Linked by David Adams on Tue 31st Jan 2012 23:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless An article at The Next Web points out that the latest marketshare numbers put Apple at the top of "PC" makers, and that some PC makers that don't have any tablet momentum are calling foul. It's "controversial" to count tablets as PCs, they say. The article points out various justifications for not categorizing tablets as personal computers, and then shoots them down. I must say, I find the argument compelling.
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RE[2]: No,
by No it isnt on Wed 1st Feb 2012 10:58 UTC in reply to "RE: No,"
No it isnt
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2005-11-14

Wrong, there is something preventing you from doing it. Apple. You'll need to jailbreak it to program it, and then you might as well say a PS3 or a Wii is a PC.

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RE[3]: No,
by Beta on Wed 1st Feb 2012 12:32 in reply to "RE[2]: No,"
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2005-07-06

Wrong, there is something preventing you from doing it. Apple. You'll need to jailbreak it to program it, and then you might as well say a PS3 or a Wii is a PC.

To be pedantic, the PS3 is classed as a computer in the EU to avoid a sales tax… and before a firmware update, it could run a generic computing OS.

To follow the articles’ arguments about what makes a PC, a PS3 is a PC.

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RE[4]: No,
by No it isnt on Wed 1st Feb 2012 15:33 in reply to "RE[3]: No,"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

The PS3 was, potentially, a PC, before Sony broke it. Not all computers are PCs; if they were, they would simply be called computers.

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