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HP Compaq tablet PC with rotating/removable keyboard
.In general terms, tablet PC refers to a fully functional laptop PC, equipped with a stylus and, in selected models, touchscreen.^ Cheap tablet pc laptop .

^ A tablet PC is a laptop computer, the screen of which reacts to a stylus or fingertip.
  • Tablet PC and graphics tablets 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.nd.edu [Source type: General]

^ Tablet PCs are fully-functional laptop PCs and more.
  • Tablet PC - Mobile PC Wiki 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC techwiki.ca [Source type: General]

.This form factor offers a more mobile PC: Tablet PCs may be used where notebooks are impractical or unwieldy, or do not provide the needed functionality.^ The processors used in tablet PCs vary.

^ These factors increase the value of a tablet, and define its use more.
  • Tablet PC: First Impressions 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC danbricklin.com [Source type: General]

^ The UMPC / Ultra Mobile PC form factor is a work in progress.
  • The Best Tablet PC - 2007 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC tabletpc2.com [Source type: General]

.The term Tablet PC was made popular in a product announced in 2001 by Microsoft, and defined by Microsoft to be a pen-enabled computer conforming to hardware specifications devised by Microsoft and running "Windows XP Tablet PC Edition" operating system or a derivative thereof[2]; similar to Tablet PCs are tablet computers.^ The Product Key used during setup was not a Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 Product Key.
  • Deploying Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Tablet PC is Microsoft's version of a tablet PC. .

^ Software Tablet PCs ship with a special version of Windows XP called Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
  • Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Windows XP Tablet PC Edition reviewed 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.winsupersite.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

Forms

Booklets

.Booklet PCs are dual screen tablet computers that fold open like a book.^ Microsoft , surface computing , tablet PCs .
  • tablet PCs on Gearlog 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.gearlog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Touch screen tablet pc .

^ With the introduction of Tablet PC to the computing...

.A typical Booklet PC is equipped with multitouch screens and pen writing recognition capabilities.^ Microsoft's recognizer no longer lets you freely write on the screen as it did with the initial Tablet PC Edition.
  • Rugged tablet PC makes onsite computing fast - 2009-12-01 07:00:00 | Building Design & Construction 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.bdcnetwork.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tablet PC is a mobile device with inking capabilities. The Tablet works much like a laptop, but is more portable and allows handwriting and speech recognition.
  • Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.ecu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Users interact with them by tapping, writing, or drawing on a touch screen with a stylus, and they are capable of wireless access to the Internet or the campus network.
  • Tablet PC Initiative 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC learning.nd.edu [Source type: Academic]

.They are designed to be used as a digital day planner, internet surfing device, project planner, to watch videos, live TV, play music, and for e-reading.^ Videos: Trying to watch TV online?
  • Would the Gateway Microsoft Tablet PC be a good computer fo | BrokenControllers.com 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC brokencontrollers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My Entertainment – Enables patients to watch live TV, select movies, listen to music, and play Xbox games or play online games.

^ These devices will play video and music and, of course, display text; they will let you navigate by touching your fingers to the screen; and—this is most important—they will be connected to the Internet at all times.
  • Apple's Tablet PC Will Reinvent Computing - Newsweek.com 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.newsweek.com [Source type: General]

Slates

.Slate computers, which resemble writing slates, are tablet PCs without a dedicated keyboard.^ The tablet PC is a laptop computer with a twist.
  • Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.topbits.com [Source type: General]

^ A slate Tablet PC doesn’t have an attached keyboard.
  • My First 150 Days With a Tablet PC -- Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC mcpmag.com [Source type: General]

^ Motion Computing rugged Tablet PC .

.For text input, users rely on handwriting recognition via active digitizer, touching the screen with a fingertip or stylus or by using an external keyboard which can usually be attached via a wireless or USB connection.^ The touch screen is great but the digitizer is nice too.

^ Touch-screen technology enables users to write with either a stylus or a digital pen.
  • Toshiba Tecra M7 Tablet PC Review 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC tecratabletpc.com [Source type: General]

^ Tablet PCs also have a touch screen and the main method of input is handwriting recognition.
  • Get versatile performance with HP Tablet PCs - HP Small and Medium Business 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.hp.com [Source type: General]

.These tablet PCs typically incorporate small (8.4–14.1 inches/21–36 centimetres) LCD screens and have been popular for quite some time in vertical markets such as health care, education, and field work.^ Is the Tablet PC's screen touch sensitive?
  • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tablet PC will standardize this market.
  • Tablet PC Lounge - Tablet PC Hardware Reviews- Acer Tablet PC Review 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.tabletpclounge.com [Source type: General]

^ Question : What do I think of the Tablets with the 14 inch or larger screens ?
  • The Best Tablet PC - 2007 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC tabletpc2.com [Source type: General]

.Applications for field work often require a tablet PC that has rugged specifications that ensure long life by resisting heat, humidity, and drop/vibration damage.^ Introducing the new Eden Rugged Tablet PC's , specifically the RUGTAB84X2 .
  • Rugged Tablet PCs - Industrial Vehicle Mounted Computers & Sunlight Readable Touch Screen LCD Monitors 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.edenruggedtabletpc.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Full functionality requires a Tablet PC. .
  • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Question: Are the rugged Tablet PC's really rugged?
  • The Best Tablet PC - 2007 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC tabletpc2.com [Source type: General]

This added focus on mobility and/or ruggedness often leads to elimination of moving parts that could hinder these qualities.

Convertibles

.Convertible notebooks have a base body with an attached keyboard.^ When you need a keyboard do you want a convertible that doubles as a notebook or a slate model that you will use with an external keyboard and possibly a docking station?
  • InfoCater Tablet Computer Newsletter : Selecting a Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.imakenews.com [Source type: General]

^ All nine Tablet PCs that Microsoft's new software is designed for also have either a conventional, notebook-like keyboard, or can be attached to a collapsible keyboard.
  • Tablet PC: 21st century notepad? - CNET News 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.They more closely resemble modern laptops, and are usually heavier and larger than slates.^ I also often hear an attorney say they don’t have the time for the training required to do more with the laptop.

^ A notebook/laptop form factor Tablet PC usually offers a convertible feature to allow its use as a notebook, but then converts to a slate style with a hinge mechanism.
  • Tablet PC TV 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.tabletpc.tv [Source type: General]

^ That is beginning to change as new software lets students do more things than they could do with a textbook.
  • Adventures in home working » Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC steves.seasidelife.com [Source type: General]

.Typically, the base of a convertible attaches to the display at a single joint called a swivel hinge or rotating hinge.^ Tablet PCs generally have two formats, a convertible model with an integrated keyboard and display that rotates 180 degrees and can be folded down over the keyboard -- or a slate style, with a removable keyboard.

^ They have a touch-sensitive display attached to the rest of the machine via a 180-degree hinge.
  • ASUS Tablet PC: ASUS Eee PC T91 | ASUS Eee PC T101H | ASUS Eee Pad 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.asustablet.com [Source type: General]
  • Gigabyte | ASUS Tablet PC: ASUS Eee PC T91 | ASUS Eee PC T101H | ASUS Eee Pad 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.asustablet.com [Source type: General]

^ The hinge on a convertible tablet that allows the screen to swivel may be especially prone to wear-and-tear, depending on how well it’s made.
  • An Introduction to Tablet PCs - Oct, 2004 - Family Practice Management 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.aafp.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The joint allows the screen to rotate through 180° and fold down on top of the keyboard to provide a flat writing surface.^ Tablet PCs generally have two formats, a convertible model with an integrated keyboard and display that rotates 180 degrees and can be folded down over the keyboard -- or a slate style, with a removable keyboard.

