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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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

Sony's tiny tablet PC

The Sony VAIO UX is one of the best tiny ultraportable computers we've seen. But its high price, poor battery life, and less-than-ideal typing experience keep it from being a home run. CNET's Michelle Thatcher takes a look.

July 6, 2006 by in Processors

Intel shows off the newest little PCs

Intel Mobile Group's Sean Maloney, speaking at the spring 2006edition of the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, says several newminitablets are expected to appear on the market within weeks. Maloneysays the drive toward smaller PCs is being combined with moves towardless power consumption.

March 7, 2006 by in Hardware

Is there still hope for tablet PCs?

The tablet PC, once touted as the executive's cool new gadget, is losing out in the portable PC market, as businesses are sticking with less-expensive laptops. But tablets are serving an important role in vertical markets such as health care. We visited a medical facility in Middleton, Conn., to take a look at how the computers are changing the way doctors do business.

May 21, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

Light workout for tablet PC

CNET's Brian Cooley looks at the new screen technology in Fujitsu's Stylistic ST Series Tablet PC, which features a reflective front light display for better visibility under a variety of lighting conditions.

July 14, 2003 by in Laptops

HP ElitePad 900 review

HP ElitePad 900 review

Although it's well built and delivers decent battery life, the ElitePad 900's combination of a basic Atom-based tablet and a range of optional extras is an expensive way to build a work-ready system.

July 29, 2013 by in Hewlett-Packard

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

The 8-inch Galaxy Note 8 is reasonably comfortable to hold one-handed in portrait mode to make jottings with its pressure-sensitive pen, and is a delight to use. Still, you'll need to really want the added features that pen input brings to the device, because it's relatively expensive.

June 14, 2013 by in Tablets

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 review

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 review

The chunky Toughpad FZ-G1 has a high-resolution outdoor-visible screen, is moderately rugged, and delivers decent performance and middling battery life with the standard battery. The biggest drawback, however, is the price.

May 3, 2013 by in Tablets

Asus PadFone 2 review

Asus PadFone 2 review

The second generation of this dockable smartphone/tablet combo has a lot to recommend it, although we'd prefer a better tablet screen, a storage expansion slot (or two) and a standard Micro-USB connector.

April 26, 2013 by in Smartphones

Dell Latitude 10 review

Dell Latitude 10 review

The Atom-based Latitude 10 is short on performance, but delivers excellent battery life — especially with the optional 4-cell battery. Although some aspects of the industrial design and build quality could be better, this is a decent business-class Windows 8 tablet.

March 11, 2013 by in Tablets

Dell XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook review

Dell XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook review

The swivel-screen XPS 12 offers clever design, solid build quality and a high-quality (if reflective) screen. Battery life is not great, though, and this system is severely lacking in connectivity — even by ultrabook standards.

March 5, 2013 by in Laptops

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