Yes,Tablets might take over the market or I should say they have already started taking it over,but when portability is concerned, you need a device that combines portability with sturdiness and thats again where a netbook scores over a tablet...However Netbooks will be a great choice for people who want a durable mini laptop and who need a keyboard for doing most of the work...
Exactly, Himanshugupta. Tablets may become even more popular and in more demand than netbooks. I have noticed this tendency lately in some seminars and conferences. This made me wonder if netbooks are in their way out of the market in a near future.
electronic 862, I absolutely agree with you. The only advantage over the laptop is the portability. This feature will attract a lot of customers and it will make it sell like wild fire but it can never replace the laptops/desktops
I don't think the tablet will replace the laptop, that laptop has more features and is more versatile than a tablet. I would have to agree a tablet is more for reading than every day use especially when most people with a laptop use it for business use and the tablets do not have those capabilities yet.
In todays scenario i dont think Tablet can be on top, for me its just an add on device i use them to read some documents and for surfing. Always i prefer my PC for lot more other stuff. it will take some time for tablets to completely replace PC probably afer two three next gen products are out.
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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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