Why PCs Aren't Selling

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Adeniji Kayode
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Adeniji Kayode   1/27/2013 4:27:23 PM
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Could it be that Pc manufacturers are feeling too comfortable that the present tablets can,t yet do without it. I mean to say that no tablet yet can handle all our tasks the way pc handles different tasks. Are tablets manufacturers planning to take over completely or prefer running their products alongside woth pc

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Adeniji Kayode   1/14/2013 2:10:18 PM
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@Wale, I agree with you on that, if tablet will remain tablet, probably it can,t accomodate more features that can make it to compete with PC in terms of performance.

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Adeniji Kayode   1/14/2013 1:51:38 PM
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@crytoman, I agree with your point on that, the nature of the task at hand will determine the nature of the equipment. Its just that consumers love to have all their equipment in one piece.

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FLYINGSCOT   1/14/2013 12:58:41 PM
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I agree that the tablet will not supplant the PC but more and more people are dotting them around their home and workplace as tools of convenience.  Being able to fire up in a second and get access to the web instantly is a real boon when arguing with your partner over the name of an actor in a movie etc.

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PCs vs tablets vs. ?????
Barbara Jorgensen   1/14/2013 8:57:01 AM
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Great discussion going on here! I thought I was the only one who is not a fan of touch screens. I spent some time this weekend playing with our two tablets and I still can't envision using the tablets beyond a supplement to a PC. The projection keyboard and screen is a good idea and will certainly help if tablets increasingly are used for business.

That said, I'll confess--my tablet is a Kindle and I love it. My tablet-owning husband and laptop owning son also prefer the Kindle. I thought I was safe choosing the least expensive device for myself but my son keeps hijacking the Kindle. One reason is the content availability and the ease of purchase/download. Amazon has convinced me a business model built on taking a loss on hardware in favor of selling content is a winner.

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Wale Bakare   1/14/2013 7:18:57 AM
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@Cryptoman,

>>Therefore, a compromise on the feature set is inevitable. That is really the gist of the discussion I think.<<

You are right about that - tablet features vs desktop/laptop features. The more the features like more storage space on tablet would certainly impact on its battery life, and perhaps internal processing tools.

 

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Cryptoman   1/14/2013 3:28:51 AM
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@anadvy

"I can imagine I would just bring my tablet to work, hook up bigger display, keyboard, and mouse and whoop I would have a PC system."

As I tried to explain in my previous post, the issue hereis not as simple as the plugging you have mentioned. It's about USB connectivity and the required software driver support which has reached quite a mature level in Windows and Linux for the type of work I have mentioned. You also have the issue of limited data storage and RAM support on tablets. Tablets are designed to be power efficient, small and lightweight by definition. Therefore, a compromise on the feature set is inevitable. That is really the gist of the discussion I think.

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anandvy   1/14/2013 12:41:32 AM
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Soon, tablets will have projection keyboard (alongwith projector) and consumer will have option to use virtual keyboard or projection keyboard.

@_hm, virtual keyboard and projection keyboard is very interesting idea but I don't think it can ever replace the feel the hardware keyboard and realtime LCD/LED monitors. Many of us are accustomed to feel of the hardware keyboard's but its hard to get the same feel using virtual keyboard.


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anandvy   1/14/2013 12:32:41 AM
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I can imagine I would just bring my tablet to work, hook up bigger display, keyboard, and mouse and whoop I would have a PC system.

@t.alex, again you are converting your tablet into Desktop. This clearly shows that tablets will be more useful for browsing the internet, checking mails, playing games etc. Finally professional have to use PC/Laptop/Notebook to do their job.


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anandvy   1/14/2013 12:26:58 AM
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Tablets are still not as good as PCs for a lot of things (including writing).

@Barbara, I totally agree with you. We can't use tablets for computational intensive jobs. Moreover efficiency of doing work on Desktops/Laptop's is far greater because we can easily type and browse in Desktop/Laptops.

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