Visual tour: The future of tablets

This is what your tablet may look like in five years

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Future tablets

Tablet-laptop convergence

Tablets and laptops are on a collision course. Both genres are growing thinner and lighter -- witness the Apple iPad 2 and MacBook Air, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Series 9, and a host of upcoming, Air-like Ultrabook notebooks. Meld lean laptops with finger-friendly desktop operating systems -- specifically the gesture-happy Lion OS X 10.7 and forthcoming Windows 8 -- and a harmonic convergence can't be far off. The Lenovo IdeaPad U1, a combination of Android tablet and Windows laptop, may be a sign of things to come. And don't forget Google's Android and Chrome OS operating systems, two mobile platforms destined to merge in the future.

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