“The iPad – and other tablets if we ever get some good ones – poses an existential threat to the laptop. But it might provide a new lease on life for the much-ignored desktop PC,” Steve Wildstrom writes for TechPinions.
“I’m starting from the increasingly uncontroversial premise that a good tablet is all the computer most people need,” Wildstrom writes. “The biggest weakness of tablets, the lack of local storage, is being solved in the cloud. For the times that you want to write more than is comfortable with the on-screen keyboard, a lightweight Bluetooth keyboard does the trick.”
Wildstrom writes, “For some of us, though, a full-featured PC remains very much a part of our everyday toolkit… a 27″ iMac… is my desktop workhorse. What I am finding however, is that is use my laptops less and less. I spent this past weekend at a family event in North Carolina. I took both an iPad and a 13″ MacBook Air and the MacBook never came out of my bag. Everything I wanted could be done more conveniently on the iPad. Even on business trips, I’m finding the laptop doesn’t get used unless I really need it.”
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