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.