Sales of personal computers have stabilized this year after a sharp drop. Meanwhile, tablet sales are slowing.
The hype of the tablet is beginning to falter. Tablets are only a little better than smartphones for getting real work done. People like keyboards.
Tablets and smartphones are wonderful devices for the consumption of media and text messaging. They are even OK to make a phone call or two.
But when creating, documenting, video editing or anytime you have to input lots of information, the tablet just isn't as good as a PC.
David W Squires
As with all things, usefulness in business makes or breaks the cool gadgets we thought we just had to have.
Edward W Greenlee
I look at it like this: Are you better off with a car or a scooter? A scooter will save you gas, but as far as everything else is concerned, you're better off with a car. You can do more! Plain and simple.
People have missed the point of a tablet from the very beginning. Tablets are not a replacement for a desktop or laptop PC. They are a separate class of device and have their own niche.
I own one in addition to my PC, not instead of it. I find the tablet superb for surfing, watching media and some game playing.
Portable PCs that have features are getting better to the point where you don't need a tablet because your laptop will convert into one if you want.
Tablets will become strictly consumption devices for people who don't actually need to do anything except surf the Web. People who need to do stuff will have better options.
I scoffed at the SurfacePro when it launched, until I got my hands on one and really began to see the potential of lighter, more powerful tablets that could also be your laptop.
If companies ever get battery life figured out, they might actually have something.
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