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33. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 13, 2012, 18:24 Dades
wtf_man wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 16:23:
Beamer wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 15:46:
Plenty of people buy the iPad expecting a laptop replacement, too. Idiots. But Microsoft was particularly bad in explaining what RT was.

In general, Tablets can't replace Desktops for productivity. There are even some cases where laptops can't either (due to horsepower... engineering CAD workstations come to mind)

Surfing the Internet, doing some quick e-mails, getting some light entertainment (videos, mobile games, etc.) - Tablets do a fair job of replacing a laptop. Great for the airplane, and hotel rooms on family trips. Or just looking up stuff, while on your couch at home watching TV.

But full on business productivity? Perhaps if the business had a ton of custom apps and their own app store (which is how we manage IOS devices in our enterprise with Mas 360)... but that's a heavy investment in custom apps (which we don't have yet)... and that's still not the same productivity as office on a laptop. By the time one adds a bluetooth or attachable keyboard... one might as well have bought a laptop (Or an ultrabook).

Yup, I hear from people all the time who get tablet envy then end up using 2 or 3 other devices to supplement their expensive tablet. Most people end up needing to do enough odd things that a tablet can't do and end up back at their computer. A smartphone is almost better because at least it has more overall utility.
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