Tablet Pcs : How It Is Different From
A Desktop Or A Notebook-Input Method, Size
Tablet PCs are sleek, lightweight and affordable, so
they must pack a bundle of features into a sleek package.
This starts with the touch-sensitive screen. A tablet's
screen has to serve as the monitor, keyboard, and touch
pad to save physical space. The screens are capable of high-resolution
color photos and HD-quality video matching that of notebook
computers. Some tablet users opt to purchase a separate
USB or Bluetooth keyboard for more extensive writing tasks.
Tablet PCs must use a low-power, yet high-octane microprocessor,
also known as the Central Processing Unit (CPU). Two popular
tablet PCs, the Motorola Xoom and the View sonic G-Tablet,
use the Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. A low-power processor
allows the tablets to achieve the 8- to 10-hour battery
life that the units can achieve at the sacrifice of processing
speed. If you want the more powerful Intel Pentium processor
or a top-of-the-line AMD chip, you might consider getting
a full-scale laptop or maybe even a desktop PC.
Tablet PCs typically pack 1 to 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM,
or Random Access Memory. This is plenty of RAM for basic
tasks required of tablets, such as note taking, email reading
and video viewing. The RAM helps the tablets load and swap
out programs and files. Some tablets PCs are capable of
RAM upgrades to 4 GB. This would benefit users who want
to do moderate video editing on their tablets.
Tablet PCs typically work online in the manner of a net
book or networked computer. Therefore, hard drive space
is held to a minimum if the unit has a native physical drive
at all. Typically, tablet PCs come with 16 GB or 32 GB of
internal flash memory. Storage can be upgraded with a Secure
Digital High Capacity (SDHC) flash memory card of 4 GB,
8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB.