intro: By now, of course, tablet computers were supposed to be old stuff. As long ago as 1968, Stanley Kubrick showed the astronauts of "2001: A Space Odyssey," watching TV on tablets almost identical to what you can buy in 2011.
Kubrick was off by a few years, but not by many. Sales of conventional computers have flattened out as people find touch-screen tablets lighter, easier to use, and in many cases more powerful.
For now, the market is dominated by Apple's iPad 2, with its multi-touch...Full Story