Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Oct 2010 17:26 UTC
Apple In this day and age of iOS this and iPad that you'd nearly forget it, but the gadget maker from Cupertino actually makes personal computers and an accompanying operating system as well. It's been nearly three years since the last substantial release, so it's about time: Apple has just announced a press event titled 'Back to Mac', with a lion on the invite.
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Touch
by vivainio on Wed 13th Oct 2010 18:21 UTC
vivainio
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2008-12-26

TFS:

Touch on a desktop or a laptop machine is pointless.


Touch does make sense on a netbook or "netvertible" like Lenovo S10 3t:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/10/lenovo-ideapad-s10-3t-review/

I would be surprised if more computers were not like that in the future. The fact that windows 7 and Ubuntu still suck at touch (yeah, I've tried Maverick on it - it's not yet good enough) allows Apple to compete effectively in that space, especially when they have lots of guys working with touch anyway.

I could envision using 12" laptop in the same way.

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RE: Touch
by Praxis on Wed 13th Oct 2010 18:31 in reply to "Touch"
Praxis Member since:
2009-09-17

TFS:

I would be surprised if more computers were not like that in the future. The fact that windows 7 and Ubuntu still suck at touch (yeah, I've tried Maverick on it - it's not yet good enough) allows Apple to compete effectively in that space, especially when they have lots of guys working with touch anyway.

I could envision using 12" laptop in the same way.


I would be surprised if apple would risk cannibalizing their iPad sales with a convertible laptop/tablet right now though. They aren't going to be pushing into the convertible laptop space until someone else makes one that doesn't quite suck so much and threatens their tablet sales.

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RE[2]: Touch
by vivainio on Wed 13th Oct 2010 18:45 in reply to "RE: Touch"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


I would be surprised if apple would risk cannibalizing their iPad sales with a convertible laptop/tablet right now though.


I don't think it would be cannibalization necessarily. Mac doesn't run iOS apps, and the form factor of convertible is "heavier", with (probably) bigger screen.

However, pushing to this direction would (again) give Apple something Microsoft doesn't have, and create a *real* value proposition for owning a Mac (currently, benefits of Mac are mostly imaginary/subjective, apart from not needing a virus scanner).

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