- Great Painters
- Accounting
- Fundamentals of Law
- Marketing
- Shorthand
- Concept Cars
- Videogames
- The World of Sports

- Blogs
- Free Software
- Google
- My Computer

- PHP Language and Applications
- Wikipedia
- Windows Vista

- Education
- Masterpieces of English Literature
- American English

- English Dictionaries
- The English Language

- Medical Emergencies
- The Theory of Memory
- The Beatles
- Dances
- Microphones
- Musical Notation
- Music Instruments
- Batteries
- Nanotechnology
- Cosmetics
- Diets
- Vegetarianism and Veganism
- Christmas Traditions
- Animals

- Fruits And Vegetables


  1. Adobe Reader
  2. Adware
  3. Altavista
  4. AOL
  5. Apple Macintosh
  6. Application software
  7. Arrow key
  8. Artificial Intelligence
  9. ASCII
  10. Assembly language
  11. Automatic translation
  12. Avatar
  13. Babylon
  14. Bandwidth
  15. Bit
  16. BitTorrent
  17. Black hat
  18. Blog
  19. Bluetooth
  20. Bulletin board system
  21. Byte
  22. Cache memory
  23. Celeron
  24. Central processing unit
  25. Chat room
  26. Client
  27. Command line interface
  28. Compiler
  29. Computer
  30. Computer bus
  31. Computer card
  32. Computer display
  33. Computer file
  34. Computer games
  35. Computer graphics
  36. Computer hardware
  37. Computer keyboard
  38. Computer networking
  39. Computer printer
  40. Computer program
  41. Computer programmer
  42. Computer science
  43. Computer security
  44. Computer software
  45. Computer storage
  46. Computer system
  47. Computer terminal
  48. Computer virus
  49. Computing
  50. Conference call
  51. Context menu
  52. Creative commons
  53. Creative Commons License
  54. Creative Technology
  55. Cursor
  56. Data
  57. Database
  58. Data storage device
  59. Debuggers
  60. Demo
  61. Desktop computer
  62. Digital divide
  63. Discussion groups
  64. DNS server
  65. Domain name
  66. DOS
  67. Download
  68. Download manager
  69. DVD-ROM
  70. DVD-RW
  71. E-mail
  72. E-mail spam
  73. File Transfer Protocol
  74. Firewall
  75. Firmware
  76. Flash memory
  77. Floppy disk drive
  78. GNU
  79. GNU General Public License
  80. GNU Project
  81. Google
  82. Google AdWords
  83. Google bomb
  84. Graphics
  85. Graphics card
  86. Hacker
  87. Hacker culture
  88. Hard disk
  89. High-level programming language
  90. Home computer
  91. HTML
  92. Hyperlink
  93. IBM
  94. Image processing
  95. Image scanner
  96. Instant messaging
  97. Instruction
  98. Intel
  99. Intel Core 2
  100. Interface
  101. Internet
  102. Internet bot
  103. Internet Explorer
  104. Internet protocols
  105. Internet service provider
  106. Interoperability
  107. IP addresses
  108. IPod
  109. Joystick
  110. JPEG
  111. Keyword
  112. Laptop computer
  113. Linux
  114. Linux kernel
  115. Liquid crystal display
  116. List of file formats
  117. List of Google products
  118. Local area network
  119. Logitech
  120. Machine language
  121. Mac OS X
  122. Macromedia Flash
  123. Mainframe computer
  124. Malware
  125. Media center
  126. Media player
  127. Megabyte
  128. Microsoft
  129. Microsoft Windows
  130. Microsoft Word
  131. Mirror site
  132. Modem
  133. Motherboard
  134. Mouse
  135. Mouse pad
  136. Mozilla Firefox
  137. Mp3
  138. MPEG
  139. MPEG-4
  140. Multimedia
  141. Musical Instrument Digital Interface
  142. Netscape
  143. Network card
  144. News ticker
  145. Office suite
  146. Online auction
  147. Online chat
  148. Open Directory Project
  149. Open source
  150. Open source software
  151. Opera
  152. Operating system
  153. Optical character recognition
  154. Optical disc
  155. output
  156. PageRank
  157. Password
  158. Pay-per-click
  159. PC speaker
  160. Peer-to-peer
  161. Pentium
  162. Peripheral
  163. Personal computer
  164. Personal digital assistant
  165. Phishing
  166. Pirated software
  167. Podcasting
  168. Pointing device
  169. POP3
  170. Programming language
  171. QuickTime
  172. Random access memory
  173. Routers
  174. Safari
  175. Scalability
  176. Scrollbar
  177. Scrolling
  178. Scroll wheel
  179. Search engine
  180. Security cracking
  181. Server
  182. Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
  183. Skype
  184. Social software
  185. Software bug
  186. Software cracker
  187. Software library
  188. Software utility
  189. Solaris Operating Environment
  190. Sound Blaster
  191. Soundcard
  192. Spam
  193. Spamdexing
  194. Spam in blogs
  195. Speech recognition
  196. Spoofing attack
  197. Spreadsheet
  198. Spyware
  199. Streaming media
  200. Supercomputer
  201. Tablet computer
  202. Telecommunications
  203. Text messaging
  204. Trackball
  205. Trojan horse
  206. TV card
  207. Unicode
  208. Uniform Resource Identifier
  209. Unix
  210. URL redirection
  211. USB flash drive
  212. USB port
  213. User interface
  214. Vlog
  215. Voice over IP
  216. Warez
  217. Wearable computer
  218. Web application
  219. Web banner
  220. Web browser
  221. Web crawler
  222. Web directories
  223. Web indexing
  224. Webmail
  225. Web page
  226. Website
  227. Wiki
  228. Wikipedia
  229. WIMP
  230. Windows CE
  231. Windows key
  232. Windows Media Player
  233. Windows Vista
  234. Word processor
  235. World Wide Web
  236. Worm
  237. XML
  238. X Window System
  239. Yahoo
  240. Zombie computer

