|To: combjelly who wrote (2736)||9/20/2011 11:08:47 AM|
|From: neolib||Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 10035|
That isn't going to happen. They are different devices.
It has already happened in the 10's of millions, and will continue to do so. The issue is not that tablets are indeed at a great disadvantage to notebooks for some tasks, its that what notebooks were largely being used for, tablets are actually better at, and hence are replacing them. The people who are underestimating the impact of tablets/smartphones are not understanding this distinction. Its info/social media which mobile gadgets are used for, but its also what 90% of home computers are used for anyway. This is not a fad, despite what some people imagine. Its what computer use has become, and the legacy use implied certain things which are no longer of great value, and in fact for ease of use, are a disadvantage. Even in work/industrial settings, mobile gadgets have compelling advantages over notebooks for some uses, and will displace them in those settings. Specialized tablets have actually been in use in medical and industrial settings for years, now they can use better & cheaper standardized units rather than ones customized (and beastly expensive) for their particular field.
While IDF and BUILD have shown that INTC and MSFT finally seem to be waking up to things, there are still some strong hints that they can't see reality except through their old visions. IMHO it is a very large mistake of MSFT to push 10+" tablets, because this is falling into the trap of thinking the old style of computers is better, but we just need to adopt the "fad" touch interface. This is crap thinking. The point is that the device must be small and easily carried. The "fad" with mobile gadgets is that they are very mobile. I don't think Intel or MS really understand that yet.