Tablet computer - what is it? (Wikipedia)
A tablet computer, commonly shortened to tablet, is a mobile computer with a touchscreen display, circuitry, and battery in a single device. Tablets come equipped with sensors, including cameras, a microphone, and an accelerometer, and the touchscreen display uses the recognition of finger or stylus gestures replacing the usage of the mouse and keyboard. They usually feature on-screen, pop-up virtual keyboards for typing. Tablets may have physical buttons for basic features such as speaker volume and power, and ports for network communications and battery charging. Tablets are typically larger than smartphones or personal digital assistants with screens 7 inches (18 cm) or larger, measured diagonally.1234
Tablets can be classified according to the presence and physical appearance of keyboards. Slates and booklets do not have a physical keyboard and typically feature text input performed through the use of a virtual keyboard projected on a touchscreen-enabled display. Hybrids, convertibles and 2-in-1s do have physical keyboards (although concealable or detachable), yet they typically also make use of virtual keyboards.
The format was conceptualized in the mid-20th century5 and prototyped and developed in the last two decades of that century. In April 2010,6 the iPad was released, which was the first mass-market tablet with finger-friendly multi-touch and a dedicated operating system. Tablets experienced a rapid rise in popularity and ubiquity and became a large product category.7
As of November 2015, tablet use in the world is led by the iPad with a market share of 65.66% and Android tablets with a market share of 32.08%.8 The iPad holds majority use in North America, Western Europe, Japan, Australia, and most of the Americas. Android tablets are more popular in most of Asia (China and Russia an exception), Africa and Eastern Europe.
Laptops have their drawbacks
The popularity of laptops is understandable due to their functionality and mobility. Because laptops are smaller than standard computers, iIt is something much more susceptible to damage - if you pour a cup of coffee, the risk of damage to the entire laptop is enormous. If you pour a cup of coffee on a desktop computer keyboard, you have to replace a keyboard - no need extra help. Laptop can accidentally drop it on the floor, it can be thrown off the desk by a cat, or child. Desktops due to their size are less susceptible to mechanical damage. A very important feature of laptops is their portability, which means that it should be fairly light. Behind this, however, it does not go design - lightweight plastic casing is not sufficiently robust. Servicing these devices is much more expensive and not count on the manufacturer's warranty - it does not cover mechanical damage.
Computer - imagine life without it?
At present it is difficult to imagine life without a computer. It is necessary to work - in every office, in every bank, in every school and institution. Around computers developed into the most profitable industry - IT. It covers not only issues of hardware, but also software, or related to the Internet and any use of new technologies. IT professionals is one of the richest group and possibly it won't change in the future. We are not able to imagine life without the Internet, we have to unlimited access to the virtual world. Remember that the smartphone and tablet devices are type of computers too - they have their own processors, graphics chips, etc. We are completely addicted from technology - that's true.