Intel: Tablets are a fad

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  1. Billy95Tech, Sep 9, 2014
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    http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/intel-tablets-are-a-fad

    I am going have to disagree, Matt Dunford is wrong, I don't think tablets are a fad and i think tablets are the FUTURE of computing for personal use and business/productivity use and they are way more portable than laptops and getting way more powerful and there are lots of people have replaced there laptops with tablets and even in work places!

    And tablets like the Ipad and the Android tablets will still be around for a very long time(10 years+) yet.


    What are your thoughts? Do you think tablets are not a fad? Do you really think the new Intel's M Core chip will kill of tablets like the Ipad/Android tablets? for me i don't really think so.


    I say phablets are a fad because it is too small to be a tablet and too big to be a phone, you will look stupid and not normal when you are holding your 5\6\7 inch phablet near/on your ear while making a phone call.
     
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  3. MRU, Sep 9, 2014
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    Yeah, he has a habit of regurgitating his same tired threads over and over and other than making a retarded and questionable spurious claim in opening thread, then often makes no further attempt and engaging in any discussion afterwards - only ignoring everyone who questions it....

    Please people check posters history before engaging ....
    http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?do=finduser&u=887021&starteronly=1
     
  4. Billy95Tech thread starter Suspended

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    A bit like yourself then! I only ask opinions, i don't have to engage in conversation and i do reply as you know and i am entitled to use this forum just like you - the difference being i don't make slanderous comments about other users.

    You do not have to reply to my comments.
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I don't agree that tablets are a fad either. Consumers are just not investing into them properly, and they don't think about whether they actually have a use for one. For the longest time I didn't use my iPad Mini until I got a keyboard if I'm honest. My dad tends to just sit at his computer instead most of the time too.

    The Intel chips will be beneficial, but it's not going to magically fix the situation. Consumers don't need CAD, 3D modeling applications, and the other stuff that this stuff helps perform better. The engines they use for displaying webpages is what's going to make browsing better, and not some chip.

    And while it will be the lead up to better gaming, the problem is that people have no desire to pay for these games. Well, some do, but not enough for companies to make a profit.
     
  6. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    Intel are probably saying this because they are not selling any tablets themselves.
     
  7. Altis macrumors 68020

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    I was the same.. Buying a keyboard helped make it useful, but still nowhere near as convenient as a MacBook Air, for example.

    I think the demise of tablets might come from ergonomics. Between arching the back, straining the neck to look down, and having to hold the device, on top of poor keyboard interaction, could be the biggest flaw.

    We might start to see people having issues from these things. Personally, I would rather sit down and get a lot done quickly and comfortably at a desk with a 24" monitor at eye-level, mouse, and keyboard. Every task I can think of is quicker and easier that way.
     
  8. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    I don't do anything productive these days. The only thing I use my laptop for is updating the software on my kindle and ripping DVDs to put onto micro SD cards. I only use it about once a month or every two months. Therefore a tablet meets about 95% of my computing needs. It's a lot lighter than a laptop, and doesn't need to boot up.

    I have a chromebook which I also like because it's fast and light and doesn't require a lot of maintenance.
     
  9. MozMan68 macrumors 68000

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    I would assume he is referring to the mostly "consumption" side of tablets and that folks are moving more toward larger phones for use as "phones and consumption" and smaller laptops/hybrids for "productivity/consumption."

    I, of course, am usually WAY ahead of the curve and have my 6" Lumia 1520 and Surface Pro 3....:p
     
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    Wow I have the same exact combination! Gave my cousin my 8 inch dell venue 8 when I got the 1520 and pr0 3
     

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