Originally Posted by TimUSCA
That's exactly why people want a PC over an iPad. I love my iPad, but it's not a replacement for a computer. It's an ultra-portable accessory.
For some people, it IS a replacement for a computer.
Originally Posted by Goldenclaw
I think HP really messed up.
Their WebOS is decent, and their tablets sold like hotcakes when they got rid of them at fire sale prices.
The lesson is that people would buy them at a lower price point.
They need to somehow get the price point to $99/$150/$199 and then people will buy*them.
Actually, HP's biggest mistake was marking them to $99. Thousands have been sold on eBay for $200 or more. If HP had marked them down to $200 or $250, they'd probably still have sold all of them - and had millions more dollars in their pocket.
Originally Posted by Snowdog65
99% of rumors are nonsense and so is this one.
HP, and Dell will likely shift from Android to Win8 tablets. I wouldn't call that conceding the market.
The better Android tablet builders like Asus,Samsung will be in Android and Win8 tablets.
It's really to early to say. No one outside of Microsoft knows enough about how Win8 will perform on a tablet. If they make it a full blown Windows like earlier versions of Windows slates, it may not do well.
Originally Posted by Gatorguy
There's some evidence that a high percentage of iPad owners may regret their purchase, finding they don't have as much use for it as they originally envisioned. That could be one reason that some of the computer makers may have decided it's a market not worth pursuing right now
Really? So in your world, something isn't useful unless you use it daily?
And even if those claims were true, it's still a multi-billion dollar market that's growing rapidly. It would be foolish to ignore it just because the customers don't use the product daily.
Originally Posted by Gatorguy
Also, while you might think that iPad owners find more use than owners of other tablets, not so according to this European study. To the contrary, those cheaper tablets/readers are used more often by their owners than those with the somewhat expensive iPads.
"Interestingly, non-iPad owners are recording an average of 30 minutes more usage a day than people with Apple iconic device. This trend was evident in all markets surveyed. "We found that younger people are more likely to own cheaper non-Apple devices, and that these users tend to be most engaged with social networks," said Garner.http://site14.fourfiveone.com/2011/1...their-tablets/
Did you notice how your two sources contradict each other? That alone makes your 'evidence' pretty questionable.
Not to mention that there's absolutely nothing to suggest statistical validity. For example, people buying cheaper tablets may well be younger and/or college students - which would explain their greater usage. Without correcting for differences in population, the survey is totally meaningless.