Linked by umad on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:51 UTC
Apple I thought OSNews would be a good forum to talk about a matter that has been weighing on my mind lately primarily because the site has been so focused on Apple's patents and litigation as of late. The news that HP, the largest PC manufacturer in the world is spinning off or getting out of this business is what really prompted me to write this article.
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RE[4]: Too much misinformation
by jal_ on Fri 26th Aug 2011 08:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Too much misinformation"
jal_
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2006-11-02

How about word processing which, it seems to be forgotten, was one of the primary selling points of PCs?


Tablet docking stations? Word processing needs very little processing power, so there's no full blown PC needed for the task.

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RE[5]: Too much misinformation
by M.Onty on Fri 26th Aug 2011 10:30 in reply to "RE[4]: Too much misinformation"
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2009-10-23

Yes, I suppose so. But then you're at a desk, emulating a desktop or laptop*. I suppose my point was no so much about the specifics of hardware, but about the situation in which it is used. For many activities the desk will remain ideal, and on it the smartphone and tablet has no inherent advantage**.

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*Laptops when not used for those activities better done on a tablet, such as browsing the web on the sofa.

**Aside from power consumption, but there really is no reason other than screen size for most PCs to run at a significantly higher power than tablets most of the time any more. Its just poor design.

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