The Personal Tablet vs. the Shared PC

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Jacob
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Re: Tablets and Laptops
Jacob   1/21/2013 1:37:33 AM
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"The latest released ultrabooks which have high computational power and memory can be easily converted into tablets, So I am guessing these ultrabooks will become popular in coming days because you can use it as notebook or you can use it as tablet."

Anandvy, no idea. How a net book can be converted in to tablet? A tablet has his own features/specifications based on functionality and size.

William K.
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Tablets, not always a source of relief.
William K.   1/17/2013 10:01:14 PM
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One more concern about tablet computers, which was certainly valid for laptop computers, is power density. The desktop unt has a larger case that allows it to run a good bit cooler than the notebook or laptop computer, and running cooler does tend toward extending product lifetime a bit. The tablets are not as powerful as the laptop computers, so they don't get quite as hot, but they tend to be sealed, so they may suffer internal hotspots. So the increasing power density may well lead to a reduction in reliability.

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Re: My larger PC, NO TABLET
Bolaji Ojo   1/16/2013 6:27:29 PM
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William K, Correct. The tablet is not a workhorse and may not be for a while. Still, it is possible to envision a future where tablets have the capacity (storage and processing speed) of a desktop or a laptop and is durable enough to be tethered to a bigger screen on a desk. These are the phases that laptops went through before they became powerful enough to replace (for many people) desktops. If or when such a day arrive, employers will probably select this option rather than buy laptops.

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Re: Just Wait ....
Adeniji Kayode   1/16/2013 6:15:43 PM
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@ anandvy, For now tablets can never replace PC, but time will tell if we will soon have such device that can combine both tablets and special tasks of Pc.

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: My larger PC, NO TABLET
Adeniji Kayode   1/16/2013 6:10:01 PM
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@William, Well, as at today, tablets can,t handle such task and that is what,s still keeping PC inthe mind of some prodlfessional, but I doubt if sooner than we thought,PC will soon be a thing od museum.

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Re: Just Wait ....
Adeniji Kayode   1/16/2013 5:58:02 PM
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@ Nemo, People with high computation job are quick to realise that tablets have not beenable to replace pc while people that do not have computational job to do keeps upgrading to tablets as a more comfotable device.

William K.
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My larger PC, NO TABLET
William K.   1/16/2013 4:57:51 PM
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Does anybody do serious engineering drawings on a tablet? I don't think that I could do that, and I know that some of them would fill a tablet's memory, which would cause a problem. Also, the screen available on any tablet is just too small to be useful a lot of the time.

So I will not be replacing my PC with a tablet for a whole lot of years. I am sure that they are fine for emails and games and web searching, but a tablet just does not make it for design engineering.

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Re: Why a shared resource?
Barbara Jorgensen   1/16/2013 3:20:41 PM
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Ariella: it was deliberate--he was trying to cover his tracks. Instead of history, he deleted favorites. Luckily, the sites most important to me were stored on my company's VPN.

That's also one of the reasons why we finally invested in another laptop.

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How Possible & Easy?
Wale Bakare   1/15/2013 7:19:28 PM
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I still do not get this -  embedded software engineer/designer use tablet for FPGA/SOC/DSP projects or any software related works like that. Or am i just marooning in an island alone?

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anandvy   1/15/2013 2:58:09 PM
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In my opinion, in the area of software development, CAD, animation and graphics related work, and such areas will still be dominated by PCs.

@prabhakar_deosthali, you are right but the same can be done if we use combination of cloud and tablet. Tablet will be more of a interface device where as back-end computation will be done in cloud.


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