Submitted by -Mezzo- 1000d ago | article

Tablets to dominate laptops in 2013, but not without a fight

PC World - Asus , Lenovo, Intel and Nvidia are using CES to show off their latest tablet and PC innovations headed to store shelves later in 2013. But gadget makers would be better off focusing on slates rather than notebook PCs, one market research firm suggests. (Gadgets)

-Mezzo-  +   1001d ago
I think tablets will touch home with an easy win, i mean with $99 Tablet coming out soon, do $800 & above really stand a chance.
clearelite  +   1000d ago
This is funny, considering my current laptop will likely dominate every tablet released in the next several years in terms of overall performance.

Tablets are okay for certain things, but should be supplementary unless you don't care about running high end software/games.
Yi-Long  +   999d ago
One of the big problems laptops will have the coming year...
... is Windows 8.

I've been looking for a new laptop, but I absolutely DON'T want W8, so it seems more and more likely that I'll buy a powerful Android tablet instead.

I agree that tablets won't be able to run powerful software like Photoshop, but if I can find decent and affordable (or free) alternatives) that will allow me to at least adjust, crop, etc etc, that will be OK for the time being.

Also, as soon as there's some pressure-sensitive screens/pens being released for tablets to replace my current Wacom/PC set-up, then I'm pretty close to not needing a PC/laptop at all.

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only customer shunning newer laptops because of a pre-installed copy of W8 instead of W7. Retail and publishers should step in and offer W7 again as an alternative.
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fatstarr  +   1000d ago
Once laptops come down in price tablets will have a real competition on their hands.

I just see really good tablet-tops in the future(hybrids of both). Microsoft better get its act together because Android is doing what Linux couldn't... its making mainstream waves.

I do find that for serious business nothing beats a real desktop OS. the power of the keyboard and mouse is really hard to top, doing certain things on a touch screen just becomes so complicated and cumbersome.
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sjaakiejj  +   1000d ago
Android is Linux ;)

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