Seriously, how long will it be before tablets have 32GB of RAM?
I certainly agree with all that, but I also think that there's a spectrum there as well. Not all hobbiest photographers will need a real workstation, though many certainly will. Are they in that 1%?
Or perhaps my numbers are off and it's more like 75% 20% 5%?
In any case, the vast majority of people I know who are not software developers or visual artists could do all of their computing on a Suface, and certainly 80% of them don't do much more than web browse.
Still number 1 and 2 need a filesystem. Yes the newer office tries to save to Ondrive by default but still. Even Joe Public does Turbotax and needs a real PDF saved and not gone tomorrow on his Android phone.
Agreed, and this is where Windows and Ubuntu mobile devices have an edge over Android and iOS.
PC gaming market is growing believe it or not according to a statistic by maximumpc.com. Basically the newer consoles are gimped with atom like cpus and a growing millennial generation. It is growing too as developers and video users do need real towers.
I agree, but the question is really how big is that part of the market?
Also it is nice to have storage options to hook into cameras,phones, and external disks.
And again, this is where Windows and Ubuntu mobile devices win and Android/iOS loses.
This is a fad like the netbooks.
And this is where I disagree, the tablet market is established as BOTH a replacement and an augmentation to the PC and I think it will grow as the power and capabilities of these devices grows. (Note that Microsoft is no longer losing money on the Surface.)
Not to say tablets will vanish, but rather they do not constitute a takeover. It is like the truck and SUV phase that started in the 1990s. Remember? Do we not have cars anymore? No we have both.
Which is what I said. I'm sure I'll have all three devices myself as a power user, but I doubt that will be true of everyone once truly mobile dockable desktops become a reality.
Once the laws of physics hit cell phones in the next 5 years. Yes I said 5 YEARS TOP. People will no longer buy phones and tablets as what they have works.
Again I disagree, I don't think we're even close to being done with Moore's law.
The surface is really just a thin PC.
And that right there is pretty much my point.
I think there's three markets here: (and my numbers are complete bullshit)
1. Joe Public, needs a web browser and perhaps a word processor (90% of the old PC market)
Solution: a cellphone, perhaps with docking station and external monitor (TV)
2. Advanced office user and 50% of developers and gamers (9% of the old PC market)
Solution: Something like the Surface tablets, with docking station and external monitor
3) Real power users and gamers with more money than sense (1% of the old PC market)
Solution: Workstation calibre desktops
Contrariwise, what we need is a trustable CA that gives out free certificates.
The sea level is not going to rise as much as 45.7 metres.
Just because it's highly unlikely doesn't mean it's not an interesting thought experiment.
Your memory serves you well, the aluminium cans did not take off until the late 70's early 80's when the technology needed to recycle them was invented.
Disclosure: one of the inventors on that patent is my father, his other research was in solar panels, ocean thermal engery (otec), the aluminum air battery , the use of adhesively bonded aluminum structures such as the Jaguar XJ and hybrid diesel electric vehicles.
Oh I don't know, that was one of the best flame bait comments I've seen in a while. It was damn near poetic.
Some time between now and November 2016, I would like to see one article about Africa that doesn't have a comment from some mouth-breather emoting all over the page about Obama.
Is that really too much to ask.
I am sick up to here of the bullshit.
Swing and a miss.
I vote Liberal, I call myself a socialist, I sent my kids to private school and I probably make more than you.
Congratulations, you won todays "Race to the Bottom", your prize of a fetid pile of turds can be collected from your local Republitard office.
Polling strikes back.
I'm looking forward to "Revenge of the Polling" in 2020
So telling someone to suck it up is a valid response now.
If I told women to suck it up that they didn't get a job they were qualified for people would jump down my thought to call me a misogynist. Grow up you aren't special and you should be judged based upon your ability to perform, not what sex or skin color you are.
The "system" has been discriminating against women for a long, long time. So now people are doing something about it and assholes like you get in the way and play the victim.
Well fuck you, and fuck your attitude.
Have you seen what most chess players look like? Left out the "naked' on purpose.
I like big chess and I cannot lie.
Good, those costumes aren't the least bit sexist. (And if you can't tell this is sarcasm I suggest you check out the costumes.)
Good job Australia, nice to see you keeping your end up and your standards low.