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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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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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