What Features Do You Want to See in a Tablet?
Soon, the iPad won’t be the only tablet on the block. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab was first out of the gate, but a bevy of other Android-powered tablets have also been announced. And while this first wave of Android tabs looks a bit hacked-together (Google has referred to their current rev of Android as “not optimized for tablets“), one thing’s for sure: we’re going to see a lot of iPad knockoffs in the months to come. Whether or not you already have an iPad, what features would you like to see added to the iPad’s basic feature set? For my own filmmaking and creative purposes, there are two things I’d want to see in a tablet:
- A stylus – for designing, diagramming, and freehand writing
- A video input – for use as a field monitor
One thing’s for sure about these iPad competitors: they’re not straying far from the iPad’s hardware design (Viewsonic’s model is pictured below).
When it comes to features that come in handy for creating and not just consuming, these two input options — stylus and video — are atop my list. What about you, what features would you like to see in a tablet?
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