This article is from:

All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License: 

Tablet PC

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(Redirected from Tablet computer)

A tablet PC is a notebook- or slate-shaped mobile computer. Its touch screen or digitizing tablet technology allows the user to operate the computer with a stylus or digital pen, or a fingertip, instead of a keyboard or mouse.

The form factor offers a more mobile and productive way to interact with a computer. Tablet PCs are often used where normal notebooks are impractical or unwieldy, or do not provide the needed functionality.


The tablet PC is a culmination of advances in shrinking notebook hardware and improvements in integrated digitizers as methods of input. A digitizer is typically integrated with the screen, and correlates physical touch or digital pen interaction on the screen with the virtual information portrayed on it. A tablet's digitizer is an absolute pointing device rather than a relative pointing device like a mouse or touchpad. A target can be virtually interacted with directly at the point it appears on the screen.

Inputting data

A user can enter text using handwriting recognition, an on-screen (virtual) keyboard, speech recognition, or standard keyboard. Shorthand-like entry methods, which enable pen-driven input at speeds comparable to touch-typing, and are unique to the Tablet PC, include AlphaTap and Shark.

Tablet PCs using Windows XP Tablet PC Edition may utilize the Ink object as a means of data input and storage. This is a data type created as part of the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition API that allows one to manipulate and process handwritten data, including recognition results and, in some cases, the pressure information for each part of the stroke. Properties of Ink can be changed in much the same way as properties of other objects, and the data can be saved to allow future reference. Many applications referencing the Ink object also allow handwritten notes to be filtered and searched through, based on the recognition results stored when Ink is saved.

A popular use of the tablet PC form factor is to enable computerized manipulation, organization, and reading of large amounts of printed information. In particular, casual readers may download electronic versions of their favorite books to read on their tablet PCs, or students may scan in the pages of textbooks and just bring their tablet PCs to class in lieu of bulky textbooks.

