Why spend $500 on a Tablet and then spend another $1000 adding accessories to make it work like a Desktop?
I can't see how a 20" tablet is more portable than one of those laptops.
Apple has just released a 7" iPad Mini.
I guess that people were complaining that the standard iPad wasn't portable enough.
Actually I was surprised by the weight of a standard iPad.
A Tablet would be useful to me ... for 10 hours/year.
I can't justify spending $500 for that ROI.
- I don't want to accidentally leave it somewhere (or drop it)?
- I'm not addicted to checking my Facebook status every 30 seconds?
- I don't want to get mugged for it?
It's not my fault that you don't understand BASIC Mathematics and Physics.
Since you don't understand basic Mathematics and Physics, here is a picture.
Basic Mathematics determines the area of the wafer (1 vs 4).
Both wafers have the same number of layers and/or depth.
The law is named after Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore, who described the trend in his 1965 paper.
Let's check your point shall we?
2012 - 40 = 1972
Looks like basic Mathematics "worked you over" again.
Thanks for clarifying that your "Tablet of Tomorrow" relies on technology that hasn't been invented and will never be incorporated into anything other than Tablets.
I'm not the one insisting that Tablets will become so powerful, they'll outperform/replace Desktops.
I guess that in your world they'll replace Servers and Supercomputers too.
I await the production and release of your Qubit computing devices.
My point was that a Desktop will always outperform a Tablet, except in the portability category.
Your point is that I should buy a motor bike instead of a semi-truck and then spend another $200K adding accessories, so that I can use it as a semi-truck.
As we can see MS is being extremely "Job-ian" in their forcing of customers to accept that stupid metro start UI.
And part of that tactical plan is to "vilify" those that do not see the value (as there is none) in having to be forced to boot to metro UI before entering the desktop.
It is really quite obnoxious and inexcusable to insult and bully customers this way.
I hate to say it but if this is how MS is going to treat the majority of its loyal customers then I hope they lose "their bet" big time.
while i like windows 8, and most of it's features I can not see a reason for the apps.
on my phone they are lite and easy to use which is fine seeing as i have limited resources on that thing, i also don't mind the reduction in features these apps offer on my phone because frankly the thing is too small to make use of them.
now i sit at a windows 8 desktop and pull up an app that has the same limited functionality of my phone and look at my overpowered pc and wonder how to make it use more than one thread and more than 12mb of ram above the os utilisation, then i look at the reduced feature set of the app...and revert to a mainstream programe because the app was useless beyond words for a desktop.
I rather enjoy windows 8 but the apps are useless, another reason is the apps themselves, I can't resize them or change them in any way i can't look at two apps side by side in a easy to view format that is actually readable..yes i know i can smidge one to the side and view another one...i did say usable and easy to view, so i can't drop ie10 over to the side and easily read something while performing another task in a different app.
then there is the problem of real estate...i Mean my screen space. Windows 8 apps use to much of it for pointless tasks where they frankly take up to much space for no real reason, then there is the combined problem that i use multiple screens and the inability of those apps to let me use my screen space the way i want to.
so the microsoft store and the apps it has will never be used by me, i already have windows live mail installed over the clunky full screen affair of the metro app version that i can't resize, and pretty much all other apps it has to offer i have alternatives for that i can change at will.
this closed off area of the o/s is more harmfull than good, i often run 6-8 applications side by side split and seperated across multiple screens, when windows 8 apps can let me do that i may consider using them....maybe..no wait i won't they still have crap feature sets.
you can log into another windows 8 machine using your info and it will hopefully pull down your apps and mail and access to cloud storage where if you were smart you saved the work you needed.
not tested that feature myself but apparently it should work...essentially you should have all the apps you need at any windows 8 pc, for link i refer you to the developer conference of windows 8 which can be found online by googling it.
so you can do away with the utterly useless tablet pc get a pc at home that actually has some oomf about it and one at work and not have to care a jot about a sodden tablet and it's crappy apps, lack of usb ports for external storage or lack of power for a usb hard drive or lack of optical drive or ability to actually power one.
how many of you could max out a tablets storage capacity having to move files from home to work if all you had was a tablet? what if you needed to burn an iso file for something or burn something to a dvd/cd quickly for a conference because lets be honest your not going to leave your tablet just laying around are you now.
portable hard drives require more power than a tablet can muster so they are useless for that along side their limited storage capacity, the actual apps most would use at work may not be supported by windows 8/andriod or ios so which one do you pick? or do people just expect others to get new software written that does support these ever changing and ever updating software platforms? which version of andriod do you support, will it work with upcoming ios releases? will it work on arm based windows tablets or just the expensive intel offerings?
Not so clear cut now is it, tablets for work....get real they are good for one thing and thats what they get used for most, draw something and crap games and useless apps.
as much as i hate to say this the world has a long way to go before tablets and there reduced functionality can keep up with a basic £300 laptop that can do all of that. it would take a colossal move to cloud style storage at the workplace as well as from music and movie vendors and cheaper video editing software amougst so many others that go against tablets.
But in the long run, I do believe there needs to be improvements to them, like more added functionality and at least being able to snap apps 50/50 versus 30/60. Why they decided to allow that type of app snap that basically will only work best with a handful of apps is beyond me.