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Tuesday, 14 June 2011 09:30

PCs will still be important claims Microsoft

Written by Nick Farell
microsoft

Tablets and mobiles are for consumers
Top Microsoft executive Orlando Ayala said that PCs will remain important even if there is growth in sales of tablet devices and mobile phones.

Talking to Bloomberg, Ayala said that more smartphones are going to come and continue to grow very fast. Tablets are going to grow too, but remember that this is sometimes too focused on the device and people should be focusing on the scenario.

He said that tablets were good for consuming content but were rubbish at producing it. PCs are actually good for mostly producing content.

Ayala said you will not see a person producing a large spreadsheet in a phone or in a tablet, but you will see them doing that on PC. He pointed out that Windows 7 already has 350 million users in less than a year and this means that the PC will continue to be very relevant, even though tablets and phones will continue to grow.


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+5 #1 Jurassic1024 2011-06-14 09:54
He said that tablets were good for consuming content but were rubbish at producing it.

Wow, this guy is smart.
 
 
0 #2 Warrior24_7 2011-06-14 10:42
Quoting Jurassic1024:
He said that tablets were good for consuming content but were rubbish at producing it.

Wow, this guy is smart.







He's a helluva lot smarter than you dumb@$$!
 
 
+11 #3 MrScary 2011-06-14 11:25
A troll confrontation, how funny :D , i would have never imagine this....

*Growwllllll* get out of my cave you troll, this place is mine.
 
 
+5 #4 Boomstick777 2011-06-14 13:32
Quoting MrScary:
A troll confrontation, how funny :D , i would have never imagine this....

*Growwllllll* get out of my cave you troll, this place is mine.






http://mattalltrades.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/troll1.jpg
 
 
+5 #5 jklauderdale 2011-06-14 14:01
PC: Personal Computer
Computer: An electronic device for storing and processing data

By definition; a tablet/smartphone remains a personal computer. In actuality, a smart phone is probably even MORE "personal" than your midsize tower. They simply won't replace our ATX towers in the near future for either gaming or workhorse needs. Yes, many gamers love their consoles but we wouldn't see the constant bickering between console and PC gamers if there wasn't a sizable community of PC gamers. I run most of my lighting scripts on my netbook and will be able to do so on my Transformer (waiting on Kal El), but I can't run Photoshop or play Rift on it.

cont'd...
 
 
+3 #6 jklauderdale 2011-06-14 14:02
Tablets will probably take over the visible computing services in the living room or beside the bed as remotes, ereaders, casual gaming and educational uses for kids. They're fine for people who are happy with streaming video or pictures of their grandkids. In short, tablets *ARE* PCs and are often the right tool for a number of jobs but NOT all of them.
 
 
+2 #7 Cartman 2011-06-14 20:43
Good morning tablets cant do half job PC can and i was weak at half
 
 
0 #8 jguernsey 2011-06-14 22:25
Quoting Cartman:
Good morning tablets cant do half job PC can and i was weak at half


You're dumb. You can't even put a sensible sentence togehter.
 
 
-2 #9 jklauderdale 2011-06-15 03:21
Quoting Cartman:
tablets cant do half job PC can and i was weak at half

Once again, a tablet IS (by definition) a PC and it's more than capable of doing half of what the AVERAGE consumer asks of their ATX tower. It's a matter of finding a niche or 3 that COULD be filled and then building a device to do so. In that sense, Asus and (...dare I say it?) Apple have both been quite successful. IMO; you're looking at it from a prosumer/gamer mindset, not from a (grand)parent who's simply looking for emails and photo updates.

If you're looking to play MWLL or C&C on a tablet, it's not gonna happen. If you're looking for youtube, email and Angry Birds while on the move then a tablet is all you need.
 
 
+1 #10 winterlude 2011-06-15 03:59
A convertible PC can do it all. I just hope that Ultrabooks will be convertible. A touch screen on a clamshell laptop isn't very functional unless the screen can open 180 degrees, or ideally, twist 180 degrees and lay flat on the keyboard, thus, a convertible PC.
 

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