Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 16:00 UTC
In the News An interesting discussion is currently raging through the world of computing, or more accurately, through the world of bloggers and analysts. It basically comes down to this: should the iPad be included in laptop and desktop sales figures? If it is included - Apple becomes the largest PC manufacturer in the United States. But, if the iPad should be included - why not the modern smartphone?
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RE[2]: It cannot be included
by Drumhellar on Mon 18th Oct 2010 19:26 UTC in reply to "RE: It cannot be included"
Drumhellar
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In all fairness, optical drives are standard on desktops/laptops, and to have a system without them is quite uncommon. Any system without an optical drive, I would consider special-purpose, and possibly not a PC.

However, currently, optical drives are not optional on an iPad.

There is also no standard way to operate an FTP server or run Flash on an iPad. It requires jailbreaking, which may void the warranty.

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