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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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Monitor & keyboard
by trenchsol on Fri 9th Jul 2010 07:49 UTC
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I have 22" monitor and I think I could use even a bigger one. I need to have full size keyboard, too. That completely excludes anything like iPad, forever. I use notebook, as a compromise, when I need to be mobile.

iPad like devices may appeal to people whose computer experience starts and ends with Facebook, Youtube and email (web mail) reading. Their small size and weight might make them useful for some types of open terrain work, but they would need to become more robust for that purpose.

As a conclusion, I don't need, and I will, probably, never need anything like iPad.

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