When I use the term “tablet,” you probably think about an iPad or an Android tablet or maybe even a Windows tablet. But tablet computers are making their way into your life in a whole lot of ways these days. If you have a Windows tablet, you can actually get a full Windows operating system right on a tablet. Add a keyboard and you’re set with a great laptop replacement.
But where else do you find a tablet? How about in your pocket? Your smartphone is actually just a tablet that runs an app that allows you to make phone calls. Additionally, your phone also has a SIM card that permits you to have a phone number and to access your wireless carrier’s network.
Think about it. You can do almost everything on that phone that you can do on a PC: play games, surf the Internet, read eBooks, listen to music, and even edit and create office documents. Plus it’s a great pocket camera that you can actually edit your photos on.
Check out that smart TV. See those screens where you can access various apps? Yep, that TV is a great, big tablet that had a built-in TV tuner.
Devices like a Roku box or an Amazon Fire TV Stick allow you to use your TV as a monitor for a tablet interface.
With Windows 10, Microsoft plans to allow you to use your Xbox one to access the full range of apps. Not only is your TV a tablet, but with a keyboard, it could become a full PC.
Remember that fancy Samsung refrigerator called the Family Hub that I showed you last week? Yep, that control panel is a tablet. So now you have a tablet that stores food!
Let’s not forget your smart car. That interactive touchscreen on the dash is running apps. It’s a tablet, too.
Let’s not forget your Apple Watch – it’s a tablet on your wrist.
Take a look around you. Where do you see tablets?