...or...Dissol told you so...ages ago!!!
I have just finished reading a report by Frank Gillet (with the above title - he does not know about me yet). In it, he predicts that tablets are rapidly becoming the computing device of choice. By "Tablet" he suggests that it should have the following:
Now those that know me, know that I have been a Tablet junkie (jn more ways that one!) since 2000, when I bought my first Hybrid PC Tablet. I have had several incarnations since then, and am hooked on the concept. My latest tablet does not quite meet all the requirements as stated by Gillet (I falll down on the weight, Always on Feature, and 8 Hr battery life, but one out of four... Anyway, I would add one important addition to that list: it should have handwriting input too.
Tablets make much more sense in meetings - there is no vertical "barrier" between people, there is not the clatter of keys as people type in, and it is much easier to pass a tablet to a colleague than a laptop. I am thinking about making the big jump and ditching the PC for a Mac based approach...although aside from cost, I do like being able to write (yes, I know there will be an "app to do that", but having it as part of the operating system gives much more functionality...). I can foresee the day when we have meetings, and our tablets will be immediately updated with everyone's input as soonas as we arrive... Infact, we may not have to go at all, we could just send our tablets in place... Now there is a thought...