Tablets are PCs, Get Over It

David Adams, OS News:

"An article at The Next Web points out that the latest marketshare numbers put Apple at the top of "PC" makers, and that some PC makers that don't have any tablet momentum are calling foul. It's "controversial" to count tablets as PCs, they say. The article points out various justifications for not categorizing tablets as personal computers, and then shoots them down. I must say, I find the argument compelling."

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SKUD3283d ago (Edited 3283d ago )

Tablets offer similar PC functionality but only from a limited software stand point. These are closed hardware platforms. Nice try dave.

GrumpyVeteran3283d ago

Tablets are still a bit restricted compared to desktops or even laptops.

gdguide3282d ago

If so, it begs the question.... Why wouldn't smart phones be PCs then? The only difference is that they are smaller... Who decided a tablet was and a smart phone wasn't?

Sobari3282d ago

Well, if they weren't already, Windows 8 will have something to say about that.

mamotte3281d ago

Yeah, and consoles are pc's too, and smartphones, and pretty much everything with a processor. The difference is that I call "phone" to the PC I use to make calls, "tablet" to the PC I use when I'm doing pretty much nothing, "Console" to the PC I use mostly to play games, and "PC" to the PC I use to work with design programs.