tablet PC is a fully functional, notebook sized PC that allows
you to input data in several different ways. With a specialized
version of Microsoft's Windows operating system a tablet PC becomes
a writing pad that lets you handwrite text and drawings into the
custom version of Windows also has speech recognition capabilities
that can convert your voice into text. So you can use either the
pen or your voice or a standard keyboard and mouse to control
the computer. Since some of the tablets don't come with a regular
keyboard the OS also provides an on-screen keyboard that can be
used for input.
Operating System Software
tablet version of Windows includes a custom display mode for easier
reading and the ability to switch back and forth from landscape
to portrait display orientations.
of the tablet
operating system customizations include:
software applications that are a part of the tablet version of
Microsoft Windows include:
- note taking software that converts handwriting to computer text
Panel - allows you to select and customize input options
Notes - the electronic equivalent of its paper counterpart
Hardware Options & Features
PC's are offered in both a convertible style that have a built-in
keyboard and a slate style without a built-in keyboard.
convertible style can be used as either a tablet or a regular
slate style without a built-in keyboard is generally smaller,
lighter, and consequently easier to carry, making it more
a docking station to one of these computers gives you a system
that is both highly portable and also capable of handling all
of your computing requirements potentially eliminating the need
for multiple machines.
the operating system used by tablets is a full blown version of
Windows with enhancements for alternative input modes these computers
are capable of running all of your normal desktop software applications.
A docking station lets you use a full complement of peripherals
including a full size monitor, keyboard and mouse, printers, and
Tablet PCs include built-in wireless connectivity so you can still
be connected away from your desk.
Windows supports surprise hot docking so you can quickly grab
your computer from its docking station and go.
computers weigh as little as three pounds or less making them
ultra-mobile and light enough to carry with you everywhere you
PC's have high-power, ultra–low-voltage processors, combined with
new battery technology and Windows XP power management features
so you can use your Tablet PC away from your desk for longer periods
can resume from Standby mode in about five seconds so you can
save power when you aren't using your computer without sacrificing
time when you're ready to use it again.
makes a rugged tablet computer that provides wireless computing
in extreme conditions. Able to resist shock, dust, rain, and heat,
Rugged Tablet PC allows you to work in any environment, without
compromising your wireless connection or data.
Available Tablet Computers
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