Apple to Release a Touch Screen Tablet Computer

Posted by David Chism | Fri, Sep 4, 2009

Apple has always had the pow­er and the brains to dive into the Tablet PC” mar­ket. I am not sure why they have not released their own touch-screen Mac in the last few years. Their iPhones and iTouch devices are incred­i­ble, so the tech­nol­o­gy is def­i­nite­ly there! Tablet com­put­ers, for those of you who don’t know, are basi­cal­ly a lap­top with touch” capa­bil­i­ties. How­ev­er, most Tablet com­put­ers can only be touched using a sty­lus (pen). Only a very small hand­ful of Tablet PCs on the mar­ket allow for fin­ger touch­ing, such as HP. Tablet com­put­ers are an incred­i­ble inven­tion for ser­vice com­pa­nies, espe­cial­ly paint­ing con­trac­tors. I first start­ed using a Tablet for esti­mat­ing over 5 years ago. I would say that my time was cut in half by being able to pro­duce an esti­mate in the field with a client vs. tak­ing notes and mea­sure­ments and doing the pro­pos­al back at the office. I have def­i­nite­ly closed more deals with the help of the Tablet. Why? Because I have more face-time with the own­er. I can pro­vide them ball­parks and/​or fixed num­bers on the spot. If I have to leave the jobsite/​home, my chances of sell­ing just went down. The prob­lem I have found with Tablet PCs main­ly is the cost and the reli­a­bil­i­ty of the machines. A good Tablet PC with MS Office can cost as much as $3,000. The oth­er expense is one they break. I have rebuilt my Toshi­ba Tablet 2 times and a Motion Com­put­ing Tablet at least two times. Thanks to Steve Jobs, it appears Apple will final­ly jump into the Tablet mar­ket and be pro­duc­ing their very own machine to the pub­lic lat­er this year. I hope it is as easy to use as the iPhone. Net­books have real­ly tak­en off the past year, which is prob­a­bly the main rea­son Apple began tin­ker­ing with the idea of pro­duc­ing some­thing bet­ter. Believe me…whatever Apple decides to release will be incred­i­ble. To read more about the Apple Tablet and see some pos­si­ble ideas of what it will look like: View this site.

About David Chism

David Chism started his business out of a passion for helping small contracting businesses grow, be more profitable and become better known to their target clients. One lifelong hobby of David is using techie gadgets. So this blog is a place where he writes about technology, marketing ideas, just for fun (humor), personal thoughts on small business and more.


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