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New Technology Showcase: tablet computing

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The New Technology Showcase is currently featuring the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the CTL 2Go Pad through Monday, April 25th.

To try out these tablets, visit 151 McKenzie Hall.

MobileComputing.com describes a tablet PC as "a wireless, portable personal computer with a touch screen interface. The tablet form factor is typically smaller than a notebook computer but larger than a smart phone."

There are several styles of tablets: convertible tablets with a rotating display that folds over the integrated keyboard, slate tablets that relies on touch screen input, hybrid tablets that works like a regular notebook but with a removable display, and rugged tablets that are designed to withstand rough handling and extreme conditions.

Both models on display at the New Technology Showcase are slate-style tablets.

Samsung Galaxy Tab CTL 2Go Pad

  • 3Gb of Memory
  • 1Ghz Cortex processor
  • 16Gb microSD storage (upgradeable to 32Gb microSD)
  • 802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0, Bluetooth
  • runs Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 7.5"(W) x 4.74"(H) x 0.47" (D)
  • 1.66Ghz Atom N450 Processor
  • 2Gb RAM
  • 250Gb SATA HD
  • 802.11 b/g/n, 10/100 Ethernet
  • 3G ready
  • runs Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
  • 10.3" x 6.6" x 0.72"

We invite you to visit the New Technology Showcase in 151 McKenzie Hall and try out two of several new tablet computers on the market. For more information, contact the Technology Service Desk.

(A tip of the hat to searchmobilecomputing.com for the explanation of tablet computers.)