What is the best Tablet PC 2012? For the past few years Tablet PCs have really taken over the computer marketplace. Offering light weight, easy portability and captivating applications they are the new darlings of the computer scene. Although the concept has been around since the 1980′s and many tablets were sold in years past by computers manufacturers including HP, the tablet just never really took hold with the buying public. This may have been due to the need for a stylus to enter data, or the fact that a true one-piece tablet did not truly exist. Most carried fold out keyboards, and thus were more like smaller laptops. Some business users though have regularly employed tablets for field use.
All this changed with the introduction of Apple’s Apple’s iPad. The already very popular device has certainly been a game changer for the computer user. Other manufacturers have been responding to the iPad with their own products.
A list of the best Tablet PC 2012 will include the Fujitsu Stylistic Q550. Fujitsu has been making tablets since 1989. The newest member of their line runs Microsoft Windows 7 OS. This makes it immediately comfortable for Windows users and easily adaptable for those who have Windows applications that they must use. The screen is highly visible and bright. An easily swappable long lasting 4 hour rated battery is a feature many users will appreciate. This Fujitsu tablet can be used with an onscreen keyboard or a supplied pen-stylus. Most users will prefer the stylus over the keyboard though. This machine although impressive does not offer the ease of usability that the IPAD does. With a list price of over $725, it is a good but not a great choice.
A new star in the lineup of the Best Tablet PC 2012 is Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The newest member of the Kindle line of E-Book readers, this is a full color display tablet with ability to stream video on WiFi and other features that the standard Kindle does not offer. The E-Ink reader feature is still present, making it a combination of tablet and easy on the eye E-book reader. The Android operating system will be familiar to many smart phone users, but it is truly modified for use on the Kindle Fire. There is no other tablet in the low under $200 price range that the Amazon offering slots in, and that is already a big advantage. The feel and look of this tablet belie the low price. Screen resolution is good,with colors bright and clear. The smaller 7” screen is truly adequate but not eye candy like the iPad. Though not a perfect option yet, with sales already booming in the first few months of release the Kindle Fire is cutting into the IPAD market share. Apple has threatened to release a lower priced iPad model which will compete more closely with the Kindle Fire.
The iPad still dominates the marketplace and sits atop the list as the Best Tablet PC 2012. The many thousands of apps with more coming daily, make this a formidable opponent for other computer makers to beat.
Google will have a tablet to offer soon, and this may be the next one to watch. Will the iPad remain atop the field by the end of this year? Apple may have yet another surprise for the new technology seeking consumers waiting in the wings. Keep your eyes on Google and Apple in the next year as they battle for the title of best tablet PC 2012!