@Susan, I actually mean to say it seems Ipad may not go beyond it present usage, but the future definately holds the answer. But then with the way things are going, dont, you see Ipad handling more tasks as Laptops.
I agree with you on that but that is what it seems today, the future still holds the question of what of if tablets become more versatile than it is today with more features and application which may lead to more power use.
well, probably going through gender or bringing gender into this matter may serve as marketing edge for tablets. It does sound logical to say because you are a female,you will need a tablet that is light and versatile than the bulky laptops,.
I totally agree, jbond! Also if I can get the reader to my Amazon page, their whole Kindle is occupied by interesting information about my story, rather than being distracted by a shelf with lots of other books that are probably just as interesting. It is, after all, a market. One wants the potential buyer's focused attention, and the tablet (or PC) provides that, probably even better than having your book in the window of a bookshop does. (unless it's a really, really tiny bookshop.)
Tablet computers on the other hand are as easy to use. You can learn to navigate over the direct features and applications within short time of duration. The email and browsing facilities on these devices are also easier to maneuver than the typical PC web browser. (I better not to choose to comment on the rest of the topic you have covered here Marc)
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