IDC Sees Higher PC Processor Sales in 2013

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tirlapur
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tirlapur   1/18/2013 5:25:59 AM
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I've often wondered why anyone would buy them.

@Bolaji, I am optimisc about ultrabooks because they can be easily converted into tablets by removing the hardware keyboard. Moreover compared to tablets they offer better computational power. Its easy to type on ultrabooks because they offer hardware keyboard. Many people dont like to use touchpad to enter the data. So ultrabook is combination of tablet and laptop features.

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Bolaji Ojo   1/17/2013 8:57:20 AM
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tirlapur, The problem with ultrabooks is the price. They aren't cheap enough in my opinion to be competitive with tablets and don't have the storage capacity of regular notebooks. I've often wondered why anyone would buy them.

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Re: PC has advantage in work performance
tirlapur   1/17/2013 6:44:04 AM
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In fact, in terms of work performance, PC still outpaces the growing mobile device of Tablet PC

@Lily, how will you define work performance ? No doubt PC's offer high computational power but we many not need such high configuration to do every job. Simple jobs like data-entry can be easily accomplished using tablets.

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tirlapur   1/17/2013 6:36:32 AM
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Demand for these smaller form-factor products is surging, despite the introduction of ultrathin notebooks positioned as competitive alternatives

@Bolaji, thanks for the post. I think demand for ultrathin notebooks will increase in coming days because they are more powerful compared to tablets/smartphones and more easy to carry compared Notebooks. I think one reason why people are still not opting for ultrathin notebooks is because they are very costly.

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PC has advantage in work performance
Lily   1/16/2013 8:49:54 PM
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In fact, in terms of work performance, PC still outpaces the growing mobile device of Tablet PC, so if C can maintain the advantage on this aspect, PC will not completely be replaced by Tablet PC. 

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Barbara Jorgensen   1/16/2013 1:18:55 PM
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Finally, some sane advice:

...focus on performance, execution, cost, and productivity improvements as well as innovation. It would also help, says Rau, if they improve the consumers' perception of PCs. This implies helping users see computers as value providers rather than mere functional devices.

I keep reading recaps of CES and there is more attention paid to form factors than there is performance. I know that the consumer market is more concerned about look and feel, but with so many devices to choose from, something has to stand out. For my money, I'd rather it be the processing power



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