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Will the tablet replace the PC

  1. #21


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    I certainly hope that the option to buy/build a PC will always be available. I like my 25" screen for easy on the eyes viewing and a keyboard for easy data entry.

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  2. #22


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Coke, the problem is physical size. When the wife bought her first laptop (without discussing it with me), she got a 14". I hated the thing because of the small screen. It is a bit better on the 15 or 17" laptops but not as comfy as my 22" desktop screen.

    You can, of course, make a 22" tablet. But is this then still a tablet or a piece of real estate. 7" ot 10" tablets are fine for retrieving a bit of information, playing a quick video or music piece or making a VoIP phone call. But even posting on the forums is a pain - maybe I am too old for that stuff (Lee thinks I am, LOL).
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  3. #23


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Coke, the problem is physical size. When the wife bought her first laptop (without discussing it with me), she got a 14". I hated the thing because of the small screen. It is a bit better on the 15 or 17" laptops but not as comfy as my 22" desktop screen.

    You can, of course, make a 22" tablet. But is this then still a tablet or a piece of real estate. 7" ot 10" tablets are fine for retrieving a bit of information, playing a quick video or music piece or making a VoIP phone call. But even posting on the forums is a pain - maybe I am too old for that stuff (Lee thinks I am, LOL).
    A 22 inch tablet is basically an AIO, kind of like the Sony Tap 10 I believe it's called.

    That's the thing right there, you have a smaller laptop but compromise screen size. A tablet PC does the same as well, but thing about it being a PC means you have that option to get an external monitor wired or wirelessly attached to it, add on a wireless keyboard, and/or a mouse, and BAM! Desktop PC! Take those off, BAM! Tablet PC! In the case with the Surface Pro and its keyboard, click on of those on, BAM! Laptop PC!
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  4. #24


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
    I certainly hope that the option to buy/build a PC will always be available. I like my 25" screen for easy on the eyes viewing and a keyboard for easy data entry.
    I would love EVERY PC form factor to be a build your own....
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  5. #25


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Point is that I really don't need all those BAMs. When I am in my house, I use the desktop and when I am on the road, I really don't want to be bothered. I carry my Nexus 7 mainly for navigation and phone calls and maybe showing other people some pictures. And on a very rare occasion I check my mail or run some entertainment.
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  6. #26


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Every person that I know who has a tablet, also has a desktop and uses both, and none of them are IT pros or the like. The tablet is used either for very specific tasks or situations primarily, and social stuff, and the desktop when a keyboard, mouse and large screen are important.

    I could think of nothing more tedious and painful than having to regularly connect my tablet to a keyboard, mouse, two screens (if possible), router, speakers, video card and a bunch of other things, every time that I wanted to use a desktop. In that scenario, you already have a desk set up to hold all of those peripherals, so having a PC permanently attached to those peripherals is easier, more convenient and incurs little extra cost.
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  7. #27


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    Yeah right. On my desktop apart from the network gear and the mouse and keyboard I have 4 external disks (USB2, USB3 and eSata), a couple of USB sticks, 2 printers, speakers, mic and a USB hub for occasional attachment of my cameras, tablet etc. Would be quite a job to attach all that stuff every time I would want 'desktop mode'.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Point is that I really don't need all those BAMs. When I am in my house, I use the desktop and when I am on the road, I really don't want to be bothered. I carry my Nexus 7 mainly for navigation and phone calls and maybe showing other people some pictures. And on a very rare occasion I check my mail or run some entertainment.
    The point is that others don't. Some would rather have all those BAMS! over having to have separate BAMS! It saves money.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Every person that I know who has a tablet, also has a desktop and uses both, and none of them are IT pros or the like. The tablet is used either for very specific tasks or situations primarily, and social stuff, and the desktop when a keyboard, mouse and large screen are important.

    I could think of nothing more tedious and painful than having to regularly connect my tablet to a keyboard, mouse, two screens (if possible), router, speakers, video card and a bunch of other things, every time that I wanted to use a desktop. In that scenario, you already have a desk set up to hold all of those peripherals, so having a PC permanently attached to those peripherals is easier, more convenient and incurs little extra cost.
    That's why you get a dock or hub, such as one that Dell has for their enterprise tablet PCs, or just go all wireless on a USB hub.
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  10. #30


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    I have a notebook with a dock and it in no way compares to a fully connected, by wires, system. Nor will any current tablet, in any way, equal a current even moderately powerful PC.
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