Windows Of Opportunity - What Does the Future Hold for PC Tablets With Windows OS on Its Way?

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In the early 1970's, comics legend Jack Kirby created a densely woven science fiction mythology series entitled 'New Gods'. One of the series' most memorable creations was that of the 'Mother Box', a complex gadget that the characters carried around with them. The Mother Box was responsible for as many mundane tasks as it was fantastical ones, it could calculate impossible reams of data, heal the sick and provide information as and when needed.

Now, a tablet PC may not heal the sick, but other than that, I'd say that Mr. Kirby was quite ahead of the curve on that particular call. A good tablet PC in your back pocket can be a substitute for almost anything.

Instead of doggedly listing all that a tablet PC can do, it would be far easier to cobble together the things a tablet PC can't do.

Modern technology frequently borrows its innovations from the realm of fantasy. The Mother Box, or tablet PC, is probably the best example of this. A tablet PC is a slice of the future, and everyone who buys one knows it.

We live in a relentlessly bright age. Gleaming spires touch the sky, reaching previously impossible heights, computer programs map the entire geometry of our planet and communication across the world has never been easier. The tablet PC is yet another brilliant, shining example of restless Human invention, the kind that were science fiction only a few short decades ago.

For all their fancy-pants 'advances' and achingly hip 'I, Robot' designs, Microsoft's competitors can never match them for familiarity. If you have been employed at any time in the last couple of decades or have GCSE-level education, the chances are you've received some Windows-based training. By now, a Windows OS is as comfortable as a well-worn pair of slippers.

That is the inescapable fact, the spectre at the feast even as the new kids on the block toast their successes. The average person knows how to use a Windows PC, and 'average' people tend to stick to what they know.

This Windows tablet review assumes that you don't want to suddenly up ship and buy anything fancy from 'Brand Ecch'. In fact, the entire purpose of this Windows tablet review, the very reason that our Windows tablet review site came into being, was to focus devoutly on the Windows end of the market.

The hero of this Windows tablet review would have been the HP TouchPad, but they discontinued that. Worthy of mention, however, in our Windows tablet review is the humble Windows 7 tablet. Small and relatively innocuous, but with a modest price and surprisingly high specs, it deserves mention in this Windows tablet review.

The big let down for our Windows tablet review is how few they actually are. The competitors are taking over the tablet market and, no matter how familiar the software is, this will drive the 'average' customer elsewhere.

So what about Google's Android? When I hear it, the word 'Android' brings to my mind an array of colourful contraptions, each engaged in a Pinocchio-like quest to become, by design or mimesis, Human. Today, the company that takes its name from these fantastic creations is a market leader. It's not hard to see why.

This android tablet review aims at being a comprehensive (albeit short) overview of the Android's plus points.

When writing an android tablet review, the first question I'm sure you want to ask is, why Android? Put simply, we're writing an android tablet review because they are the best tablet-designers around right now - and because we're the best at talking about them.

Our android tablet review must touch on the high performance of these incredible machines. Of course, our android tablet review must, as any android tablet review should, single the user-friendly operating system out for extra praise, but not at the expense of the operating speed (as Mr. Data points out in the movie 'Star Trek: First Contact', 0.68 seconds is an eternity to an Android) as these are some of the fastest such gizmos around.

Lastly, our android tablet review should highlight the fact that because the technology was originally developed for Smartphones, literally any function is rendered as simple as sending a text. It may feel as though Android tablets have only been around for five minutes, but imagine that time in Android minutes. Trust us, they're here to stay.




Christoper Messenger is a writer PC Tablet. You can view more of his articles by visiting our site at PC Tablet




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