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Difference between Tablet and PDA

  • Last Updated : 19 Aug, 2020

1. Tablet :
Tablet or Tablet Computer is a device generally operated with a mobile operating system. It has the touchscreen display and there is a rechargeable battery inbuilt in it. It is basically a thin and flat device. It does not poses any physical key-board with it. The lasting time of battery in tablet is more as compared to battery life of the laptop. It is light weighted and is portable easily. It are more better than standard computer because it is small in size and you can easily take it with yourself anywhere.

2. Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) :
PDA refer as Personal Digital Assistants also named as hand-held computer as it is smaller in size, it can performs specific tasks, can serve as a diary, personal database, telephone or alarm clock etc.  The first company to introduce is Apple in 1993. Most PDAs have accessibility to the Internet, intranets or extranets via Wi-Fi or Wireless Wide Area Networks. It poses a smaller slot for Memory cards with smaller sizes. These are smaller in size and can be fit in persons hand. When Tablets got introduced in 2010, most of them stopped coming up with the new ones.

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Difference between Tablet and PDA :

S.No.TABLETPDA
1.Tablet refer as Computer Tablet.PDA refer as Personal Digital Assistant.
2.It is released by Apple in 2010.It is released by Apple in 1993.
3.It is a touch screen display computer device which generally operates on mobile operating systems.It is a devices that consists all the facilities of computer, telephone, fax, internet and networking at one place.
4.The size of tablet is 5 to 12 inches.The size of PDA is as palm.
5.It has more features than PDA.It has less features as compared to tablet.
6.Its component include a processing circuit, color display, and battery that recharges just like a phone.Its component include a keypad, screen, battery, SD card and a pen.
7.Some tablets has rotating LCD display.It does not have this feature.
8.It is touch screen interface.It use a pen rather than a keyboard for input.

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