Windows tablet

Windows tablet

A tablet computer that runs the Windows operating system. Windows tablets use an x86 CPU and run the same applications that any Windows desktop or laptop computer does, providing there is sufficient CPU power, RAM and storage. For example, gaming enthusiasts prefer a high-end Windows desktop or laptop (see gaming PC). Intensive scientific, graphics and video applications require a high-powered Windows desktop. See x86 and Windows.

A Tablet or Laptop?
Unlike iPads and Android tablets, which are generally stand-alone panels, Windows tablets often come with a keyboard that may or may not be removable. As a result, Windows tablets and laptops are very similar (see hybrid laptop and convertible laptop). Like any portable device, the difference is weight, screen size, CPU speed, RAM and storage.

Many Vendors
There are numerous vendors of Windows tablets, and Microsoft sells its own line under the Surface brand (see Surface versions). For Windows tablet history, see Tablet PC. See tablet computer.
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