Tablet Computers Different Brand Comparison
I have wanted to buy a tablet PC long before and all of a sudden I’m horribly confused by the choice available to me of bespoke operating systems and new ways of working. There are just so many tablets to choose from these days that deciding which one you really want to own can be as much of a guessing game as an informed decision. And I made some research and comparisons.
Ive considered the Android first, but it operating system still insists on treating your workspace as a desktop, and it just runs in the same way as the windows does to the icons and whatnot. It is obviously a device thats only to be used for specific tasks and just like having a PC or a notebook.
I would like choose the ExoPC Slate (seen above) which runs Windows 7 with a bespoke skin on the top. It does run Windows, and thus in my roles as a Windows blogger and Microsoft Press author it could be very handy to have a Windows-based device for when the beta of Windows vNext (or Windows 8, whatever it turns out to be called) appears a year from now. Only the fact that the Windows desktop which is precisely what Ive decided not to go with an Android device for, which would occasionally drop me down.
Then HP jumped in which makes my decision more difficult. HP’s acquisition of Palm and the announcement of a WebOS tablet makes its operating system is much better suited to my needs. However, HP have been going on about this device for almost a year now and theres still no idea of when, or even if, well actually be able to buy one.
It is said the Windows 7 tablet PC is good, however, according to my research; the windows 7’s touch interface sucks. It’s slow to register taps, most of the menus are unclickable and even though you have access to hundreds of thousands of apps, most of them won’t work the way they’re supposed to. If only Microsoft would release a tablet version of their new Windows Phone 7 OS Id be set. This may be in the pipeline but well have to wait for some time to come yet.
The only tablet left to consider now is the apple iPad. I’ve had the chance to try out the galaxy tab, and while I love how light it is, Google is right. Android still isn’t ready for tablets. Only Im generally opposed to Apples policy of forcing you to use the awful iTunes software to do all you’re synching. The iPad, has an interface built from the ground up to work with touch. It’s been in the market for quite a few months and has its own market. Plus, with 4.2, which I’ve been testing, you also get multitasking, which works great. Most importantly, you can find a grand market of Apple accessories for supporting Apple products.
So yeah, there still aren’t any worthy alternatives, maybe I can only choose the iPad, specially now that it folders and multitasking with the beta. Otherwise, I’d wait till 2011. Rim’s playbook looks great, android 3.0 is allegedly supporting tablets, and HP could come up with a WebOs tablet, miles better than the slate they have planned. Then again, we could even see windows phone 7 tablets.
David has been writing for over ten years on a broad range of topics. He has a background that includes such diverse areas as environmentalism, cooking, animal care, and technology. Now he works as an editor for a famous wholesale company.
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