^ Tablet PCs have an attached keyboard and look like a conventional notebook PC. However, a Tablet PC is unique in that you can rotate the screen 180 degrees and lay it flat over the keyboard for a more comfortable reading and writing experience.
  • Get versatile performance with HP Tablet PCs - HP Small and Medium Business 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.hp.com [Source type: General]

^ HP and Transmeta will collaborate on product development, testing, and joint marketing of the Evo Tablet, which is reportedly the size of a pad of paper and allows users to draw and write directly onto the screen.
  • HP Joins Tablet PC Foray - InternetNews.com 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: News]

.This design, although the most common, creates a physical point of weakness on the notebook.^ Both chips are highly efficient and have thermal design power (TDP) ratings of just 10 watts, less than a third of most notebook processors.
  • Rugged tablet PC makes onsite computing fast - 2009-12-01 07:00:00 | Building Design & Construction 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.bdcnetwork.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Some manufacturers, however, have attempted to overcome these weak points. .The Panasonic Toughbook 19, for example, is advertised as a more durable convertible notebook.^ October 19, 2005 As more PC makers twist around conventional designs, tablet PC capabilities could be the next "it" feature in notebooks.
  • tablet PC news, reviews and downloads on CNET 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.cnet.com [Source type: General]
  • tablet PC news, reviews and downloads on CNET 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC ces.cnet.com [Source type: General]
  • tablet PC news on CNET 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC computershopper.com.com [Source type: General]
  • PC and tablet news on CNET 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.cnet.com [Source type: General]
  • Gateway Inc., and tablet PC news and downloads on CNET 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC espn.com.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Both the Toughbook 19 convertible tablet and the Toughbook 30 notebook include an anti-glare, anti-reflective sunlight viewable display, WiFi 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth, a mobile broadband-ready (WWAN) design, along with backlit keyboard, GPS wireless and many more options.
  • Tablet PC | BestStuff 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.beststuff.com [Source type: General]

^ Panasonic Toughbook 19 Tablet PC - CF-19KDRAX6M .
  • Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC tabletpcss.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.One model by Acer has a sliding design in which the screen slides up from the slate-like position and locks into place to provide the laptop mode.^ The laptop has a pivot screen that can be flipped the tablet into a flat slate that lets users to write or draw directly onto the screen.

^ I wish to have one Acer Aspire Timeline 1820P (Convertible Multi-touch Tablet Design) for myself soon.
  • Day 405: Dual monitor on Tablet PC alert! » Make You Go Hmm 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.makeyougohmm.com [Source type: General]

^ Why it's best: Lenovo's X200 tablet is a derivative model of Lenovo's X200, which currently dominates the ultraportable laptop market due to its sturdy and utilitarian ThinkPad design.
  • Best Tablet PC Overall: Expert Reviews & Rankings | Bestcovery 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.bestcovery.com [Source type: General]

.Convertibles are by far the most popular form factor of tablet PCs, because the convertibles still offer the keyboard and pointing device of older notebooks, for people who are unsure about the practicality of using the pen as the primary method of input.^ Welcome to the April 2009 Most Popular Tablet PCs list.

^ Control the Tablet PC using a digital pen .
  • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A blog about using the Tablet PC in nursing practice.

Hybrids

.Hybrids, coined by users of the HP/Compaq TC1000 and TC1100 series, share the features of the slate and convertible by using a detachable keyboard which operates in a similar fashion to a convertible when attached.^ HP Compaq tc1100 Tablet PC .
  • Search HP US - Search results for 'hp compaq tablet pc tc1100' 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC search.hp.com [Source type: Reference]

^ HP TC1000 hybrid Tablet .

^ HP TC1100 hybrid Tablet .

.This is not to be confused with slate models that have a detachable keyboard—detachable keyboards for pure slate models do not rotate to allow the tablet to rest on it like a convertible.^ Tablet PCs generally have two formats, a convertible model with an integrated keyboard and display that rotates 180 degrees and can be folded down over the keyboard -- or a slate style, with a removable keyboard.

^ Tablet PCs have an attached keyboard and look like a conventional notebook PC. However, a Tablet PC is unique in that you can rotate the screen 180 degrees and lay it flat over the keyboard for a more comfortable reading and writing experience.
  • Get versatile performance with HP Tablet PCs - HP Small and Medium Business 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.hp.com [Source type: General]

^ The Tablet PC comes in two forms, the ‘convertible’ with an integrated keyboard, and the ultramobile ‘pure tablet.’ All Tablet PCs are light, ranging from two to three pounds.

.With a loyal following, the hybrid form factor has recently received updates after the TC1100. HP has launched an array of tablet pc convertible notebooks over the last few years, the latest being the tx2 which brings multi-touch capabilities to a consumer-aimed notebook.^ Is the Tablet PC's screen touch sensitive?
  • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ HP TouchSmart tx2-1030cm Tablet PC .

^ Hybrid tablet PCs are becoming popular with previous users of the convertible tablet PCs.
  • Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.topbits.com [Source type: General]

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System software

Microsoft

.Windows 7 touch capability is built with Microsoft Surface technologies.^ Some analysts predict that touch-based computing will be a major trend in coming years, particularly since Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 will include a touch-based UI. .
  • Asus Aims for Tablet PC Revival - PC World Business Center 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.pcworld.com [Source type: General]

^ The Tablet PC runs Microsoft’s Windows XP Tablet PC Edition that adds to the capabilities of Windows XP Professional—handwriting support, ink notes and voice recognition.

^ By TheCaptain   |  Published 4/30/2007 How to Use Windows 7 Multi-Touch Technology Windows 7, the latest operating system from Microsoft, is equipped with multi-touch technology that allows you to do a lot of things using your fingers.
  • Fujitsu LifeBook T4410 Tablet PC: A Product Review - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

.This is a gesture and touch-centric UI enhancement that works with most current touch computers.^ Some analysts predict that touch-based computing will be a major trend in coming years, particularly since Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 will include a touch-based UI. .
  • Asus Aims for Tablet PC Revival - PC World Business Center 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.pcworld.com [Source type: General]

^ These enhancements increase the number of ways people can use computers for practical and creative work.
  • Tablet PC Post :: Tablet PC and UMPC Software Trading Post - Download Utilities, Business Productivity, and Games 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.tabletpcpost.com [Source type: General]

^ This type of computer offers a better way to become mobile and still keep in touch where it matters most.

.Windows has a history of tablet technology including Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.^ Windows XP has a version just for Tablet PCs — with some additions.
  • Tablet News 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC tabletnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 media was not used for installation.
  • Deploying Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why should I install Windows XP Service Pack 2, including Tablet PC Edition 2005?
  • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[4][5] .Tablet PC Edition is a superset of Windows XP Professional, the difference being tablet functionality, including alternate text input (Tablet PC Input Panel) and basic drivers for support of tablet PC specific hardware.^ Software Tablet PCs ship with a special version of Windows XP called Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
  • Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Windows XP Tablet PC Edition reviewed 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.winsupersite.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Enabling Ink: The TIP (Tablet PC Input Panel) Ink-enables applications that do not support Ink natively.
  • Introduction to Tablet PC Development 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.devx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Tablet PC TC1000 is a full-function PC, with the power of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, a superset of Windows XP Professional.
  • HP Compaq Tablet PC TC1000 - TM5800 1 GHz - 10.4" TFT Tablet PC reviews - CNET Reviews 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC reviews.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.Requirements to install Tablet PC Edition include a tablet digitizer or touchscreen device, and hardware control buttons including a Ctrl-Alt-Delete shortcut button, scrolling buttons, and at least one user-configurable application button.^ Requirements to install Tablet PC Edition include a tablet digitizer or touchscreen device, and hardware control buttons including, orientation,flipping and portrait/landscape toggles, buttons which scroll the screen, and a stylus.
  • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC it.toolbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Control the Tablet PC using a digital pen .
  • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The install fails if Tablet edition is not detected.
  • Microsoft Experience Pack for Tablet PC - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC download.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.Service Pack 2 for Windows XP includes Tablet PC Edition 2005 and is a free upgrade.^ The Product Key used during setup was not a Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 Product Key.
  • Deploying Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Software Tablet PCs ship with a special version of Windows XP called Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
  • Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Windows XP Tablet PC Edition reviewed 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.winsupersite.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows XP has a version just for Tablet PCs — with some additions.
  • Tablet News 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC tabletnews.com [Source type: General]

.This version brought improved handwriting recognition and improved the Input Panel, allowing it to be used in almost every application.^ Improving handwriting recognition accuracy .
  • Getting more out of your Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC windows.microsoft.com [Source type: General]

^ It also has a much-improved Tablet Input Panel.
  • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Handwriting recognition and the Input Panel were consoderably improved in this SP, permitting it to be used in almost all applications.
  • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC it.toolbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Input Panel was also revised to extend speech recognition services (input and correction) to other applications.^ Speech recognition services (input and correction) was extended to other applications also.
  • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC it.toolbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Using a digital pen and the input panel utility, you can write directly on the screen and save your notes in your own handwriting or convert them to typed text for input into other applications.

