The fastest-growing category of portable computer is the tablet, which in 2011 accounted for some 15 percent of the market. A fiercely competitive market has developed, as Apple's competitors queue up to try and topple the iPad from its dominant position and gain traction in the developing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) IT landscape.

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Qualcomm seeks comeback with Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm seeks comeback with Snapdragon 820

After the Snapdragon 810 fell short, Qualcomm is seeking to regain its edge over the competition with the Snapdragon 820, which combines cutting-edge wireless, a custom 64-bit CPU, and loads of other processing engines. If it can deliver, the Snapdragon 820 platform should power some amazing tablets and smartphones.

October 2, 2015 by in Processors

Dell unveils convertible Windows 7 tablet

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Dell's Dave Zavelson shows off the company's new 10-inch Windows 7 tablet. Its standout feature is the ability to open up the case, flip the screen, and then convert it into a laptop design. The tablet will be available later this year.

September 14, 2010 by in Tablets

Intel shows new MeeGo devices

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel VP Renee James unveils a new MeeGo tablet and smart TV, both running the company's Atom processor. MeeGo is an open-source software project targeting Intel customers looking to add their customized interface to Internet-enabled devices.

September 14, 2010 by in Tablets

NEC ShieldPro N22A

If you took a tank and a tablet notebook, and they had a child, the product would be the NEC ShieldPro N22A. It's just like a tablet, except big, heavy, black and armoured.

December 17, 2008 by in Intel

The Future Of... Ink

Imagine a magazine that updates its articles whenever new information is available. A tablet that stores all the textbooks a university student will ever need. Or a supermarket shelf tag that automatically reflects price changes. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das shows us how electronic ink is turning the page on a new era for displays.

November 19, 2008 by in Laptops

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