Gone are the days when you were judged by the phone you carry . The latest gadget to flaunt is the Tablet PC . And the frontrunner in this segment of course is Apple iPad. But Apple is not the sole player and others like Dell, Blackberry, Samsung, Olive and many Chinese brands have come out with their offerings.
Not long time back the entry of net-books was considered a turning point in the Desktop and laptop market realm. And it did manage to garner a major share in the worldwide markets largely due to its size,weight and price advantage. Like the advent of LCD and LED screens proved to be the death knell for CRT Monitors, will these Tablets prove to be the end of road for laptops and net-books? It seems highly possible. For these tablets are light weight, portable, powerful, futuristic and can do almost anything that a PC or laptop can do. At present the tablets of Apple, Samsung, Dell, Blackberry, etc. costs as much as Mid range laptops but with the Chinese and Korean companies coming up with cheap models the Price is bound to crash and even out.
And what all can you do on a Tablet PC? Well almost anything. You can browse the net on the move. listen to music, view videos, do social networking, receive and send mail, read write documents, spreadsheets, presentations, print documents, play games, so on and on and on. Technologically also it has everything you can wish for in a futuristic device. They have latest touch screens, HDMI output, motion sensors, Long battery life, multiple connectivity.
So while the Companies battle it out for their share of the pie, we the consumers are going to be spoilt for options and low price.