^ At last, you can take notes on your tablet in algebra class: the new Math Input Panel recognizes handwritten math expressions and integrates with other programs.
  • Windows 7 Features: Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.microsoft.com [Source type: General]

.With the succession of Windows Vista, the Tablet PC functionality no longer required a separate edition.^ Vista offers on Tablet PC: .
  • Tablet PC Team Blog 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC blogs.technet.com [Source type: General]

^ Windows XP Tablet PC Edition (1,875 views) .
  • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC it.toolbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ News Tags: Vista , PCs , tablet pc .
  • tablet pc News, tablet pc Tips | WebProNews 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.webpronews.com [Source type: General]

.Tablet PC support is built into all editions of Windows Vista with the exception of Home Basic and Starter editions.^ Is there a video camera built into the Tablet PC? .
  • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Vista offers on Tablet PC: .
  • Tablet PC Team Blog 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC blogs.technet.com [Source type: General]

^ News Tags: Vista , PCs , tablet pc .
  • tablet pc News, tablet pc Tips | WebProNews 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.webpronews.com [Source type: General]

.This extends the handwriting recognition, ink collection,[6] and additional input methods to any computer running Vista even if the input device is an external digitizer, a touch screen, or even a regular mouse.^ They also have additional software installed for handwriting recognition and ink notes.
  • Tablet PC Talk - FAQ 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.tabletpctalk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The touch screen is great but the digitizer is nice too.

^ A mouse is a lousy text input device, and a touch pad even worse.
  • Tablet PC: First Impressions 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC danbricklin.com [Source type: General]

.Vista also supports MultiTouch functions and gestures (originally developed for the Microsoft Surface version of Vista) and is now usable by the public with the release of MultiTouch tablets.^ Microsoft , surface computing , tablet PCs .
  • tablet PCs on Gearlog 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.gearlog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What's in: Since Vista Beta 1 was intended for developers and IT folks we focused on getting the platform APIs into the OS. The latest version of Avalon, or I should now say the Windows Presentation Framework is has lots of tablet goodies for tablet developers.
  • Tablet PC Team Blog : Tablet PC and Vista Beta 1 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC blogs.technet.com [Source type: General]

^ MSDN Webcast: Overview of Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) Development for Windows Vista (Level 200) An Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) is a fully functional computer that is small, mobile, and runs a complete version of a Windows operating system (currently Windows...

.Windows Vista also significantly improved handwriting recognition functionality with the introduction a handwriting recognition personalization tool as well as an automatic handwriting learning tool.^ Improving handwriting recognition accuracy .
  • Getting more out of your Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC windows.microsoft.com [Source type: General]

^ Flicks Flip3D games Handwriting Recognition Ink Media Center pen registry SDK Snipping Tool Talks touch Vista Windows WPF XP News .
  • Tablet PC Team Blog 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC blogs.technet.com [Source type: General]
  • Tablet PC Team Blog : Tablet PC and Vista Beta 1 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC blogs.technet.com [Source type: General]

^ With Windows 7 , handwriting recognition is faster, more accurate, and supports more languages—including breakthroughs for East Asian writing systems.
  • Windows 7 features - Tablet PC - Microsoft Windows 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC windows.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The steady improvements in tablet functionality continue with Windows 7, available in all editions of Windows 7 with the exception of the Starter edition.^ The steady improvements in tablet functionality continue with Windows 7.
  • Windows 7 Features: Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.microsoft.com [Source type: General]

^ As with all technologies significant improvements continue to be made to Tablets.
  • American School of Bombay: Tablet Information Guide 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.asbindia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tablet PCs and Ultra-Mobile PCs use Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 or Windows Vista Premium SKU to provide ink and speech features.
  • Tablet PC Post :: Tablet PC and UMPC Software Trading Post - Download Utilities, Business Productivity, and Games 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.tabletpcpost.com [Source type: General]

.It introduces a new Math Input Panel that recognizes handwritten math expressions and formulas, and integrates with other programs.^ The new Math Input Panel recognizes handwritten formulas.
  • Windows 7 Features: Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.microsoft.com [Source type: General]
  • Windows 7 features - Tablet PC - Microsoft Windows 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC windows.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At last, you can take notes on your tablet in algebra class: the new Math Input Panel recognizes handwritten math expressions.
  • Windows 7 features - Tablet PC - Microsoft Windows 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC windows.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At last, you can take notes on your tablet in algebra class: the new Math Input Panel recognizes handwritten math expressions and integrates with other programs.
  • Windows 7 Features: Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.microsoft.com [Source type: General]

.Windows 7 also significantly improved pen input and handwriting recognition by becoming faster, more accurate, and supportive of more languages, including East Asian writing systems.^ Improving handwriting recognition accuracy .
  • Getting more out of your Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC windows.microsoft.com [Source type: General]

^ With Windows 7 , handwriting recognition is faster, more accurate, and supports more languages—including breakthroughs for East Asian writing systems.
  • Windows 7 features - Tablet PC - Microsoft Windows 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC windows.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The writing option is supported by handwriting recognition software.
  • American School of Bombay: Tablet Information Guide 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.asbindia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Personalized custom dictionaries help with the recognition of specialized vocabulary (like medical and technical terms), and text prediction speeds up the input process to make note-taking faster.^ Personalized custom dictionaries help with the recognition of specialized vocabulary (like medical and technical terms), and text prediction speeds up the input process to make your note-taking really fly.
  • Windows 7 features - Tablet PC - Microsoft Windows 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC windows.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The interface is especially useful for doctors attending a patient since the ability to write notes rather than type them speeds up the capture of vital information.
  • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC it.toolbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Comments "Same Old" Steals Today Each day, like each person, is unique and special in its own way.
  • The Apple's New Tablet, ISlate and How it Will Transform Media - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

.MultiTouch technology is also available on some Tablet PCs, enabling more advanced interaction using touch gestures with your fingers the same way a mouse is used [7].^ Different ways to use a Wacom tablet?
  • Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ The Tablet PC can use the pen technology in PowerPoint presentations, etc.
  • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows Vista will bring more computers that use Tablet and Touch Technology to consumers.
  • The Tablet PC - Up-to-Date Information, including Comparison Charts, News and Products 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: General]

.Despite such advances, problems may arise with tablet functions of the OS, when, for instance, touch screen drivers are recognized as PS/2 mouse input rather than a touch input device.^ Is the Tablet PC's screen touch sensitive?
  • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tested with mouse and Wacom pen+tablet as input devices.
  • Tablet PC Input Panel For Xp Pro, Home, MCE and Original Windows 7 Mat - WinMatrix 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.winmatrix.com [Source type: General]

^ Apple's new touch-screen device .
  • Tablet PC Talk - Your place for Tablet PC News and FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.tabletpctalk.com [Source type: General]

.In such instances tablet functions may be unavailable or severely restricted in functionality.^ Now you need to run the manufacturer-supplied installation programs to ensure the Tablet PC peripherals, such as the button mapping applications, function properly.
  • Deploying Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Core Tablet PC functionality, such as the support for Digital Ink, is, in fact, available in all versions of Windows Vista.
  • Introduction to Tablet PC Development 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.devx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Digitizer USB digitizers are available from several manufacturers, such as Wacom ( http://www.wacom.com ), or applications can be developed using the built-in digitizer of a Tablet PC. .
  • Creating Tablet PC Applications with Microsoft Visual FoxPro 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

Windows applications

.Applications developed for the tablet PC cater to the form factor and functionality available on the platform.^ This is a blog about my experiences with the Tablet PC hardware platforms, and the available applications.

^ Full functionality requires a Tablet PC. .
  • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New Tablet PC applications .
  • Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Experience Pack for Tablet PC Review 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.winsupersite.com [Source type: General]

.Many forms of applications incorporate a pen-friendly user interface and/or the ability to handwrite directly in the document or interface.^ Using a digital pen and the input panel utility, you can write directly on the screen and save your notes in your own handwriting or convert them to typed text for input into other applications.

^ PenSuite Pro is an ultimate PDF and pen friendly tool for every user of Tablet PC, touchscreen Netbook, interactive display or other writing device.

