Monday, May 18, 2009

Tablet?

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  1. A slab or plaque, as of stone or ivory, with a surface that is intended for or bears an inscription.
    1. A thin sheet or leaf, used as a writing surface.
    2. A set of such leaves fastened together, as in a book.
    3. A pad of writing paper glued together along one edge.
  2. A small flat pellet of medication to be taken orally.
  3. A small flat cake of a prepared substance, such as soap.
tr.v., -let·ed, -let·ing, -lets.
  1. To inscribe on a tablet.
  2. To form into a tablet.

A tablet PC is a laptop or slate-shaped mobile computer, equipped with a touchscreen or graphics tablet/screen hybrid to operate the computer with a stylus or digital pen, or a fingertip, instead of a keyboard or mouse.

This form factor offers a more mobile way to interact with a computer. Tablet PCs are often used where normal notebooks are impractical or unwieldy, or do not provide the needed functionality.

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