a wireless personal computer in the form of a notebook and that allows a user to hand-write notes with a stylus or digital pen on a touch screen
A tablet PC that includes a keyboard is a convertible or hybrid; one with only a monitor and pen is called a slate.
By all accounts, the company's first tablet pc—an answer to the netbook explosion—will be released sometime next year.
If 2009 was the year of the e-reader, 2010 has been the year of the tablet pc.
The results yield computer chips 9,000 times faster than a run-of-the-mill computer, using only the power of a tablet pc.