^ It will ship with a keyboard, Gates said, but users will rely mostly on its pen stylus to input data on the computer and navigate its user interface, similar to a handheld computer.
  • CNN.com - Microsoft's Tablet PC a year away - October 29, 2001 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: News]

A brief description of the applications included follows:
Experience Pack
  • Ink Desktop: an Active Desktop control designed to run in the background and allow the user to write directly on the desktop.
  • Snipping Tool: a screen capture application which allows the tablet pen to be used to select a portion of the screen and then annotate it and save as a file or send in an email.
  • Ink Art: a painting application developed by Ambient Design originally as ArtRage, licensed to Microsoft for release to Tablet PC users.
  • Ink Crossword: a crossword application developed to mirror the experience of a paper crossword puzzle on a tablet PC.
  • Media Transfer: a synchronization utility designed to download music, pictures, and videos from computers in the same network.
Education Pack
  • Ink Flash Cards: an application designed to assist memorization by using a flash card approach, enabling the user to handwrite their own flash cards and display them back in a slideshow.
  • Equation Writer: a recognition tool specializing in converting handwritten mathematical equations to a computer-generated image for pasting into other documents.
  • GoBinder Lite: an organization and note-taking application developed by Agilix Labs.
  • Hexic Deluxe: a game with a tablet PC specific gesture enabled for easier use with the tablet and better.

Linux

One early implementation of a Linux tablet was the ProGear by FrontPath. The ProGear used a Transmeta chip and a resistive digitizer. .The ProGear initially came with a version of Slackware Linux, but could later be bought with Windows 98. Because these computers are general purpose IBM PC compatible machines, they can run many different operating systems.^ Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system.
  • Can tablet PCs live up to all the hype? : Technology and Science : The Buffalo News 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.buffalonews.com [Source type: News]

^ It came with Windows 98, and he was not impressed.
  • Making the ViewSonic Tablet PC Run Linux 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The company has so many different tablet-related projects in the works that a variety of upcoming publishing partners were surprised to see a Windows 7 version of the Hewlett-Packard slate announced at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show.

.However, the device is no longer for sale and FrontPath has ceased operations.^ However, manual support tools and processes are no longer the only option.
  • Indian startup designs tablet PC running Android | Hardware - InfoWorld 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.infoworld.com [Source type: General]

^ The ViewSonic keyboard and pointer were seen by the system as regular PS/2-style input devices, however, so there was no problem.
  • Making the ViewSonic Tablet PC Run Linux 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is important to note that many touch screen sub-notebook computers can run any of several Linux distributions with little customization.^ MultiView/MultiTouch screen: lets you take handwritten notes with the digitizer pen, or use your finger or the pen to interact with the notebook, open applications, etc.

^ In my experience as a Tablet Consultant I have found customers in vertical markets have different needs than individuals replacing a notebook computer.
  • InfoCater Tablet Computer Newsletter : Selecting a Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.imakenews.com [Source type: General]

^ It is now working extremely well as a linux tablet -- though I'm still having a little difficulty changing the screen orientation - not a show stopper but it would be nice.
  • Making the ViewSonic Tablet PC Run Linux 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.X.org now supports screen rotation and tablet input through Wacom drivers, and handwriting recognition software from both the Qt-based Qtopia and GTK+-based Internet Tablet OS provide promising free and open source systems for future development.^ Rumour: The tablet will use stylus-free handwriting recognition.
  • 5 Apple Tablet rumours exposed News - PC Advisor 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.pcadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Apple Tablet rumours: Handwriting recognition .
  • 5 Apple Tablet rumours exposed News - PC Advisor 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.pcadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft's recognizer no longer lets you freely write on the screen as it did with the initial Tablet PC Edition.
  • Rugged tablet PC makes onsite computing fast - 2009-12-01 07:00:00 | Building Design & Construction 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.bdcnetwork.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Open source note taking software in Linux includes applications such as Xournal (which supports PDF file annotation), Gournal (a Gnome based note taking application), and the Java-based Jarnal (which supports handwriting recognition as a built-in function).^ The writing option is supported by handwriting recognition software.
  • American School of Bombay: Tablet Information Guide 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.asbindia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Note-taking software called Journal will be included to serve as an "unlimited source of virtual notepaper."
  • Tablet PC Prototypes Arrive at COMDEX | Betanews 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Office 2003 better integrates digital ink into existing Office applications and includes beta 2 of OneNote, the new free-form note taking program that seems tailor-made for Tablet PC users.

.Before the advent of the aforementioned software, many users had to rely on on-screen keyboards and alternative text input methods like Dasher.^ Courier embraces a vast array of user inputs including multitouch gestures like pinching and flicking as well as a stylus for handwriting and drawing.
  • Microsoft tablet PC leaked - Techworld.com 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC news.techworld.com [Source type: General]

^ The Smart Display system relies on an 802.11b wireless network, but seamlessly sending screen input data one way and screen display data another is seriously demanding.

^ Hardware Tablet PCs are ultra-mobile laptop computers with convertible screens that can be used in normal laptop mode, or flipped around and used like a tablet, with stylus and on-screen keyboard input.
  • Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Windows XP Tablet PC Edition reviewed 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.winsupersite.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There is a stand alone handwriting recognition program available, CellWriter, which requires users to write letters separately in a grid.^ It takes a while for even the most facile, adept programs to learn the nuances of new users' handwriting styles.
  • Tablet PC - Find popular Tablet PC items on eBay! 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC popular.ebay.com [Source type: General]

^ When you're using a pen it is phenomenal at handwriting recognition, much > improved over Windows XP Tablet as now it learns your style of writing.
  • Tablet PC - Vista Forums 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.vistax64.com [Source type: General]

^ When you're using a pen it is phenomenal at handwriting recognition, much improved over Windows XP Tablet as now it learns your style of writing.
  • Tablet PC - Vista Forums 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.vistax64.com [Source type: General]

.A number of Linux based OS projects are dedicated to tablet PCs.^ Intel's x86-based Atom has thus far dominated netbooks and ultra-mobile PCs, but Apple's forthcoming tablet could help change that.
  • Gateway Introduces New Tablet PC | Betanews 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Through the use of popular tablet PC software, users can enter commands via a number of methods--keyboard, speech recognition, and on-screen touch.
  • Tablet PC - Find popular Tablet PC items on eBay! 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC popular.ebay.com [Source type: General]

^ InformationWeek : How much has Microsoft invested so far in the Tablet PC project, including research, development, and evangelism?
  • One On One With Bill Gates -- Tablet PC -- InformationWeek 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.informationweek.com [Source type: General]

.Maemo, a Debian Linux based graphical user environment, was developed for the Nokia Internet Tablet devices (N770, N800, N810 & N900).^ Tablet review: Nokia N810 Tablet .

^ To get started with Tablet PC development, you need either a COM-based (Visual Basic 6 or Visual FoxPro for instance) or a .NET-based development environment.
  • Introduction to Tablet PC Development 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.devx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For further explanations of the MS tablet operating environment, you might check on: http://www.pencomputing.com/developer/pen_extensions.html .
  • Microsoft’s Grand Tablet Designs (Take Two) 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC theappleblog.com [Source type: General]

.It is currently in generation 5, and has a vast array of applications available in both official and user supported repositories.^ Courier embraces a vast array of user inputs including multitouch gestures like pinching and flicking as well as a stylus for handwriting and drawing.
  • Microsoft tablet PC leaked - Techworld.com 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC news.techworld.com [Source type: General]

^ But I hope to see this application significantly updated in the future and made available to other XP users.
  • Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Experience Pack for Tablet PC Review 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.winsupersite.com [Source type: General]

^ In order for users to experience the new features made possible by the Tablet PC in your enterprise, as well as to work with your current applications, policies, and procedures, different deployment options are available.
  • Deploying Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Ubuntu Netbook Remix edition, as well as the Intel sponsored Moblin project, both have touchscreen support integrated into their user interfaces.^ To integrate Windows XP with the touch interface ASUS brings a collection of software called the TouchSuite to the T91, allowing users .