Handwriting recognition

Modern day processors and advances in recognition algorithms make the conversion from handwriting to text far more practical now than it was in early attempts of tablet PCs.

Current handwriting recognition technology employed by tablet PCs focuses more on generic times recognition, rather than letter recognition. Each block of handwriting is compared to a dictionary of words. The word with the closest spelling to its primary guess of the written word is chosen, often with a list of alternatives presented to the user. On words in the dictionary, this method is more accurate than letter recognition. However, this becomes a problem for words not in the computer's dictionary, such as email and web addresses, new slang terms, and proper names. Handwriting recognition software often presents a letter recognizer option to better enable precise input.

Handwriting recognition in Windows

The integrated handwriting recognition in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 can recognize print, cursive, or mixed writing. Accuracy can be increased by configuring the recognizer to expect left-handed writing or right-handed writing. Recognition in a variety of languages is available with the install of a recognizer pack. The handwriting engine cannot be trained in Windows XP, forcing the user to retrain their handwriting to be better recognized by the system.

The integrated handwriting recognition in Windows Vista is, however, trainable in a variety of ways. Vista offers the option for users to correct specific errors in recognition, provide samples for a set of common characters, or to provide a large set of handwriting data by providing handwriting samples for 50 distinct sentences directly on the computer. There is also the option to use personalized handwriting recognition to watch what words the user emails, or what words they must correct most often, and automatically add those words to the dictionary for improved recognition in the future.

A Typical Tablet PC Screenshot, showing a docked TIP from Tablet PC Edition 2005
A Typical Tablet PC Screenshot, showing a docked TIP from Tablet PC Edition 2005

Tablet PC Input Panel

The original Tablet PC Input Panel (TIP) included a handwriting panel, an on-screen keyboard, and a write anywhere function which allowed the user to literally write anywhere on the screen, after which the recognized data would then be sent to the currently focused input box.

The enhanced TIP introduced in the Service Pack 2 update (Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005) includes improved handwriting recognition, the option to correct a recognition error before it is sent to an application, and integrates the option to manually add a word to the computer's dictionary to improve its recognition in the future. The TIP can also add inline correction functionality to applications that support Advanced Text Input Services. This works by the TIP temporarily storing the recognition results from data that it inputs into the application. This version of the TIP removed the write anywhere function in favor of a floating interface. In applications which used certain supported text controls, an icon would appear when the pen was in proximity to the screen. Tapping or hovering over this icon would open the floating TIP, which would expand horizontally and vertically as needed when the user wrote to the edge of the window. For applications which could not pop up the floating TIP, the docked state was still supported, in which the TIP would stick to the top or bottom of the screen, moving all other windows out of the way (expanding downward if docked at the top).

Types of digitizers

Active digitizer

An active digitizer, used in most tablet PCs, can track the position of the pen when it is in proximity to the digitizer. This feature allows the user to "hover" over items on the screen. This can provide helpful functionality such as the ability to view tooltips and auto-hidden items, and to navigate through menus without accidentally activating an item.

Active digitizers can be installed behind the screen, allowing for maximum visibility, although most manufacturers install protectors over the screen to decrease the risk of damage to the LCD.

By using an active digitizer, the user's hand may rest on the screen without affecting the image or mouse pointer; only movement of the stylus affects the mouse pointer.

The most widely used digitizer, a Wacom digitizer projects electromagnetic signals that are reflected by the tablet's pen. The computer then calculates the position of the stylus based on the point in the electromagnetic field the stylus interacts with. Electronic switches inside the pen can change properties of the reflection. For example, a pressure-sensitive switch located behind the tip of the pen is a capacitive change switch, and side switches change the frequency. These features allow the computer to calculate how hard the user is pressing down on the screen and whether a switch is pressed. [1]

Tablets relying on electromagnetic resonation suffer from "jitter", specifically around the edges of the screen. Because the metal at the edges of the screen—as well as in other parts of the computer—changes the properties of the signal that is being reflected back, the tablet digitizer cannot maintain a totally accurate sense of the pen's position. This can make some tasks difficult, e.g. slowly drawing straight lines, aiming at interface elements at the edges, or writing small characters.

