Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Mar 2010 15:29 UTC
Apple Back in late January, Apple unveiled its iPad (in case you missed it), an iPhone OS-powered tablet device which it said would ship later this year. Well, the Cupertino company is holding true to its promise, and has unveiled the pre-order and shipping dates of the iPad.
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RE[3]: Just the,beginning
by toast88 on Sat 6th Mar 2010 16:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Just the,beginning"
toast88
Member since:
2009-09-23


You're missing the point. Tablet PCs can replace fully-fledged desktop PCs for *a lot of people*. No one is saying they will replace desktop PCs for 'serious work'. But whatever 'serious work' may be, 80-90% of people don't use their home PC for that.

Serious work involves tools like Office, Photoshop, Origin, Mathematica, Online Banking and so on.

I understand your point but I don't think that only around 20% of users at home use their PCs for other than just Facebook and eBay. At least among most of my colleagues and friends, this is not the case.

Where do you have that number from? Any sources?

Adrian

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RE[4]: Just the,beginning
by nt_jerkface on Sun 7th Mar 2010 07:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Just the,beginning"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Sources? Come on it is obvious he is guesstimating.

I think his number is rather high though. I think 90% is about right if you are talking about children and the elderly.

Edited 2010-03-07 07:17 UTC

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RE[4]: Just the,beginning
by Chicken Blood on Mon 8th Mar 2010 18:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Just the,beginning"
Chicken Blood Member since:
2005-12-21


I understand your point but I don't think that only around 20% of users at home use their PCs for other than just Facebook and eBay. At least among most of my colleagues and friends, this is not the case.

Where do you have that number from? Any sources?

Adrian


I got it from the same 'reliable' source as the statics produced by the anecdotal evidence of observing your colleagues and friends ;)

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