Most Popular Tablet PCs
The weight and screen size of a tablet computer are important in considering portability. The processing speed, memory, and operating system of a tablet computer are indicative of its performance level.
The reputation of a portable computer manufacturer like Dell®, HP®, and Lenovo® is developed largely from the durability of its products. Perhaps the most important criterion for tablet computer buyers is price, more specifically the amount of computing power per dollar.
Dell® (http://www.dell.com) is a popular retailer of tablet, desktop, and laptop computers among budget-conscious consumers. This popularity comes not just from its diverse inventory, but also from its blend of value, performance, and product durability. Dell® keeps prices low, thanks to its online rather than brick-and-mortar sales mechanism. Consumers looking for tablet computers should head to Dell® first to check out the Latitude XT2©.
The Dell Latitude XT2© offers 5 GB of memory in a convertible tablet body starting from $1,769. Business travelers, college students, and artists alike enjoy the tablet computer’s 80 GB hard drive and LED multi-touch display. Latitude XT2© owners are not tethered to chargers and other devices with wireless LAN capability and nine hours of battery life. This tablet computer weighs in at 3.62 pounds, making it a bearable computer for users on the move. The Dell Latitude XT2© features a standard SD card slot, three USD slots, and optional Bluetooth™ capability to accommodate various media.
Japanese consumers connect the Fujitsu® (http://www.fujitsu.com/us/) brand to the various information technology services provided throughout the country. This company has branched out from IT services to portable computers and accessories sold worldwide. Japan’s largest IT provider may not be an established player in the tablet computer market, but the diversity of its inventory is unrivaled. Consumers should focus on six tablet computers produced by Fujitsu® before making their purchases.
The Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012© may start from $1,999, but it packs enough features and power to make your desktop obsolete. This tablet computer features a 1.4 GHz Intel® Core™ 2 Duo ULV processor and an 80 GB hard drive for efficient performance. Fujitsu® installs an Intel® GS45 video graphics controller to create effective images on a 12-inch LED backlit screen. Owners of this high-end tablet computer need not hang around their desks, thanks to nearly 12 hours of battery power, Bluetooth™ capability, and a 3.5-pound frame.
The Lifebook© line of tablet computers from Fujitsu® offers products at multiple price points. The entry level PC in the Lifebook© line is the U820©, which is priced from $999. This budget-priced tablet computer features a 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ processor, 1 GB of memory, and a 60 GB hard drive. The U820© is a mere 1.32 pounds, allowing users to move easily with their tablet computers without being weighed down. Owners can expect modest performance with a battery life of 7 hours and 30 minutes, one USB port, and a 5.6-inch touch screen on the U820©.
Consumers choose from three moderately priced tablet PCs when shopping the Lifebook© line from Fujitsu®. The Lifebook T4410© priced from $1,299 features a 12-inch LED display, two microphones, and five hours of battery life. The Lifebook T1010© priced from $1,299 contains 2 GB of memory, 120 GB hard drive, and a Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator. Users with the Lifebook T2020© sold from $1,549 presents a 1.4GHz Intel® Core™ 2 Duo ULV processor, up to 250 GB of hard drive, and nine hours of battery power.
The Fujitsu Lifebook T5010© offers top-of-the-line computing performance below $2,000. This tablet computer allows users to work easily on a 13-inch LED backlit screen with different lighting depending on time of day and location. Fujitsu® equips the T5010© with 250GB of hard drive, 4GB of memory, and a 2.40 GHz Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor. Users expect up to six hours of battery life from this sturdy 4.5 pound tablet computer sold through Fujitsu®.
The typical consumer has likely come across office and computing equipment with the HP® (http://www.hp.com) brand. HP® is perhaps the most comprehensive in its inventory of the brands listed here, ranging from computers and printers to copiers and fax machines. Consumers trust HP® tablet computers because the company’s full product line has stood the test of time. The company’s most popular tablet computers include the EliteBook 2730p© and the TouchSmarttx2z©.
The EliteBook2730p©is priced from $1,549 with optional Bluetooth™ compatibility and additional card readers pushing the price above $1,700. This tablet computer combines a 160 GB hard drive with 4 GB of memory and an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo ULV 2.3 GHz processor. The TouchSmarttx2z© is a much more affordable tablet computer with a starting price of $799. This HP® tablet computer is powered by an AMD Turion™ X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor and features a 160 GB hard drive. The wireless LAN feature, three USB ports, and 4.65-pound weight of this tablet computer are ideal for users working in different locations from day to day.
Consumers in the United States and Europe often look to Apple®, HP®, and Dell® when purchasing tablet PCs. Lenovo® (http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/) is among the leaders in computer manufacturing worldwide with substantial sales in Asia, Europe, and South America. This international computer company has moved from laptops and peripherals to tablet computers popular in the business world. The most popular tablet PC sold through Lenovo® is the x200©, which is priced from $1,529.
The Lenovo x200© is ready to connect to the Internet out of the box with a modem Ethernet card and Wi-Fi setup. The 10.3-hour battery life allows tablet PC owners to complete projects and surf the Internet without worrying about power. The x200© is slight at 3.5 pounds, but features two USB ports and 128 GB of hard drive, which is competitive with other computers on the market. Lenovo® offers optional features like fingerprint security, a five-in-one card reader, and a digital camera designed to work with the x200©.