UC Logic and Finepoint make other digitizers used in a few tablet PCs. Models incorporating these digitizers suffer from the lack of support in many graphics applications.

Averatec's C3500 line uses UC Logic digitizers. Compaq's TC1000 and Gateway's Convertible Notebook series use Finepoint digitizers.

Finepoint's digitizer technology incorporates a battery-powered pen which actively transmits RF signals to be received by the tablet sensor. This results in lower power usage of the tablet PC itself, but higher size and weight of the pen because of the battery. The main advantage is that the accuracy problems related to interference from metal at the edge of the screen is not an issue.

Early revisions of Finepoint's digitizer, used in Compaq's TC1000, specifically suffered from the use of obscure, non-rechargeable AAAA batteries to power the pen, and did not support pressure sensitivity.

Modern Gateway Convertible Notebooks (CX200/210, CX2600/2700, etc.) use Finepoint MP-800 digitizers. The batteries inside these pens are recharged by an inductance coil while the pen is stored in its compartment. Concerns over the reliability of the pen are the main problem with these models.[2]

Passive digitizer

A passive digitizer, used in a touchscreen based tablet PC, only knows where the position of the stylus or finger is when the user presses it. This causes the pointer on the screen to jump to the location of the press and instantly "click". Passive digitizers are either capacitive or resistive. They offer lower accuracy and a higher rate of error—e.g. when the user's hand rests on the screen surface—which makes them less common in tablet PCs.



Tablet PCs without a dedicated keyboard. Keyboards can usually be attached via a wireless or USB connection.

These tablet PCs typically incorporate small (8.4"-14.1") screens and have been popular for quite some time in vertical markets such as health care, education, and field work.

Slate models are often designed with a focus on pure mobility, i.e. the less to carry, the better.

Rugged tablet PC models are usually in the slate form factor, because without a keyboard, there are fewer moving parts to break.

Animation of the transition notebook to slate.
Animation of the transition notebook to slate.

Thin-client slates

Tablet PCs which consist of a touchscreen and an integrated wireless connection device. These units by design have limited processing power which is chiefly involved with Input/Output data processing such as video display, network communications, audio encoding/decoding, and input capture (touchscreen input, bar code reading, magnetic stripe reading (credit card swipe), etc.. The unit transmits data via a secured wireless connection to a remote server for processing.

Thin-Client Slates have the design advantages of a very lightweight form factor, very secure data (no data storage on the slate computer), long battery life (no processor to power). The Panasonic Toughbook 08 is representative of the application of thin-client computing to tablet PCs. Many of these slates can connect to a single server either over local area wireless or campus area wireless reducing the per seat costs of hardware. [3]


Convertible notebooks that have a base body with an attached keyboard. They more closely resemble modern notebooks/laptops, and are usually heavier and larger than slates.

Typically, the base attaches to the display at a single joint called a swivel hinge or rotating hinge. The joint allows the screen to rotate around 180° and fold down on top of the keyboard to provide a flat writing surface. This design, although the most common, is a point of weakness on a convertible.

It is feasible for manufacturers to overcome these weak points. A convertible design, the Panasonic Toughbook 19 is a fully ruggedized convertible. Completely sealed to dust and water, and designed to withstand temperature extremes and drops onto concrete; the convertible element does not detract from this unit being even less prone to failure than most notebooks. USAT Corp. cites a failure rate of 1.58% on these units versus an average of 24% on notebooks. [4]

One model by Acer has a sliding design in which the screen slides up from the slate-like position and locks into place to provide the laptop mode.

Convertibles are by far the most popular form factor of tablet PCs, because for people who are unsure about the practicality of using the pen as the primary method of input, the convertibles still offer the keyboard and pointing device of traditional notebooks as a backup plan.

HP tablet PC with rotating keyboard.
HP tablet PC with rotating keyboard.


