Tablets cannot replace the PC until it can do everything the PC can do ... like print a document and hook up to a projector! They ARE canibalising Netbooks but the PC? No way. PC sales are down for a completely different set of reasons, part of which being that PCs are now so boring thanks to MS not developing (or allowing others to develop) any seriously good new applications so the gee whizz factor has gone.
PC has its own value. Tablet can not replace PC although it is handy. It is a mobile technology because of the weight and portability.Many end users who really need to use it for daily activities will enjoy the usage. We are still in the era when many people are still conservative, and resist change to ways of life.
Malcolm, -- MS has not developed anything new for a very long time. PCs are boring because they keep on giving more problems than solutions and there has not been any interesting innovation.
PCs are experiencing sales problems simply because they are not practical and useful for the new user. By new user I mean the user who needs a device anytime and anywhere he/she is.
The practicality and portability of the laptop, netbook and tablet is what is killing the PC. I wouldn't consider buying a PC for anything. There is simply no use for having a piece of equipment that can only be used in one sigle place.
One notable area PC is commonly being used - Network Environment.
Am still wondering about functionality of tablet to servicing networked computers - ie SERVER COMPUTER. Can tablet carries out server tasks which PC has been handling for ages housing many service applications in clustering and pool of computers? Many enterprises today use PC to deploy network services distribution - security application, file sharing etc.
1 - Military cluster computer laboratory
2 - Universities
3 - Banks
4 - Governmental agencies
5 - Research institution's laboratories, and many more to come in backend/frontend networked environments.
Do we foresee tablet as possible replacement to PC to excellently performing well in this area?
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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.
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