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Tablet vs. PDA

Touchscreen devices have become prevalent in our lives and the days of the keyboard, and bigger sized objects are long gone. That said, several types of new tools have become part of the market and make a choice difficult for the person who wants to buy. This article looks at the two main types called tablet and PDA. The primary difference between these two is that falls somewhere between a computer and a cell phone whereas a PDA is a personal assistant that combines different tools such as a computer, phone, the internet and networking together to make life easy.

Key Differences

A tablet is the short form of the computer tablet which is a device that acts as a mobile flat portable network. Whereas a PDA is a personal assistant that combines different tools such as a computer, phone, the internet and networking together to make life easy.
Main types of tablets include slate, mini tabs; Phablets are minor ones, Gaming tablets and business tabs follow along with booklets. Most of the PDA stopped coming up with the new ones after 2010 when Tablets got introduced.
Samantha Walker
Feb 15, 2017
In April 2010, Apple released the iPad that became the first market tablet and went on to become famous. Previously Apple was also the first company to introduce PDA device way back in 1993.
Main parts of a tablet include a processing circuit, color display, and battery that recharges just like a phone. Principal components of a PDA include a keypad, screen, battery, SD card and a pen.
PDA are smaller in size and usually range to the scale of a human hand, whereas tablets vary in size and range from around 5 inches to 12 inches depending on the model.
Samantha Walker
Feb 15, 2017

Comparison Chart

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A tablet is the short form of the computer tablet which is a device that acts as a mobile flat portable network.
Devices that are smaller in size that combines all the facilities such as computer, telephone, fax, internet and networking at one place.
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Full Name

Computer Tablet
Personal Digital Assistant

Parts

Processing circuit, color display, and battery
Keypad, screen, battery, SD card and a pen.

Origination

By Apple in 2010
By Apple in 1993
Samantha Walker
Feb 15, 2017

Status

Famous
Discontinued

Types

Slate, Mini Tabs, Phablets are minor ones, Gaming tablets, and business tabs
No particular type.
Harlon Moss
Feb 15, 2017

Size

5 to 12 inches
Palm
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Tablet and PDA Definitions

Tablet

A slab or plaque, as of stone or ivory, with a surface that is intended for or bears an inscription.

Pda

A lightweight handheld digital device that functions as a personal computer.

Tablet

A thin sheet or leaf, used as a writing surface.

Pda

A lightweight consumer electronic device that looks like a hand-held computer but instead performs specific tasks; can serve as a diary or a personal database or a telephone or an alarm clock etc.

Tablet

A set of such leaves fastened together, as in a book.

Tablet

A pad of writing paper glued together along one edge.
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Tablet

A lightweight, portable computer having a touchscreen as the method by which data is input.

Tablet

A small flat pellet of medication to be taken orally.

Tablet

A small flat cake of a prepared substance, such as soap.

Tablet

To inscribe on a tablet.

Tablet

To form into a tablet.

Tablet

A slab of clay, stone or wood used for inscription.

Tablet

(religion) A short scripture written by the founders of the Bahá'í faith.

Tablet

A pill; a small, easily swallowed portion of a substance.
Many people take vitamin tablets as a food supplement.

Tablet

A block of several sheets of blank paper that are bound together at the top; pad of paper.

Tablet

(computing) A graphics tablet.

Tablet

(computing) A tablet computer, a type of portable computer.

Tablet

(Scotland) A confection made from sugar, condensed milk and butter, produced in flat slabs, with a grainer texture than fudge.

Tablet

(rail) A type of round token giving authority for a train to proceed over a single-track line.

Tablet

(transitive) To form (a drug, etc.) into tablets.

Tablet

A small table or flat surface.

Tablet

A flat piece of any material on which to write, paint, draw, or engrave; also, such a piece containing an inscription or a picture.

Tablet

Hence, a small picture; a miniature.

Tablet

A kind of pocket memorandum book.

Tablet

A flattish cake or piece; as, tablets of arsenic were formerly worn as a preservative against the plague.

Tablet

A solid kind of electuary or confection, commonly made of dry ingredients with sugar, and usually formed into little flat squares; - called also lozenge, and troche, especially when of a round or rounded form.

Tablet

A slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription

Tablet

A number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge

Tablet

A small flat compressed cake of some substance;
A tablet of soap

Tablet

A dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet

Definition of Tablet

A tablet is the short form of the computer tablet which is a device that acts as a mobile flat portable network. This action tells us that this device itself becomes useful whenever someone wants to have a laptop or if they want a cell phone. It is thinner than other kinds of devices and has a touchscreen display. A processing circuit, color display, and battery that recharges just like a phone make it one of the most versatile products available in the market. Another thing to know about such devices is that they are less costly as compared to their parent ones. They do not have a physical keyboard and are smaller in sizes as compared to notebooks. At the same time, the sizes seem bigger when compared with a mobile device. In April 2010, Apple released the iPad that became the first market tablet and went on to become famous. After that, many companies came out with their models such as Android and Windows. It has many types, but the main ones include the slate which starts from 6 inches and then goes on up to 10 inches. Mini tablets are smaller than slates and have a size range of 7 to 8 inches. Phablets are minor ones and come in sizes with screens ranging between 5 inches. Gaming tablets and business things along with booklets complete the series.

Definition of PDA

PDA are commonly known as Personal Digital Assistants and are devices that are smaller in size that combines all the facilities such as computer, telephone, fax, internet and networking at one place. Other names for such devices include palmtop or hand-held computer. Initially, the most common PDAs had a pen that was used instead of the touchscreen or keyboard. This action meant that handwriting recognition feature also gets accepted along with the voice recognition value. Apple was the first company to introduce such device way back in 1993, and after that, several other companies followed them after the release of Newton MessagePad. These tools were famous before the cell phones, and touchscreen devices got introduced, but ever since their popularity has decreased steadily, and most of the companies that manufactured these products have become bankrupt. Most of them stopped coming up with the new ones after 2010 when Tablets got introduced. Some of the main features of such devices include the touchscreen; this had a virtual keyboard where people got to use a pen and later on, their fingers to make use of the screen instead of another device. Memory cards with smaller sizes have installed the package. Wireless and wired connectivity was also part of the package that completed the system. They were smaller in size and were able to fit in the personal hand.

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