9 future-proof gadgets

Technology is changing quickly. But these devices are likely to last.

Tablets
Tablets

Tablet sales have taken off, and now Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) is making a huge tablet push with Windows 8 and Windows RT. Most of today's tablets boast high-resolution sharp displays for playing games, watching high-def movies and TV shows, taking pictures, surfing the web and chatting over video. Yet tablets aren't evolving quite as quickly as smartphones, and the tablet market as a whole won't be radically changing, says Tim Stevens, executive editor of Engadget.com. Expect faster and longer battery life and better resolution from future tablets.


  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated March 27 2013 06:12 PM ET
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