Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2012 17:22 UTC
Google Nobody needs a tablet, but many people still want a tablet. This is still the core differentiator between a 'real' computer and a tablet. At least in The Netherlands, you can't function in society without a desktop or laptop connected to the internet, so people need a computer. A tablet, though? Hence, the most common thing people have told me when they played with my iPad 2 is this: I'd love to have a tablet, but not for hundreds of euros. Enter Google's Nexus 7, the first 'cheap' tablet that doesn't just validate Android as a tablet platform, but also gives the iPad a run for its money.
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RE: Reward Apple?
by zlynx on Mon 13th Aug 2012 23:14 UTC in reply to "Reward Apple?"
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Reward Apple because they seem to be the only computer manufacturer that actually innovates and does risky things successfully.

First computer I ever saw with a USB keyboard and mouse: Apple.

First computer I ever saw without a floppy drive: Apple.

First to use EFI on a consumer product: Apple.

First affordable and available really high resolution displays? Apple.

First to use Thunderbolt aka Lightpeak: Apple.

Every other PC manufacturer is so involved in shipping low priced product that nothing risky is done.

If they do manage something interesting, it is badly thought out and/or not marketed and/or abandoned after less than a year. Acer Iconia laptop with dual touchscreen anyone? How about those crazy-expensive 7 pound tablet computers running x86 Windows with an always-lost stylus and a mere 2 hour battery life?

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