This form factor, coined by users of the HP/Compaq TC1000 and TC1100 series (depicted to the right), share the features of the slate and convertible by using a detachable keyboard which operates in a similar fashion to a convertible when attached.

This is not to be confused with slate models that have a detachable keyboard—detachable keyboards for pure slate models do not rotate around to allow the tablet to rest on it like a convertible.

Despite a loyal following of users, the hybrid form factor has not received any recent updates since the discontinuation of the HP TC1100.


  • Late 1960s
    • Alan Kay of Xerox PARC proposed a notebook using pen input called Dynabook.
  • 1989
    • The first commercially available tablet-type computer was the GRiDPad from GRiD Systems, released in September. Its operating system was based on MS-DOS.
  • 1991
    • The Momenta Pentop was released.
    • The Apple Newton entered development; although it ultimately became a PDA, its original concept (which called for a larger screen and greater sketching capabilities) resembled that of a tablet PC.
  • 1992
    • Go released a dedicated operating system, called PenPoint OS.
    • Microsoft released Windows for Pen Computing.
  • 1993
    • The first commercialized tablet compute systems available to the consumer market were the IBM ThinkPad 750P and 360P introduced in 1993[5]
      • These early examples from Go and IBM were commercial failures, suffering from insufficient handwriting recognition performance, and from high cost and weight. The Momenta, for example, weighed seven pounds and had a purchase price of about $5,000.
  • 2002
    • Tablet PCs were made further available with the introduction of Microsoft's Windows XP Tablet PC Edition[6].
      • Microsoft's operating system for the tablet PCs had the advantage of the standardization in the PC market with Microsoft's operating systems.
  • 2002-Present
    • Recent advances in computer technology and lowering of manufacturing costs allowed for tablet PCs to become more affordable and widespread.
  • Present
    • Windows Vista is being released for the public, many of the different versions will include Tablet support. The tablets are even more affordable and it is possible get a decent tablet from about $1500 and up.

System software

Operating system

The operating system on which most tablet PCs run is Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. Tablet PC Edition is a superset of Windows XP Professional, the difference being tablet functionality, including alternate text input (Tablet PC Input Panel) and basic drivers for support of tablet PC specific hardware. Requirements to install Tablet PC Edition include a tablet digitizer or touchscreen device, and hardware control buttons including a Ctrl-Alt-Delete shortcut button, scrolling buttons, and at least one user-configurable application button.

Service Pack 2 for Windows XP includes Tablet PC Edition 2005 and is a free upgrade. This version brought improved handwriting recognition and improved the Input Panel, allowing it to be used in almost every application. The Input Panel was also revised to extend speech recognition services (input and correction) to other applications.


There are other operating systems in use on devices are marketed as tablets. Note that most tablet PC software is targeted particularly for the Microsoft Tablet PC API, and will not run on devices without Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. Care should be taken when researching a tablet system or any device or software that claims to be designed for tablet PCs, as the phrase does not guarantee compatibility.

Running Linux on tablet PCs is as practical as on conventional notebooks. More recently, tablet PCs may also be configured with Linux pre-installed. The advent of improved handwriting recognition and additional applications have advanced the appeal of Linux tablets.


Applications developed for the tablet PC cater to the form factor and functionality available on the platform. Many forms of applications incorporate a pen-friendly user interface and/or the ability to handwrite directly in the document or interface.

There are several sources for applications specific to Windows XP Tablet PC Edition:

  • Tablet PC Post

Microsoft has released free software specifically for use on tablet PCs. Notable releases are the Experience Pack for Tablet PC and the Education Pack for Tablet PC. Between these two major releases, a number of applications and add-ons are installed that make use of the form factor and features of the tablet PC. A brief description of the applications included follows:

Experience Pack


  • Ink Desktop: an Active Desktop control designed to run in the background and allow the user to write directly on the desktop.
  • Snipping Tool: a screen capture application which allows the tablet pen to be used to select a portion of the screen and then annotate it and save as a file or send in an email.
  • Ink Art: a painting application developed by Ambient Design originally as ArtRage, licensed to Microsoft for release to Tablet PC users.
  • Ink Crossword: a crossword application developed to mirror the experience of a paper crossword puzzle on a tablet PC.
  • Media Transfer: a synchronization utility designed to download music, pictures, and videos off of computers in the same network.

