Computers are DEAD. Long live tablets!

by brettb
206 replies
Hi guys,

I went computer shopping at the weekend.

Here's what I saw in PC World:
  • Tablets (iPads, iPad clones,Kindles) - huge crowds in these aisles, I could barely get to see the products, much less try them out. Teenage girls are dreaming of iPads in their Christmas sacks this year .
  • Laptops - a bit of interest.
  • Desktop PC's - only tumbleweed in this aisle !
What does this mean for us? It means that we all need to be focusing our efforts on monetising tablets. The public has spoken - the future of the Internet is the tablet .

Also mobile of course, but most people buy mobile phones in smaller stores.

And if you trade stocks, short Microsoft and Dell, long Apple and Amazon!
#computers #dead #live #long #tablets
  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    The reason you saw no one in the PC aisle is because most people already have a PC. PCs will be around for quite some time because in most cases a tablet won't cut it for serious day to day work.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7291884].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author yukon
      Banned
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      The reason you saw no one in the PC aisle is because most people already have a PC. PCs will be around for quite some time because in most cases a tablet won't cut it for serious day to day work.

      Exactly, some folks actually have work to do (desktops), not just email, games, videos.
      Signature
      Hi
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7296732].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Young Financier
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      The reason you saw no one in the PC aisle is because most people already have a PC. PCs will be around for quite some time because in most cases a tablet won't cut it for serious day to day work.
      Bull's eye!
      I'd like to see a tablet run my current setup...4 monitors, 2TB HD, 24GB RAM, etc.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8221543].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        Originally Posted by Sean Tudor Carter View Post

        Bull's eye!
        I'd like to see a tablet run my current setup...4 monitors, 2TB HD, 24GB RAM, etc.
        How necessary is that setup though?
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8221570].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author Young Financier
          Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

          How necessary is that setup though?
          It's probably unnecessary for someone who's just doing business online. But my computer is mostly for trading...and some occasional graphic design work.
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8221595].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author rohits
    yes you are correct .now tablet is chef compare to desktop.and easy and new feature available in tablet..........
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7291894].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author fin
      I think tablets are going to take over the world very soon.

      I'm just waiting on the iPad adding a proper operating system, lots of memory, storage space, and a proper keyboard attachment.

      Then goodbye laptops, hello tablets.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7291927].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author petemcal
        Originally Posted by fin View Post

        I think tablets are going to take over the world very soon.

        I'm just waiting on the iPad adding a proper operating system, lots of memory, storage space, and a proper keyboard attachment.

        Then goodbye laptops, hello tablets.
        You do realise you've just described a laptop, but in separate pieces that you have to connect together? Why not just get a laptop?
        Signature
        Follow Pete on Twitter #SEO #Marketing
        "It's like if Einstein did SEO"
        "Much shorter than Shakespeare"
        "I would follow Pete over Jesus Christ himself"
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292232].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author fin
          Originally Posted by petemcal View Post

          You do realise you've just described a laptop, but in separate pieces that you have to connect together? Why not just get a laptop?
          Of course I know what I described.

          Wouldn't you like to snap your laptop in two when you're just sitting down and browsing the web?

          If it's a choice between snapping it in two or not, why would you possible say no?
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292360].message }}
          • Profile picture of the author nerdy88
            Although I am using a Pc to write this, i have to admit that this age is different from what once was!!!!! I love the smell of new technology, but at times i cant help that nostalgic feeling that i get when i see a gameboy color or a t.v with a hatchback!!!! But the more technology changes the more our lives are more manipulated!!! its so real that its unreal what phones, tablets and applications can do!!!!! and i love to hate it!!!!!!:rolleyes:
            {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292394].message }}
          • Profile picture of the author petemcal
            Originally Posted by fin View Post

            Of course I know what I described.

            Wouldn't you like to snap your laptop in two when you're just sitting down and browsing the web?

            If it's a choice between snapping it in two or not, why would you possible say no?
            I feel so passionately about this I've actually made a little doodle explaining why:



            In the sitting down scenario you either need to twist your neck with a 90 degree downwards viewing angle, raise your legs in the air like a prostitute to get a comparable angle with a laptop or hold out the screen in front of you and go back to either position a/b when you want to type/interact with two hands.

            For sitting at a desk with a tablet you're either back to straining your neck of using some sort of little music stand to prop up the tablet.

            Seriously I don't get why people like these things....
            Signature
            Follow Pete on Twitter #SEO #Marketing
            "It's like if Einstein did SEO"
            "Much shorter than Shakespeare"
            "I would follow Pete over Jesus Christ himself"
            {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7295401].message }}
            • Profile picture of the author fin
              Originally Posted by petemcal View Post

              I feel so passionately about this I've actually made a little doodle explaining why:



              In the sitting down scenario you either need to twist your neck with a 90 degree downwards viewing angle, raise your legs in the air like a prostitute to get a comparable angle with a laptop or hold out the screen in front of you and go back to either position a/b when you want to type/interact with two hands.

              For sitting at a desk with a tablet you're either back to straining your neck of using some sort of little music stand to prop up the tablet.

              Seriously I don't get why people like these things....
              You can't just invent ways to hold a tablet and use that as your reason.

              And no offense, but you've already proven you don't know anything when it comes to this sort of thing.

              I couldn't agree with you more. When I first heard about the release of the iPad I was laughing my head off. I thought "I can't wait for this stupid piece of S#*t to fail". Then suddenly a new industry was born, everyone was carrying about these retarded tablets that looked like training phones for babies and old people. It really goes to show you slap an apple badge on ANYTHING and it will become an overnight success.
              {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7296141].message }}
              • Profile picture of the author petemcal
                Originally Posted by fin View Post

                You can't just invent ways to hold a tablet and use that as your reason.

                And no offense, but you've already proven you don't know anything when it comes to this sort of thing.
                No offence taken! I'm enjoying the discussion and I know you're not being malicious .

                I didn't invent anything I regularly see people with their legs up to support their tablets on their thighs at a reasonable eye level/angle. In addition a few of my friends have covers that turn into triangular stands so that the tablet can be used at a reasonable angle on a flat surface like a desk.

                Also you didn't actually deny my claims or give any corrections about the way people need to hold a tablet vs a laptop. You simply criticised them.

                Additionally I thought the iPad would fail because it solves a problem that doesn't exist. I guess I know nothing about consumer electronics buyers and have been proven wrong on the subject of what people will actually buy. But that does not mean to say what people buy is actually what is best/most useful

                Look at betamax vs vhs and many other format battles where the better quality format lost due to branding and consumer trends.

                I can tell you're an avid apple fan and that is fine, but I think it is this brand loyalty that turned the iPad into a "revolutionary" device. Tablets had been around for 10 years before the iPad, but slap an apple badge on it and it's an overnight success.
                Signature
                Follow Pete on Twitter #SEO #Marketing
                "It's like if Einstein did SEO"
                "Much shorter than Shakespeare"
                "I would follow Pete over Jesus Christ himself"
                {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7299035].message }}
                • Profile picture of the author fin
                  Originally Posted by petemcal View Post

                  No offence taken! I'm enjoying the discussion and I know you're not being malicious .

                  I didn't invent anything I regularly see people with their legs up to support their tablets on their thighs at a reasonable eye level/angle. In addition a few of my friends have covers that turn into triangular stands so that the tablet can be used at a reasonable angle on a flat surface like a desk.

                  Also you didn't actually deny my claims or give any corrections about the way people need to hold a tablet vs a laptop. You simply criticised them.

                  Additionally I thought the iPad would fail because it solves a problem that doesn't exist. I guess I know nothing about consumer electronics buyers and have been proven wrong on the subject of what people will actually buy. But that does not mean to say what people buy is actually what is best/most useful

                  Look at betamax vs vhs and many other format battles where the better quality format lost due to branding and consumer trends.

                  I can tell you're an avid apple fan and that is fine, but I think it is this brand loyalty that turned the iPad into a "revolutionary" device. Tablets had been around for 10 years before the iPad, but slap an apple badge on it and it's an overnight success.
                  I have an Acer laptop, Creative mp3, and I don't even have a phone. I'm not an Apple fan, yet.

                  You tell me where those people are with their legs up at 45deg angles and I'll kick the legs out from under their chairs.

                  I don't think we'll ever come to any sort of conclusion. You are very set in your ways, and I'm set in mine.

                  Don't tell anyone, but I didn't think I'd ever buy one either.
                  {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7299056].message }}
                  • Profile picture of the author petemcal
                    Originally Posted by fin View Post

                    I have an Acer laptop, Creative mp3, and I don't even have a phone. I'm not an Apple fan, yet.

                    You tell me where those people are with their legs up at 45deg angles and I'll kick the legs out from under their chairs.

                    I don't think we'll ever come to any sort of conclusion. You are very set in your ways, and I'm set in mine.

                    Don't tell anyone, but I didn't think I'd ever buy one either.
                    Haha I'll be sure to get straight on the forum next time I see someone using the leg stand method.

                    I think you're right we'll probably not come to agreement on this specific issue, but I'm sure there'll be other areas we're more similar in :p
                    Signature
                    Follow Pete on Twitter #SEO #Marketing
                    "It's like if Einstein did SEO"
                    "Much shorter than Shakespeare"
                    "I would follow Pete over Jesus Christ himself"
                    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7300054].message }}
          • Profile picture of the author theemperor
            Originally Posted by fin View Post

            Of course I know what I described.

            Wouldn't you like to snap your laptop in two when you're just sitting down and browsing the web?

            If it's a choice between snapping it in two or not, why would you possible say no?
            These devices exist
            {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7312947].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        Originally Posted by fin View Post

        I think tablets are going to take over the world very soon.

        I'm just waiting on the iPad adding a proper operating system, lots of memory, storage space, and a proper keyboard attachment.

        Then goodbye laptops, hello tablets.
        A "tablet" is a standalone.

        If you introduce a keyboard (certainly one of equal size to the tablet) it then becomes a hybrid.

        Top 10 Windows 8 Hybrids: Tablet Meets Laptop
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292477].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Tim3
        Originally Posted by fin View Post

        I think tablets are going to take over the world very soon.

        I'm just waiting on the iPad adding a proper operating system, lots of memory, storage space, and a proper keyboard attachment.

        Then goodbye laptops, hello tablets.

        ... And a 23 inch screen
        Signature

        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7296127].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author ahlexis
        Originally Posted by fin View Post

        I think tablets are going to take over the world very soon.

        I'm just waiting on the iPad adding a proper operating system, lots of memory, storage space, and a proper keyboard attachment.

        Then goodbye laptops, hello tablets.


        Perhaps this Windows 7 Home Premium tablet with an Intel Core i5 will work? Granted, it's not an iPad, but it definitely runs most stuff that's out there . . . as long as you can work with the hard drive size. You can always pick up a bluetooth keyboard to use with it.

        Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Series 7 XE700T1A-A01US 11.6-inch Slate

        Just an example of a tablet that can really compute. (No affiliate link, just a product example.) Granted, it has a 64gb hard drive (SSD), but it's workable, no? I read someplace that there's a model out there with 128gb SSD, but I'm not sure on that.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7296469].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author DanteRomero
    PCs are nowhere near dead.
    Signature

    "Perfection isn't important. Improvement is."

