Originally Posted by techguy911
Tablets won't replace laptops anymore than motorcycles will replace cars, or cell cameras replace DSLRs…
These aren't even correct comparisons! You want to say H&B to internal combustion (or internal combustion to fully electric) and SLR to DSLR! Your current choices aren't meant to be replacements! Cellphone size cameras are on the same scale as DSLRs, and they will inherently always be worse because the physics is easier to handle in larger scale than smaller when first starting. One isn't meant to be a replacement for the other; it's like how the 11" MacBook Air won't ever replace the 13". It's like how the Mac Mini won't ever replace the Mac Pro. Yes, these all WILL become more powerful/capable/accurate/whatever than their professional companions… but by the time that happens, the professional side will be that much more of the same as well!
…or synthesizers replace pianos, or e-readers replace books.
Ah. HERE you go. And I disagree with both of these, as well. Know why? Because eventually the former will get better than the latter. They're not now (well…), but they can be. Which means they will be.
Don't get me wrong; I was raised on a real piano and sax. I appreciate real music far more than the wholly created stuff. But that's because the real stuff still sounds better. It'll sound better for years to come. But it's getting close.
Not saxophones, though. Synth ones of those are pretty bad.
There will be a significant percentage that use a desktop/laptop and many that use a tablet. That's the way it will be next year and 10 years from now.
Ten years, eh? Well, if I'm still alive we'll revisit that.
…I see no evidence that laptops and desktops will be replaced by tablets to the point where tablets take over as what most people use as the home computer.
Did anyone see evidence that the mouse+keyboard would replace the keyboard? Or the keyboard+screen would replace the blinkenlight?
What about phones. I wonder if anyone believed that we'd ditch physical keyboards and D-pads for fully touch solutions, particularly so quickly.
I'm willing to be the anti-Dvorak here. Touchscreen solutions are the future as much as the Apple ][ and Macintosh were.
Originally Posted by pik80
Ok, I saw the reason. They are revolutionary because they have Intel processors. I see that makes complete sense. How did I miss that?
Right, this is done now. Don't keep chiseling away at this.