A tablet is a laptop PC equipped with a touchscreen and at times a stylus. It is a broad term. On the other hand, a slate is a type of tablet PC that does not have a dedicated keyboard. Interface is accomplished using a touchscreen keyboard using ones fingers or a stylus. An external keyboard may also be used. An iPad is a slate. However, everyone is using the word tablet to actually mean a slate.
"Convertible Tablet" - Image via WikipediaHere at TabletConnect, we admit that we are using the term tablet to mean a slate. We do not follow convertibles which are tablets that have a keyboard in addition to a touchscreen – for example, a notebook that has a touchscreen which swivels around to become a slate. Our concentration is purely on slates which do not have a dedicated physical keyboard. Since other media outlets and manufacturers are using tablet to describe their devices, we will continue to use the term tablet to mean a slate. In order to ease hardcore techies, we will try to use both terms (i.e. “tablets/slates”).
We apologize in advance for following everyone and incorrectly using the general term instead of the specific term. Hope this clarifies the terminologies.