Education Pack

  • Ink Flash Cards: an application designed to assist memorization by using a flash card approach, enabling the user to handwrite their own flash cards and display them back in a slideshow.
  • Equation Writer: a recognition tool specializing in converting handwritten mathematical equations to a computer-generated image for pasting into other documents.
  • GoBinder Lite: an organization and note-taking application developed by Agilix Labs.
  • Hexic Deluxe: a game with a tablet PC specific gesture enabled for easier use with the tablet pen. Hard at work, or hardly working? :)

Tablet PC distinction

There is dispute on the distinction between "tablet PC" and "Tablet PC". One issue with the distinction is that there was never a standard definition of what constitutes as a tablet PC.

The phrase "Tablet PC", with the specific capitalization of the T, is generally regarded as the platform as introduced by Microsoft and its partners in 2002: a complete computer, capable of running applications under its own power, with an integrated digitizer, hardware function buttons, and the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system.

Some mobile PCs utilizing other operating systems include a digitizer for user input and can still be regarded as a tablet PC in that it is capable of providing the same functionality.

Wireless displays with integrated digitizers are sometimes marketed as tablets, but are more akin to thin clients in that they do not perform any functionality themselves, but act as a terminal to a single computer. Such devices may be more accurately referred to as a "drawing tablet" rather than the less descriptive word "tablet," as the digitizer functionality of these displays is usually used as a drawing device. These devices, as well as internet appliances with a slate-like design, are not necessarily fully functional devices as the tablet PC. Thin clients with a slate-like design may be used in vertical markets such as point of sale and assembly line.

Tablets vs. traditional notebooks

The advantages and disadvantages of tablet PCs are highly subjective measures. What appeals to one user may be exactly what disappoints another. The following are commonly cited opinions of the tablet PC platform:


  • More natural form of input — sketching and handwriting are a much more familiar form of input than a keyboard and mouse, especially for people who are new to computers.
  • Gesture recognition — gestures (moving the stylus in special patterns over the screen) are powerful ways to increase efficiency. Many applications, or the operating system itself, can be programmed to respond in different ways to certain gestures created by the pen.
  • Note-taking — taking handwritten notes and drawing diagrams at a class or conference increases productivity and retention of information. The notes can also be searched automatically if handwriting recognition is implemented.
  • Accessibility — those who are physically unable to type can utilize the additional features of a tablet PC to be able to interact with the electronic world.
  • Digital art — tablets are often necessary for professional digital artist work. For many, mouse movement is too jerky to be used as a precision tool.
  • Portability — slate tablets and hybrids without keyboards are very slim and light compared to typical laptops and can easily be tucked under the arm like a book.
  • Horizontal orientation — most tablet PCs do not interrupt line of sight since they lie flat on the table or in one's arms. This allows for better interaction in business meetings and conferences and also makes it easy for digital artists who wish to draw on a horizontal medium.


  • Higher cost — convertible tablet PCs cost roughly $300 more than their non-tablet counterparts as of 2005. This premium is expected to fall to as low as $75 by 2007.[8] However, some models are intentionally priced at the same point or lower than equivalent notebooks without tablet functionality.
  • Screen size — the size of tablet PC screens currently peaks at 14.1 inches. However, some models make up for this with very high resolution (a higher pixel density per unit area).
  • Hinge — the weakest physical part of a notebook is often the hinge assembly, with two hinges attaching the screen to the rest of the system. Most convertible tablet PCs have only one hinge rather than two in order to allow the rotation function. Single hinge designs are prone to additional wear and tear.
  • Digitizer issues — some tablet digitizers cannot keep up if the user writes or draws too quickly, reducing the fluidity of the lines the computer captures. In addition, the signal from the pen may become distorted near the edges of the screen.
  • Input speed — maximum handwriting speed can be significantly slower than maximum typing speed, which can be as high as 50-150 WPM.
  • Screen damage risk - Because Tablet PC's are handled more than conventional laptops yet built on the frames of conventional notebooks, and because their screens also serve as input devices, many Tablet PC's run a higher risk of screen damage. PDA's carry some of the same risk.

