Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jan 2012 20:02 UTC, submitted by Tom Krazit
Apple This is what we call an epic blunder of epic proportions. The article that used to be here, was submitted to us in full, with Tom Krazit as the submitter. As it turns out, though, this article is already published at PaidContent.org, so it's pretty clear someone kindly submitted it to us, but included the whole of that article. For some reason, I let it slip through without checking if it was actually an original - which I normally always do. Nobody contacted us so far, but I'm still incredibly sorry about this. Be sure to click this link and send traffic to PaidContent.org.
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Comment by krreagan
by krreagan on Fri 27th Jan 2012 16:46 UTC
krreagan
Member since:
2008-04-08

"Some Apple-friendly commentators want market research companies to consider the iPad equivalent to a PC as they count boxes,"

That is the way they were counted when Wintel held the tablet market so this is not just Apple-Friendly commentators desire but industry practice... at least until the Wintel-friendly analysts removed them so Wintel-PC manufactures would not look like they were being left in the dust.

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RE: Comment by krreagan
by Neolander on Sat 28th Jan 2012 09:46 in reply to "Comment by krreagan"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

These are troubled waters, but in my opinion, old Wintel tablets were still roughly similar to traditional PCs in purpose due to their versatile nature (precise input device, general-purpose OS).

On the other hand, most of current Android and iOS tablets are only good for entertainment due to a mix of hardware and OS limitations, so they can hardly be compared to a laptop or a desktop anymore as far as functionality.

But then this asks the question of what defines a PC. Is it the functionality, as I personally believe ? Or is it the form factor ? Or something else ?

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RE[2]: Comment by krreagan
by Tony Swash on Sat 28th Jan 2012 16:45 in reply to "RE: Comment by krreagan"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

But then this asks the question of what defines a PC. Is it the functionality, as I personally believe ? Or is it the form factor ? Or something else ?


What is the distinctive functionality of a PC versus, say, a tablet in your opinion?

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Comment by zima
by zima on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 23:57 in reply to "Comment by krreagan"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

"Some Apple-friendly commentators want market research companies to consider the iPad equivalent to a PC as they count boxes,"

That is the way they were counted when Wintel held the tablet market so this is not just Apple-Friendly commentators desire but industry practice...

See, the thing is, those "Wintel tablets" are also perfectly normal PCs... to the point that, while in laptop mode, people tend to think they such machine is different from an average laptop.

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