^ Adobe Digital Editions works online and offline and supports PDF- and XHTML-based content as well as Adobe Flash SWF for rich interactivity.
  • Windows Tablet eBookstore 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.ebookmall.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft did a great job of integrating the tablet interface into Windows XP. Having used XP for over a year now, this was great news for me!
  • Tablet PC Lounge - Tablet PC Hardware Reviews- Acer Tablet PC Review 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.tabletpclounge.com [Source type: General]

.Since all these are open source, they are freely available and can be run or ported to devices that conform to the tablet PC design.^ Indian startup designs tablet PC running Android .
  • Indian startup designs tablet PC running Android | Hardware - InfoWorld 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.infoworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Will all the Windows applications I already have run on the Tablet PC? .
  • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tablet PCs have additional ports available for connecting peripherals.
  • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.TabletKiosk currently offers a hybrid digitizer / touch device running SUSE Linux.^ CTL does plan to offer a version of the 2Go PC convertible tablet running Linux soon.
  • CTL 2Go PC convertible tablet review 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.liliputing.com [Source type: General]

^ Users can write on the device with a special stylus (the pen) that is recognized by the Tablet PC through an electromagnetic digitizer (and in future versions, through touch-sensitive displays).
  • Introduction to Tablet PC Development 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.devx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The ASUS Eee PC T91MT runs Windows 7, which is almost completely designed for touch-screen devices.
  • ASUS Tablet PC: ASUS Eee PC T91 | ASUS Eee PC T101H | ASUS Eee Pad 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.asustablet.com [Source type: General]

.It is the first device with this feature to support Linux.^ Windows XP does ship with some basic drivers for these devices but they do not support the extended features.
  • Deploying Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Apple

.Axiotron introduced at Macworld in 2007[8] an aftermarket, heavily modified Apple MacBook called Modbook, a Mac OS X-based tablet computer.^ Modbook - Macbook-Tablet-PC ab 2.
  • Tablet-PC - Golem.de 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.golem.de [Source type: Academic]

^ Apple's tablet will reinvent computing.
  • Apple's Tablet PC Will Reinvent Computing - Newsweek.com 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.newsweek.com [Source type: General]

^ Intel's x86-based Atom has thus far dominated netbooks and ultra-mobile PCs, but Apple's forthcoming tablet could help change that.
  • Gateway Introduces New Tablet PC | Betanews 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They use Apple's Inkwell for handwriting and gesture recognition and bundle additional digitization hardware from Wacom.^ Apple Tablet rumours: Handwriting recognition .
  • 5 Apple Tablet rumours exposed News - PC Advisor 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.pcadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Speculation is rampant that Apple (which recently added " Inkwell " handwriting recognition to its Mac OS X operating system) will counter Microsoft's move with a Tablet model of its own.
  • LLT Vol7Num1: E-Books and the Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC llt.msu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rumour: The tablet will use stylus-free handwriting recognition.
  • 5 Apple Tablet rumours exposed News - PC Advisor 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.pcadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The Mac OS X software license agreement forbids users to install the operating system on non-Apple hardware[9].^ Speculation is rampant that Apple (which recently added " Inkwell " handwriting recognition to its Mac OS X operating system) will counter Microsoft's move with a Tablet model of its own.
  • LLT Vol7Num1: E-Books and the Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC llt.msu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Apple news and reviews Mac Pro & MacBook reviews Mac OS X and software iPod, iTunes news and reviews Professional design, music and video Digital lifestyle - iLife and photography Mac business applications Mac educational computing .
  • Tablet pc articles - Techworld.com 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC search.techworld.com [Source type: General]
  • Microsoft tablet PC leaked - Techworld.com 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC news.techworld.com [Source type: General]

^ In addition to the hardware on the system itself, I added the USB keyboard and mouse mentioned above, plus an external USB optical drive for installing the system.
  • Making the ViewSonic Tablet PC Run Linux 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.To get Mac OS X to talk to the digitizer on the integrated tablet, the Modbook is supplied with a third-party driver called TabletMagic; Wacom does not provide driver support for the Axiotron Modbook.^ In fact, does it even support Wacom?
  • Check out the new Tablet PC Experience Pack | The Coffeehouse | Channel 9 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC channel9.msdn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Speculation is rampant that Apple (which recently added " Inkwell " handwriting recognition to its Mac OS X operating system) will counter Microsoft's move with a Tablet model of its own.
  • LLT Vol7Num1: E-Books and the Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC llt.msu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tales, trials and tribulations of integrating the Tablet PC into a multi-business environment from someone who does not work for Microsoft.

Tablets vs. traditional notebooks

.The advantages and disadvantages of tablet PCs are highly subjective measures.^ Schwager et al (2005) and Mock (2004) describe numerous advantages of using the Tablet PC in the classroom.

^ These applications, as you might expect, largely take advantage of the pen and digital ink features of your Tablet PC in fun ways.
  • Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Experience Pack for Tablet PC Review 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.winsupersite.com [Source type: General]

^ A third classroom advantage is that use of the Tablet PC permits easy switching to other applications, such as a spreadsheet or web browser.

.What appeals to one user may be exactly what disappoints another.^ Speech recognition is another feature of a tablet PC that may be appealing to physicians.
  • An Introduction to Tablet PCs - Oct, 2004 - Family Practice Management 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.aafp.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The following are commonly cited opinions of the tablet PC platform:

Advantages

  • Usage in environments not conducive to a keyboard and mouse such as lying in bed, standing, or handling with a single hand.
  • Lighter weight, lower power models can function similarly to dedicated reading devices like the Amazon Kindle.
  • Touch environment makes navigation much easier than conventional use of keyboard and mouse or touch pad.
  • Recording non-character information such as diagrams, mathematical notations, and symbols.
  • Allows universal use without special keyboard versions for different countries/languages.

Disadvantages

.
  • Higher cost — convertible tablet PCs can cost significantly more than their non-tablet counterparts although this premium has been predicted to fall.^ Add More Products To tablet pc .
    • Amazon.com: tablet pc 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Convertible Tablet PCs demand a price premium over regular notebooks.
    • Tablet PC- what’s that premium worth? 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC jkontherun.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Tablet PC- what’s that premium worth?
    • Tablet PC- what’s that premium worth? 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC jkontherun.com [Source type: General]

    [10]
  • .
  • Input speed — handwriting can be significantly slower than typing speeds, the latter of which can be as high as 50-150 WPM; however, Swype and other technologies are able to provide alternate, speedier methods of input.
  • Screen and hinge damage risk - Tablet PCs are handled more than conventional laptops, yet are built on similar frames; in addition, since their screens also serve as input devices, they run a higher risk of screen damage due to impacts and misuse.^ Is the Tablet PC's screen touch sensitive?
    • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Tablet PC doesn't use a handwriting technology that can be taught.
    • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Course Average of one of the Tablet PC sections was significantly higher than the Course Average of the whiteboard section, but the Course Average of the other Tablet PC section was not higher than the Course Average of the whiteboard section.

    .A convertible tablet PC's screen hinge is required to rotate around two axes, unlike a normal laptop screen, subsequently increasing the number of possible mechanical and electrical (digitizer and video cables, embedded WiFi antennas, etc) failure points.
  • Ergonomics - a tablet PC does not provide room for a wrist rest while the screen is folded into slate mode.^ I switched it on and converted it into tablet mode immediately.
    • Tablet PC Lounge - Tablet PC Hardware Reviews- Acer Tablet PC Review 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.tabletpclounge.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The desktop (Figure) can be displayed in normal mode when the Tablet PC is in laptop mode, or in portrait mode when in tablet mode.
    • Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Windows XP Tablet PC Edition reviewed 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.winsupersite.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ PC Convertibles: The new laptop bling?
    • PC and tablet news on CNET 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    In addition, the user will need to move their arm constantly while writing..December 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed]
  • Slower processing - tablet PCs tend to have slower computational and graphical processing than traditional laptops in their price range.^ Tablet PC Talk Graphics provided by .
    • Tablet PC Talk - Your place for Tablet PC News and FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.tabletpctalk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Panasonic Toughbook 19 Tablet PC version Laptop Computer .
    • http://www.ewoss.info/auctions.aspx?k=tablet%20pc&sid=133849 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.ewoss.info [Source type: General]

    ^ Microsoft , surface computing , tablet PCs .
    • tablet PCs on Gearlog 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.gearlog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Most tablet PCs are equipped with embedded graphics processors instead of discrete graphics cards.^ Why do practicly all tablet pcs have integrated graphic cards ??
    • The Inevitable Slow-Motion Death of the Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC technologizer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Tablet PC Talk Graphics provided by .
    • Tablet PC Talk - Your place for Tablet PC News and FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.tabletpctalk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ As far as I know there are no tablet PC’s to date with a good Graphic card (that can handle heavy 3d progs), and a 14-15 inch screen in high resolution (1440*900 is a minimum) !
    • The Inevitable Slow-Motion Death of the Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC technologizer.com [Source type: General]

    .In January 2010, the only tablet PC with a discrete graphics card was the HP TouchSmart tm2, which has the ATI Mobility Radeon HD4550 as an optional extra.^ Why do practicly all tablet pcs have integrated graphic cards ??
    • The Inevitable Slow-Motion Death of the Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC technologizer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Amazon.com: hp tablet pc .
    • Amazon.com: hp tablet pc 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ HP 2740 Tablet PC .