Designing around disadvantages

Manufacturers can design additional durability into the displays of tablets to effectively reduce screen damage risk, hinge failure, and screen size limitations. As an example, Panasonic Computer Solutions Company designed the Toughbook 19 specifically to overcome the screen damage issue potential. Panasonic does not detail their specific design elements used; however, the mobility engineering company, USAT Corp., lists a number of tablet design elements which creates a more durable tablet screen and hinge, a number of which are used in the Toughbooks. The use of scissor shock absorbers mounted to the screen, flexible connectors for data cables, molded magnesium alloy screen casing, durable and replaceable screen overlayments, and purpose built convertible hinges impact reliability. USAT cites failures rates on tablets with these design elements to be far lower than tablets with using conventional techniques, as is also evidenced by the Panasonic Toughbooks claim of sub 2% failure rates on their Toughbook touchscreen units.[9]

Popular models

Major tablet PC Manufacturers include Acer, Asus, Fujitsu, Gateway, Inc., Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lenovo Group, Motion Computing, TabletKiosk, NEC, Panasonic Toughbook and Toshiba.

Popular models include:


  • Fujitsu Stylistic ST5000
  • Electrovaya Scribbler SC2000, SC3000, SC3100
  • Motion M1200, M1300, M1400, LE1600, LS800
  • NEC Versa LitePad
  • Panasonic Toughbook 08 (thin-client ruggedized slate)
  • TabletKiosk Sahara i215
  • Samsung Q1


  • Acer TravelMate C200/C300/C310
  • Asus R1F
  • Averatec C3500 Series
  • Fujitsu LifeBook P1510(Slim, Ultra-portable, Small)/T4020, /T4210(Latest)
  • Gateway CX210/M285/S7200
  • HP Compaq TC4200/TC4400
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X41
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet (known popularly as "X60t")
  • Panasonic Toughbook 19 (fully sealed rugged tablet convertible)
  • Panasonic Toughbook T5 (ultralight touchscreen)
  • Toshiba Portegé 3500/M200/M400
  • Toshiba Satellite R10/R15/R20/R25
  • Toshiba Tecra M4/M7


  • Compaq TC1000
  • HP Compaq TC1100
  • Fujitsu-siemens lifebook T and P series

See also

  • Microsoft Office OneNote
  • GO Corporation
  • Agilix GoBinder
  • EverNote
  • MindManager


  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^
  9. ^

External links


  • Tablet PC Information with forums
  • Tablet PC and UMPC Information
  • Tablet PC Developer
  • Tablet Writer: Creative Writing on a Tablet PC
  • How does Tablet PC's digitizer work?
  • Tablet PCs with Linux — installing Linux and tablet PC software
  • Tablet PC Reviews and Community - Most active Table PC Community Site (As of December 2007 this site has biggest and most active tablet PC forums)
  • Tabletgear - News and Information for the Tablet PC Enthusiast

Tablet PCs in education

  • College of Engineering announces alliance with Fujitsu and Microsoft — News article from Virginia Tech
  • UW Classroom Presenter — Software designed at the University of Washington to provide a unique presentation environment utilizing the technology of Tablet PCs.
  • Ubiquitous Presenter — Outgrowth of University of Washington's Classroom Presenter (CP), a program that uses Tablet PC ink to allow instructors to annotate pre-prepared slides and students to create submissions for in-class activities.
  • The Student Tablet PC — News, articles, Tips and Tricks promoting the use of Tablet PCs in higher education.
  • Tablet PC Resource for Educators
Retrieved from ""