iPads are not only entertainment devices. They serve well for certain types of work, for someone who who can work well on the road with just an iPad and an Internet connection and size and weight are important, too.
I think the tablet is an in-between device that most people are 50-50 on. If you have it, you think it's great and you love it. If you don't have one, you can't possibly imagine why anyone would want it. I personally think it has value (even though I do not have one myself). But I have used friends' & it is nice to have.
You are right, and that is exactly what i,m trying to say that those gadgets all have their roles to play, it is the user that will determine which is which.If Ipad is to replace laptop, it have have to for-go its potability and comfortability.
Well, they have further divided personal use into more categories. When I travel, do I really need a laptop? probably not. Before the tablets, I HAD to take it with me because the phone was too small. Do I need a laptop to make a presentation? probably not, and here come the tablets.
Can it completely replace a laptop? No. The same way a laptop can't 100% replace a desktop (for some applications).
First we need to come up with strong Operating System and high RAM to handle the high requirements of few softwares. I can see Ipads as a entertainment item but not a laptop replacement where laptop used for higher speed computation applications.
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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.