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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The lines are blurred
by r.j.l on Mon 18th Oct 2010 21:28 UTC
r.j.l
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2009-08-15

What is a personal computer when it comes to sales figures. Do we include smartphones, tablet pc's or what about the microprocessor controlled devices like TV's, media players, cars and just about every other consumer electronic device. Given that some of these devices are far more powerful than the old desktops I grew up with it makes defining a computer more questionable.

Why not just call them what they are.. smarthphones, tablet pc's etc

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