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7291935].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    PCs will never be dead. Neither for gamers nor for professionals/advanced users.

    Besides, without a proper file manager the iPad can't never be your only device. How will you email files, plain regular files?

    My PC is worth close to 6 grands and I spend a few grands on my PC and gadgets every year. And by the way, I have an iPad 3 but I don't have a pappy
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7291955].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Takuyar
    PC will still be around. Ask any serious gamer, they can't play their favorite game on tablets!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7291961].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Inspired, Inc.
      Originally Posted by Takuyar View Post

      PC will still be around. Ask any serious gamer, they can't play their favorite game on tablets!
      True! although tablets come with a promise of portability and convenience, there are many things you can't do with tablets...well, probably, not yet.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292509].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
      Originally Posted by Takuyar View Post

      PC will still be around. Ask any serious gamer, they can't play their favorite game on tablets!
      And don't forget about web design, software/app development, video editing, audio editing, and graphics/photo editing... each of which are tasks that millions of professionals take part in every day. And each of which are tasks that are either impossible or highly impractical to perform on a tablet.

      In other words... everything that you read and interact with on a tablet... was created on a desktop computer.
      Signature

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7293254].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author shane_k
        Originally Posted by Brandon Tanner View Post

        And don't forget about web design, software/app development, video editing, audio editing, and graphics/photo editing... each of which are tasks that millions of professionals take part in every day. And each of which are tasks that are either impossible or highly impractical to perform on a tablet.

        In other words... everything that you read and interact with on a tablet... was created on a desktop computer.
        This is what I was going to say.

        I used to do video editing and 3D modeling using Maya, and there is no way that a tablet would have the processing power to render that stuff.

        And not only that but if you think about all the other varieties of businesses that will still continue to use the desktop pc.

        Maybe instead of claiming that Computers are dead the OP would have done better to notice who it was that was in that line up showing interest in those tablets

        That would have given them an idea of the tablet's target market.

        Another thing the OP could have done was talk to the sales people and ask who do they usually sell their tablets to, and who still buys desktop computers.

        In other words it was an opportunity to gather more information, instead of just making an assumption.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7295809].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    Tablets just like Apple devices are rather pointless things.
    Fine if you want to do a bit of surfing or rotate your photographs, but useless if you want to do any programming, serious development or run application software.
    Tablets have their market, but PC's will never die.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292003].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      It baffles me how people can conduct effective business on tablet.

      Sure, the odd email and surfing on the move or sitting anywhere outside of office, but that's where it ends surely....?
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292052].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author ajbarnes777
        PC - Powerful and dependable workhorse (depending on which PC you have) to get all kinds of tasks accomplished, to play games, etc.

        Laptop - Powerful workhorse to get things done in a mobile capacity (depending on which laptop you have)... but limited due to battery consumption.

        Tablet - Fun entertainment device (watching movies, videos, playing app based games, etc.) and to take care of minor tasks (note taking, emailing, browsing the internet, etc.).

        Smartphone - The obvious reasons and to take care of minor tasks.

        Bottom line, all 4 common technology devices all have their place. I own a device in all 4 categories, and I use them all for what their primary use is for.

        For some consumers, maybe all they need is a tablet or a laptop, etc., but I can't see tablets becoming a primary computing device. Maybe in the future?
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292140].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
          I would never do full time Internet marketing from a tablet or smartphone, but they are great to keep up to date when traveling or doing some writing or social networking at Starbucks.
          Signature
          Jeff Schuman - Blog Writer For Hire! Buy affordable, quality niche blog articles. Fast turnaround.
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292155].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author rickdangelo
          Originally Posted by ajbarnes777 View Post

          PC - Powerful and dependable workhorse (depending on which PC you have) to get all kinds of tasks accomplished, to play games, etc.

          Laptop - Powerful workhorse to get things done in a mobile capacity (depending on which laptop you have)... but limited due to battery consumption.

          Tablet - Fun entertainment device (watching movies, videos, playing app based games, etc.) and to take care of minor tasks (note taking, emailing, browsing the internet, etc.).

          Smartphone - The obvious reasons and to take care of minor tasks.

          Bottom line, all 4 common technology devices all have their place. I own a device in all 4 categories, and I use them all for what their primary use is for.

          For some consumers, maybe all they need is a tablet or a laptop, etc., but I can't see tablets becoming a primary computing device. Maybe in the future?
          I would have to agree. This post pretty much sums up why all these gadgets/equipment are actually here to stay. A lot of people are discrediting the ever-dependable PC because they can actually take care of their usual tasks using the three smaller equipment. They can carry a laptop/notebook while on travel for heavy usage. For simple gaming, email, and social networking, the smartphone and the tablet will do.

          You may want to do your work on smaller screens but to me, nothing beats the PC. Just my two cents.

          Rick
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8220691].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Manie Amari
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        It baffles me how people can conduct effective business on tablet.

        Sure, the odd email and surfing on the move or sitting anywhere outside of office, but that's where it ends surely....?
        Conceded! That is until they install an operating system and a keyboard. You can even insert a memory stick. It's limited for business I'd say.


        Manie
        Signature

        This will NOT be up for long. Get it now whilst You still can. Btw it's FREE...
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292203].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Fredbou
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        It baffles me how people can conduct effective business on tablet.

        Sure, the odd email and surfing on the move or sitting anywhere outside of office, but that's where it ends surely....?
        Or on a phone, lol! But they seem to.
        Signature

        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7296412].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Mkcoy
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        It baffles me how people can conduct effective business on tablet.
        It depends what your business entails.

        If it has anything to do with social media and using social networking then the iPad wins hands down for speed and simplicity over a PC/Laptop/Netbook.

        Just my personal opinion but its much more fun sometimes to do all that on your iPad than the PC but then you might not have access to some of the tools or files on your iPad that you might have on your PC but then that's what a cloud server and a VPS is for. So you can access them on the iPad. Good old Steve he was the boy.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7299062].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        It baffles me how people can conduct effective business on tablet.

        Sure, the odd email and surfing on the move or sitting anywhere outside of office, but that's where it ends surely....?
        This. When we designed the interface that is now sitting on every Windows 8 desktop (back in 2008), it was designed as a portable interface to use for staying in touch and being aware of things while away from your desktop, where you would return later. Getting the actual work done was something you did at, you guessed it, a PC.

        I love my Windows 8, and I love the Metro interface - but I get my work done on the desktop.
        Signature
        "The Golden Town is the Golden Town no longer. They have sold their pillars for brass and their temples for money, they have made coins out of their golden doors. It is become a dark town full of trouble, there is no ease in its streets, beauty has left it and the old songs are gone." - Lord Dunsany, The Messengers
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7310654].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        It baffles me how people can conduct effective business on tablet.

        Sure, the odd email and surfing on the move or sitting anywhere outside of office, but that's where it ends surely....?
        I do just about everything I need to off my new iPad .. (just wanted to get the branding right there.).

        Downloading files is a bit of a pain, and flash player stuff too, I admit. But the add-on apps that are now available seem to take care of so many additional tasks! A tablet is the only way to good online health. (Ha ha).
        Signature
        "The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage." - Mark Russell
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7313354].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author limestone614
        Case study:

        I bought an iPad 1 in January 2011 as a replacement for a Panasonic Toughbook.

        During the next 18 months I established a company that will do very well this year and hopefully even better next year.

        I at least partly built the company with an iPad, I certainly run the majority of it from my ipad and have found ways of doing almost any task you can with a laptop using it.

        It allows me near seamless contact with any number of international clients and outsourcers, my office and my family.

        I can control a network of 1000+ websites with it from the cabin on the plane.
        It helps me get to the next presentation in more ways than 1.

        Nothing looks quite like walking into a boardroom with nothing but an iPad and an iPhone.
        Plug the iPhone into the projection system, run keynote and control it effortlessly with an iPad. It shows me the notes I've made on my ipad but not their screen.

        This is a tool 100% built to make business easier.

        It lasts all day, is lightweight, looks stylish and does all the above and more.

        Everyone in my office has an iPad, my wife has an iPad and the kids, the lucky bast**ds will all have iPads at Christmas, albeit mini ones.

        I will admit there is still a place for the humble PC, games, design work, well some of it, large file transfers, but that will come.

        I would suggest anyone forgo their inhibitions and preconceptions and embrace the tablet because not only is it here to stay, it really can help you, if you want it too.

        Apple tablets operate exactly like their phones and iPods so they're super easy to pick up, the ecosystem is very safe, chocked with every application you could want for between 99c and $24.99.

        I have no knowledge of Android devices, but my friend likes them.

        I wrote this post on it.
        Signature
        The Best Organic Traffic Solutions.
        For yours, take the next step: Visit Safeserps
        .
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7317427].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author ripley607
    I think tablets are the most hyped up piece of c#"p so far this century!

    All they really are just giant mobile phones with nothing extra to offer a phone user other than a larger screen.

    Whenever I walk past a coffee shop and see people using trying to look trendy just because they are using a tablet, i always laugh to myself because I think they look so ridiculous.

    They kind of remind me of a comedy show i've seen (can't remember the name) where a guy would start shouting on this gigantic phone in a public place every week.:p

    If a small unknown company released the ipad first, they would probably be laughed off the high street in a matter of weeks.

    That's the power of great marketing, Almost anything can be sold.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292112].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author petemcal
      Originally Posted by ripley607 View Post

      I think tablets are the most hyped up piece of c#"p so far this century!

      All they really are just giant mobile phones with nothing extra to offer a phone user other than a larger screen.

      Whenever I walk past a coffee shop and see people using trying to look trendy just because they are using a tablet, i always laugh to myself because I think they look so ridiculous.

      They kind of remind me of a comedy show i've seen (can't remember the name) where a guy would start shouting on this gigantic phone in a public place every week.:p

      If a small unknown company released the ipad first, they would probably be laughed off the high street in a matter of weeks.

      That's the power of great marketing, Almost anything can be sold.
      I couldn't agree with you more. When I first heard about the release of the iPad I was laughing my head off. I thought "I can't wait for this stupid piece of S#*t to fail". Then suddenly a new industry was born, everyone was carrying about these retarded tablets that looked like training phones for babies and old people. It really goes to show you slap an apple badge on ANYTHING and it will become an overnight success.
      Signature
      Follow Pete on Twitter #SEO #Marketing
      "It's like if Einstein did SEO"
      "Much shorter than Shakespeare"
      "I would follow Pete over Jesus Christ himself"
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292225].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Dazzling Content
    I don't think anybody has run a serious business using tablets and mobile devices. You can't perform many things with tablets because their processing power is limited. You can't perform word processing or programming using tablets because doing so is uncomfortable and cumbersome. Same with gaming.

    I prefer my desktop PC with a widescreen LCD screen. I use tablets but only for entertainment and social networking. It's useless for business work. Who wants to get their work interrupted because they have to recharge their tablets?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292152].message }}
  • I do not think that PCs are going to go away.

    However, we can not ignore that more and more people are going to be spending time on their tablets and on their mobile devises.

