Home In Media Computers Tablets, the New Business PC?

Tablets, the New Business PC?


Do you ever notice that it doesn’t take long for all of the cool consumer gadgets to quickly migrate into the business world?  Smartphones, once marketed to gizmo junkies, are now standard issue to most company employees requiring mobile computing.  They are as necessary as online business administration degrees.  As of late, we’ve seen an atom-bomb-explosion of tablet devices flooding the market, and many manufacturers are betting the ranch that these slates are the wave of future computing as we know it, not just for the consumer but for big business as well.

So what about these super-slim, keyboardless media slabs?  Are they apt enough to replace the PC in this modern corporate world?  The short answer is….”possibly”.  But I wouldn’t bank on tablets completely replacing the PC very soon.  Today’s tablets are great for media applications, portability, gaming, general web browsing and a few office applications, but the extent of their ability to run powerful cloud business applications is limited.  At the moment, tablet business prowess is defined to a few industry-specific uses.

“Tablets are evolving into more powerful devices as we speak, but there capabilities right now are still reserved more for the home consumer, and we haven’t seen any real serious initiatives from big corporations to adopt the tablet as a business device….yet,” says Mike Morgan, founder of The Media Group, Inc., a Tennessee based IT research group.  “Having said that, there is a lot of opportunity here.  Very soon, these devices will be as powerful as today’s PC, thanks to smaller and faster components, and we should see big business coming around to the convenience and mobility of the tablet.”

There are some key advantages and some elemental differences between the tablet and the PC.  Tablets use lightweight, lower consumption operating systems, which allow them to boot up quickly and run longer on a single charge.  Secondly, the touch-screen, which most all tablets possess, has completely changed the way we input and retrieve data.  This touching, pinching and gesturing allow much greater control over the use of data.  And finally, today’s tablets are treated more like companions to PCs.  In other words, they don’t do everything a PC can do, but if someone needs to stay connected when out of the office, tablets are a great fit.  Real estate agents, insurance adjusters, health care professionals and general sales forces love the tablet for these reasons.  But for the hard-core office worker, tablets come up a tad short.

With the popularity of the tablet devices in the last year, however, PC manufacturers are beginning to rethink the design of the computer. This year, PC sales worldwide rose a little over 2%, while tablets have gained a whopping 112% in units sold, according to the Media Group, Inc.  Nearly 50 million tablet devices have been sold worldwide, and this number is expected to grow to as much as 100 million within a year.  Tablets are obviously crushing the demand for PCs, which is why computer companies are taking big-time notice of the tablet trend.

A strategy that PC manufactures have been adopting to combat PC extinction is the development of devices which incorporate the features of both PCs and tablet devices.  Microsoft is presently working on a version of Windows that would be able to run on lighter processors, which means that in the near future, we should be able to see laptops developed on the structural lines of tablet PCs.  In short, with the widespread success of the tablet, certain changes in the structural patterns of conventional computers are inevitable because users prefer lighter devices with longer battery life.  This will not only change the landscape of the PC market, but will completely overhaul our idea of the personal computer.

David Novakhttps://www.gadgetgram.com
For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

Must Read

How to become a JavaScript Developer in 10 Simple Steps

JavaScript is widely used both in your internet-browser as well as for server-based features. This article covers 10 simple steps on how to become a JavaScript Developer.

KeySmart FogBlock Anti-Fog Spray for Glasses used with PPE Masks

The KeySmart FogBlock is a reliable and easy-to apply anti-fog spray for glasses that's safe and reliable to use, working as the number-one frustration-free way of wearing glasses together with a PPE Mask during these hectic times. Within a few minutes of applying it on your glasses' lenses you'll have your glasses looking completely crystal-clear and fully protected from any emerging fog that might come up from breathing under your mask. One application lasts up to 24 hours.

CAT S42 Rugged Smartphone (REVIEW) – Great for the Hard-Working Lifestyle

The CAT S42 Rugged Smartphone is an ultra-resilient Smartphone that's both water- and dust-proof, featuring a super-bright 5.5" HD+ Display, 48 hours of battery life, and both Bluetooth 5.0 and Dual-Band WiFi Connectivity (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz). You also get a standard of 32 GB of Storage Space (which is expandable up to 128GB) and 3GB of Ram, while its powerful 1.8GHz Quadcore Processor runs smoothly on Android 10. All that makes the CAT S42 Rugged Smartphone a remarkable workhorse, and the perfect choice for an ultra-tough, go-anywhere Android Smartphone. Overall, this is a pretty nice Smartphone to pick up, especially if you’re in the police force, or if you're a first responder that works hard and on-the-clock to keep all citizens safe. The same goes if you’re a construction worker or if you work in any job that's part of the Industrial Sector or ultimately, if you're passionate about the outdoors lifestyle and outdoor activities.

GravaStar Venus – Sci-fi Themed Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (2nd Gen)

The GravaStar Venus is a stylish and “robot-looking” high-quality Wireless Speaker that features a Sci-fi design, Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, up to 10 hours of battery life, and Dual Pairing with a second unit.

The Best Promo Video Maker Apps for 2020

A promo video is a promotional video that is used to promote the marketing, sales, and events of your business. Generally, they’re known as teaser videos. Nevertheless, promo videos are not new in the online marketing field. We all saw promo videos on TV, which we call “TV ads”, and those are the oldest method of promo videos.

Check Out Gagetguy On Indystyle

Check Out Gagetguy On PetPals TV