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Windows 8 uncertainty blamed for decline in PC sales

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I know a lot of people who use their phones for internet browsing etc, a lot use something called Tapatalk for forums. When you have 20/20 vision like many younger people, a phone is as good as anything.
    Optometrists are entering a "Golden Age".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Using a smartphone to browse the interwebs is just the most stupidest thing I've ever seen. Granted, if a PC or a phablet at least, isn't available, that's understandable. But when it's the main device you use, this is equivalent of using a bowling pin to shave.
    That's the reason that I am using my Chromebook to make this post and not my Samsung Galaxy S3.
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    $800 or $930 with 128 GBs?!! (Plus accessories I imagine) They have to be out of their gourds!
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    The fact is that the iPad has a huge development community supporting it and there are some very good apps available for the iPad. Take note of some of the professional people that use iPads exclusively; airline pilots (check lists etc), doctors/nurses (patient monitoring), photographers (portfolio management), lawyers (legal specific apps), the list goes on.

    Whichever way you cut it, the iPad has such a strong foothold in the professional world that it's going to take something disruptive to loosen that hold. Windows 8 is not that disruptive 'something'. Nor is Android.
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    Because I use my PC for bill paying, banking, etc I was thinking about buying a second low level PC as a backup system but I find I can access my most important web applications on my smartphone which I now use as my backup 'system'. I actually use it when I'm out of town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    The fact is that the iPad has a huge development community supporting it and there are some very good apps available for the iPad. Take note of some of the professional people that use iPads exclusively; airline pilots (check lists etc), doctors/nurses (patient monitoring), photographers (portfolio management), lawyers (legal specific apps), the list goes on.

    Whichever way you cut it, the iPad has such a strong foothold in the professional world that it's going to take something disruptive to loosen that hold. Windows 8 is not that disruptive 'something'. Nor is Android.
    So what sort of crystal ball have you got Ray, you seem to know an awful lot about the future, where did you get it, on EBay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    The fact is that the iPad has a huge development community supporting it and there are some very good apps available for the iPad. Take note of some of the professional people that use iPads exclusively; airline pilots (check lists etc), doctors/nurses (patient monitoring), photographers (portfolio management), lawyers (legal specific apps), the list goes on.

    Whichever way you cut it, the iPad has such a strong foothold in the professional world that it's going to take something disruptive to loosen that hold. Windows 8 is not that disruptive 'something'. Nor is Android.
    Did you know that over half of all iPads end up in a drawer never to be seen again. I'm sure RIM didn't think it was ever going to be relegated to history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I know a lot of people who use their phones for internet browsing etc, a lot use something called Tapatalk for forums. When you have 20/20 vision like many younger people, a phone is as good as anything.
    I'm a young people with 20/20 vision and I take a PC over a Windows Phone any day of the week to browse the internet. It's faster, easier, and better. But again, if the PC isn't there, a Windows Phone will work great.
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    Someone needs to clean their window and maybe even open it once in a while for some fresh air, smell the roses and find out what's actually been happening in the world for some time. And talk about crystal balling: 'over half of all iPads end up in a drawer never to be seen again'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I'm a young people with 20/20 vision and I take a PC over a Windows Phone any day of the week to browse the internet. It's faster, easier, and better. But again, if the PC isn't there, a Windows Phone will work great.
    What you choose to do doesn't negate the fact that many others chose to do differently. Even I use my mobile phone from time to time to browse the internet, as it's not always practical to carry around a tablet.
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