x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

A touch of class

We take a look at three computers of the future.

Dell Streak: Scroll Featuring a 12.7cm screen, the portability of this device is what makes it unique. It easily fits in your pocket, but can also function as a mobile phone, albeit a hefty one.  Play The Streak also uses Google's Android operating system, but with a few modifications. It features a front-facing camera and a five-megapixel camera with flash on the back. With a host of built-in software goodies, such as web browsing, music, videos and calendars, this tablet packs a punch. All apps from the Android Marketplace function on this device.  Rewind The Streak suffers from a choppy and inconsistent user interface, which can be frustrating at times. Dh2,399
Dell Streak: Scroll Featuring a 12.7cm screen, the portability of this device is what makes it unique. It easily fits in your pocket, but can also function as a mobile phone, albeit a hefty one. Play The Streak also uses Google's Android operating system, but with a few modifications. It features a front-facing camera and a five-megapixel camera with flash on the back. With a host of built-in software goodies, such as web browsing, music, videos and calendars, this tablet packs a punch. All apps from the Android Marketplace function on this device. Rewind The Streak suffers from a choppy and inconsistent user interface, which can be frustrating at times. Dh2,399

Imagine a gadget that allows you to reach out and swipe, pinch and flick through all your media and content. Throwing a virtual object between spaces, clicking on a web link with your finger, drawing a picture with your fingertip; dreams have become a reality. These devices are a central hub and are capable of handling all your daily duties with ease. Whether the task at hand is fun, productive or informative, touch computers are the way of the future.

Faris Toqan checks out three options that might give you the final push needed to take the leap.