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Intelís Bay Trail Is a Game Changer

Jon Peddie
8/23/2013 00:00 AM EDT

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rick merritt
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Sell thru of x86/Windows tablets
rick merritt   8/23/2013 5:15:09 PM
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...there's the rub. It seems the tablet world is mainly arm/android. I haven't seen many compelling systems or volume sales for x86/win versions yet. Anyone else?

krisi
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toy, not work
krisi   8/23/2013 4:20:14 PM
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I am with Junko on this...tablet is a nice toy, I have it and use it for fun...but I can't do any work on it...and I am not special, I assert 90% of engineers can't do any real work on tablets, let's take a poll amoung EE Times readers!...Kris

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Seems like the natural progression
Bert22306   8/23/2013 4:17:35 PM
While I don't agree that PCs are hard to use, nor that they are obsoleted every two years (not these days, anyway), I think the trend you describe (tablets becoming real PCs) has been going on for some time. Certainly with the advent of the Surface tablet. Good to see that Intel appears to be on the right track.

I have less than zero interest in tablets of the iPad sort, although a super-portable PC which can also be docked, for use beyond the mere little gadget - tiny screen -ridiculously compromised I/O - not to mention reliance on silly "apps" that no one ever needed with a PC, would be very nice. And it seems almost an obvious progression of the PC.

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media consumption to content creation
junko.yoshida   8/23/2013 3:54:34 PM
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So, analyst Peddie believes:

I think the tablet will now go from just a media consumption device to a content creation machine.

I am not entirely on board with that premise -- at least on a personal level. I love my tablet precisely because it's not capable of doing my work. When I am on my tablet, it's all play and no work. I don't even check my e-mails....

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