC, then start comparing the many different brands and models out there. Think about how much money you want to spend on it, as there are many price levels and extras. Compare and shop carefully before investing in this new, must have gadget.
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