Notebooks and tablet computers are an essential component of the computing world today. The need for people to access computers everywhere they go, has led to the invention of smaller and portable computers that can easily be moved from place to place. Notebook and Tablet computers are portable computer devices that are also efficient. They are light in weight and can be easily carried about. Some of them are so small they can even be held in the palm of the hand.

There has been increasing competition in the market for notebooks and tablet computers in recent years as more and more firms are coming up with new products. New firms are also getting into the computing market daily.

What is the Hype about?

The most recent entry into the notebook and tablets computer market has been announced by HP, a firm that has been producing computers for a long time. HP announced its intention to release its new Palm WebOS based slate. Codenamed “The Hurricane”, the device will be launched in Australia by the end of the year.  HP discarded its initial intentions for the Windows 7 based touch tablet slate PC in favor of the Hurricane. Analyst suggest that this move could be the result of HPs offer to buy Palm.  At the time, Palm had been working on a WebOS based tablet that could be a competitor to Apple’s iPad.

It could even be true that by the time The Hurricane is launched, another computing firm would have come out with another tablet computer solution. This is how things are working now. The use of tablets and notebooks has become very common because even the middle class is able to afford them.

Has a new trend already set in?

Tablets and notebooks may be common because of their portability. Students, business people, teachers and even parents find the use of these devices as they can move them around from place to place, unlike a desktop computer. They can carry with them their applications, documents, databases, movies and music wherever they go. These devices also have chargeable batteries that make them even more portable. They can be charged and used later, meaning that one does not always need electrical power to operate them.

Tablets and notebooks also take less storage space. Unlike a desktop that needs a dedicated table in an allotted space in a room, a tablet or notebook can be folded and stored in a handbag or even under a pillow.

Tablets and notebook computers also have features and facilities that are not found in desktops and other computers. Tablet computers come with inbuilt web cams, microphones, speakers and so on. They also come with higher computing power, faster processors, larger memories, larger hard disk storage, better screen resolutions and many more.

Compared to the features they have to offer, the Tablets and notebook computers come at a low cost. Users are now able to afford these new technological advancements as it is essential for their daily lives. Initially when the huge computers that can take up full rooms came, they were so expensive that, only large multinational companies could afford them. Now the cost has decreased and there is an increase in the features of all kinds of tablets and notebooks.