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Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 10 Tablets Paved Its Way
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EddieJ123
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5/28/2014 | 12:10:44 PM
Re: Writer 100% incorrect. Tablets came after.
I AM running Win 7 on my TC1100 as well...works great. I upgraded the hard drive and the memory. Overall, I'm quite pleased with these devices---they get daily use---I paid $50 for one, and $70 for the other from ebay; best bang for my buck I've ever gotten from a device. Period.

I'm a computer systems engineer, and the built-in wacom digitizers get heavy use. I basically use them as writing tablets...which my notes and diagrams get uploaded in real-time to my website. $120 bucks for 2 tablets is a steal.


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Shane M. O'Neill
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5/28/2014 | 10:59:06 AM
Re: Twenty years late
The list could have gone back to the late '60s with the Dynabook prototype, but this is a brief history. The PalmPilot PDA is the perfect place to start because it was the first real success of its kind and a precursor to all the cell phones, smartphones and tablets that followed. It's remembered as the first tablet-like device with major mainstream appeal.
mak63
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5/28/2014 | 2:04:44 AM
Re: Writer 100% incorrect. Tablets came after.
@EddieJ123


I'm surprised that the TC1100 (or the TC1000) are not on the list. They're even called Tablet PCs! Probably I'm mistaken about this, but don't they even have the 3:2 aspect ratio like the new Surface 3?

Anyway, do you know that people are running Windows 7 on the TC1100?

 
SteffenP695
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5/27/2014 | 4:50:38 AM
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SachinEE
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5/26/2014 | 12:36:01 PM
Re: New Hybrid
@annon, I definitely want to check the (Windows 8.1 - Android O/S Hybrid) out. Personally I find android more user friendly than windows, windows is too official, it suits the office. Is nokia X a hybrid too? I wonder how it performs, I haven't bought one yet. Tablets are evolving but I see very little changes in OS, they I would operate an Samsung tablet it the same way I would operate htc, given they all use android OS. They are really easy to use.
PWHITE000
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5/26/2014 | 11:04:57 AM
Re: Twenty years late
I believe that's a good assessment that PDAs were tablet's predecessor. I never would have begun a list with the Palm Pilot, and at it's inception I saw it as an evolved PDA and nothing more.
PWHITE000
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5/26/2014 | 10:40:43 AM
Questionable list
Somewhat accurate list but by no means to be quoted or used to make a point. This list has included a few duds (tablets not accepted or sold well) and by doing so it has opened the door to other tablets which by all means were much more important to the lineage of tablet development than what was included. The Newton came before the Palm Pilot and when the Palm debuted, it got much comparison to the Newton, which was Palm-like in most major ways. The Windows CE devices were marketed from the late 90s and are still in devices sold in 2014, making it the longest running tablet OS ever! Also, there were several industrial tablets sold throughout the 90s which were used in hospitals, warehouses, and other business establishments which required an easy device to carry around and take notes, or fill out forms with. No, this list of '10 Tablets' shows the writer didn't thoroughly do his homework well, and placed importance where it's not due, and ommited what should have been included. It's a C+ paper at best.
marcusreinholtnsw
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5/25/2014 | 11:43:05 PM
New Windows 81 - Android O/S Hybrid
The world's first Windows 8.1 - Android O/S Hybrid tablet also launches this week with Ramos Technology partnering with Intel for the new Ramos i10 Pro ($399) that makes it easy to use Android Apps and Windows Software on the same device and features a 10" Full-HD screen, Intel Bay Trail processor plus 9 hours battery life.

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celticlandcom
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5/25/2014 | 10:31:06 PM
Re: Twenty years late
The Newton was a tablet specially the 2000, The Casio's were tablets too, I could join a network and dial out to BBS and even had AOL clients....Via pcmcia modems and nics...They were the precursor to tablets. Something it a very small size compared to even devices today. So.... Yeah they should have been included tablets evolved from PDAs
melgross
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5/25/2014 | 12:05:43 PM
Re: Writer 100% incorrect. Tablets came after.
What? What world are you living in?
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