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Bert22306
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re: Wintel dominance seen waning in post-PC era
Bert22306   9/5/2012 8:27:47 PM
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My wife also does a lot of scrapbook kind of stuff, not to mention playing words with firends (or whatever that facebook game is called). For both activities, she uses her PC exclusively. Mainly, the tablet and the Kindle e-reader are used to casually consume information.

Bert22306
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Bert22306   9/5/2012 8:24:54 PM
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Strange question. I could turn it around and ask, do you do any real work on your tablet and smarthpone? Do you pay your bills, write papers (whether for school or for work), develop software (school or work), or do anything that isn't strictly consuming information that someone else created, on your tablet or smartphone? We have a Kindle Fire. It is easily the appliance we use least at home, compared with the two PCs. Comes in very handy for things like getting the weather report, though.

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gatorfan   9/5/2012 7:11:16 PM
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You're assuming one replaces the other which is not the thesis of these types of articles. The focus is the share of the total computing market for Wintel is in decline and less than 50% today. Compared to +90% dominance 5 years ago, yes that is waning heavily.

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mtwabp   9/5/2012 6:03:55 PM
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ttt3   9/5/2012 5:35:36 PM
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I agree in a work environment, but completely disagree in a home environment. I find that my laptop sits idle most of the time when I'm at home (thanks to my smartphone and tablet).

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ttt3   9/5/2012 5:34:30 PM
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Question - do you own a tablet or smartphone? (I wouldn't be surprised if answer is "no".)

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przemek   9/5/2012 5:32:07 PM
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Windows CE was never superior technically---it's claim to market was API compatibility, i.e. available developers from Windows. Microsoft didn't give up on it---it went through several name changes, is all.

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AlKost25   9/5/2012 5:04:26 PM
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The way I read the last table, 29% from 2016 M-units = 585M-units is a nice growth from 41% of 902 M-units = 370 M-units. That's 58% growth in 5 years for Intel. And that's assuming they don't do something to fix the market share too, which they will sure try. I'm holding while you guys are selling...

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mcgrathdylan   9/5/2012 5:01:22 PM
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I don't know. I tend to agree with Bert. A tablet is great, if you already have a PC. It's a nice addition. But when it comes to doing the heavy lifting, I still think most people are going to want to use a PC.

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xorbit   9/5/2012 4:48:35 PM
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PC's are becoming the new workstations: devices used strictly by businesses to accomplish work. Tablets and dedicated appliances are displacing PC's when it comes to entertainment. Home use of PC's is going to get gobbled up by tablets. Intel and Microsoft will still have their place, but they won't be ruling the roost as they used to.

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