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The Desktop and the Tablet: Which is the Leading Computer?. By: Connor Levenhagen CIT 357 Ms. Litka. Intro. Which would rather use? A desktop? A tablet? What would you use them for? Would they work for your purposes? Would you be able to afford them? Would either of them last?.

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The desktop and the tablet which is the leading computer

The Desktop and the Tablet: Which is the Leading Computer?

By: Connor Levenhagen

CIT 357

Ms. Litka


Intro
Intro

  • Which would rather use?

  • A desktop?

  • A tablet?

  • What would you use them for?

  • Would they work for your purposes?

  • Would you be able to afford them?

  • Would either of them last?


Desktop computer
Desktop Computer

Keyboard and mouse for input

Monitor for output

Computer holds rest of hardware

All-in-one (Holds all hardware in monitor)


Tablet
Tablet

  • Hardware within monitor

  • Touchscreen for input and output

  • Processor is main software

  • Portable

  • Customizable


History of desktop alto
History of desktop (Alto)

  • Alto by Xerox Parc had graphical user interface, bit-mapped high resolution screen, large and external memory storage, mouse, specifically designed software

  • Had a high price, sold in 1981


History of desktop altair 8800 and competitors
History of Desktop (Altair 8800 and competitors)

  • Sold in 1974-75

  • Input with toggle switches, output by LEDs

  • Followed by Imsai 8080 by IMS Associates, used same bus structure

  • M6800 Computer kit from SouthWest Technical Products Company sold better

  • Price and cheap peripheral kits


History of desktop apple products
History of Desktop (Apple Products)

  • Apple II had color graphics, extensive software, and cheap floppy disks

  • Macintosh also successful

  • Apple Lisa failed due to programs that were too complex and too pricey


History of desktop gaming desktops
History of Desktop (Gaming Desktops)

  • Atari 400 and 800 failed due to being designed specifically for games

  • Commodore 64 could be a gaming system and a business system

  • Became best-selling personal computer of all time


History of desktop standardization
History of Desktop (Standardization)

  • MS-DOS from Micro-Soft

  • Used by IBM PC in 1981

  • Mac OS developed by Apple

  • Worked to use icons and graphic displays


History of tablet dynabook
History of Tablet (Dynabook)

  • Concept by Alan Kay

  • Would connect wirelessly to centralized information storages, would learn from info

  • Size of notepad, with hardware keyboard at the bottom and screen at top

  • Touch-sensitive, could move with user


History of tablets early tablets
History of Tablets (Early tablets)

  • RAND tablet and Digital Graphic 15 used a stylus and restricted to wired connections

  • Apple Graphics Tablet in 1979 was more portable and cheaper, used wired stylus pen to transfer info to computer

  • GRiDPAD ran MS-DOS, cost 3000 dollars


History of tablets later tablets
History of Tablets (Later tablets)

  • GRiD created Tandy Zoomer, was smaller, considered a Personal Digital Assistant along with the Apple Newton MessagePad

  • Tablets still failed due to high prices, challenge of getting the stylus to work, and in the PepperPad’s case lack of power


History of tablets success
History of Tablets (Success)

  • Amazon Kindle in 2007 ran similar OS to desktops

  • Apple iPad released in 2010

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab

  • Motorola Xoom

  • Cheaper, faster, efficient and customizable


Comparing histories
Comparing Histories

  • Price, Purpose, and Standardization

  • Desktop and Tablet both sold well once affordable

  • Customization helped both become marketable, but tablets are used by one person, desktops by a family

  • Standardization helps desktops more with applications, but tablets are becoming more standardized


Comparing desktop and tablet
Comparing Desktop and Tablet

  • Flash is not on all tablets, but some web sites run faster on tablets

  • Many find keyboards easier to touchscreens due to familiarity

  • Processing is faster on desktop

  • Desktop applications are usually backwards-compatible, but efficiency is not always consistent

  • Battery life for tablets

  • Tablets are more customizable


Can they work together
Can They Work Together?

  • Dockable tablet

  • Desktop virtualization

  • Separate OSs (Windows 8)


Future
Future

  • Cloud Computing

  • What happens to the desktop when the tablet can get power from the Cloud?

  • Problems?


Conclusion what should the consumer do
Conclusion (What should the consumer do)

  • The tablet is dominant, but the desktop for now will exist as a backup/alternative

  • How much is the consumer willing to pay?

  • What software?

  • How to connect?

  • Who will use it?

  • Is a printer required?

  • Size?

  • Will something replace both of them?


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