Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Last week, HP killed its webOS devices unit. Over the weekend, the company slashed the prices on the TouchPad. The result? The TouchPad sold out completely in a matter of hours. This confirms what I've been hearing from friends and family: "I'd love a tablet, but I'm not paying laptop money for one."
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RE[3]: Interesting experiment
by karunko on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 15:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting experiment"
karunko
Member since:
2008-10-28

The iPad is kicking away the last legs that the sclerotic PC makers were leaning on. HP' departure won't be the last.


Sorry, but Lenovo begs to differ.

This wasn't hard to find but, for instance, from: http://www.techcentral.ie/article.aspx?id=17271

"Lenovo profits nearly double
Becomes third largest PC maker"

The Chinese company reported that both desktop PC and laptop shipments for the quarter increased by 23% from the same period last year.

Dying, indeed.

Or should we count the iPads as PCs just to make Steve & Co. happy?



RT.

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RE[4]: Interesting experiment
by ccraig13 on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 16:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Interesting experiment"
ccraig13 Member since:
2011-05-31

Lenovo makes a quality product. My old ThinkPad (IBM version) was extremely well built. They also get very high marks from Consumer Reports. They're my first choice when looking at non-Apple hardware, so I'm glad they're doing well. Never had good experience with HP/Compaq ( Always seemed to be fixing somone's... )

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Dude, what are you smoking? Don't you know that Apple is the ONLY company in the known universe who makes quality computers? Clearly you must be mistaken regarding this...what was it?...Lenovo company, whoever they are.

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Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

"The iPad is kicking away the last legs that the sclerotic PC makers were leaning on. HP' departure won't be the last.


Sorry, but Lenovo begs to differ.

This wasn't hard to find but, for instance, from: http://www.techcentral.ie/article.aspx?id=17271

"Lenovo profits nearly double
Becomes third largest PC maker"

The Chinese company reported that both desktop PC and laptop shipments for the quarter increased by 23% from the same period last year.

Dying, indeed.

Or should we count the iPads as PCs just to make Steve & Co. happy?

RT.
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Apple just beat Lenovo in China

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-08-19/hardware/299...

Its the shape of things to come.

Apple's sales in China went up six fold in the last year.

Apple doesn't chase PC sales by just market share or units, and thus is not interested in the pretty dreadful world of razor thin margins and shabby beige boxes.

Of course iPads are are computers just a new sort of computer. I know their are a lot of folks who love yesterday's technologies and their certainties but times change.

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RE[5]: Interesting experiment
by karunko on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 17:31 in reply to "RE[4]: Interesting experiment"
karunko Member since:
2008-10-28



What part of "The data were not directly comparable since Lenovo did not include Taiwan and Hong Kong in its calculations" you didn't get? ;-)

And sorry, but this is just too good to let go:

Apple doesn't chase PC sales by just market share or units, and thus is not interested in the pretty dreadful world of razor thin margins and shabby beige boxes.

Are these really your words? No one can write stuff like that and keep a straight face -- congratulations if you can!


RT.

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