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Old 04-04-2012, 08:30 PM
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Default Tablets Replacing Laptops? Three Requirements

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.thetechblock.com/articles/2012/what-itll-take-for-tablets-to-replace-pcs/' target='_blank'>http://www.thetechblock.com/article...to-replace-pcs/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"With features like LTE connectivity, ultra-high-resolution displays, and laptop-like processing power, tablets have made their way into tens of millions of homes, and they&rsquo;ve done it seemingly overnight. But despite popularity that borders on ubiquity and specs that edge them ever closer to desktops, it&rsquo;s a rare house where a tablet has replaced a full-fledged computer. Why is that? Why haven&rsquo;t more people scrapped their PCs for the sleeker, cheaper tablets?"</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1333568479.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>Interesting opinions on what it'll take for tablets to (someday) replace laptops. Three basic requirements: more feedback from the tablet for tasks; quicker reflexes - tablet response on touch actions are about 8-10x slower than mouse and keyboard actions; split personality, or a watered-down experience - tablets need to run the processes that laptops run. An additional requirement is that tablets need to be seen as more than luxury devices. When I can pull out my iPad and truly edit an Excel spreadsheet, I'll consider that tablets have arrived.</p>
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