Comments on: Apple Becomes Leading PC Vendor, According to Canalys http://techgage.com/news/apple-becomes-leading-pc-vendor-according-to-canalys/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:03:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/apple-becomes-leading-pc-vendor-according-to-canalys/#comment-816 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:54:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=18446#comment-816 I couldn’t agree more on all those points. “Tablet PC” does seem fair.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/apple-becomes-leading-pc-vendor-according-to-canalys/#comment-815 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:53:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=18446#comment-815 I don’t remember a time when notebooks were not considered PCs, but it might just be because I didn’t pay attention. Regardless, there’s just no logic there. Notebooks were not PCs, but now they are. Tablets were not PCs, but now they are. And just because of the passage of time, smartphones are eventually going to become PCs? Seems a bit strange.

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By: Marfig http://techgage.com/news/apple-becomes-leading-pc-vendor-according-to-canalys/#comment-807 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:06:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=18446#comment-807 I’m not too hangup on this definition. I’m with Steve Jobs on this one.

From a functional point of view, the tablet isn’t exactly a general purpose computing device. That’s what distinguishes it from a personal computer. For the consumer market it may appear so; I can play games, browse the web, or run productivity applications. But a tablet can’t really act as a server device, or be used for developing software, for instance.

Now, with the right software and a keyboard device we can indeed use a tablet for those functions. But in doing so we are altering the device form factor (its intended design and geometry) to a new function. This is in contrast with a personal computer which doesn’t have to experience a change to what we perceive as its form factor in order to perform any of its general purpose functions.

This is why I’m more in agreement with the term Tablet PC. It offers the notion there are definitely personal personal computer capabilities in any tablet (assuming a general purpose operating system can reside within), while at the same time makes it clear the device is however a subset of the personal computer. Either that or simply define tablets in their own new family of computing devices.

If I see a sales figure that offers me a grand total, but lets me read the PCs and Tablet PCs partials, I won’t complain. In any case, I’m pretty sure that’s precisely what happens behind closed doors. The public will see instead whatever works at the time to make it a sales pitch.

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By: e550mercedes http://techgage.com/news/apple-becomes-leading-pc-vendor-according-to-canalys/#comment-793 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 23:25:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=18446#comment-793 At one point, if you remember, laptops were also considered to be non-PCs for a while. Now that tablets are consider PC’s, so I guess smart phones are next. Nonetheless Apple is doomed, doomed I tell you:

http://blogs.computerworld.com/mac-os-x/21744/five-reasons-apple-doomed-doomed-doomed

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