Sunday, June 16, 2013
A Few words about Tablets
When Tablet was introduced as a new gadget, I was thrilled. I thought that they will take the place of PCs and laptops. In fact, I was sure that tablet was the merger of mobiles and PC / laptop. I was wrong. Despite the Indian market and global market is flooded by tablets from top brands and plenty of apps and features are in-built with every tablet, the tablet’s “hardware” have not really improved. When I bought my personal computer almost 5-6 years before, it had a storage power of 80Gb. How much storage power the tablets have till the mid of 2013?
I was searching on internet about maximum storage power of tablets. I found that the max storage power is only up to 64 Gb. Is that enough?
From a tablet, you can watch high definition movies. What may be size of a really high definition, full length movie? May be more than 1 Gb. What can be size of a full version video game? Is your tablet really capable enough to play every exciting video game (compatible to tablet OS) with 1 Gb RAM and 4 Gb of default memory?
So, the debate lies whether tablets will be positioned as mobiles with better social media features or, the next gen computers? Now a days, a good pen drive can have 32 Gb or 64 Gb storage power. Are these gadgets competing with pen drives in terms of storage?
It seems to me if a Netbook or mini-laptop comes with disposable keyboard and with camera, mobile SIM slot and touch screen, it can really move the technology forward. Are tablet and mini-laptop makers listening?
What I expect from a modern day tablet made in 2013?
At least 1GB RAM
At least 16GB internal storage and expandable upto 128GB
Long batterry life and running on alternate green energy
External keyboard & mouse support
Running on 4G technology
Supporting dual SIM
Running on latest version of Android / Windows 8 mobile version with facility for software update
Hope tablets with such specifications will soon be available in the market (say, within the year 2013 )