    .Incidentally, its Core 2 Duo processor has a maximum clock speed of 1.8 GHz.^ Why no Core 2 Duo processor?
    • Tablet Mac Coming in Fall 2008? - Mac Forums 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Between the Core 2 Duo processor and the indoor-outdoor screen, this is a machine that any serious Tablet PC user needs to consider.
    • The Tablet PC - Up-to-Date Information, including Comparison Charts, News and Products 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Samsung Q1 Ultra Premium-V Mobile PC Q1-V Ultra PremiumMobile PC- Screen size 7" WSVGA, resolution 1024x600, Intel core solo processor U1500, Processor speed 1.33 GHz, Hard drive size 80GB-1.8"HDD, Mem ...
    • Notebook Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.datavis.com [Source type: General]

    Fujitsu's LifeBook T5010 options provide CPUs with speeds up to 2.8 GHz, but all support only integrated graphics.

Features

In addition to the host of features found on regular laptops, tablet PCs may also possess:
.
  • Capacitive contact technology, which can sense finger(s) on the screen without requiring significant pressure for system to recognize an input.^ The Smart Display system relies on an 802.11b wireless network, but seamlessly sending screen input data one way and screen display data another is seriously demanding.

    ^ First Impressions: This is technology that recognizes gestures, such as the square on left- using a floating bar that you assign to a screen hot spot.
    • Tablet PC Lounge! Your source for Tablet PC software and hardware news, reviews, and downloads 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC tabletpclounge.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Indeed we can see that the 8.9″ screens are not adding a huge cost to the existing systems so it isn’t like we’re reliant on some technology price drop to make it a reality.
    • Tablet PC- what’s that premium worth? 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC jkontherun.com [Source type: General]

    [11]
  • .
  • Palm recognition, which prevent inadvertent palms or other contacts from disrupting the pen's input.^ A pen, though, is better than a mouse for text input, using either a touch keyboard on-screen or handwriting recognition.
    • Tablet PC: First Impressions 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC danbricklin.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Using the tablet pen Making the most of Input Panel Improving handwriting recognition accuracy Using tablet buttons Writing yourself a note Taking it with you .
    • Getting more out of your Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC windows.microsoft.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It should be noted, however, that Windows programs (as opposed to Palm applications) were not designed for pen-based input.
    • LLT Vol7Num1: E-Books and the Tablet PC 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC llt.msu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [11]
  • .
  • Multi-touch capabilities, which can recognize multiple simultaneous finger touches, allowing for enhanced manipulation of on-screen objects.^ It's complex: Two screens, a mashup of a pen-dominated interface with several types of multitouch finger gestures, and multiple graphically complex themes, modes and applications.
    • Courier: First Details of Microsoft's Secret Tablet - Microsoft courier tablet - Gizmodo 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC gizmodo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This tablet PC with multi-touch screen offers up to 11 hours of battery life in a durable yet lightweight .

    ^ These tablets are not touch sensitive, which means you must use the pen rather than your finger or any other handy object to write on or point at something on the screen.

    [12]

Popular models

Popular models include:

Slate

  • AIS Rugged Tablet PC
  • Archos 9
  • Axiotron Modbook
  • COWON Q5W
  • Electrovaya Scribbler SC4000 series (older: SC2000, SC3000, SC3100)
  • Fujitsu Stylistic ST5010
  • Fujitsu Stylistic ST5111
  • Fujitsu Stylistic ST5112
  • Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012
  • Fujitsu Stylistic ST1010
  • G-NET Rugged Tablet PC
  • JLT8404 Field Tablet PC
  • MobileDemand xTablet T8600 Rugged Tablet PC
  • Motion M1200, M1300, M1400, LE-Series, C5, F5, LS800, LE 1700 and J3400
  • PaceBlade SlimBook 200
  • Panasonic Toughbook 08
  • Quadpad Slate Style Tablet PC
  • Samsung Q1 (Q1 Ultra)
  • TabletKiosk Sahara Slate PC i400 series, Sahara NetSlate, eo Ultra-Mobile PC
  • Xplore Technologies

Convertible

  • Acer TravelMate C100/C200/C210/C300/C310
  • Asus R1F
  • Asus R1E
  • ASUS Eee PC T91 (8.9" Netbook)
  • Averatec C3500 Series
  • Dialogue Flybook V5
  • Dell Latitude XT/XT2
  • Fujitsu LifeBook P1610, P1620, P1630 (8.9" Ultraportable)
  • Fujitsu LifeBook T4020, T4210, T4220 (12.1" Thin and Light, Business)
  • Fujitsu LifeBook T1010 (13.3" Thin and Light, Consumer)
  • Fujitsu LifeBook T2010, T2020 (12.1" Ultraportable, Business)
  • Fujitsu LifeBook T4310 (12.1" Thin and Light, Consumer)
  • Fujitsu LifeBook T4410 (12.1" Thin and Light, Business)
  • Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 (13.3" Thin and Light, Business)
  • Fujitsu LifeBook T900 (13.3" Thin and Light, Business)
  • Fujitsu LifeBook U810, U820, U2010 (5.6" Ultraportable)
  • Gateway C-140X (aka S-7235/E-295C)
  • Gateway C-120X (aka S-7125C/E-155C)
  • HP TC4200/TC4400
  • HP Compaq 2710p
  • HP EliteBook 2730p
  • HP Pavilion tx1000z
  • HP Pavilion tx2000z
  • HP Pavilion tx2500z
  • HP TouchSmart tx2z
  • Kohjinsha SX3 (8.9" Netbook)
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X41 Tablet
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet (known popularly as "X60t")
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet (12.1" MultiView/MultiTouch XGA (1024x768) TFT)
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet (12.1" WXGA (1280 x 800)) Released September 2008
  • LG XNote C1
  • LG XNote P100(C1 Upgrade Model)
  • LG LT-20-47CE
  • MDG Flip Touchscreen Netbook (8.9" Tablet Netbook)MDG Flip
  • Panasonic Toughbook 19
  • Toshiba Portégé 3500/3505
  • Toshiba Portégé M200
  • Toshiba Portégé M400/405/700/750
  • Toshiba Portégé R400/405
  • Toshiba Satellite R10/R15/R20/R25
  • Toshiba Tecra M4/M7

Hybrid

Application software

Screen size trends

.Many Tablet PCs makers have standardized on a 12" widescreen format that runs at a 1200x800 resolution for their Tablet PCs.^ Tablet PC will standardize this market.
  • Tablet PC Lounge - Tablet PC Hardware Reviews- Acer Tablet PC Review 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.tabletpclounge.com [Source type: General]

^ About 6 months before Tablet PCs were shipped, Viewsonic was also selling a 'tablet' that converted a desktop running M$ XP Pro into a host, supporting a 'portable' screen.
  • Making the ViewSonic Tablet PC Run Linux 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although its predecessors are still widely used as of present, the advent of Laptop Pen Tablet PC is an answer to the many requests from users ofEZ Canvas to have a laptop-version.

