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[2]: Missing the Usecases
by WereCatf on Fri 21st Sep 2012 09:19 UTC 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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