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Tablet PC

A Tablet PC is a laptop PC equipped with a stylus or a touchscreen. This form factor  is intended to offer a more mobile PC; Tablet PCs may be used where notebooks are impractical or unwieldy, or do not provide the needed functionality.

The term Tablet PC was made popular in a product announced in 2001 by Microsoft, where it was defined as a pen-enabled computer conforming to hardware specifications devised by Microsoft and running a licensed copy of "Windows XP Tablet PC Edition" operating system or a derivative thereof. Tablet PCs are personal computers where the owner is free to install any compatible application or operating system. Other tablet computer devices, such as eBook readers or PDAs, do not provide this option and are generally considered another category. The original Microsoft licensing specification required proximity sensing of the stylus, which Microsoft termed "hover". This requirement was dropped with the later announcement of the UMPC.

Headlines Around the Web

Samsung unveils two Tabs to take on Apple

Aug 11, 2011 - The Times of India

Amazon to launch iPad rival?

May 04, 2011 - Financial Post

The 'tablet' touch

Nov 15, 2010 - Business Standard

ZTE to launch Android tablet device

Oct 13, 2010 - Financial Times

Choosing between a tablet, netbook and notebook

Sep 06, 2010 - Business Standard

Samsung unveils iPad competitor Galaxy

Sep 03, 2010 - The Star Online

The return of tablet PC

Aug 16, 2010 - Business Standard

Temasek invests $35m in Chinese video site

Aug 05, 2010 - Financial Times

Apple expands iPad sales to 9 more countries

Jul 20, 2010 - Financial Post

Articles About Tablet PC

Creating a Perfect Photoshop Machine Out of Surface Pro

By IBTimes AU

Maximizing your Surface Pro tablet can delight users especially the traveling photographers by turning it into a Photoshop machine. (May 03)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, INTEL

Videocon A29 Budget Android Smartphone Launched In India: Price, Specs Details
Videocon A29 Budget Android Smartphone Launched in India: Price, Specification Details

By IBTimes IN

Videocon Mobiles released a new budget smartphone in India dubbed A29, with a price tag of INR 5,799. (May 02)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

Lava Magnum X604
Lava IvoryS 3G Tablet PC with Voice-Calling Feature Launched in India; Price, Specification Details

By IBTimes IN

Home grown smartphone maker, Lava International Ltd. has launched an affordable voice-calling tablet PC IvoryS in India. (Apr 27)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, MALI, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

Microsoft, HP Launch Omni 10 Tablet PC with Pearson Educational Contents for Indian College Students; Price, Specification Details
Microsoft, HP Launch Omni 10 Tablet PC with Pearson Educational Contents for Indian College Students; Price, Specification Details

By IBTimes IN

American technology giants, Microsoft and HP have jointly launched the Omni 10 Tablet PC with exclusive Pearson educational contents for student pursuing higher education. (Apr 24)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, HP, INDIA, INTEL

Samsung to Launch Bluetooth Controllable LED Smart Bulb at Light+Building 2014
Samsung to Launch Bluetooth Controllable LED Smart Bulb at Light+Building 2014; Key Features You Need Know

By IBTimes IN

Consumer electronics giant Samsung has announced the launch of an LED Smart Bulb at the upcoming biannual architecture and technology trade fair Light+Building 2014. (Mar 29)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, GERMANY, SMARTPHONE, ARCHITECTURE

Lenovo Folder Pad Tablet PC
Lenovo Folder Pad: Can This Tablet Give Microsoft Surface a Run For Its Money?

By IBTimes AU

Lenovo Folder Pad Tablet is a multimodal slate designed in a Microsoft Surface like style. Such tablet can be held in your hands or propped up like a touchscreen monitor supported by a flap (or similar to a kickstand), which pops out from the back side. (Mar 10)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT

Apple Release Round Up: iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 Fall Release plus Top Killer Features to Expect

By IBTimes AU

Apple will be releasing a number of refreshed products for 2014 including the new iPhone 6 and the iPad Air. According to recent information, the tech giant has been pumping up production to ensure product release makes it on September. (Mar 10)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IPHONE, APPLE INC., SAMSUNG, IPAD, SMARTPHONE

iPad Pro Release Delayed To 2015 And No iPad Mini 3 This Year - Analyst

By IBTimes AU

iPad Pro release date has been delayed until 2015 and no iPad Mini 3 will be seen this year, according to an analyst. (Mar 05)

MORE TOPICS: IPAD

Micromax Tablet
Micromax Funbook Ultra HD P580 with Quad-Core CPU Released Online; Price, Specification Details

By IBTimes IN

Popular indigenous smartphone maker, Micromax has released budget tablet PC dubbed as Funbook Ultra HD P580 in India via online stores. (Feb 27)

MORE TOPICS: IPAD, INDIA, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

A Micromax mobile phone is kept on display at a showroom in New Delhi December 6, 2013.
Micromax Releases Funbook P280 Android Tablet In India; Price And Specs Details

By IBTimes IN

Micromax Funbook P280 - Indigenous tech firm Micromax has released a new Android tablet in the Indian market, dubbed Funbook P280, with a price tag of ₹4,650. (Feb 13)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, ANDROID