Apple Isn’t the Only Tablet in Town

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson

HP Tablet PC

If you are waiting for the tablet PC to finally arrive, you can stop waiting. Although the Apple tablet is making headlines, many manufacturers have already launched tablet PCs at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Here is a quick round-up of a few tablets at CES:

The HP tablet with a multi-touch screen made a tantalizingly brief appearance during a keynote presentation at CES. It appears to be about 10 inches, and runs Windows 7 and Amazon’s Kindle software. It can be used in portrait or landscape mode, and it looks strikingly like a large iPhone.

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Next on the list is the Lenovo Ideapad, which unlike the HP, is a laptop computer with a detachable, multi-touch screen. The keyboard half of the computer can be transformed into a 3G hub for continued Internet connectivity. Watch the Ideapad in action.

A startup computer company from India called Notion Ink is making waves at CES with its Adam tablet prototype running Android. Most notably, the backlight can be turned on and off, and there is a touchpad on the back of the device in addition to the multi-touch screen. Watch the Adam in action.

To read more about these and other prototypes at CES, read PC World’s tablet round-up.

About the Author

Hannah Johnson

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Hannah Johnson is the Publisher of Publishing Perspectives. Before joining PP in 2009, she worked as Project Manager at the German Book Office New York.