.The Fujitsu T5010 also has a larger 13.3" but still runs at the 1280x800 pixel resolution[13].^ Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 (GOOD) NEW 13.3" WXGA Convertible Tablet PC Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 Spec Sheet [1.7MB] .
  • Tablet PC now available in Australia and New Zealand. Both Digitizer and Touch PC: buy now Tegatech Australia! 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC tabletpcaustralia.com [Source type: General]

^ Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 (BETTER) NEW 13.3" WXGA Convertible Tablet PC Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 Spec Sheet [1.7MB] .
  • Tablet PC now available in Australia and New Zealand. Both Digitizer and Touch PC: buy now Tegatech Australia! 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC tabletpcaustralia.com [Source type: General]

^ Fujitsu LifeBook T5010+ (BEST) 13.3" WXGA Convertible Tablet PC Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 Spec Sheet [1.7MB] .
  • Tablet PC now available in Australia and New Zealand. Both Digitizer and Touch PC: buy now Tegatech Australia! 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC tabletpcaustralia.com [Source type: General]

The Acer TravelMate C300 has a 13.3" screen at 1024x768.
.The 12" form factor is optimal for the power, size and weight considerations required for portability.^ The 12" Tablet's size and lightweight features provide the mobility and portability that is required to meet the needs of ASB's Tablet learning program.
  • American School of Bombay: Tablet Information Guide 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.asbindia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Definitely, it's the portable PC form factor I've been waiting for.
  • 5 Apple Tablet rumours exposed News - PC Advisor 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.pcadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I've always found that the form factors (the screen size) of PPCs too small for serious applications and have always looked forward to having the interface of a PPC with the screen size of a small notebook.
  • Tablet PC Lounge - Tablet PC Hardware Reviews- Acer Tablet PC Review 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.tabletpclounge.com [Source type: General]

.Although there is some demand for larger Tablet PC screen sizes from consumers, larger screens add significant weight and bulk to Tablet PCs.^ Is the Tablet PC's screen touch sensitive?
  • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some of the newer Tablets have larger screen sizes or built-in drives.
  • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft's recognizer no longer lets you freely write on the screen as it did with the initial Tablet PC Edition.
  • Rugged tablet PC makes onsite computing fast - 2009-12-01 07:00:00 | Building Design & Construction 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.bdcnetwork.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They also require more power, therefore larger, heavier batteries or shorter battery life.^ With a three-hour battery life, you have all the power you need to get your work done anywhere.
  • ViewSonic: Support: Mobile & Wireless: Tablet PC: Tablet PC V1250 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC tom.viewsonic.com [Source type: General]

^ The Compaq is supposed to have much better battery life, has a stalk as the keyboard resident pointing device, has more buttons, and is lighter when the keyboard is detached.
  • Tablet PC: First Impressions 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC danbricklin.com [Source type: General]

^ With a three hour battery life, you have all the power you need to get your work done anywhere.
  • ViewSonic: Support: Mobile & Wireless: Tablet PC: Tablet PC V1250S 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC tom.viewsonic.com [Source type: General]

History

.The Tablet PC and the associated special operating software is an example of Pen computing technology, and thus the development of tablet-based PCs has deep historical roots.^ What is my favorite Tablet PC software?
  • The Best Tablet PC - 2007 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC tabletpc2.com [Source type: General]

^ Tablet pc Laptop Computers .
  • Tablet pc Laptop Computers at bizrate - Price Comparison and Consumer Reviews 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.bizrate.com [Source type: General]

^ Tablet PCs and UMPCs provide all the power of a standard Microsoft Windows-based notebook plus additional features that improve mobility including pen-input, light form-factors, and handwriting and speech recognition.

.The depth of these roots can be quite surprising to people who are only familiar with current commercial products.^ Except for people who want a desktop replacement, low price notebooks can serve as their only notebook.
  • Tablet PC- what’s that premium worth? 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC jkontherun.com [Source type: General]

^ The only people who want it are the people who profit off of it; namely the Dean and his staff.
  • Tablet PCs required for Virginia Tech engineers - CNET News 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ A lot of people who would have otherwise been all over this product – students like myself – can barely touch the most standard model.
  • Touching the Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC (review) – istartedsomething 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.istartedsomething.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

For example, the first patent for an electronic tablet used for handwriting was granted in 1888.[14] The first patent for a system that recognized handwritten characters by analyzing the handwriting motion was granted in 1915.[15] The first publicly-demonstrated system using a tablet and handwriting text recognition instead of a keyboard for working with a modern digital computer dates to 1956.[16]
.In addition to many academic and research systems, there were several companies with commercial products in the 1980s: Pencept, Communications Intelligence Corporation, and Linus were among the best known of a crowded field.^ Of course eBooks have been around for years now and there are many titles available, but the addition of Amazon and Barnes & Noble to the market mean that there are many more quality current titles available.
  • Tablet PC | MCA | UMPC | Blog for Australia. 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC blog.tabletpc.com.au [Source type: General]

^ In addition, you allow us to share your information with companies that produce products or services featured in the library--so that such companies may contact you with information and offers regarding their products and services.

Later, GO Corp. brought out the PenPoint OS operating system for a tablet PC product: one of the patents from GO corporation was the subject of recent infringement lawsuit concerning the Tablet PC operating system.[17]
The following timeline list gives some of the highlights of this history:
  • Before 1950
    • 1888: U.S. Patent granted to Elisha Gray on electrical stylus device for capturing handwriting.[14][18]
    • .
    • 1915: U.S. Patent on handwriting recognition user interface with a stylus.^ Courier embraces a vast array of user inputs including multitouch gestures like pinching and flicking as well as a stylus for handwriting and drawing.
      • Microsoft tablet PC leaked - Techworld.com 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC news.techworld.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Rumour: The tablet will use stylus-free handwriting recognition.
      • 5 Apple Tablet rumours exposed News - PC Advisor 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.pcadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

      ^ This has the effect of making small fonts difficult to read and small user interface elements hard target, with a stylus or touch-screen.
      • Tablet PC Team Blog 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC blogs.technet.com [Source type: General]

      [15][19]
    • 1942: U.S. Patent on touchscreen for handwriting input.[20][21]
    • .
    • 1945: Vannevar Bush proposes the Memex, a data archiving device including handwriting input, in an essay As We May Think.^ Handwriting recognition was faster and more accurate than it was pre-Vista, and the device's full-featured TIP (Tablet Input Panel) made input easy.” .
      • Tablet PC Team Blog 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC blogs.technet.com [Source type: General]

      [22]
    • .
  • 1950s
    • Tom Dimond demonstrates the Styalator electronic tablet with pen for computer input and software for recognition of handwritten text in real-time.^ Tablet PCs and UMPCs provide all the power of a standard Microsoft Windows-based notebook plus additional features that improve mobility including pen-input, light form-factors, and handwriting and speech recognition.

      ^ Personalized custom dictionaries help with the recognition of specialized vocabulary (like medical and technical terms), and text prediction speeds up the input process to make your note-taking really fly.
      • Windows 7 features - Tablet PC - Microsoft Windows 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC windows.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ In particular, the Tablet PC gives users the… 20 March 2007 Tags: Screens • Saving • Input • Recognition • Hewlett Packard • Recognise Related Tags .
      • Tablet pc articles - Techworld.com 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC search.techworld.com [Source type: General]

      [16]
  • Early 1960s
    • RAND Tablet invented.[23][24] The RAND Tablet is better known than the Styalator, but was invented later.
  • Late 1960s
    • Alan Kay of Xerox PARC proposed a notebook computer, optionally using pen input, called the Dynabook: however the device is never constructed or implemented with pen input.
  • 1966
  • 1968
.
Wireless tablet device in the movie 2001
    • Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick imagines a flatscreen tablet device wirelessly playing a streaming video broadcast in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.^ The xTablet rugged Tablet PC by MobileDemand has been scene in a variety of TV shows, movies, concert venue in Hollywood, in a Google video on YouTube, in advertising, and on movie sets.
      • Tablet PC TV 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.tabletpc.tv [Source type: General]

      ^ Post Reply chris_kabuki Nov 15, 2001 - 5:39 PM Maybe it was supposed to be "to debut THEIR first prototype Tablet PC devices...."
      • Tablet PC Prototypes Arrive at COMDEX | Betanews 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ French site Nowhereelse.fr has published a very cool video of what appears to be a multitouch tablet device.
      • Tablet Pc | iPhoneRoot.com 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC iphoneroot.com [Source type: General]

      [25]
    • .
  • 1982
    • Pencept of Waltham, Massachusetts markets a general-purpose computer terminal using a tablet and handwriting recognition instead of a keyboard and mouse.^ Rumour: The tablet will use stylus-free handwriting recognition.
      • 5 Apple Tablet rumours exposed News - PC Advisor 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.pcadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

      ^ Apple Tablet rumours: Handwriting recognition .
      • 5 Apple Tablet rumours exposed News - PC Advisor 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.pcadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

      ^ Marc has given up trying to convince Chris that Tablet computing offers fundamental advantages over traditional keyboard and mouse interfacing.
      • Tablet PC Storyteller ~ Chris Pirillo 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      [26]
    • .
    • Cadre System markets the Inforite point-of-sale terminal using handwriting recognition and a small electronic tablet and pen.^ Rumour: The tablet will use stylus-free handwriting recognition.
      • 5 Apple Tablet rumours exposed News - PC Advisor 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.pcadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

      ^ Apple Tablet rumours: Handwriting recognition .
      • 5 Apple Tablet rumours exposed News - PC Advisor 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.pcadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

      ^ Tablet PCs and UMPCs provide all the power of a standard Microsoft Windows-based notebook plus additional features that improve mobility including pen-input, light form-factors, and handwriting and speech recognition.

