Linked by snydeq on Tue 6th Jul 2010 15:19 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems InfoWorld's Neil McAllister offers 10 reasons why the PC is here to stay despite Steve Jobs' recent pronouncement that the iPad signals the end of the PC era. 'Depending on whom you ask, the iPad will save journalism, rescue the book publishing business, transform the movie industry, change the way we communicate, and make the perfect omelet. But there are plenty of reasons to suspect that at least some of these predictions will prove overly optimistic. Even more dubious is the idea that the iPad signals a true sea change in computing,' McAllister writes. Chief among the reasons the PC is not dead yet are desktops' comparative cost-effectiveness, the lack of versatility of mobile devices, the fact that desktop and mobile OSes don't mix, and limitations inherent to tablet devices' dependencies on the cloud.
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Have you ever seen someone use an iPad? It would be fine for occasional browsing but not as a replacement for a laptop.

I think people take for granted the fact that a laptop screen can be easily adjusted to the proper angle. That and you don't have to cover the screen with your fingers when typing.

An iPad would be fine for browsing in bed or on the toilet but forget about them replacing laptops, especially when you can get a good W7 laptop for $300.

Edited 2010-07-07 03:28 UTC

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