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ALSO CALLED: Tablet Computers, Tablets
DEFINITION: 1) In general, a tablet PC is a wireless personal computer (PC) that allows a user to take notes using natural handwriting with a stylus or digital pen on a touch screen. A tablet PC is similar in size and thickness to a yellow paper notepad and is intended to function as the user's primary personal computer as well as a note-taking device. Tablet PCs generally have two formats, a convertible model  … 
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TABLET PC DEFINITION (continued): …  with an integrated keyboard and display that rotates 180 degrees and can be folded down over the keyboard -- or a slate style, with a removable keyboard. The user's handwritten notes, which can be edited and revised, can also be indexed and searched or shared via e-mail or cell phone. The idea of tablet computing is generally credited to Alan Kay of Xerox, who sketched out the idea in 1971. The best-known and first widely-sold tablet computer was Apple Computer's Newton, which was not a commercial success. With today's extended battery life, better display resolution, handwriting recognition … 
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