    Although I love my laptop, I always have my Mobile phone with me and probably spend five times more time on my mobile phone than I do on my Mac. I also have a crappy mobile phone, which furthers the argument.

    I don't think it is any secret that more wealth is going to be created by those who master mobile and the tablet than those who just focus on PC (or MAC, sorry I had to slip that in).
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292160].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author businessmanic
    To me, it means it's time for internet marketers to think of those new devices.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292196].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Mkcoy
      Originally Posted by businessmanic View Post

      To me, it means it's time for internet marketers to think of those new devices.
      You'd be surprised no doubt if you had one how much you could incorporate your business duties into it. Example - if you spend a lot of time at the PC doing tasks you could probably do on the iPad either directly or through a VPS using one of the many free RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) apps then you are not restricted to being in one place at one time and can save on electric too. :rolleyes:
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7299077].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Jackson Tan
    I am using working on my PC and using PC at work.. I don't think they will just disappear. The advantage tablet has is convenience and mobility.

    my 2 cents~
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292235].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author CustomDevo
    PC is just for us geeks, the rest of the world will use tablets.

    Let them play their games, let them watch their online movies from their tablet while we work from our PCs and laptops. Long live tablets, wealth for all marketers!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292265].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Brian Tayler
    I think it somewhat has to do with our impatient culture. We want instant on, instant loading, no lag or sluggishness. Tablets care for this implusive nature.

    Once SSDs and RAM are improved... and laptops are seemless in their loading of apps and the OS then people will gravitate towards laptops again. Or maybe I know nothing and we will all be wearing Google Glass by then.


    Posted from Warriorforum.com App for Android
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292293].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Wow!

      Something else is dead now?

      I once wondered why Allen didn't have an obituary section for all of the methods and things proclaimed dead here until it dawned on me that none of those things actually died. Only the misuse, misconceptions and misunderstandings regarding them did. :p

      Terra
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292354].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author DWK
    Why not have all three? A tablet is great for snuggling under a blanket and browsing the Web. A laptop lets me take my work to the beach and still keep up with my online world. My one gripe is that I have to replace it too often. My PC is king, and I can't imagine every going without it. If I had to choose only one device, my PC would win, hands down.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292409].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    Do you think tablets can be used as "Servers?"

    I agree that PC won't be dead anytime soon.

    So let's see.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292410].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by magiclouie View Post

      Do you think tablets can be used as "Servers?"

      I agree that PC won't be dead anytime soon.

      So let's see.
      I agree!

      I worked in the medical field for years and I honestly can't see all the computers there being replaced by tablets from medical receptionists to medical billers, and upwards. Especially in all of the hospital's satellite offices that are all connected. Tablets just couldn't cut it, I'm afraid.

      Terra
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292484].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    If you want something more portable than a PC or laptop why not just get a Netbook.
    I use them in hotels and they give me the power of a PC, laptop in a smaller device.
    I can run all the software I need for IM and beyond.
    No need to look at under performing tablets.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292563].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Inspired, Inc.
      Originally Posted by troy23 View Post

      If you want something more portable than a PC or laptop why not just get a Netbook.
      I use them in hotels and they give me the power of a PC, laptop in a smaller device.
      I can run all the software I need for IM and beyond.
      No need to look at under performing tablets.

      the only problem with netbook is that you always need to be beside an electric outlet... I can't use it for more than 3 hours...
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292589].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Wow, lots of thoughts here.

    Of course PC's aren't dead, and servers will have to be around for a long time.

    But the point is, you need to base your business decisions on what OTHER PEOPLE are buying, and the majority don't seem to be buying PC's anymore.

    I'm also a software developer, and of course I need a PC.

    Or do I?

    My 11yo niece is really good at creating content on her iPad. In fact she uses it for school (nearly every child has one at the school). If you're blogging you could easily do that on a tablet (with maybe an external keyboard for longer articles).

    I also do more work on the cloud. I used to use the SQL Server desktop client software, now I mostly use MySQL's web based front end. I could easily do that on any type of device.

    And as for gaming, well iPad games are hugely popular of course, but personally I'm a PlayStation gamer.
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292646].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      PC gaming is an a leaugue of it's own and is vast.

      It actually encompasses purchasing PC parts for the sake of competitive system performance.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292791].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Teuto Warrior
      Many people don't buy PCs anymore because they can do their stuff on tablets or smartphones: Check emails, check facebook, surf the net, keep in contact with friends, watch films, listen to music, take pictures, shoot some videos and play simple games.
      Not everybody has a job that requires a "real" computer. Some are just satisfied with the activities mentioned above. People who only do this don't need a PC or laptop.

      The PC will never go away, but sales could go down.
      A PC+ big monitor is for serious work and running complex software. I use it also for video editing and flight simulations. Thats where You need the power of a PC!

      In my opinion the biggest advantage of a tablet is mobility. Its easier to use and carry while travelling. And I use it as a navigation device as well.
      It combines a car gps, digital photo camera, digital video camera and outdoor GPS all in one. Normally I would have bought these as separate devices. As navigation devices, tablets are easier to handle than netbooks or laptops where You would have to add and carry around another exterior GPS as well.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292917].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    Not sure why people think you can't actually run a business from a tablet. Maybe its because they don't setup their business to be run that way?

    I probably have about as many irons in the internet business fire as most anyone, and i find it is actually easier to run my business from my ipad.

    This summer I went about 3 months never touching a pc or laptop. just an iphone and ipad.

    I can do most graphic editing (the major stuff is outsourced anyway), create pdf's, type damn near as fast on the screen as a keyboard, work and track developers easily, handle email and support desk stuff, handle all the payment stuff you can think of and much more.

    In fact, many of the tasks are actually easier to do on my ipad than on a pc.

    I will admit though it took me about 1 year to find and organize all the apps and services to make that all possible though.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292826].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author fin
      Originally Posted by David Keith View Post

      Not sure why people think you can't actually run a business from a tablet. Maybe its because they don't setup their business to be run that way?
      I think this is the main reason. I'm actually setting up my business to run it from a tablet, though I'll probably have a laptop as well.

      The only thing missing I've found, as a blogger, is the ability to save your tablet with something like Carbonite.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292976].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author David Keith
        Originally Posted by fin View Post

        I think this is the main reason. I'm actually setting up my business to run it from a tablet, though I'll probably have a laptop as well.

        The only thing missing I've found, as a blogger, is the ability to save your tablet with something like Carbonite.
        well, for me, all my "work" is in the cloud on places like dropbox and stuff. That gives me backups and allows me to work from any where there is a tablet, pc, laptop, iphone...damn near anything...lol

        i use a secure password app for sensitive data and such. but it also has backups.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292997].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author fin
          Originally Posted by David Keith View Post

          well, for me, all my "work" is in the cloud on places like dropbox and stuff. That gives me backups and allows me to work from any where there is a tablet, pc, laptop, iphone...damn near anything...lol

          i use a secure password app for sensitive data and such. but it also has backups.
          I know Dropbox is great. It was more for secondary backups. I was speaking to someone from Box.com and they assured me it works on an iPap.

          Not that it matters if you have a laptop or desktop anyway, because things like Carbonite will work as long as the iPad isn't the only thing you have.
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7293084].message }}
          • Profile picture of the author David Keith
            Originally Posted by fin View Post

            I know Dropbox is great. It was more for secondary backups. I was speaking to someone from Box.com and they assured me it works on an iPap.

            Not that it matters if you have a laptop or desktop anyway, because things like Carbonite will work as long as the iPad isn't the only thing you have.
            oh yes, box.net works great on ipad too. but Dropbox seems to be integrated into more of the apps to work more seamlessly. i use several services to make sure nothing is every gone.

            my ipad is always backed up to DR, box, and idrive, last pass for ipad keeps all my logins synced with my pc/laptop (which i never use) and then of course itunes/icloud keeps the apps all synced up.
            {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7293103].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author DWK
      Wow, David. I'd love to watch your work one day. I am so attached to my PC that I can't even entertain the thought of working without it. I grew up typing on a keyboard and type about 95% by touch only. If the younger generations are growing up on their iPads and using that typing platform, then that's probably what they'll be used to when doing their own things later on. What a diverse world we're living in, truly!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7351818].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Plugin Profits
      Originally Posted by David Keith View Post

      Not sure why people think you can't actually run a business from a tablet. Maybe its because they don't setup their business to be run that way?

      I probably have about as many irons in the internet business fire as most anyone, and i find it is actually easier to run my business from my ipad.

      This summer I went about 3 months never touching a pc or laptop. just an iphone and ipad.

      I can do most graphic editing (the major stuff is outsourced anyway), create pdf's, type damn near as fast on the screen as a keyboard, work and track developers easily, handle email and support desk stuff, handle all the payment stuff you can think of and much more.

      In fact, many of the tasks are actually easier to do on my ipad than on a pc.

      I will admit though it took me about 1 year to find and organize all the apps and services to make that all possible though.

      You should tell me which apps you find the most essential.

      I have been using ONLY an iPad 3 for the past 6 Months now to work, not even a phone (I have skype on it). Though not by choice!

      It's great for many things. The portability and longer battery life. The apps etc.

      I've written 2 80 page Ebooks on my ipad. No external keyboard. Yes it's a lot slower to type with only 1 finger, though I've gotten pretty fast at it now actually. I used to write very long emails on my iPhone.

      Though often it's simply frustrating that I can't download certain things, that I can't use software I want to use and others are using, that many people's videos (although so stupid) are still not mobile friendly when it doesn't take anymore time to choose a mobile friendly format instead, and I have to outsource a lot of work like design and tech stuff etc.

      Outsourcing is ok, though often I just want to do something myself cause I know what I want and how I want it to look and it wouldn't take me long. Instead I have to go back and forth with outsourcers on revisions etc.

      I've customized and rewritten things like plugins while standing at the Apple store to use their computers for it.

      Tablets are great if they're not your only device. Wish I had gotten an 11" Air instead!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8220770].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author RHUnruh
    I think you guys are describing something a little like this as the ideal:



    Maybe those guys at Microsoft aren't as stupid as we think....
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292945].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Brett B,

      First you say "computers are dead."

      Then in your next post you say "of course PC's aren't dead."

      Which is it? Where do you really stand?

      Steve
      Signature

      Steve Browne, online business strategies, tips, guidance, and resources
      SteveBrowneDirect

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7293031].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author bhmseoservices
    I'd defaintly buy a Surface and use it as a multi-media device.

    Otherwise PC's will stay a live for a very long time.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292953].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Kael41
    OP's post is sort of funny..short Microsoft? Right, with Win8 and the new Tablets coming out won't be a financial win for the company? lol.

    General consumer is moving more towards having mobility in their pocket moreso these days. But BIG business is driving the need for, and access to, servers/desktops/enterprise solutions. "PC's" aren't going anywhere.

    Although I do admit, from a security standpoint, the BYOD situation is causing some headaches in infrastructures all over the place.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7292995].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author m4dcoder
    Screen size does matter, PCs will not be dead
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7293063].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    My ipad is displaying on a 65 inch screen as I type this...lol
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7293070].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author ckbank
    Originally Posted by brettb View Post

    Hi guys,

    I went computer shopping at the weekend.