      [27]
    • .
  • 1985
    • Pencept[28] and CIC[29] both offer PC computers for the consumer market using a tablet and handwriting recognition instead of a keyboard and mouse.^ Rumour: The tablet will use stylus-free handwriting recognition.
      • 5 Apple Tablet rumours exposed News - PC Advisor 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.pcadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

      ^ Apple Tablet rumours: Handwriting recognition .
      • 5 Apple Tablet rumours exposed News - PC Advisor 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.pcadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

      ^ The Tablet PC doesn't use a handwriting technology that can be taught.
      • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Operating system is MS-DOS.
  • 1989
    • The first commercially available tablet-type portable computer was the GRiDPad[30] from GRiD Systems, released in September.^ A platform like the Apple tablet--if it is based on the iPhone mobile operating system and is equipped to run the extensive library of iPhone apps --could be perfect for small business.
      • Apple Tablet an Ideal Business Tool - Apple, iMac, iPhone, islate - PC World 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.pcworld.idg.com.au [Source type: General]

      ^ When the image is applied to the target systems, you end up with the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 operating system on the systems with your customizations.
      • Deploying Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ For further explanations of the MS tablet operating environment, you might check on: http://www.pencomputing.com/developer/pen_extensions.html .
      • Microsoft’s Grand Tablet Designs (Take Two) 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC theappleblog.com [Source type: General]

      .Its operating system was based on MS-DOS.
    • Wang Laboratories introduces Freestyle.^ A platform like the Apple tablet--if it is based on the iPhone mobile operating system and is equipped to run the extensive library of iPhone apps --could be perfect for small business.
      • Apple Tablet an Ideal Business Tool - Apple, iMac, iPhone, islate - PC World 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.pcworld.idg.com.au [Source type: General]

      ^ Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 operating system, the successor to Windows XP Tablet PC Edition introduced in November 2002.
      • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Freestyle was an application that would do a screen capture from an MS-DOS application, and let the user add voice and handwriting annotations.^ Users will be able to send handwritten e-mail, add comments to documents, and annotate PowerPoint slides with the device's "rich ink."
      • Tablet PC Prototypes Arrive at COMDEX | Betanews 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ This would give users a much more consistent experience, regardless of application used.
      • Check out the new Tablet PC Experience Pack | The Coffeehouse | Channel 9 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC channel9.msdn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ I was long a user of Google Maps, however they didn't allow me to mark-up the maps and add my own annotations.

      .It was a sophisticated predecessor to later note-taking applications for systems like the Tablet PC.[31] The operating system was MS-DOS
  • 1991
    • The Momenta Pentop was released.^ Mindjet to release Tablet PC support .
      • Tablet PC Lounge! Your source for Tablet PC software and hardware news, reviews, and downloads 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC tabletpclounge.com [Source type: General]

      ^ What operating system does a Tablet PC use?
      • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ What operating system does the Tablet PC use?
      • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      [32]
    • GO Corporation announced a dedicated operating system, called PenPoint OS, featuring control of the operating system desktop via handwritten gesture shapes.[33][34]
    • .
    • NCR released model 3125 pen computer running MS-DOS, Penpoint OS or Pen Windows.^ From improved handwriting recognition to pen flicks and everything in between the Window Vista OS includes greatly improved Tablet PC features that are definitely worth having.
      • The Best Tablet PC - 2007 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC tabletpc2.com [Source type: General]

      ^ To counter this problem, Microsoft worked to convert its Windows OS to run on more efficient hardware platforms, and Windows CE (Consumer Electronics) was born.
      • Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Windows XP Tablet PC Edition reviewed 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.winsupersite.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ PC have been around for ages, i have a tablet PC running Windows 95, it was given to me by my work for when i need to carry a computer around but i didnt want a laptop.
      • Tablet PC Prototypes Arrive at COMDEX | Betanews 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      [35]
    • .
    • The Apple Newton entered development; although it ultimately became a PDA, its original concept (which called for a larger screen and greater sketching capabilities) resembled the hardware of a Tablet PC.
  • 1992
  • 1993
    • Fujitsu releases the Poqet PC the first pen tablet to use an integrated wireless LAN[37]
    • The IBM releases the ThinkPad, IBM's first commercialized portable tablet computer product available to the consumer market, as the IBM ThinkPad 750P and 360P[38]
    • AT&T introduced the EO Personal Communicator combining PenPoint with wireless communications.
  • 1999
    • The "QBE" pen computer created by Aqcess Technologies wins Comdex Best of Show.^ Tablet PC Show #63 .

      ^ Windows Vista will bring more computers that use Tablet and Touch Technology to consumers.
      • The Tablet PC - Up-to-Date Information, including Comparison Charts, News and Products 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: General]

      ^ Control the Tablet PC using a digital pen .
      • FAQs 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC thetabletpc.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      [39]
    • .
  • 2000
    • The "QBE Vivo" pen computer created by Aqcess Technologies ties for Comdex Best of Show.
  • 2001
    • Bill Gates of Microsoft demonstrates the first public prototype of a Tablet PC (defined by Microsoft as a pen-enabled computer conforming to hardware specifications devised by Microsoft and running a licensed copy of the "Windows XP Tablet PC Edition" operating system)[2] at Comdex.
  • 2003
    • Fingerworks[40] develops the touch technology and touch gestures later used in the Apple iPhone.
  • 2006
    • Windows Vista released for general availability.^ The Product Key used during setup was not a Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 Product Key.
      • Deploying Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Tablet PC Show #63 .

      ^ Software Tablet PCs ship with a special version of Windows XP called Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
      • Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Windows XP Tablet PC Edition reviewed 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.winsupersite.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      Vista included the functionality of the special Tablet PC edition of Windows XP.
    • On Disney Channel Original Movie, Read It and Weep, Jamie uses a Tablet PC for her journal.
  • 2007
    • Axiotron introduces Modbook, the first (and only) tablet computer based on Mac hardware and Mac OS X at Macworld[8].
  • 2008
    • In April 2008, as part of a larger federal court case, the gesture features of the Windows/Tablet PC operating system and hardware were found to infringe on a patent by GO Corp. concerning user interfaces for pen computer operating systems.[17] Microsoft's acquisition of the technology is the subject of a separate lawsuit.[41][42]
    • .
    • HP releases the second MultiTouch capable tablet: the HP TouchSmart tx2z.^ HP TouchSmart tm2t Tablet PC Now Available HP today released its latest consumer tablet PC, the TouchSmart tm2t series.

      ^ CES 2010 Von HP gibt es zwei neue Notebooks: Der Touchsmart tm2 ist ein Tablet-PC mit Multitouch und der Nachfolger des tx2.
      • Tablet-PC - Golem.de 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.golem.de [Source type: Academic]

      ^ HP: Tablet-PC Touchsmart tm2 und Profi-Netbook Mini 5102 .
      • Tablet-PC - Golem.de 25 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.golem.de [Source type: Academic]

      [43]
  • 2009
    • Asus announces a tablet netbook, the EEE PC T91 and T91MT, the latter which features a multi-touch screen.
    • Always Innovating announced a new tablet netbook with an ARM CPU.
    • Motion Computing launched the J3400.
  • 2010

See also

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