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Drawing Tablet Review

A typical graphics tablet consists of a flat surface and a pen or stylus; some even come with a wireless mouse which can be used on top of the surface. Now as you might have guessed, the data is inputted in the computer system through the pen or the stylus by writing or graphics on the flat screen surface. As the graphics tablet is much like writing or graphics on a paper with a pencil or a pen, most commonly this device is used by graphic designers, artists, and game developers who require an inputting device which provides them with facility to digitalize their art work without them having to put in extra hours working with a mouse. Despite the fact that these drawing tablets were initially developed to cater to the very need of graphic designers, the product has gained popularity over the years by IT fanatics. Therefore, less expensive and more user-friendly versions of these graphics tablets are now easily available like any other device such as a mouse or computer speakers.

The most popular manufacturer of drawing tablets is Wancom. They are well-known for developing such graphics tablets for Windows and Macintosh platforms. They have a wide variety of graphics tablet lines each of which are developed and intended for specific users. Their present line is 'Bamboo', which is a successor of their previous drawing tablet series 'Graphite'. The standard Bamboo drawing tablet is developed for both basic office and home use while their other graphics tablet Bamboo Fun, which is from the same series as Bamboo, is intended for more creative users such as graphic designers and digital photographers. Intuos is another series of drawing tablets which is specifically developed for professional use and has more integrated features as compared to Bamboo and Bamboo Fun. Probably the most attractive feature of these Wancom drawing tablets is the texture of the surface which is much like a paper and that of the stylus/pen which is made similar to the size of any ordinary pen or pencil. ...

Tablet Review of iPad 2, BlackBerry Playbook, Acer Iconia Tab and Samsung Galaxy Tab

Out of the four considered for the tablet review, the most popular one without a doubt is iPad 2. Compared to iPad, its predecessor, iPad 2 is relatively faster, thinner and lighter. The updated screen resolution, called the Retina Display, is 132 pixels per inch and the screen size is 9.7 inches wide. The direct competitor in regards to the screen size is the Galaxy Tab which has a capacitive touch-screen resolution of 1280x800. Two important flaws worth mentioning shared by both products is the fact that the screen is impossible to view in sunlight and after the first few uses, the screen is left with messy finger prints. Comparatively, the remaining two products considered in this review, the Blackberry Playbook, with a slightly smaller screen size of 7 in, and the Acer Iconia, with 10.1 inches screen, have better screen display when used in sunlight.

Another important factor worth discussing in this tablet review is the availability of application and the user-friendliness of the operating system. Avoiding all possible complex explanations in this review, the applications for iPad 2 which is compatible with its iOS are only available from Apple's online store. This drawback was discussed in almost every tablet review of the original iPad and iPad 2. Regardless, the user-friendliness of the operating system is something no other tablet has yet challenged. The most commonly mentioned fact of the BlackBerry Playbook is the lack of user-friendliness, with a platform much like most BlackBerry phones. Despite the fact, the Playbook supports Java and Adobe applications and POSIX OS. Acer Iconia, one of the few tablets to support Windows 7 platform, compared to the rest of the tablets discussed in this tablet review, falls behind the rest. Among the four products in this tablet review, the winner in the aspect of user-friendliness and application compatibility and availability would be Samsung Galaxy Tab with its Google Android platform specifically designed for tablets. ...

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

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. ...