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IDC, one of the world’s top industry analysis firms, has begun to work on figuring out what types of tablet computers are regular PCs or devices. This data is used to help with making it easier for companies to be able to market themselves in different ways. This is something that will end up being convenient for all people who are interested in looking into tablet PCs or devices.
IDC has found that a tablet PC would be a portable device that uses an x86 processor. This is a type of computer processor that has been in used for a variety of different computers for decades. The operating system on this type of device would also be something that is just like what one would use on a normal computer.
A tablet device, on the other hand, will feature an ARM-type processor. It will also include its own specific type of operating system. It can work as a mobile equivalent to another more popular type of operating system. However, it will be used primarily as a system that would not be found on a traditional type of computer.
IDC’s analysis has found that the Apple iPad and the HP Slate are tablet devices. This comes particularly from how these will work with unique operating systems. The iPad features a unique operating system that is exclusive to the device. The Slate will feature a WebOS operating system that was created for mobile devices by Palm.
Another device would be the upcoming Research in Motion tablet device that will feature a BlackBerry operating system. Dell’s upcoming product that uses the Android mobile system will be considered as a tablet device as well.
The Kindle from Amazon is not considered by IDC to be a tablet PC or device. The attempts by Microsoft to get a mobile version of Windows prepared have not been put into consideration either. Microsoft is expected to release a mobile version of Windows 7 in the near future.
The main concern about the tablet PC and tablet device debate comes from how different businesses are being impacted by it. For instance, people have stated that they are interested in mobile tablet items. However, not all people are willing to pay a great deal of money for one of these items. They may be willing to handle only a few hundred dollars for a device. This is important because of how tablet devices can cost more than five hundred dollars each in most cases.
There is also concern about how a tablet device will not work with as many features as that of a tablet PC. For instance, the iPad is not able to work with multitasking like a regular PC can.
It is expected that an increase in competition in the market will help to get prices down. However, the debate over what is a tablet PC and what is a tablet device could cause businesses to work with different development and marketing practices. This could make a substantial impact on the tablet computer market in the future.
Hewlett-Packard has recently announced that, it will be releasing a multi-touch tablet PC called HP Slate by June 2010. The device is expected to give a tough fight to a newly launched, iPad, as it focuses on music, games, web browsing, eBooks and video.
HP Slate PC aspires to be an iPad killer, as it gains advantage over iPad and other Netbooks in term of; graphics, connectivity, OS, audio, video and a dual camera.
According to the Mexican website Conecti.ca, the only real problem with HP slate is that Windows7 takes a lot of time to load as compared to the iPad. However the hardware is fine, the slate is bit thicker to iPad and the screen, with the rare part appearing to be made of plastic, which gives it a sleek look. In comparison to the iPad, the HP slate has a low batterylife.
The Slate PC is also integrated with two cameras, one is a front facing VGA camera for video calling and other is a 3 megapixel camera at the rare of tablet. It also includes Flash, Google chrome, MS-office, two external ports- a USB and a dock connector, an extra port for audio jack. The Slate PC supports 1080 pixel video back and Broadcom crystal HD video accelerator to deliver high definition video playback.
However, if you are true lover of portable touch screen devices than I would suggest you to wait till the release of HP slate PC instead of stepping into the other expensive tablets.
Some of the features of HP Slate PC are as follow:
• 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor
• 32 GB of flash storage
• 1GB of non-upgradeable RAM
• 8.9” WSVGA 1024*600
• Ambient light sensor
• Pen/digitizer support
• USB and a dock connector
• Windows 7 compatibility
• HDMI output
• 802.11b/g + Bluetooth Combo Enabled
• More than 5 hour of battery life
• Intel UMA graphics
• SIM card slot for optional 3G modem
Pricing & Release Date
According to HP, the Slate PC is expected to hit the market by June 2010. The device starts around with the price tag of $549 with the base configuration of 8.9” Capacitive muti-touch screen and a 1024*600 pixel resolution.
After Apple stepped into the world of tablet PC with its iPad, HP and Lenovo has decided to give competition to Apple. HP is all set to release its tablet PC named as HP Slate and Lenovo to hit tablet PC market with IdeaPad U1. With these competitors entering in the tablet PC race, consumer will be able to make choice while going for a tablet PC.