    Here's what I saw in PC World:
    • Tablets (iPads, iPad clones,Kindles) - huge crowds in these aisles, I could barely get to see the products, much less try them out. Teenage girls are dreaming of iPads in their Christmas sacks this year .
    • Laptops - a bit of interest.
    • Desktop PC's - only tumbleweed in this aisle !
    What does this mean for us? It means that we all need to be focusing our efforts on monetising tablets. The public has spoken - the future of the Internet is the tablet .

    Also mobile of course, but most people buy mobile phones in smaller stores.

    And if you trade stocks, short Microsoft and Dell, long Apple and Amazon!
    Don't the tablets "compute?"
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7293071].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author funkynassau
    It's premature to announce the death of the desktop computer. There's 3 of them in our house, all in use. I have two iBooks I use when traveling. I prefer a desktop for day to day stuff I do at home, bigger screen, nicer keyboard.

    Yeah I'd like an iPad but it wont be happening for a while, cant justify the cost.
    Signature

    ChipFixx custom mixed auto touchup paint kits.
    http://www.chipfixx.ca

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7293235].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author lastdual
    Desktops aren't going away, they're just not the "hot new thing".

    A fullsize keyboard, a mouse and a 20+ inch screen (or two) is just convenient.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7293236].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Go4DBest
    I am positive that PC will still be around for a long time.

    Even in big Stores, PC are being used.

    Of course Tablets are getting popular but this won't make the PC obsolete.
    Signature
    We setup and design wordpress sites using the Divi theme for roughly 200 USD. Let's talk.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7293241].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    My profession is design and there is no way you'd ever see me doing my job on my laptop unless my main desktop happened to fail.

    Desktop publishing houses (i.e the press) are composed mostly of desktop PC's hooked to large / speciality monitors. That's just one example.

    Whilst desks exist, whilst syncronization with laptops / tablets exists (for people to be able to take their work away from the desk) the desktop PC isn't going anywhere. It's the father that spawned all gadgetery children.

    If you can do business on a tablet, you aren't working hard enough!

    Lose the gadgets and get to work!!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7293290].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author David Keith
      Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post


      If you can do business on a tablet, you aren't working hard enough!

      Lose the gadgets and get to work!!
      or you are paying other people to do the hard work whilst enjoying life a bit.

      Don't worry, i put in my time in front of a pc, but today there really is just no need for me to do that.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7293302].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author priyankeshu
    depends.. i think tablets will take up some share of the computer users market...

    But serious users will use PC for video editing

    Less serious people will use laptop at least

    Browsing and casual users might use Tablets..

    I personally find no merit of using a tablet. If i have a 4" inch phone. Why would i need a tablet? Its useless at least for me.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7293319].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    So is SEO apparently.
    Signature

    BS free SEO services, training and advice - SEO Point

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7293679].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author whland
    I could never work all day on a tablet. I tried a friends tablet and just didn't like it at all. It was hard to type on etc.

    I'll always have a desktop and a laptop. I don't even want a tablet.

    I do have a smartphone that I do use to check on things when I'm not near my desktop. But it will never replace my desktop or laptop. At least for me it won't.

    Chad
    Signature
    WebMasterBabble.com Webmaster Forum
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7293696].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author AlfredKo
    A PC is a PC.

    A tablet = tablet.

    It will not be dead nor replacing each other.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7294128].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
      Originally Posted by fin View Post

      What ARE you talking about?
      What am I talking about?

      Read this....

      Originally Posted by AlfredKo View Post

      A PC is a PC.

      A tablet = tablet.

      It will not be dead nor replacing each other.
      Originally Posted by fin View Post

      The guy, let's call him a marketer, used a headline to speak about how tablets are becoming popular.

      And all I see are people taking it far too seriously, like he was personally going to set fire to every PC in the world.
      Thread's title: Computers are DEAD. Long live tablets!

      I just realized that even tables are Computers. The thread title is confusing.

      Well, we just shared our thoughts about this and we are entitled to our own opinions.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297169].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author fin
        Originally Posted by magiclouie View Post


        I just realized that even tables are Computers. The thread title is confusing.
        I suppose you're right.

        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297278].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
          Originally Posted by fin View Post

          I suppose you're right.

          I also suppose I am right.

          A tablet computer, or simply tablet, is a mobile computer, larger than a mobile phone or personal digital assistant, integrated into a flat touch screen and primarily operated by touching the screen and instead of using a physical keyboard it often uses an onscreen virtual keyboard.

          A tablet computer may be connected to a keyboard with a wireless link or a USB port. Convertible notebook computers have an integrated keyboard that can be hidden by a swivel joint or slide joint, exposing only the screen for touch operation. Hybrids have a detachable keyboard so that the touch screen can be used as a stand-alone tablet. Booklets include dual-touchscreens, and can be used as a notebook by displaying a virtual keyboard in one of them.

          Source: Tablet computer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297934].message }}
          • Profile picture of the author fin
            Originally Posted by magiclouie View Post

            I also suppose I am right.

            A tablet computer, or simply tablet, is a mobile computer, larger than a mobile phone or personal digital assistant, integrated into a flat touch screen and primarily operated by touching the screen and instead of using a physical keyboard it often uses an onscreen virtual keyboard.

            A tablet computer may be connected to a keyboard with a wireless link or a USB port. Convertible notebook computers have an integrated keyboard that can be hidden by a swivel joint or slide joint, exposing only the screen for touch operation. Hybrids have a detachable keyboard so that the touch screen can be used as a stand-alone tablet. Booklets include dual-touchscreens, and can be used as a notebook by displaying a virtual keyboard in one of them.

            Source: Tablet computer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
            Don't make me Google the definition of a calculator.
            {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297988].message }}
            • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
              Originally Posted by fin View Post

              Don't make me Google the definition of a calculator.

              Feel free to do so.
              {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7298067].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
    Banned
    Well, whichever allows me to finish my daily tasks as a Help Desk Associate for Content Writing 360°, I'm all for it.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7294131].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Tim_Carter
    In my house we have:

    2 Desktops - used for business. Have 26 inch screens and one doubles as a TV in my office. Also watch Netflix on it.

    2 Laptops - Wife and son's computers. They love them for portability and surfing. Nice big screens and KEYBOARDS.

    2 Android Tablets. I would never use these for business. We use them for e-readers, watching Netflix or surfing in bed and the odd email. I could never use this thing for anything serious.

    3 Android Smartphones. Used for what smartphones are used for. Would never try to do business on these things other than the odd email and small tasks on the go.

    1 Netbook - My portable business center.

    So in my opinion, tablets are just toys. People like toys but they have their limitations. Although the Surface tablet is trying to bridge the gap.

    Computers will be around for a long time. People aren't buying them much now because most already have one or several. My Desktops are five years old and I see no need to replace them yet. My netbook is three years old. My Tablets are two years old. Laptops are one year old. None will be replaced anytime soon.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7294774].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author angshuy2k
      Originally Posted by Tim_Carter View Post

      In my house we have:

      2 Desktops - used for business. Have 26 inch screens and one doubles as a TV in my office. Also watch Netflix on it.

      2 Laptops - Wife and son's computers. They love them for portability and surfing. Nice big screens and KEYBOARDS.

      2 Android Tablets. I would never use these for business. We use them for e-readers, watching Netflix or surfing in bed and the odd email. I could never use this thing for anything serious.

      3 Android Smartphones. Used for what smartphones are used for. Would never try to do business on these things other than the odd email and small tasks on the go.

      1 Netbook - My portable business center.

      So in my opinion, tablets are just toys. People like toys but they have their limitations. Although the Surface tablet is trying to bridge the gap.

      Computers will be around for a long time. People aren't buying them much now because most already have one or several. My Desktops are five years old and I see no need to replace them yet. My netbook is three years old. My Tablets are two years old. Laptops are one year old. None will be replaced anytime soon.

      This is super true for me as well . Cann't agree more to it.

      1) Office : We run around with a tablet like a headless chicken ( Tandoori Chicken type )
      2) Work Computer: Hard wired desktop pc for heavy duty network work.
      3) Home computers: Running multiple application for me and others at home.
      4) Tablet : Young ones playing with it. i.e. talking tom type play.
      5) In the journey: I am wasting my time on a tablet and showing off... :p
      6) Laptop: Business meeting and warriorforum learning.
      7) Tablet: to start any VPS server activity remotely. ( Only if I am out and about with my mates and couldn't complete the work in office)
      8) Still like my destop as I can do a lot of work.

      Long live the desktop.

      Regards,
      Swrajit
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297840].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author arranrice
    Pc's are not dead.. Most people have them already, I dont know many people who work online with a tablet.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7294858].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    Tablet is only for fun, you can’t type fast and work on tough projects without an actual keyboard and mouse. As a programmer, I need to have a dual monitor as well – tablets don’t have this.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7295502].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Mindstorms
      For me...
      • My PC desktop is for playing games
      • My laptop/notebook(s) are for day to day personal & business usage
      • My tablet (iPad) is for my flying
      Each has its own role.

      But if I absolutely have to pick one - I would pick my high-end Windows notebook.

      Mindstorms Mike
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7295636].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author eugenedm
    Tablets are still computers, right? But in a different form. Yup, they're different from desktops. The thing is the way desktops and laptops work is basically the same. So if the desktops are gone, we still have the laptops to think about.
    Signature

    WARNING: A 50 Million Dollar Man Taught Me His Secret... Which Resulted 6,000 Sign-ups on My Email List.

    "It's easier than you think..."

    => Watch this video here...
    Build Your List to 6,000 Subscribers

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7295724].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author samjaynz
    I've got two "laptops" - one is an ASUS Republic gaming laptop (~2 years old, but still packs a punch with 8gb of RAM, 2gb graphics, quad core processor etc)
    And I've also got an ASUS transformer tablet with docking keyboard.

    Now the tablet kicks ass for traveling, watching YouTube videos with its HD screen, emails, basic web browsing etc.

    However, it just cannot match the power and functionality of my big laptop for productivity and Internet marketing tasks.

    I can't see tablets killing laptops in our field quite yet!
    Signature
    Sick of over-hyped, dishonest product and course reviews? Check out Reviews Boss for detailed, ethical reviews of leading IM courses, SEO software, web marketing SaaS and more.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7295732].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Romeo90
    Computers are dead? NEVER!

    Give me my 27" iMac or 13.3" MBA any day of the week over a tablet. Nothing beats point and click with a real mouse, and nothing beats fast typing on a proper keyboard that can actually keep pace with my input speed!

    I have a tablet, it has now been passed to the Mrs who uses it in bed to check her bank, look on facebook etc.

    I think you are very premature my friend!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7295741].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Jarvis Edwards
    Tablets are the solution to all of your mobile computing and entertainment needs....

    ...until you actually BUY a tablet!

    Tablets are extremely limited and are not going to replace the computer anytime soon. For basic tasks and for mobile computing needs, it will definitely put up some stiff competition.

