HELLO, WHAT IS A TABLET?
For the Rip Van Winkles who have been living under a rock these past few months, a tablet serves as a flat, superslim, sub-1 kilo, instant-on computer featuring a 7- to 10-inch touchscreen that can be used for on-the-go web browsing, e-mail, e-book reading, audio-video multimedia playback, as well as general
applications and gaming. The real wind under this wave of tablets is the success of the Apple ipad. The acceptance of this game-changing device has spurred PC computer makers to rustle up tablets that boast more features than the ipad in terms of hardware—like USB and HDMI ports, SIM card/call-
ing capabilities, and Adobe Flash support.
The much tom-tommed ipad aside, the primary contenders for your paws are a slew of Google Andorid slates—lead by the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Motorola Xoom, the Acer Iconia. And of course the Blackberry Playbook from RIM. As many