Selecting the Right Tablet PCs for Your Health System
April 2005 - Vol. 2 No. 2

Factors to Consider Before Making a Purchase

By Scott McCreadie, PharmD

TABLET PCS WERE INTRODUCED INTO THE MARKET IN LATE 2002 AND BILLED as the next-generation personal computer. The devices were largely promoted by Microsoft, in conjunction with multiple hardware manufacturers, with the introduction of the Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition platform. The tablet PC is, in essence, a cross between a PDA and a laptop computer, and its screen can accept input directly from a stylus (a pen-like device). Tablet PCs also feature improved wireless technology for better connectivity, hardware that consumes a minimal amount of power, and handwritingand speech-recognition capabilities.

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