    However, computers are and will remain to be needed. Tablets will trail for quite a bit of time.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7295786].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      Here's a possibility I don't think I've seen mentioned... Tablets could well end up driving sales of laptops and desktop systems to people who might otherwise not have bothered.

      Tablets aren't as threatening to technophobes or people with no computer experience. They're great intro devices. If they don't fix some of the limitations, though, a lot of those people are going to want more. And the price difference isn't large enough any more to stop them from buying a laptop or netbook or desktop system to get it.

      If you look at it as a hybrid option, you get into some fun possibilities. Still, copying and pasting are a pain on the iPad, and I can't imagine trying to do anything that required fine pointer control with a touchscreen interface.

      As far as netbooks... The comments about RAM and SSDs are spot on. The power issue is just a matter of spending a bit more for a longer life battery. I have an ASUS netbook that will last 10+ hours on a charge under normal work conditions.

      A friend tells me that SDHC cards with 128 gig capacity are due out soon, with 256 gigs not far behind. That will change the way laptops and netbooks are used by a lot of people.

      At the moment, you can get a 32 gig Class 10 microSD card for under $25. That means I can carry backups of critical business files in my phone. Or download big stuff from Dropbox, as needed. That changes things. Think about what happens when that goes to 256 gigs, and you can pop one of those babies into a tablet...


      Paul
      Signature
      .
      Stop by Paul's Pub - my little hangout on Facebook.

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7295899].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    For all the tablet haters,

    There is not a single thing I need to do to make money in the IM field that I can't do from my ipad.

    The very few tasks that need to get done that require some pc only software are very easily outsourced.

    most who don't think tablets are good for work have never spent the time to both setup their business to run from a mobile location via a tablet and actually learn to use their tablet effectively.

    in fact earlier today, i typed a few responses to WF threads with my ipad (in a water proof case that floats) actually in a pool having drinks at a swim up bar. Try that with a pc.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7295813].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Originally Posted by David Keith View Post

      or you are paying other people to do the hard work whilst enjoying life a bit.
      Originally Posted by David Keith View Post

      For all the tablet haters,

      There is not a single thing I need to do to make money in the IM field that I can't do from my ipad.

      The very few tasks that need to get done that require some pc only software are very easily outsourced.

      most who don't think tablets are good for work have never spent the time to both setup their business to run from a mobile location via a tablet and actually learn to use their tablet effectively.

      in fact earlier today, i typed a few responses to WF threads with my ipad (in a water proof case that floats) actually in a pool having drinks at a swim up bar. Try that with a pc.
      By your own admission though, you aren't working. You are at a bar in a pool enjoying life.

      There's no denying that a tablet can be used for giving instructions to PA's (who probably use desktops to do your work) and typing a few sentences into a forum...
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297960].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author fin
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        By your own admission though, you aren't working. You are at a bar in a pool enjoying life.

        There's no denying that a tablet can be used for giving instructions to PA's (who probably use desktops to do your work) and typing a few sentences into a forum...
        I understand where you're coming from. Obviously you need a desktop to do your stuff.

        I think I'm coming at it as someone who plans to be a digital nomad. If I had a home I would obviously use a Mac. It's a lot easier to carry a tablet around the world.

        Apparently the newbie graphic designer can still make something decent on the Photoshop app and stick it on his blog.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7298006].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author David Keith
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        By your own admission though, you aren't working. You are at a bar in a pool enjoying life.

        There's no denying that a tablet can be used for giving instructions to PA's (who probably use desktops to do your work) and typing a few sentences into a forum...
        sort of....

        I have the ability to personally scale servers up and down via my tablet.

        I write / send / manage email lists that are in the xxxk range.

        I handle the vast majority of the financial side of my business via tablet. This includes refunds, tracking affiliate commissions, paying everyone who is supposed to be paid.

        I handle all my "real mail" via a service that scans it all into an online account which i manage almost exclusively from an ipad app.

        i make and send screenshots to help developers.

        the ebook in my sig was 90%+ written / edited / constructed on my ipad. the small amount that wasn't had nothing to do with necessity it just so happened that i was at a laptop for whatever reason.

        i manage several wordpress properties personally via apps in ipad.

        I run a pretty lucrative consulting business using bookeo.com from my ipad. They handle scheduling and payments and such.

        I engage in numerous skype chats / group chats daily dealing with business.

        Several people in the forum have seen me on "marketing chats" that are flash based systems. Yes there are ways around that on ipad.

        I don't program much on my ipad, but thats mostly because i can't program much on a pc...lol. I do however have several ways to troubleshoot php and mysql databases via ipad that for the simple stuff is actually easier than using a pc. BTW, the simple stuff is all my skill level allows for on that stuff.

        My point is that yes, I do a good bit of managing these days, but there is almost nothing that i can't do via the ipad.

        A year or so ago, i did a self test to see just how fast it was compared to using a pc. for my normal daily tasks of maintenance, customer support, financial stuff.... it normally takes me about 2-4 hours a day on a pc. The ipad is virtually identical.

        short of hardcore programming or image/video editing the tablets work just as well. and i can make my screen the size of any tv in any room instantly with one little device.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7298467].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Inspired, Inc.
    i dont think there will be 17"+ tablet... I agree with m4dcoder... screen size matters....
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7296096].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      Travis,
      i dont think there will be 17"+ tablet...
      That would defeat the purpose of portability. Still, one could argue that such beasts already exist, and just aren't used the way we think of when we think about tablets.

      I've seen touchscreen PCs that are much larger than 17".


      Paul
      Signature
      .
      Stop by Paul's Pub - my little hangout on Facebook.

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7296144].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Inspired, Inc.
        Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

        Travis,That would defeat the purpose of portability.
        Right... Because that's the only advantage of tablet PCs against the actual PC, portability....

        I sold my tablet and got myself an Core i7 CPU and i've no regrets in doing that... now, my computer works really fast.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7306901].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Mitchell H
    PCs will be around for awhile but eventually phase out once technology can fully support tablets to accomplish more tasks
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7296155].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Ben Gordon
    Tablets are slowly converting into computers and getting more intelligent by the second. However, it's not going to fully replace a computer for quite a bit of time. The tasks you can accomplish on a computer (not to mention the simplicity) is much more than on a tablet. Tablets are made for doing everyday easy tasks such as checking your email, surfing the web, etc. But you'll have much trouble coding in it, testing stuff, and doing all the 'technical' stuff due to the lack of features. It's great for consumers and everyday people, but not yet sophisticated for internet marketers. In fact, when I saw the Windows 8 developer release, I was really upset to see that they had removed a ton of useful features and replaced them with useless ones! They are generally aiming for the regular everyday person who doesn't need to do much on a computer. However they're leaving out the small minority of us. This has got to leave a lot for internet marketers to think about.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7296169].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author koolphoto
    I think the tablet is the future for many people. Desktop's will not be needed by most users. I even think laptops are overkill for many. Tablets are portable, have long battery life and easy to use. My father uses one. My nieces each have one. I am writing this post with one. I use a Motorola Xoom.

    Yes, I do have a desktop. But I use it less and less. I do much more with my MacBook Air. I design websites with it as well as write PHP code with the laptop.

    For everything else I use my tablet. I watch moves. Listen to music. Keep track and answer email. I even edit articles written in Word.

    Yes. desktops will be around at least for now for certain tasks but you just don't know what will happen in the future and I choose to keep an open mind.



    Posted from Warriorforum.com App for Android
    Signature

    My name is Ken Katz and I am a Web Designer and Photographer. My motto: "If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse." -Jim Rohn

    Celebrity Portrait Photgapher - My Photography Portfolio.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7296269].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author XenG
    PCs will live on. they'll get upgraded from time to time. I think people are drawn to tablets since they're portable and all. But, PCs are still most useful for people at work. I work full time online and I can't imagine using a tab for like 8 long hours.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7296292].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author erinn
    PCs are dying out. Tablets!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7296383].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Well we certainly need to make some of our promotion videos accessible to those devices however can you ever imagine WORKING from a tablet? No thanks... I use 2 hp2335 screens and a normal size keyboard so a tablet surely isn't going to cut it for the work I need to get done. Same with offices... Do you think offices are going to go to the tablet? Not on your life...

    Tablets are for people who just want to surf the internet and be connected because it's cool. Nothing wring with that, but for serious online entrepreneurs they will still be using home computers.

    Heck, even laptops are hard to work from... But hey tablet sales have risen because it's cool to put that much technology into something so small. It;s for the "me to" crowd, not a serious internet marketer...

    Just sayin' but tablets won't work for my business.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7296514].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author fin
      Originally Posted by Mike Hill View Post


      Heck, even laptops are hard to work from... But hey tablet sales have risen because it's cool to put that much technology into something so small. It;s for the "me to" crowd, not a serious internet marketer...
      I think there's going to be people running million-dollar businesses from a tablet, while some people make a decent wage on a desktop.

      Then you'll have people who run million-dollar businesses on a desktop, while some people make a decent wage on a tablet.

      You might argue that serious people will use a desktop, but it's the most skilled people that make the money - not the most serious.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7296692].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author denysapu
    I think it's hard to divert all the work online using a tablet. Unless just to check work, shopping, or other small things.
    I will continue to use a laptop or PC to work, or my eyes will hurt.
    Signature

    Don't worry be happy!

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7296710].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author K Mec
    every device has its own purpose. Tablets are not meant for official works.
    I feel pcs are better for day to day works. I will prefer desktops over tablets and laptops. But cant say what will the future of computing...
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7296750].message }}
  • Replace the computer no but maybe they have a place to fill a gap whatever gap this is I dont know, the thing is these days phones are getting bigger for example the galaxy note these sizes are not far from the tablet size so I just think if that's the case whats the point.

    As for the ipad though I believe many people buy it just because its Apple there are many Apple fanboys/fangirls that are complete sheep sometimes its a wonder how they get dressed in a morning making the decision what to wear I mean with these people Apple could sell a shiny turd stick an apple logo on it and it would sell.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7296806].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author markmatthews
    I agree and I believe that desktops are still very useful.
    Signature

    Skadoosh!

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297190].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Desktop computers are still practical and very useful for anyone. I get things done efficiently and fast on my desktop.

    Don't get me wrong, I love tablets as well as it affords you more flexibility and mobility to do work-related stuff or simply have fun wherever you are.
    Signature

    >>>Get your websites ACTUALLY ranked by checking these out: Quantum SEO Labs, Home Page Link Building & SERP Ability. Want to get rid of negative listings? Check out Reputation Enhancer.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297318].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author markmatthews
    I agree, they are not the hot thing right now but they are still very useful indeed.
    Signature

    Skadoosh!

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297341].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Some good posts here. As the OP, I'm trying to get at though is:

    People are buying tablets in massive numbers. Mobile computing is going crazy. So are YOU making products and services for tablets and other devices?
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297380].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Rocketboy
    You can build your own PC so easy.
    To build a laptop is a pain, and to build your own tablet is out of the question.
    A PC will not die nor will tablets, they play different roles. PC's didn't die when laptops became popular.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297823].message }}
  • {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297916].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Go4DBest
    For me, tablets are just luxury. Computer desktops are necessity.

