Tablet PC News
Getting The Most Out Of A Tablet PC
What is a tablet PC, how is it different from a laptop and is it the right computer for you? To find the answer to these questions lets take a look at tablet PC’s and how they work.
Tablet PC’s were originally designed to put mobile computers in the hand of people working in the field. The people using them spent the majority of their time away from a desk and wouldn’t have access to a keyboard or mouse. Users would make entries via stylus or digitizer. The lightweight and highly portable nature of these types of computers made them perfectly suited to field technicians and health care workers. These original models are known as slate tablets do to their distinctive one piece design. The entire computer screen and all was encased in one small unit, usually weighing 4 pounds or less. All of the units came with ports for connecting an optional keyboard, mouse, CD/DVD drive, printer, monitor or other computer peripherals. By choosing not to include all of these peripherals computer manufacturers were able to shave off pounds and lengthen the battery life considerably.
Many people were attracted to these new tablet PC’s but still wanted a traditional keyboard setup. Manufacturers responded to consumers demand and the convertible tablet PC was born…
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Using the Tablet PC to Grade in Quanitatively Demanding Disciplines
Midwest Conference on Student Learning in Economics: Innovation, Assessment and Classroom Research Schedule:
Friday, October 28, 2005
Steven C. Myers
Room 308 1:00-1:40 P.M.
The advevnt of digital ink in instructional technology was a critical advance for teachers in quantatively demanding disciplines such as Economics. Devices such as the SMART Sympodium and the Tablet PC allow for chalk and talk to be digitized and suffers the same complaints in the classroom that chalk and talk suffer, just now on a higher technological plane. However, the use of a digital imput device allows so much more. This presentation will introduce some of the uses of a Tablet PC for presentations, but will concentrate on how a Tablet PC reduces the time necessary for reading and grading of student submitted assignments. Students can submit their hand written assignments digitally…
Link to Full Story: http://www.whatisnew.com/blogs/dailynews/archive/2005/10/24/1942.aspx
Xplore’s Rugged Tablet PC’s Provide Sharp Service for Global Market Leader
Xplore’s iX104C2D(TM) Tablet PC’s Selected by Exel UK Ltd. for Track and Trace System
AUSTIN, TX, Oct. 18 /CNW/ – Xplore Technologies(R) Corp. (TSX:XPL) a leading international rugged Tablet PC provider, announced that its rugged iX104C2D Tablet PC’s were selected for logistics application at a major customer of Exel UK Ltd. Xplore’s rugged mobile computing solution is the hardware core foundation for the company’s Track and Trace project to improve the efficiencies of its logistics chain, and to provide first class service for its wholesale customers.
Exel UK Ltd., the third party logistics and transportation service provider coordinating the product haulage, searched for the ideal software and hardware solutions to eliminate a paper-based system for route scheduling and delivery certification. Exel desired an electronic solution that would provide drivers instant access to order information and job schedules…
Link to Full Story: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2005/18/c1850.html