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re: PC market lifted by iPad demand, says analyst
Peter Clarke   11/29/2011 2:14:51 PM
Canalys do consider the tablet computer part of PC market. Others make a distinction.

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re: PC market lifted by iPad demand, says analyst
t.alex   11/29/2011 2:06:48 PM
Is tablet sales considered PC sales?

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re: PC market lifted by iPad demand, says analyst
Dave.Dykstra   11/29/2011 5:54:25 AM
Larry hit it right on. Tablets and smartphones are not quite the same device as a full fledged PC but they are part of the same market, and for many people, they fill the bill such that they rarely, if ever, use their PC anymore because they do the things they need. I find that some things are a little tougher with the tablet or smartphone, but others are much simpler. There are still things the PC is needed for, but most things can be accomplished with relative ease.

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re: PC market lifted by iPad demand, says analyst
LarryM99   11/28/2011 11:55:03 PM
It all depends on what you are trying to measure. Want to prove that things are looking down? Separate them and talk about how they are cannibalizing each other. If you want the chart to look up, add them together and throw in smartphones as well. Suddenly you have a bull market! Seriously, it seems to me that there is overlap between those categories. One way or the other, the number of devices per consumer seems to be going up. larrym

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re: PC market lifted by iPad demand, says analyst
wilber_xbox   11/28/2011 5:21:53 PM
i think that tablet is a separate category itself just as ultrabook is. Combining PC with tablet is not justified as they have different selling points.

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re: PC market lifted by iPad demand, says analyst
chanj0   11/28/2011 5:18:19 PM
Tablet's and PC market seem to be somewhat mutually exclusive to me. At one point, analysts have said the tablet may hurt PC sales because of the similarity of the products. Now, with the estimated sales to 2015, the figure does indicate these 2 products are mutually exclusive. One may help the other to thrive. Yet, there is no indication the tablet will eat a chunk of PC market. Any comments?


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