    I don't think PC will be dead anytime soon. On other hand, we just don't what happens next and technology is evolving so fast.
    Signature
    We setup and design wordpress sites using the Divi theme for roughly 200 USD. Let's talk.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7297958].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author fin
    Daniel,

    This isn't really anything to do with the conversation because you like a big screen, but apparently Apple got a patent for some sort of futuristic pen.

    I can't remember what it has, but basically you can use it to design anything. It should be available with a future iPad.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7298035].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Originally Posted by fin View Post

      Daniel,

      This isn't really anything to do with the conversation because you like a big screen, but apparently Apple got a patent for some sort of futuristic pen.

      I can't remember what it has, but basically you can use it to design anything. It should be available with a future iPad.

      A pen is definately going to be a lot more practical for design related work.

      Admitedly though, I've always been one for using a mouse. A pen would be another skill to learn.

      Despite being in the design industry for many years and despite wanting to master it I didn't ever get into graphics tablets neither, though I did make the effort to try it!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7298053].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author webproishere
    I'm old school. I have been doing IM since 97 but on the web since the late 80's !!! Remember BBS guys ? Zmodem and all that crap (which wasn't internet in a way)

    I will have a hard time to adapt to it hehehehehehe (now where did i put my viagra pills damn it)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7298087].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Tim_Carter
    Actually I could (and have on occasion) turn my 7 inch Android Tablet into a desktop.

    I can attach a USB or Bluetooth Keyboard / mouse..
    I can attach my monitor via the HDMI port
    I can attach my external hard drive via usb
    Plus Google Drive and other cloud storage is available.

    Android has an accessible file system (files and folders).
    I have a free and full office program on it that creates MS Office compatible files.
    Lots of other apps that could replace most of what I do.

    So I could do a lot of my day to day stuff. But then I am not using it as a tablet. I just can't stand typing anything more than a short email on this thing.

    Plus I use a lot of Windows based programs. If I wasn't recording videos so much I probably could use it as my office machine if it was hooked in to the peripherals.

    (Another reason to choose Android - you aren't locked in and expansion is easy)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7299019].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I think that ultra-books will likely be successful, at least for a while.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7299142].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author JimDucharme
    I for one welcome our new overlords.

    I don't know about you, but I was getting tired of the giant ants anyway.

    Regards,
    jim
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7299163].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Damien Roche
    Hybrids are the future. Tablets are not. Touchscreens will *not* replace mice or mouse pads.

    I imagine a future where hybrids replace tablets, and they have attachable peripherals, even additional screens/devices. Then the hybrid becomes a more versatile laptop, and perhaps they can be attached to a hub-like device at home, which is what would replace your current desktop.

    Heck, external computers might become obsolete altogether in the future when we augment our brains with biotechnology. We'll be walking computers, constantly connected to the hive, and these 'physical' computers will be children's toys.
    Signature
    >> Seasoned Web Developer (CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby) <<
    Available for Fixed Fee Projects and Hourly ($40/hr)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7299447].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Mkcoy
    Man it's an exciting future isn't it?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7299506].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Christopherson
    I think labtop tablets will take the need. A keyboard is always needed, and a good working operating system.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7306914].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author zakizarifah
    My like to have a little fusion.


    For doing the working process.
    2 CPU.
    6 Monitor.
    1 wireless keyboard
    1 mouse

    AND

    1 Tablet
    For taking/writing note which I can print or listening to my seminar where ever I go.

    My Complete Working Station.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7308581].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Inspired, Inc.
      Originally Posted by zakizarifah View Post

      My like to have a little fusion.


      For doing the working process.
      2 CPU.
      6 Monitor.
      1 wireless keyboard
      1 mouse

      AND

      1 Tablet
      For taking/writing note which I can print or listening to my seminar where ever I go.

      My Complete Working Station.
      just wondering how big all 6 screens are and if they're all working at the same time... lol
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7308707].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        I've got 12 monitors arranged in a circle.

        I crawl under the table and sit in the middle.

        Sometimes I set up a 360 panorama and switch off the lights to pretend I'm in a UFO....
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7308984].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author azmanar
          Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

          I've got 12 monitors arranged in a circle.

          I crawl under the table and sit in the middle.

          Sometimes I set up a 360 panorama and switch off the lights to pretend I'm in a UFO....
          lol... Daniels.

          Reminds me of work at the TV station, where we have at least 16 monitors at the Conti Suite.

          Some monitors are for News Studios and Talkshow Studios. Some monitors for playbacks. Some monitors for commercials. Some monitors for graphics overlay and some for scrollers. One monitor is for the big large clock synced against a time benchmark.

          And we have monitors to MONITOR competing TV stations. To laugh at when they fumbled, and they fumbled a lot.

          But the most important monitor to focus on is only ONE - the output we relay to broadcast towers and then to millions of home.

          Are you doing some sort of Live Online TV - stuff for financials and stocks?
          Signature
          === >>> Tomorrow Should Be Better Than Today

          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7309079].message }}
          • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
            Originally Posted by azmanar View Post


            Are you doing some sort of Live Online TV - stuff for financials and stocks?
            Nooo, I wasn't serious.

            I'm a one monitor man!

            Bare necessity is the way foward!
            {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7309194].message }}
            • Profile picture of the author azmanar
              Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

              Nooo, I wasn't serious.

              I'm a one monitor man!

              Bare necessity is the way foward!
              Hahahah ... you got me !

              I'm totally in love with my current laptop of 4 years. Very stable and loyal. It helped me made substantial amounts for the passed years.

              Acquired an android tablet early this year for the heck of not getting outdated. Most of the time I use it as a planner, watch movies while travelling and as my pocket translator in China. Sometimes use it to assess web designs. Otherwise it stays idle in my bag.

              Need time to develop enough trust on these small things to do big things.
              Signature
              === >>> Tomorrow Should Be Better Than Today

              {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7309781].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author zakizarifah
        Originally Posted by Travis O View Post

        just wondering how big all 6 screens are and if they're all working at the same time... lol

        Hi Travis

        Something like this.



        I still can't decided what size the monitor will be YET.

        3) Three monitor for me to do keywords research. ( two of which for software running ) one more google keywords tool

        1) One monitor for me to communicate to my V.A thru. email

        1) One for monitor for Warrior forum.

        1) One for me to surf bookmarks site that I have bookmark the previous day. If I have finish going that I like to look at property which I like to buy and invest in.


        Well all this is my plan for my IM business.
        Which I tend to get before 31/12/2013.

        Or maybe earlier IF someone kind enought to buy to me. LOL
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7313751].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author zakizarifah
        Originally Posted by Travis O View Post

        just wondering how big all 6 screens are and if they're all working at the same time... lol
        I forgot about to mention about the tablet.

        I used it to listen to the lesson or write note during / as I used my PC.

        That I can bring to to anyway I want.

        Well this is how I like to used PC and tablet anyway
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7313797].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author igorGriffiths
        Having used a laptop for years and switched back to a desktop for the extra processing power needed for video rendering, the important question really is not what we use but what our customers will be using.

        I can see the justification for using tablets at seminars and delivering presentations to clients but for most day to day tasks, is the effort required to adjust worth it.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7316957].message }}
  • For the standard user, desktop PCs are dead. Powerful and affordable laptops took over most of homes.

    Tablets? I still think they're glorified toys (couch internet surfers, casual emails, etc).
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7309150].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Tablets are toys?

    Lol!

    My local supermarket has now equipped some of its staff with tablets. Anyone who is basing their income on desktop PCs is gonna have a rude awakening I think.

    I think I need to get into mobile development.
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7309294].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Originally Posted by brettb View Post

      My local supermarket has now equipped some of its staff with tablets. Anyone who is basing their income on desktop PCs is gonna have a rude awakening I think.
      There's plenty of people / businesses operating quite swimmingly without having to even consider touching upon the mobile market.

      The market simply represents greater oppotunity for some.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7309392].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Anton543
    I have a tablet but find I cannot do serious work on it. I initially bought with the intention of doing some work on it besides entertainment, but I find the only real use is browsing and watching videos. Anytime I am doing work like typing, editing my sites, or anything else serious, it always the desktop or laptop. I find tablets cumbersome to do anything productive, but its great for watching movies in HD or the odd Youtube video.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7310007].message }}
    • Originally Posted by Anton543 View Post

      I have a tablet but find I cannot do serious work on it. I find tablets cumbersome to do anything productive, but its great for watching movies in HD or the odd Youtube video.
      I totally agree. Tablets are OK for YouTube, an odd email, a skype chat, and lazy internet browsing from bed, but that's about it. You cannot really do any serious work on it.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7311666].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author David Keith
        Originally Posted by Anonymous Affiliate View Post

        I totally agree. Tablets are OK for YouTube, an odd email, a skype chat, and lazy internet browsing from bed, but that's about it. You cannot really do any serious work on it.
        Ok, I work almost exclusively from my ipad. What tasks exactly that make you money can you do from a pc that I can't do from my ipad?

        And please don't talk about typing speed. I am sure there are folks who type faster than me, but I am at about 75ish on ipad and 80ish on normal pc keyboard. virtually no difference.

        And I am not trying to argue, but I am curious what "money" tasks people are doing that the ipad or other tablets can't do.

        sure when on my pc, i end up with 50+ windows open. Thats not easy on the ipad, but it also doesn't make me money

        outside of hardcore programming or serious image/video editing, I have found nothing that i can't do on an ipad at almost the exact same speed.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7311696].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
          David,

          Maybe you could share a list of some of the apps you've found most useful.

          If you know of a decent text editor with more features than a pen and paper, that would be handy. Hard line wraps would be a big plus for me. And if there's a replacement for the dreadful piece of app the iPad calls an emailer, I'd be all ears.


          Paul
          Signature
          .
          Stop by Paul's Pub - my little hangout on Facebook.

          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7312338].message }}
          • Profile picture of the author David Keith
            Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

            David,

            Maybe you could share a list of some of the apps you've found most useful.

            If you know of a decent text editor with more features than a pen and paper, that would be handy. Hard line wraps would be a big plus for me. And if there's a replacement for the dreadful piece of app the iPad calls an emailer, I'd be all ears.


            Paul

            I would be more than happy to do that Paul.

            For plain text i use "itext pad" i think it was like a $3 app. it does support word wrap, but their setting for it is kinda weird. I am assuming you are thinking about formatting your newsletter? Their setting goes from 100-700 i think which roughly equals 10-70 characters.

            but probably the easiest way i do it is to use "office hd" and to save one file as a template with the margins setup where i want them. then i just use that for my template. "office hd" is a more expensive app, but it does a lot of other stuff too.

            As for mail, I have my email address all setup to go through one of 2 gmail address that both have about 1.7 million filters setup to organize all the incoming mail into folders. I can actually use the normal mail system fairly easily although i also use a couple that are setup for gmail/google services.

            But for me the key to handling the tremendous amount of email is setting up filters so i don't ever have to manage email on my tablet the way most do on their pc.

