Why Tablets Will Become Our Primary Computing Device

Posted by Dissol
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on Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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...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:

      • Touch input
      • Less than 800g
      • 7" to 14" screens
      • Feature always on
      • Min 8 hour battery life

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...

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RIC007GP
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RIC007GP Thursday, 26 April 2012

Couldn't agree with you more

I have also been saying something similar for ages. I think tablets need a few more years of evolution and a few advances in technology, but the day is coming when PCs will become redundant.

Interestingly the old Palm Pilot had an excellent handwriting recognition system which I used often in meetings much to the amazement of the participants. I am not sure if it was carried over to Web OS, but if it was then it is a pity that HP allowed it to die.

Shiraz
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Shiraz Thursday, 26 April 2012

mee too!

ever since I got my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 life has changed. Angry Birds is a WOW experience. i work in online digital and I find it the best business tool in meetings be it formal or relaxed in a venue like a coffee shop.

Dissol
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Dissol Thursday, 26 April 2012

Palm Pilots...and then backwards....

RIC, I agree... It was odd that Apple had handwriting on the Newton machine, but the iPad does not have it as a native concept. Windows has had it for a while, and HP (or Compaq) have been at the fore-front. Just looking at Windows 8 and the tablet capabilities may keep me away from Mac for a little longer...
Shiraz, need to try the Galaxy Tab, but not sure it has the capabilities that I need...

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