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  1. #31


    Newport, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    Apple are hardware manufacturers and self appointed Lifestyle Gurus, who dabble, (or should that be dapple), with operating systems, it's not surprising that the operating systems from Microsoft are more usable, as they have always been primaraly a software house

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  2. #32


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


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    The iPad's are trendy and there are a lot of add-ons for them (cases, covers, keyboards, etc). There is a lot of good app support from the iTunes store. It's a consistent experience with the cell phones that many of them already use (you have to see the appeal in this, as Microsoft is trying to create the exact same thing). It's the device of choice in my creative arts areas (like video, music, etc). While you can run things like Pro Tools on a PC, very few actually do.
    This exactly right, it's precisely what Microsoft is trying to emulate. Whoever thinks that 100,000,000 iPad users and rapidly the same number of Android users don't have a clue, need to return to their alternate reality world.

    Yes, there may be over a billion Windows PC users, but they also own Apple and Android devices, and many of those PCs (including laptops) are in the corporate environment. Two entirely different, situations.
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  3. #33


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    There are also a number of the over a billion Windows PC users that won't buy an android or ipad tablet simply because of the lack of features per dollar versus a PC....

    Mustn't forget that.
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  4. #34


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    Yes, and those vast numbers who won't buy and Android or iPad, can be pretty much counted on this forum.
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  5. #35


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Yes, and those vast numbers who won't buy and Android or iPad, can be pretty much counted on this forum.
    Nah, it's more like those with an ounce of logic.
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  6. #36


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Yes, and those vast numbers who won't buy and Android or iPad, can be pretty much counted on this forum.
    Nah, it's more like those with an ounce of logic.
    So everyone who buys an iPad or an Android tablet is dumb?
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  7. #37


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Yes, and those vast numbers who won't buy and Android or iPad, can be pretty much counted on this forum.
    Nah, it's more like those with an ounce of logic.
    So everyone who buys an iPad or an Android tablet is dumb?
    Personally, that depends. If someone spent over 1,000 dollars to attempt to replace the use of a laptop, then yeah, I consider them to be an iDiot because that 1,000 can be WELL better spent on a touch enabled PC especially nowadays. Even a mac....

    But if the tablet was for simple web feasting, meh. That's basically what a smartphone does, except the ipad and android tablets are blown up smartphones minus the phone. So that's what the ipad and android tablets are used for, within their respective software/hardware limitations.
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  8. #38


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    What Android or Apple tablet costs over $1000? Which Apple/Android buyers look to replace their PC with an Apple/Android tablet? What tablet costs over $1000? Surface Pro and other Windows 8 tablets.

    There are nearly 200,000,000 and growing reasons why Apple/Android tablets are doing well. Microsoft wants to be part of that growing reason, but has it made the right move?

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  9. #39


    Melbourne
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    Windows 7 Ultimate X64


    I offered to buy my kids tablets last christmas. They said to me "What on earth for?"

    My sons are 16, 17 and 21. They said "Our PCs do everything we need and more when we are at home. When we are out, everything we want or need is available on our smartphones". "Why would we want another oversized portable device that is at high risk of being lost, stolen or damaged, doesn't fit in our pockets, and is totally useless when we are at home, are insanely expensive to repair if they break, and doesn't offer us anything new?"

    These teens are into facebook, skype, full time students, have jobs, are heavily into sport (playing and spectating), and socialise almost entirely using technology, and they see tablets as irrelevant.

    When asked what else they would want from a technology perspective they said "Not windows 8, that's for sure". The only thing they wanted was a stable internet connection. They tell me that their attitudes are commonplace amongst their other Gen-Y peers.

    Who am I to argue!? Saves me money on higher insurance policies.

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  10. #40


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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post
    I offered to buy my kids tablets last christmas. They said to me "What on earth for?"

    My sons are 16, 17 and 21. They said "Our PCs do everything we need and more when we are at home. When we are out, everything we want or need is available on our smartphones". "Why would we want another oversized portable device that is at high risk of being lost, stolen or damaged, doesn't fit in our pockets, and is totally useless when we are at home, are insanely expensive to repair if they break, and doesn't offer us anything new?"

    These teens are into facebook, skype, full time students, have jobs, are heavily into sport (playing and spectating), and socialise almost entirely using technology, and they see tablets as irrelevant.

    When asked what else they would want from a technology perspective they said "Not windows 8, that's for sure". The only thing they wanted was a stable internet connection. They tell me that their attitudes are commonplace amongst their other Gen-Y peers.

    Who am I to argue!? Saves me money on higher insurance policies.

    That pretty much summarises what I've observed. All the young ones that I know (way more than I realised), live by their iPhones for just about everything when out and about. The ones who use tablets (iPads or Android) are all of an older generation.

    When you think about it, the younger generation can live with a small screen device because they usually have good eyesight; whereas, the older generation doesn't, but also doesn't want to lug around a heavy device. So the tablet is the tool of the older generation. That makes tablets way uncool, it's what your mother, father, grandmother, grandfather uses.
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