            I also use a kayako app that integrates with their help desk pretty well. I can do 95% of the support stuff from that app which obviously helps to organize and cut down on email.

            i run an app called teamworkpm that again corresponds to the online service to keeps all the project management stuff going. i still outsource via other sites like odesk and fiverr, but once i find someone decent, i insist they get into my teamworkpm system so i can give them more work there. Once they find out i will pay, most like that anyway because they save on fees.

            i have about 3 more pages of apps to do pretty much anything you want so feel free to ask more questions.
            {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7312883].message }}
            • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
              David,

              Thanks. I'll check out Office HD. I have a bunch of related products, but nothing so far does text the way a good text editor does it. I've been spoiled by NoteTab Pro and UltraEdit.

              I doubt I'll ever find an MUA for a tablet that doesn't seem like garbage. I've gotten used to Pegasus Mail, which is a very powerful emailer, and anything much short of that would feel like cheating. For a tablet, I'd be happy with something that could even properly reflow paragraphs... I do almost all my email with inline responses.

              Much as I hate the thought, I probably need to revisit GMail as a portable option. At least for non-critical communication.

              Using a help desk is a great tip that I'd forgotten. I have one set up largely for this purpose, but also to cut down on spam filter issues.

              There are plenty of productivity and creativity apps. (DocsToGo is pretty solid.) It's the basic stuff I really depend on, though, that's harder to find. I'm still more comfortable using Pine than the piece of app the iPads pass off as an emailer...

              Hmmm... Pine might be the way to go. Got any recommendations for an SSH app?


              Paul
              Signature
              .
              Stop by Paul's Pub - my little hangout on Facebook.

              {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7314044].message }}
          • Profile picture of the author Plugin Profits
            For myself having spent 6 months traveling with only an iPad I'd say the apps I have found the most essential to work in my IM business have been:


            1) Pages

            Totally required for any serious writing and formatting of books, newsletters or anything. It's not as detailed and advanced as the PC version, though close. I wrote several 80+ page Ebooks on it. Greatest downside though are adding photos to it, cause there is no option to compress them when you publish so it has the tendency to create too large of file sizes. It also sucks with screenshots which I used a lot of cause after you crop the screenshot in the photo app and then import that into pages, it doesn't keep the crops and displays the original. So you have to take another screenshot of the cropped one to use it. Annoying.


            2) WinZip or FastZip

            Pretty essential for unzipping downloaded zip files or zipping them to upload.


            3) iUploader

            Can't really live without this one! Almost all sites that have an upload button to search your PC to upload a file don't work on the iPad. Though if you go to the site from the iUploader browser they suddenly work and you can search for files and upload them to the site.


            4) Sharefile

            This is an app that comes with a service for file sharing. It's free the first month and then charges. Though it's the best I found for the iPad for easily uploading of files to their server and sharing the download links with others.


            5) iFileConvertor

            Converts most file types to other file types.


            6) Paypal

            How could you do business without the PayPal app? The best feature of this app are the push notifications of whenever you get a payment come in it rolls over a notice of at the top of your screen showing the amount and from whom. Great when you have a launch and start seeing it turn over every few minutes!


            7) SKYPE

            Of course, super essential! Great for chating or even calling reg phones.


            8) Wordpress App

            Great for creating, updating and editing your blog posts.


            9) Dropbox

            Another very essential app for backing up your data and syncing it or just keeping it on there so you don't use as much space on your iPad. Works very quickly to see your files and upload/download them as if they're on your iPad.

            10) N+otes

            Great note app that is very organized with folders and lists of notes.


            11) Of course all the social media apps. Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, etc.


            12) GetResponse app

            Can only write text only emails in the app, though it's much faster than their site to write an email and send it to my list!


            13) Of course all my other banking apps to manage my accounts.


            14) Gotomeeting and Anymeetng app

            For keeping up with the webinars and meetings etc.
            {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8223194].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author Tim_Carter
          Originally Posted by David Keith View Post

          Ok, I work almost exclusively from my ipad. What tasks exactly that make you money can you do from a pc that I can't do from my ipad?

          And please don't talk about typing speed. I am sure there are folks who type faster than me, but I am at about 75ish on ipad and 80ish on normal pc keyboard. virtually no difference.

          I think you are in the minority here David.

          Unless I were to hook a real keyboard to it I just can't do much with the virtual keyboard. Also having to hold the thing all the time while doing typing and other things becomes awkward. I have tried it.

          I couldn't see typing up a huge document as I find a short email is all I can stand to do on it.

          As I posted earlier I can essentially turn my Android tablet into a desktop. But then why not just use my desktop? It has many advantages.

          Glad it works for you, but it won't for many. It will for some if they can handle the virtual keyboard and like working on it.
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7313301].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author Anton543
          Originally Posted by David Keith View Post

          Ok, I work almost exclusively from my ipad. What tasks exactly that make you money can you do from a pc that I can't do from my ipad?

          And please don't talk about typing speed. I am sure there are folks who type faster than me, but I am at about 75ish on ipad and 80ish on normal pc keyboard. virtually no difference.

          And I am not trying to argue, but I am curious what "money" tasks people are doing that the ipad or other tablets can't do.

          sure when on my pc, i end up with 50+ windows open. Thats not easy on the ipad, but it also doesn't make me money

          outside of hardcore programming or serious image/video editing, I have found nothing that i can't do on an ipad at almost the exact same speed.
          Yes you can do those things, but people who do those things usually do so with the aid of an attached physical keyboard or connecting the tablet to a bigger screen. If you are going to do those things you are essentially transforming it into a desktop/laptop anyway.

          I have tried to use my tablet a few times to update/manage my sites and it just didn't feel good. Its OK for checking traffic and earnings stats, but not for doing anything deeper and technical. It felt sow, the smaller screen also didn't help.

          As someone else mentioned, its great for bedtime browsing/watching videos. I love watching old clips of Jerry Springer while resting (one of my weird and guilty pleasures). Its so funny how people can humiliate themselves as they did on that show in front of the nation.

          I suppose if you want to work away from home and don't wish to carry a laptop, then the tablet can come in handy.

          But one great thing about iPad is that it never slows down and always virus free.
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7314212].message }}
          • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
            The true test would be to lock a capable person in a room with a tablet and see how long it would take them to put together a system from stone cold to generate money, as opposed to simply orchestrating a system which has previously been set up by others means....

            To keep test conditions fair, any work that's outsourced can also only be done on a tablet.....by persons also locked in rooms.

            "Locked in a room" being an apt metaphor for exactly how I'd feel trying to do my day to day business on a cheeseboard.
            {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7314259].message }}
            • Profile picture of the author David Keith
              Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

              The true test would be to lock a capable person in a room with a tablet and see how long it would take them to put together a system from stone cold to generate money, as opposed to simply orchestrating a system which has previously been set up by others means....

              To keep test conditions fair, any work that's outsourced can also only be done on a tablet.....by persons also locked in rooms.

              "Locked in a room" being an apt metaphor for exactly how I'd feel trying to do my day to day business on a cheeseboard.
              First of all, this is not a tablet only vs pc only argument. It is more about can tablets replace a pc for the vast majority of tasks. And having done so, i say yes they can.

              as to your scenario. I can build squeeze pages, setup a php footer with all the tracking stuff, setup an email list and optin form, ftp the whole thing to a new server setup, in something around 1 hour on my tablet.

              There are several apps to do this via WP, but i am talking about hard coding html from scratch.

              Now i would outsource the ecover and that can be done on tablet, but as of now, i don't know of any decent software to do that via tablet...the market for that would just be way to small at this point in the game.
              {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7314899].message }}
            • Profile picture of the author fin
              Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

              The true test would be to lock a capable person in a room with a tablet and see how long it would take them to put together a system from stone cold to generate money, as opposed to simply orchestrating a system which has previously been set up by others means....

              To keep test conditions fair, any work that's outsourced can also only be done on a tablet.....by persons also locked in rooms.

              "Locked in a room" being an apt metaphor for exactly how I'd feel trying to do my day to day business on a cheeseboard.
              What about if you let them out to go traveling for a few months. They will get very lonely being locked in a room.

              The tablet guy gets to take his tablet around the world with him.

              The PC guy has to take his PC with him.
              {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7315254].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author kohorn
    Tablets are a new toy and are far too weak for what we need as internet marketers. Hell, I run three big screens and could not do what i do on a squeeze box.

    Mobile is the future if you are mobile, tablets are the future if you are lounging but desktops are the grunt providers for real productivity.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7310372].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
    Banned
    There is no chance in hell someone can do any actual work on a tablet, it just can't happen. Laptops, PCs, and workstations in general will always be around.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7310732].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author bigdaleln
    I will be using my PC for a long time. Laptop and ipads make it hard for me to type
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7310761].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author MrDay
    Tablets are popular amongst the youngsters, but not really with the people who actually spend money online.
    Signature

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7310834].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author wlasikiewicz
    Tablets are the future, PCs are only going to be used in the office, everyone i know has a tablet of some sort. Everyone is connected to the Internet these days.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7310843].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author marcromero
    I still use a laptop...although it is a little outdated lol honestly though I may use a tablet more for the fun stuff but will always stick to the laptop for working. So now that I read what I just wrote yeah we do need to start monetizing the tablets because most money is made when people are entertained or having fun!!!!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7310964].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author patsfan
    PC's will be around for the foreseeable future. My tablet is pretty much worthless productivity-wise besides simple browsing.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7312541].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Darren Money
    I have all three (PC, laptop and tablet). All are great quality products, but my tablet is treated more like Kindle than anything. It sits on a table all day until it comes time for bed when I want to read. For daily use is the laptop. For graphics and such, I use the desktop. Each one has it's own purpose for me and don't see any of them really going away...oh yeah, and then there's the phone with all of it's apps.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7312948].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Alex Greene
    Still now, desktop PC's are the best to me. Because they are much more stronger than other devices and able to take more load than others. Also it is cheaper than laptops and tablets. Any new trends will create a craze among the consumers. That doesn't mean the others will be vanished from the market.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7313448].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Chips Fletcher
    There is no way we could run our dog clothes store from a tablet - pc is our main asset
    Signature
    Dog Clothes UK
    Dog Coats UK

    Chips Fletcher from Pawpoint
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7313803].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Originally Posted by David Keith View Post

      And I am not trying to argue, but I am curious what "money" tasks people are doing that the ipad or other tablets can't do.
      Originally Posted by David Braybrooke View Post

      I do just about everything I need to off my new iPad .. (just wanted to get the branding right there.).
      Clearly I needed you guys to do my tax return on your tablets when I was on my PC yesterday up to my eyes in spreadsheets and about 20 other websites calculating my incomings and outgoings!

      I'll have to watch out for the app!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7313842].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author David Keith
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        Clearly I needed you guys to do my tax return on your tablets when I was on my PC yesterday up to my eyes in spreadsheets and about 20 other websites calculating my incomings and outgoings!

        I'll have to watch out for the app!
        When you do move to a tablet nearly full time, you do have to change the way you do things. but honestly, I was forced to be more organized and automate lots of things that used to time on the pc.

        End of year taxes are a bit of a pain on a tablet if you have a ton going as i and others do. But normal monthly sales/employee taxes are really not that big of a deal if you have a proper system in place.

