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Issue No. 03 - May-June (2013 vol. 15)
ISSN: 1520-9202
pp: 18-25
Marcelo Nogueira Cortimiglia , Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Alejandro German Frank , Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Liziane Seben , Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Disruptive technology has a long history in the computing industry. The usual path of innovation in this industry is toward delivering increased computing power on smaller devices. Both architectural and component innovation play an important role in this evolution. Nowadays, it seems that the computing device paradigm is experiencing a transition from notebooks and laptops toward touchscreen tablets. But is this new technology really disruptive? Drawing from the literature on disruptive innovation, the authors answer this question by analyzing the functionalities and performance dimensions of notebooks and tablets.
notebook computers, power aware computing, touch sensitive screens

M. N. Cortimiglia, A. G. Frank and L. Seben, "Tablets: The Next Disruptive Computing Technology?," in IT Professional, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 18-25, 2013.
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