Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Sep 2012 22:22 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems If there's one over-used buzzword currently making the rounds in the technology industry, it's 'post-PC world' - or the notion that desktops and laptops are a dying breed. Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP's printing and personal systems group, thinks this is a nonsensical notion - and he's right.
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RE: Missing the Usecases
by allanregistos on Fri 21st Sep 2012 08:29 UTC in reply to "Missing the Usecases"
allanregistos
Member since:
2011-02-10

I think you are missing the basic use cases. That's what really matters. If a tablet can ultimately fill in for the use cases of a traditional PC, then ultimately it will supplant the PC.


By saying, a tablet can ultimately fill in for the use cases of a traditional PC.

Then these are the traditional cases of a Traditional Personal Computer(tm):

Please answer,

In the future:

I can do multi-OS installations on a tablet?

I can upgrade any component on a tablet(MOBO/CPU/GPU/HDD)?

I can wipe out the OS on a tablet if it gets corrupted and then install all my PREVIOUS software on it?

I can run high-end software on it? Think about Blender, Maya, Lightwave, Modo, CorelDraw, Illustrator, Photoshop as these software needs multi-core CPU and GPU power??? Not to mention those custom software developed by companies for in-house use!

Yeah, tablets are now quad-core, and they can be stacked together in "hundreds or thousands" to form a cluster / HPC, so that we can render images generated by our 3D software in minutes? Then, how much it will cost in the future? Will it cost less than buying off-the-shelf components?

Yes, in the future they will have more cores, but do you believe that in the PC industry, it won't advance further into more powerful CPUs with more powerful GPUs?

You mean, I can run high-end games on a tablet in the future? So if it can run today's high-end, what do you expect from the PC gaming industry? Just watching movies?

But then, the PC components(CPU/GPU/MOBO/HDD/Mem) will morph into smaller form factors, so that in the future, it is possible to stack them together to form a tablet, including a multi-touch monitor and then I can create a PC out from it. What will happen to the tablets at that time then?

I can go on and on, with so many use cases of a traditional PC that are not possible in a tablet, now and in the future.

Sure, the Tablet supplants the PC's use cases of checking email, opening doc attachments, viewing/reading books. Editing documents, playing casual games, viewing video clips. But that's it, a tablet is a supplement to the Traditional PC, a helper.

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RE[2]: Missing the Usecases
by WereCatf on Fri 21st Sep 2012 09:19 in reply to "RE: Missing the Usecases"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

By saying, a tablet can ultimately fill in for the use cases of a traditional PC.


All the examples you gave are actually somewhat of outliers; they are not representative of what people generally use PCs for or how. In certain professional fields, yes, but in general, no.

Anyways:

I can do multi-OS installations on a tablet?


Hopefully.

I can upgrade any component on a tablet(MOBO/CPU/GPU/HDD)?


Not likely.

I can wipe out the OS on a tablet if it gets corrupted and then install all my PREVIOUS software on it?


You can already do that with Android.

I can run high-end software on it? Think about Blender, Maya, Lightwave, Modo, CorelDraw, Illustrator, Photoshop as these software needs multi-core CPU and GPU power???


I'd say you're very likely able to do that in the future.

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RE[3]: Missing the Usecases
by allanregistos on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 00:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Missing the Usecases"
allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

"By saying, a tablet can ultimately fill in for the use cases of a traditional PC.


All the examples you gave are actually somewhat of outliers; they are not representative of what people generally use PCs for or how. In certain professional fields, yes, but in general, no.
"

No. All businesses I saw were using traditional PCs, yes some do use tablets, but who cares. Graphics/Video/Film/Publishing are _NOT_ niche markets. They are the mainstream. I think what you've said is home PC owners, but then again, I digress.



Anyways:
"I can do multi-OS installations on a tablet?

Hopefully.
"

+1

"I can upgrade any component on a tablet(MOBO/CPU/GPU/HDD)?


Not likely.
" [/q]
Then a show-stopper. It won't supplant the PC industry's flexibility.

"I can wipe out the OS on a tablet if it gets corrupted and then install all my PREVIOUS software on it?


You can already do that with Android.
"

Good.


"I can run high-end software on it? Think about Blender, Maya, Lightwave, Modo, CorelDraw, Illustrator, Photoshop as these software needs multi-core CPU and GPU power???


I'd say you're very likely able to do that in the future.
" [/q]
Then I think you did not know what you are talking about. See you when quantum computing is possible.

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