        The problem most have with tablets is that they wont just plugin to your current system and work as well as a pc. You do have to make a conscious effort to adapt your system to work the way a tablet works.

        But for me, the difference was more like adapting your business to run from mac rather than pc than anything. You just have to find all the little apps and stuff that make your daily work possible.

        Plus with 4g now, i can connect remotely to my desktop pc from anywhere and it is very usable...not like the old super choppy versions.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7314874].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author artion
    Signature

    whats up

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7313861].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Valdor Kiebach
    Hopefully average joe will move onto tablet and leave the only people buying PC's developers and gamers. This will allow even HTML developers to start charging more for their service as Mr and Mrs tablet only owner will not have a clue about developing anything as they will be more accustomed to being an end user.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7314099].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author CyberSEO
    Tablets are tablets. Computers are computers. Can't see any conflict there. It's like to say beef is dead, long live seafood.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7314884].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by CyberSEO View Post

      Tablets are tablets. Computers are computers. Can't see any conflict there. It's like to say beef is dead, long live seafood.
      ... and tablets ARE computers. They just have a different form factor (and operating system than Desktop computers.

      On another note...

      What if laptops were never invented? What if there were just tablets and desktop computers?

      I bet somebody would come along and invent the Laptop Computer and people would be raving about it. They'd be ditching their tablets left and right, instead using the new Laptop Computers with built in physical keyboards that fold up!

      Tablets are crippled computers IMO. Their advantage in portability is minimal now compared to the newest ultrabook laptops. What's the great advantage of a tablet now?
      Signature

      :)

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7315357].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Mkcoy
        Originally Posted by mojojuju View Post

        What if laptops were never invented? What if there were just tablets and desktop computers?

        I bet somebody would come along and invent the Laptop Computer and people would be raving about it. They'd be ditching their tablets left and right, instead using the new Laptop Computers with built in physical keyboards that fold up!

        Tablets are crippled computers IMO. Their advantage in portability is minimal now compared to the newest ultrabook laptops. What's the great advantage of a tablet now?
        Actually, I'd doubt that. If tablets were around before PC's/Laptops. Why would we want to be confined to the corner of a room for when we could walk around freely. Sorry but they'll never catch on! lol

        I wouldn't say tablets are crippled computers though. That's not really fair on crippled people. Sure they've got some catching up to do because there are some things you simply CANNOT do. But they will get there.

        One day there will be no such thing as a hardware computer! Everything will be merged electronically with our brains and be powered by our kinetic energy.

        Kinda like a kinetic watch.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7315531].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
          Originally Posted by Mkcoy View Post

          I wouldn't say tablets are crippled computers though.
          That's true, they don't like being called crippled. Their preferred term is "differently abled". That's the term to use when you want to be politically correct; otherwise known as "PC".
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7316335].message }}
  • May be a little bit off-topic but....

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7315115].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
    I hear email marketing is dead too; in fact I heard that a few years ago. Except that it's the bread and butter of six, seven, and eight figure earners.

    I like tablets for the size and nice look, but where do you put it while you're sitting in an easy chair, watching a webinar with your hands occupied with food and drink? You need a holder, right?

    I've got the perfect holder idea: why not a hinged holder with a keyboard built in that fits nicely on your legs? Oh someone already invented it? It's called a laptop? Damn, all the best ideas are already taken!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7316311].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    The PC isn't going anywhere. It has the advantage of size. With a larger acceptable size comes more powerful components that take several years to size down for the tablets to use. Today's best tablets have processing speeds that PC's had nearly 10 years ago. Developers will never ignore the power advantage of the PC and consumers will always be hungry for whatever it is that PC has that tablets do not.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7316446].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author refermoneyus
    pc especially laptops will always be around. I remember my first purchase on a tablet to do business on. It didnt help me at all cause of the screen being small and its touch screen was very sensitive that i would click on something else that i didnt want to do. I believe tablets are good for personal use not business.
    Signature

    Read how i went from no money to making over $1000 a day. No experience necessary. Im paid daily.
    http://www.refermoneyus.blogspot.com

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7316667].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author MichaelYoung
    Everytime I hear something is "dead" it's never usually true for a long time after the call for its death.

    A tablet could never be as efficient as my MAC and 2 screens for organization and work.

    And fads are fads, will a tablet really be useful for people in business in comparison to a laptop? How about weight and stability?

    Will my customers use it? Yes, but most still use a computer. I'll be fine.
    Signature
    I Know You'd Love To See My Blog As Much As I Do So Check It Out! Click Here
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7316980].message }}
  • Not the death of PC's!
    I actually LOVE the idea of the new Dell Tablet/PC with windows on it

    I have tablet laptop and PC and tend to use the laptop the most with just the tablet as a business tool and for reading ebooks rather than everything else.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7317162].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author seoed
    I dont like tablet pcs or smartphones. This mini screen and the fact that
    you must use your fingers makes me mad. And working with those gadgets
    is almost not possible. Its extremely slow and makes no fun.

    Real business people still use desktop pcs or laptops, thats a sure thing.

    this tablet trend is just for those who simply want to go with the wave.
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7317636].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author David Keith
      Originally Posted by seoed View Post

      I dont like tablet pcs or smartphones. This mini screen and the fact that
      you must use your fingers makes me mad. And working with those gadgets
      is almost not possible. Its extremely slow and makes no fun.

      Real business people still use desktop pcs or laptops, thats a sure thing.

      this tablet trend is just for those who simply want to go with the wave.
      Most folks i run into think i run a real business and do pretty well at it working from a tablet nearly full time.

      just because you personally don't understand how it can be done doesn't at all make it not possible to do.

      You have to be carefully about making statements about what others are capable of based on your own limitations.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7317673].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Mkcoy
        Originally Posted by David Keith View Post

        You have to be carefully about making statements about what others are capable of based on your own limitations.
        Very true! Words to live by David, words to live by.

        If I know people, they like to limit you by their own capabilities! (or inabilities)

        People are very diverse and thank God so! Imagine if everyone shared the same opinion!

        We'd all be stuck at our PC desks.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7352034].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    I still use my laptop at home, but I agree that tablets are definiately the way forward. I love going to Costa and browsing on my tablet, it's much easier than a laptop.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7352068].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author savvy linguist
    Wow, this is one of the most hot topics here in WF.

    Here's my take, if you can have the 3, why not? So far, I am enjoying my laptop hooked up with 1 external monitor and hopefully, I could add 2 more external monitors.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7353804].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Aweinerws
    Someone has said that tablets are for gaming and not for programming. However, with a good keyboard it can be done.

    It is also necessary to check whether you can compile codes in your tablet, i.e. something like gcc included with iOS or android.

    Event tablets are use to promote education. You can have a quick look in the following post, the link I am sharing here.

    http://mobilewebcmsws.quora.com/Fun-...-for-Education
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8220648].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Wake me up when I can do some SERIOUS work on my tablet. I love it for lounging around. But when it's time to work, I'm in my office on the desktop. Or bringing my laptop somewhere.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8220652].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Social App Zone
    Try doing software development or graphics design on anything but a good P.C. Tablets are great for cute game and social networking.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8220709].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    You will take my Desktop PC out of my cold, dead hands only.
    Signature
    Free Special Report on Mindset - Level Up with Positive Thinking
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8221602].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author avajo71
    As long as tablet have no ALL functionality and performances PC's got, then it will never be able to erase PC from this world.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8222543].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author GuruGazette
    As someone who has run on a Tablet PC since 05/06, I've always found this discussion amusing. My first tablet ran Windows Vista. My current one started with Win 7 and is currently on Win 8 Pro. Full-fledged OS, software, USB, card reader, video out, fingerprint scanner, etc plus touch *and* pen stylus for real handwriting.

    Tablet PCs have been around on the business side for over 10 years.

    The ipads look not much better than internet kiosk toys in comparison from my perspective.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8223013].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author JimDucharme
    The biggest thing about smartphones and tablets is that when technology travels, everything changes. When people no longer have to sacrifice time at the alter of the desktop, how will they apply technology in that new found time at hand? The message fundementally changes when people change how they are interacting with their technology.

    Regards,
    jim
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8232413].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by JimDucharme View Post

      The biggest thing about smartphones and tablets is that when technology travels, everything changes. When people no longer have to sacrifice time at the alter of the desktop, how will they apply technology in that new found time at hand? The message fundementally changes when people change how they are interacting with their technology.

      Regards,
      jim

      I cannot wait to hire robots to do my work, and listen to the wife tell me to pick my dirty underwear off the floor and actually do that. Comon tablets speed it up a bit. LOL. :p
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8232503].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author JimDucharme
        Originally Posted by celente View Post

        I cannot wait to hire robots to do my work, and listen to the wife tell me to pick my dirty underwear off the floor and actually do that. Comon tablets speed it up a bit. LOL. :p
        Even robots won't pick up my dirty shorts off the floor. I think that was Asimov's 4th law of robotics.

        Regards,
        jim
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8232582].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Try doing any serious coding on a tablet.

    No thanks.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8235850].message }}
    • Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

      Try doing any serious coding on a tablet.

      No thanks.
      Not just coding: what about Photoshop'ing, video editing, web designing, multi-tasking or pretty much any serious content creation... cumbersome opinion at best.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8235944].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author TrafficTrader
        Originally Posted by Anonymous Affiliate View Post

        Not just coding: what about Photoshop'ing, video editing, web designing, multi-tasking or pretty much any serious content creation... cumbersome opinion at best.
        Futures or stock trading too.

        But its amazing how many tablets I see on the floor of the Exchanges
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8237008].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author joaquin112
    The trend is that more and more people use tablets / phones to surf the web. However, those same people also use PCs for other tasks. Therefore, all of this new technology is just diversifying the way people access the web, not actually replacing it.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8235959].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author spa3212
    I don't think tablets can beat computer, I think tablets are being used mainly by kids, girls and non working women and they are using it for time pass only, but when it comes to do work only desktop or laptop comes in the mind we can't compare usability and speed of computers with that of tablets just an example writing a letter of 200 words merely took 5-7min computer if your typing is bad but same person may took more than 20mins on a tablets, so small screen or small tiny products just can't be compared with computer in terms of usability and work..I have tablet for my 3year kid yes he loves playing on it and his favorite app is baby Bus
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8236081].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      I disagree - computers will never be dead.

      in my opinion the bigger screen you have to view stuff online- the better

      but - to each their own- if you like your tablet- good for you!
      Signature
      ---------------
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8236455].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author TrafficTrader
    The tablet is definitely growing in popularity. And yes, marketers need to take that in to account in many different ways.

    We are just in the process of reprogramming the algo on our ad exchange so we can target just tablets, and/or pcs and/or smart phones for digi ad campaigns.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8237000].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author MKCookins
    Basically as many other people have stated...

    Computer are not going anywhere anytime soon. Tablets while useful being able to carry and use practically anywhere doesn't have everything you need to run a successful online business.

    For me an online business goes as

    Desktop Computer
    Laptop
    Ipad
    Iphone

    The way technology is advancing though -- who knows what it may be like in 5-10 years time.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[8237654].message }}

Trending Topics