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A general-purpose computer contained in a single panel. Its distinguishing characteristic is the use of a touch screen as the input device. Modern tablets are operated by fingers (and gestures), with a stylus is an option, whereas earlier tablets required a stylus.

Adapted from:

http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_term/0,2542,t=tablet+computer&i=52520,00.asp


Alternate meaning:

A graphics tablet consists of a flat surface upon which the user may "draw" or trace an image using an attached stylus, a pen-like drawing apparatus.

See: graphics-tablet

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