Posts Tagged ‘tablet’
In our previous post “The Desktop PC – Still Relevant?”, we touched on how the industry is trending more mobile, and the sizes of the devices we use are changing. Laptops are cheaper than they’ve ever been. They are thinner and lighter than ever, and they are much more powerful than they were even a few years ago. With that being said, we’d like to delve into a few minor setbacks to the cheaper, thinner, lighter laptops of today.
The computer is still the “king of the castle” when it comes to productivity, but more and more people are turning to mobile devices out of necessity or just because it’s more convenient than pulling out the laptop. Some of our clients regularly depend on their tablets to get work done and so have asked us for application recommendations. We thought we’d pass that information on to you!
Many households have wireless routers, and that number is rapidly growing every day. The convenience of being able to access your wireless connection anywhere in the office or home is especially hard to resist with the surge in popularity of mobile devices such as smartphones, notebooks, and tablets.
A subject that has come up more and more is whether or not a tablet can replace a laptop. Tablet technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over the last few years, but has it reached the point of replacing the ubiquitous laptop for everyday productivity? That remains to be seen. Let’s take a look at both sides of the debate.
Unless you’ve literally been under a rock these last couple years, you know that the iPad is the hottest selling computing device on the market. Ultra portable touch screen thats super easy to use, crazy long battery life, and tons of cool and useful apps in the App Store. Its easy to see how the iPad has created the frenzy it has. It is also easy to predict the next phase… competition.
Apple has a well established reputation for creating products that inspire fierce loyalty from its users. The iPad is near perfect, and the iPad 2 is even closer. It’s going to be hard for any manufacturer to top that act. Here’s a few of the better attempts:
- Asus Eee Pad Transformer – Android 3.0, Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core CPU, 10.1-inch capacitive display at 1280×800, full-size keyboard dock, card reader, HDMI-out, rear-facing camera, front-facing camera. Asus has been making good netbooks for awhile now and this tablet dosent lower their grade. One of the best Android tablets available.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – Android 3.0, 1GHz dual core CPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage, 10.1-inch capacitive screen at 1280×800 (WXGA), 3MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 3G. This is the one to watch! Arguably the best Android tablet currently.
- Motorola X00m – Android 3.0, Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 32GB Flash storage, 10.1-inch capacitive LCD at 1280×800, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, 5MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 3G, 730g. A second generation Android tablet that looks very exciting!
- Blackberry Playbook – BlackBerry Tablet OS (QNX), 1GHz Cortex A9 dual core CPU, 1GB RAM, 7-inch capacitive LCD at 1024×600, 3MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear-facing camera, 400g. The only non-Android tablet in the “one to watch” category, the Playbook promises a lot of future potential.
As you can see, the iPad cant be content to rest on its laurels. It may hold the crown for right now, but the contenders are hot on its tail and ready to snatch the lead! Definitely a race we are going to watch closely!
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