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Old 14. Jul 2013, 10:00 AM   #91 (permalink)
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"When the laptop appeared on the market, dipxxxxs like the people hailing smartphones and tablets as the next cure for cancer probably claimed that the laptop would KILL the desktop. Fast forward twenty years, did this happen? No".
For the record, I have never bought a laptop for myself. But, between laptops and desktops, the only thing anyone I know has bought in the last few years is a laptop. The desktop business is certainly pretty limited to businesses where they are repulsed by the thought of an easily portable computer that can be carried off.
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Old 27. Jul 2013, 03:56 AM   #92 (permalink)
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I myself have a desktop for my main PC, a laptop, a Nexus 7, and a phone along with a laptop for the wife and a desktop for my son. I use the laptop so infrequently that I gave it to my 15 year old daughter and use either the desktop or the Nexus 7 exclusively!

PCs are definitely going the way of the dinosaur.

Tablets rule!
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I don't see desktop PCs going away but that's not to say Tablets are not an important part of Mobile computing. When it comes down to getting "real" work done then a desktop computer is the tool of my choice.

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Old 27. Jul 2013, 07:10 AM   #94 (permalink)
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One can do "real" work on any capable computing device. Tablets are no exception, especially Windows 8 Pro ones with keyboard and mouse attached, but Android is no slouch either. You can even try ARM versions of desktop Linux distributions on rooted devices.

I'm currently on a laptop for most of my work, but that may change in the future.
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One can do "real" work on any capable computing device. Tablets are no exception, especially Windows 8 Pro ones with keyboard and mouse attached, but Android is no slouch either. You can even try ARM versions of desktop Linux distributions on rooted devices.
Whilst this is true there are, or should be, other considerations, especially in a work environment. Desktops by their nature force workers into a natural and safe posture for sitting and working. Tablets too can be used this way but most users I observe choose an unnatural posture instead and the use of smaller mobile devices encourages this to an even greater extent. The result for many after prolonged use will be neck, back and shoulder conditions they wish they hadn't got.
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Old 20. Aug 2013, 05:47 PM   #96 (permalink)
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I could not work on a tablet. Coding websites and software is a pain without a real keyboard.
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Old 21. Aug 2013, 01:50 AM   #97 (permalink)
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Already addressed, try a bluetooth keyboard and mouse with HDMI monitor. Android is only limited by ARM and root access (which allows you to install Ubuntu and whatnot), while Windows 8 Pro is fully-functional.

Then again, one could work on any computing device, usually with varying efficiency rather than perceived capabilities.
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You really think you can compare that in terms of usability? You are not a programmer, are you?
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Old 21. Aug 2013, 04:41 AM   #99 (permalink)
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Instead of accusations, I'd like to see your point. The keyboard is there, the mouse is there, the big screen is there (along with touchscreen), the operating system is there, the hardware is capable, what more do you really need?
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Old 21. Aug 2013, 05:24 AM   #100 (permalink)
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Microsoft calls its Surface product a tablet PC. Lenovo has a Yoga laptop that can turn 360 degree to become a functional tablet. There are also similar products that blend a laptop and a tablet into one, either with a detachable or non-detachable keyboard. So my view is it depends on which device you use.
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