What is a tablet?
In this course, you will learn about what a tablet is and how to use one. A tablet is a portable device, and you will learn about the parts of a tablet, and how to open apps and type using the tablet's touchscreen.
Welcome to "What is a tablet?". In this video, we'll be looking at one of the most popular types of computer, the tablet. A tablet is a small computer about the size of a book. It's small and light, so you can take it anywhere. Unlike a desktop computer or laptop, a tablet doesn't have a mouse or a keyboard with buttons. You control it by touching the screen with your fingers instead. The screen is called a touchscreen. Just like a laptop, a tablet has an internal battery. The battery can last many hours, even days, before it runs down. You can recharge the battery by connecting the tablet to mains power with a cable. A tablet has a power switch which turns the screen on ... and off. The main screen of a tablet is called the home screen. It has a lot of small symbols called applications, or apps, for short. Apps are small computer programs that allow you to do a range of things on your tablet. To start using an app, just tap on it with your finger. You can also use your fingers to do other things on a tablet. Swipe ... left or right across the screen with your finger to browse photos or turn a page. Or move your fingers up and down the screen to scroll a page. When you need to type, a keyboard will automatically appear on the screen. There are many things you can do with a tablet.