Originally Posted by dfiler
An honest question: have you tried using an iPad as your only computer?
I have yet to see many reports of anyone doing that. I can't remember having read even one. That isn't to say it isn't happening. But it must be quite rare.
Lets see. For $650 any business can buy a pretty good off the shelf PC with plenty of duo core power, 2 gb of ram and 500 gb of storage space. Its probably overpowered for 50% plus of the people who have them on their desk. That leaves a lot of room for future when more power is needed to run more full featured applications. Not any of this mini-app stuff that runs on phone OS. Plenty of business software available for any need also.
Now consider the iPad. $499 to $830. Runs mini-software. Some business software available. Runs music, videos, and is great at internet access. Great ways to spend your free time.
PC's are the core of businesses. Plenty of cheap computing power.
iPad's are great for killing your free time.
Move along to three years later when tablets have 8 core cpu, more storage power, lower prices, more ports for flexibility, the ability to run full featured software, etc, etc, then I can see PC's dying and tablets taking over.
One last note. NEVER believe anything that Best (Worst) Buy tells you!