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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henrikmk
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2005-07-10

"I find it interesting how the tablet is continually compared to a laptop.


Because of the constant hyperbole that the tablets, and iPad in particular, will usher in the death of the PC and/or laptop?
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That assumes that you would be buying a tablet, because it's cheaper than a laptop or because it has a faster CPU or more memory.

But I hope people aren't buying a tablet instead of a laptop because of price or hardware, but a form factor, which suits casual users better than a laptop.

By continuing to ignore the form factor, it will also prevent someone from seeing why the iPad is able to sell.

There are very few ways tablets can be compared to laptops, when looking at a practical standpoint, unless you directly have the exact same apps for both devices, which you usually don't.

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