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Trip report: The tablet wars (aka Computex 2011)

5/31/2011 11:49 PM EDT
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Jeff.Petro
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Jeff.Petro   6/6/2011 3:23:15 PM
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It's about time that a tablet maker finally "got it". The biggest drawback of any tablet was it's inability to interface with a large screen/keyboard/mouse/memory/etc. By making the tablet a segement of the overall system, Asus has created a winner. We are no longer held back by the design limitations of tablets.

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melgross   6/5/2011 2:42:53 AM
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What do we mean by this though? We differentiate between Macs and Windows machines. But they're both pc's.

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t.alex   6/3/2011 1:31:55 PM
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Asus Transform is a great idea.

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Warren3   6/2/2011 6:51:04 PM
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"Tablet" is a form-factor; in my opinion anyway. And @dylan are you even marginally serious that you aren't sure if differentiation was ever appropriate between a platform that ran only Windows versus one that ran only Android?

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Kinnar   6/2/2011 6:38:32 PM
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Yes Kiran you are right, Asus has created something new that might be accepted by existing Laptop and Netbook users who are used to with the keyboard and mouse/touchpad. Product by Asus will let experience feel of tablet without leaving the existing lifestyle of notebook.

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elctrnx_lyf   6/2/2011 5:11:37 AM
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ASUS has definitely shown interesting concepts of making tablets. I think we will see more of this in the next couple of years.

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REHollingsworth   6/2/2011 1:16:35 AM
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I believe that people assume something that is called a "PC" must support legacy Windows apps, like Office and enterprise software. On the other hand, a platform called a "tablet" is assumed to have an ecosystem for 3rd party, consumer-oriented apps. No one has built anything that does both ... yet.

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mcgrathdylan   6/1/2011 10:04:42 PM
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I think a lot of people differentiate between a "tablet PC" that runs Windows and an "Android tablet" that does not. But I'm not sure such a differentiation is appropriate anymore, if it ever was.

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phoenixdave   6/1/2011 9:01:57 PM
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"This Fujitsu Tablet PC solution (the only one of these devices that can truly be called a Tablet PC since it is a real Intel CPU running Windows)"..... So does that mean the Android-based Tablets are not a Tablet PC? Is the differentiation based upon the processor and OS? And the iPad is ?????

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BLinder   6/1/2011 8:42:36 PM
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The tablet market is nice, but still the challenge is the basic input from a keyboard for the majority of us. How many times do you sit in front of a screen without having to access a keyboard. Let's watch and wait, but the ultrathin solution presented by Intel may really be the combinational resource most of us will ultimately apply for our daily use beyond running apps and surfing the internet.

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