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[4]: It cannot be included
by Drumhellar on Mon 18th Oct 2010 20:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It cannot be included"
Drumhellar
Member since:
2005-07-12

The Mini 9 has enough of the other PC characteristics that it is still a PC.

It runs a desktop operating system, and if you plugged in a USB optical drive, it would work as-is.

An iPad, no.

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RE[5]: It cannot be included
by aesiamun on Mon 18th Oct 2010 20:08 in reply to "RE[4]: It cannot be included"
aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

Actually my dell mini 9 is running meego...what about now? ;)

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RE[6]: It cannot be included
by Drumhellar on Mon 18th Oct 2010 20:11 in reply to "RE[5]: It cannot be included"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Close enough. It was built as a PC, but you have since repurposed it. It can be a PC if it wants.

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