Quiz: So you think you know something about tablets

Quiz: So you think you know something about tablets

Summary: Star Trek fans have been aware of tablets all their lives, but it wasn't until Steve Jobs and Apple's iPad took up the charge to make them the hottest tech items. Test your knowledge.

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Star Trek fans have been aware of tablets all their lives, but it wasn't until Steve Jobs and Apple's iPad took up the charge to make them the hottest tech items. Expect big things this year in quality, features, and pricing as manufacturers scramble to catch up to Apple. And, oh yeah, there's another device upcoming that might make some waves - the iPad 2.

Instructions: Click on your answer and then see how many others agree with you. Then click to see the answer and the next question.

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Answer is C. In 2001 Bill Gates touted Microsoft's Tablet PC and made the prediction that was largely ignored.

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Answer is B. Many thought buyers would be disappointed with no printing, no multifunction capabilities, and dirty touchscreens. Apple did add them later.

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Answer is D. The screen resolution will allegedly be the same - although you never know. [poll id="177"]

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Answer is A. Needless to say, Jason was not happy with his cheap tablet. [poll id="167"]

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Answer is A. But like any OS, its performance is based on many factors. [poll id="171"]

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Answer is C.

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Answer is A. Apple iPad A. Apple iPad - For $499, you get the iPad with 16GB storage. B. Motorola Xoom - Will cost around $600 for the Wi-Fi only version C. Samsung Galaxy Tab - $299 BUT from Sprint, for example, you need to purchase a two-year contract that will cost as little as $960 over the length of the agreement. D. HP TouchPad - pricing has not been announced.

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Answer is B. The iPad's pricing causes manufacturers to turn to carriers who offer a subsidy and keep the price down.

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Answer is C. Honeycomb [poll id="173"]

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Answer is C. Rim Playbook, Motorola Xoom, HP TouchPad

If you had 10 right, you are already planning how to get in line first for the iPad 2. 8-9 right, you bought a Tablet PC right after Bill Gates mentioned them. 6-7 right, you're probably on at least your second one. 3-5 right, you shop for tablets at Walgreens. 0-2 right, don't you use chalk to write on a tablet?

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  • RE: Quiz: So you think you know something about tablets

    alot more than 10 years ago a visionary saw tablets, wireless connection and a "library in your hand"...

    Ted Nelson

    http://www.digibarn.com/collections/books/computer-lib/

    I'd like to see you talk about him and the early influencial people who excited my generation and dreamed the big dreams that Moores Law eventually created....

    Jacob
    jfarber@...
  • RE: Quiz: So you think you know something about tablets

    Um.

    $299 is cheaper than $499. The pricing for the Galaxy Tab shouldn't include the data plan, since the plan is not the tablet device - you're actually paying for the plan.

    Further, care to list a price for the Galaxy Tab without the plan? I've seen it as low as $599 from some vendors without the data plan...which puts it on par with the iPad.

    That's like saying "A Mustang that costs 20k actually costs 29k because of the gas you have to put into it."
    clokverkorange
    • Um, clokverkorange

      I won't get into a debate on plans subsidizing the purchase price. My guess is you're one of those people who take advantage of those BOGO offers and buy two.

      A $599 Tab is on par with a $499 iPad? Riiight. Heck, it's practically cheaper.
      Info-Dave
  • Zomming in?

    I don't have the iPad itself, but on my iPod touch you just move your fingers apart in most applications to zoom in - did they really change it?
    CobraA1
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  • I question, question#3

    I think you'll see a front facing camera (for FaceTime) before you'll see a retina display. That will be too much screen real estate at this point in tablet evolution.
    Info-Dave
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