Choosing a Tablet PC

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In this category there are three main types: Tablet PC (Tablet PC), ultra-mobile PCs (UMPC), as well as Internet tablets. Sometimes, this category also include e-books with touch screens and internet access, but this is unlikely to legitimate, because readers, unlike computers, are specialized and very limited functionality.
Tablet PC (Tablet PC)

Title Tablet PC such machines were in 2002, after the official presentation of hardware / software platform Microsoft Tablet PC, which includes hardware architecture IBM PC x86, touch screen and a special version of the operating system Windows XP Tablet PC Edition with built-in support for touch screens and handwriting recognition feature input. Windows 7 to work with tablet and touch screen monitor with multitouch technology is implemented in all versions, except "Primary" and "Basic."

Laptops transformers

This type of Tablet PC is the closest to a conventional laptop. The differences are two: the touch screen and a special attachment that allows you to expand the display and put it on your keyboard. Typically, these devices are made on the basis of sub-notebooks equipped with screens with a diagonal of 12.9 inches. This limitation is due to the fact that the mass of transformers with larger diagonal screen can not hold it with one hand and a basic way of wearing tablet during the operation.

By The Hardware transformer usually differs little from conventional subnotebook, so to an already relatively high price is added to the cost of the touch screen and the turning mechanism. As a result, these laptops are rather expensive, which limits their distribution.

A typical example of a modern notebook-transformer - HP TouchSmart tm2-2100er, which is equipped with 12-inch capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels and LED backlight technology to support multitouch. At one time TouchSmart tm2 became the first production of transformers, which supports multi-touch gestures.

In a maximum configuration of the machine set: dual-core processor Core i3 380UM clocked at 1.33 GHz and ultra-low power, 3 GB of RAM DDR3 c expandable to 8 GB, 2.5-inch hard drive with 320 GB and a hybrid graphics system , includes a built-in processor core Intel HD Graphics Accelerator and discrete AMD / ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 with 512 MB of memory GDDR3.

Among other characteristics of the machine - wireless interfaces Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.0, multiformat memory card reader SD / MMC / MS / MS Pro / xD, three-port USB 2.0, a universal digital interface HDMI, touchpad with multitouch support, stereo Speakers Altec Lansing, a webcam and an external DVD-recorder included. Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

With modest dimensions (308h238h45 mm) notebook weighs a lot - 2.02 kg with battery. But it's full and quite powerful laptop with a hybrid graphics and touch screen. Such a machine would cost you about 40 000. There are also more affordable versions TouchSmart tm2, whose prices start at 34,000 rubles.

Not so long ago appeared on the market an inexpensive type of keyboard planshetnikov - netbooks transformers. As the name suggests, it's cheap subnotebooks with a thin filling, fitted with swivel touch screen. Due to the "netbook" configuration of prices for such vehicles more attractive, however, and the possibility of much more modest than that of full-fledged laptops.

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This article was published on 2011/04/21