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A tablet computer, or simply tablet, is a one-piece mobile computer. Devices typically offer a touchscreen, with finger gestures acting as the primary means of control, though often supplemented by the use of one or more physical context sensitive buttons or the input from one or more accelerometers; an on-screen, hideable virtual keyboard is generally offered as the principal means of data input. Available in a variety of sizes, tablets customarily offer a screen diagonal greater than 7 inches, differentiating themselves through size from functionally similar smart phones or personal digital assistants. Though generally self-contained, a tablet computer may be connected to a physical keyboard, and a number of Hybrids that offer a detachable keyboard have been marketed since the mid-1990s, as have a number of convertible touchscreen notebook computers that offer an integrated keyboard that can be hidden by a swivel joint or slide joint, exposing only the screen for touch operation. Tablets have also appeared in a foldable Booklet format that offer the user dual-touchscreens, and can be used as a notebook by displaying a virtual keyboard on one of the displays. Via Wikipedia

Wacom goes wireless with Intuos4 pen tablet

02/01/2010, Wacom has jumped aboard the Bluetooth bandwagon with their new Bluetooth Wireless Intuos4 pen tablet that is capable of communicating reliable within a 10 meter radius. This provides users with enough freedom to move about the room and work in their...

Apple iPad Costs $270.50 To Manufacture?

01/30/2010, Ever wonder how much Apple makes on every iPad? It’s hard to know the actual profit after you factor in all the elements, but a bill of materials (BOM) analysis by Brian Marshall of BroadPoint AmTech states that the 16GB Wi-Fi-only version of the...

Was The iPad Supposed To Debut At $399?

01/29/2010, The rumors indicated that the iPad might be priced at around $800-$999 without a contract, so when Steve Jobs unveiled its $499 pricing, the crowd literally went wild, and the stock price soared. Everybody is happy, right? Well, it seems that some...

McGraw-Hill Claims They Were Not Booted Off iPad Launch

01/28/2010, If you were monitoring the rumors surrounding the iPad before its actual launch, you’ll certainly have come across the article we posted about Mr. McGraw commenting on the Apple tablet before the event. It was stated that a lot of their content...

Dell Mini 5 prototype gets a sneak peek

01/28/2010, PC Online managed to spend some time with a black Dell Streak/Mini 5 prototype, also known as Model M01M which can be spotted under the battery cover. In terms of specifications, the Mini 5 prototype is endowed with a 5″ touchscreen display at 800 x...

MSI jumps aboard tablet bandwagon

01/28/2010, MSI is also ready to tackle the tablet market with word on a new 10″ tablet that will run on an NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset. What does this mean for the casual user? We’re talking about a generally low power device which translates to a decent...

Asus Eee Pad plans revealed

01/28/2010, Asus’ Corporate Vice President, Eric Chen, recently shared news concerning the future plans of their affordable, touchscreen, 3G-connected tablet which will have an Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset within. Known as the Eee Pad that is still under development,...

First iPad Review, I played with it on 1/27

01/27/2010, Update 4/5/2010: we had much more time to write an in-depth review if the iPad. It supersedes this one and can be found here: iPad Review. Shortly after the Apple Launch in San Francisco, we had the opportunity to play with an iPad for long enough to have...

Apple iPad Is Now On Apple Website

01/27/2010, If you were eagerly hitting F5 at Apple’s homepage before the official unveiling of the iPad, you’ll have been doing so in vain. Now that the cat is out of the bag, and everybody’s talking about the iPad, you can check out the iPad in...

Redesigned iWork For Apple iPad

01/27/2010, You probably wouldn’t be dreaming of doing spreadsheets and preparing presentations on the iPad, after all, who would want to do work when you could have so much fun, right? But if you’re insistent on doing some work, the updated iWork for the...

Apple Tablet Pictured With iPhone

01/27/2010, Go figure, you hunt and wait for months to get a glimpse of Apple’s upcoming tablet, and suddenly more than 1 picture of it surfaces. Granted they’re from the same source and batch, but that doesn’t stop us wishing we had more pictures...

iSlate Advertisement Video?

01/27/2010, At this point, it’s getting really hard to sift through what’s real and what’s fake. We did come across this “iSlate advertisement”, which does seem rather cool. The video seems nice and clean, though if it’s real, it...

Rumor Round Up: Upcoming Apple Event

01/27/2010, It’s finally here, the event that everybody has been waiting for. Just before we get to the real meat, let’s have a quick recap of what might (or might not) be coming up in the next few hours: iLife ‘10 AT&T might lose its iPhone...