View Full Version : Why Tablets Are the Future of Computing

23rd August 2011, 12:31 PM
You may have even about tablets being slated to storm the market in the coming years. Many analysts and forecasting companies have already announced them as the next big thing in the world of computing. According to them, tablets will soon outsell netbooks, a form of portable computers that instantly became popular in 2009, resulting in millions of units being sold.

Now that the craze of netbooks finally seems to be getting over, but consumers still preferring to get hold of some form of portable computers, tablets have a great chance of becoming the most widely used form of computing in the next 5-10 years. The only downside to them, that one could think of is that they don't probably match up to personal computers, desktops in particular when it comes to the specifications, since they are only useful for a net-savvy person who spends most of his time online researching information and browsing the web, or occasionally chatting with a few friends as well. Tablets usually come with only 1GB RAM and upto 32GB storage, though some of the latest ones allow you to expand the memory to 64GB via a MicroSD card slot provided in them. But still if you compare them to laptops or netbooks, they are way too behind.

Though tablets may be suited for the average computer user, they are obviously not good enough for gaming or heavy documentation work. But the reason they have taken the market by a storm is not because of their limited features, but because of their mobility. Laptops usually weigh around 6-8 pounds, which is heavy enough for anyone to conveniently carry them anywhere. Netbooks, on the other hand, started selling like hot-cakes only because they weighed almost half of that, somewhere in the range of 3-4 pounds or even less.

But now that spectacular looking tablets that have an incredibly light weight have arrived on the scene, it is almost guaranteed that they are bound to succeed. Plus users also get to enjoy the power of touchscreen, which means they have on-screen keyboards instead of physical ones that now sound outdated. Finally, coming on to the price, this is where tablets seem to clinch the deal. Most of them are available in the markets in the range of $300-$400, and some of them even cost less than 200 bucks, which is incredible considering the value they provide. And with major manufacturers now about to come up with their latest low cost tablets, the device may become even more popular.

Article Source: Harshit Singhal