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Tablets to Top Laptops This Year, All PCs in 2015

  1. #11


    Spain
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    Windows 8 Professional x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    My tablet is, and is used as, a toy.

    For anything serious, I want a decent laptop as the minimum.


    Wenda.
    Exactly. No way I could ever type out an essay on a Tablet.

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  2. #12


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Julian View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    My tablet is, and is used as, a toy.

    For anything serious, I want a decent laptop as the minimum.


    Wenda.
    Exactly. No way I could ever type out an essay on a Tablet.
    You might not be able to do it, but people do it all the time. It's a matter of perspective and how you look at it.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Julian View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    My tablet is, and is used as, a toy.

    For anything serious, I want a decent laptop as the minimum.


    Wenda.
    Exactly. No way I could ever type out an essay on a Tablet.
    And yet my friend works as a therapist and uses her hybrid device to type out reports of her patients.

    When she gets back from Russia, she will be upgrading from an android hybrid to a windows 8 hybrid.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Julian View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    My tablet is, and is used as, a toy.

    For anything serious, I want a decent laptop as the minimum.


    Wenda.
    Exactly. No way I could ever type out an essay on a Tablet.
    I can and have done that on my Windows Phone.

    Maybe a gap in generations?
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Tablets as toys? Please, Acer has a better idea of what a toy should be, and it's a desktop AIO too!
    Acer Haswell AIO Android PC Spotted; Reveal Next Week

    Most idiotic computing idea I've seen since google glasses. android BARELY just got to the point of being a decent tablet/phablet OS, and yet it hasn't made so much ground on the ipad at all. So what is the best logical response to Windows 8 and slowing PC sales? Slap a smartphone operating system on a 21.5 inch screen, give it an Intel CPU clocked at 3 Ghz because obviously, EVERYONE has SO much production, file management, and content creation to do on android! Wow, give me a break of that Kit Kat bar! Even better, it only has a gig of RAM, which in retrospect, I think some Samsung GSIIIs actually have more than that.

    This is a PRIME example of out of the several reasons why PC sales are going down: OEMs have no idea what they're doing anymore now. They're just throwing crap at the wall over and over and seeing what sticks. android, a smartphone operating system, on a touch AIO device (to call this a PC is like calling a Ford Taurus a BMW 525i) with a 3 GHz Intel processor with one gig of RAM with little to no usable internal storage space. Yeah, that'll sell like hot cakes! Also, a good example of android being what it's not, a smartphone OS nor a PC platform and barely a decent tablet OS.
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  6. #16


    I think the biggest example of throwing crap all over the wall to see what sticks is MS and metro. They missed the bus on mobile and are making a half assed attempt to get into the game.
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  7. #17


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    The only conceivable use I've found for a Small (7 inch) tablet is as an e-reader and it does this job FAR FAR worse than even the cheapest and nastiest e-reader out there today -- an e-reader is easy to read even in direct sunlight - a backlit tiny tablet most decidedly is NOT.

    As others have said -- small tablets are just a TOY -- and in any case is a decent small Ultrabook laptop really that much less portable than a proper sized iPad / other 11 inch size tablet once you've added a keyboard / mouse combo.

    Some people definitely don't need a PC -- that is pretty obvious but people who think that the PC / laptop market will disappear are definitely backing the wrong horse here. Sales will be lower but won't die -- and please PC makers if you want to sell some decent kit try getting away from the LOW POWERED relatively poor graphic laptops which all seem to have 15.6 inch screens, low power processors and a measly 1366 X 768 built in graphics. Some of these still have ATOM type processors in them too -- in 2013 !!!!! Please.

    I3 processor at a minimum, full HD graphics too, 8 GB RAM, a USB 3 slot at least, and a screen size of around 11 inches would ensure maximum use and very good portability - remember these can be connected to large external monitor(s) and docking stations when not being used "On the move". These types of laptops will sell even in this market if they weren't so expensive -- I don't need aluminium / titanium cases or exquisite Italian "Ferrari" type styling -- a standard plastic case is just fine - but the laptops with the sort of spec I'm suggesting all seem to come with this specialized styling and a priced in the Ultrabook range (> 1000 USD).

    The current models on offer don't appeal to me -- the lower price models --to big / not portable enough / poor specs, while the portable ones are far too "over Engineered" and stylized and are far too expensive -- so a lot of the problem is in the PC manufacturerer's OWN hands.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #18


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Actually, compared to something like this machine, all tablets are toys.

    As for a laptop with an 11" screen, er, no thanks.

    I bought this 18.4" screen-equipped laptop for a reason (well, many reasons, actually). Tablets
    just aren't in the same galaxy in respect of any of them.


    Wenda.
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  9. #19


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    [QUOTE=Wenda;240125]Actually, compared to something like this machine, all tablets are toys.

    As for a laptop with an 11" screen, er, no thanks.

    I bought this 18.4" screen-equipped laptop for a reason (well, many reasons, actually). Tablets
    just aren't in the same galaxy in respect of any of them.

    Hi there
    Try taking that monster on a plane these days -- it would probably cost MORE than YOUR ticket !!. If an 11 inch screen laptop has a decent video card in it it can easily be connected to a 60 inch / 72 inch huge plasma external monitor at amazing video quality -- that way I have the best of both worlds - a decent portable laptop that doesn't weigh as much as a baby elephant and doesn't need a case the size of a Cello case to carry it yet can operate as a good solid workstation with a HUGE monitor when it's at a fixed location (home / office etc --or even a hotel TV - a lot of these are nice LCD TV's these days which have HDMI input.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. #20


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    The PC has been available to consumers for over 2 decades now. I think it is amazing that growth was sustained for as long as it was.

    I highly doubt the tablet curve will enjoy the same kind of sustained growth. It will peak and it will level off. My '09 2Ghz Core 2 Duo does everything I need it to except for gaming. The Samsung 830 SSD I put in made it faster for day to day use than the 2.4Ghz i5 I was issued with a regular HDD.

    My parents are using the PC I built back in 2005 and the computing power vastly outstrips their needs.

    I simply cannot justify purchasing a new computer because it would be consuming for the sake of consuming.

    I think smartphones have already reached the point of diminishing returns. I progressed from a BB Curve, OG Droid, Thunderbolt (utter POS, ruined HTC forever in my eyes), and my SGS3. There was a clear and tangible increase in performance between each phone..well, the HTC had the performance increase but I would be at 60% after a couple phone calls.

    I have zero desire to upgrade my SGS3 to a SGS4 or HTC One or whatever wizbang phone out right now because it does everything I need it to without slowing down. I suspect if phones were not subsidized as it were in the states, sales would not be as robust. The case may be a little different for phones since it sees more daily wear and tear but I don't think Apple or Samsung will be able to maintain their spectacular numbers anywhere near the extent that PCs did.

    PCs have simply hit the decline stage of the lifecycle curve as a whole. I don't think tablets will crash and burn like the netbook market did but as of now, it is complementing the PC. I doubt an appreciable portion of tablet owners have it as their sole computing device. Given a choice between one or the other, they would choose the PC the vast majority of the time.

    If my tablet breaks, I can wait to replace it, maybe wait around for the Nexus II to come around instead of replacing it with the current generation.

    My laptop breaks? It is getting replaced uno pronto. I don't even care if Haswell is right around the corner, it is getting replaced.
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