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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RE: Like anything else overhyped
by viton on Wed 7th Jul 2010 05:48 UTC in reply to "Like anything else overhyped"
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if they can do it with a 300mhz VIA ARM9 in the 7" form factor for under $80

They can sell these things for cheap, because they do not produce any software, use cheapest components regardless of quality. Apple use their own chips, provide unique well-designed software. That's adds to the value and price.

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