Saturday August 22, 2015

The Future Of The Tablet Is The PC

Well, duh. I’d say that the ideal goal of any device is to give you the power and productivity of a desktop PC, and tablets such as the Surface Pro owe their success to that very reason. I think it’s time to move on from the Android and iPad toys, which have proven to be stopgap solutions. Some would argue that the simplicity of these devices makes them relevant, but I feel that the power and customizability of a full OS allows for that and far more.

Today, these tablet-laptop hybrids -- which blend the mobility and touchscreen friendliness of a tablet with the capabilities of a PC -- are on track to becoming the fastest-growing computing category. Shipments of so-called 2-in-1 devices like Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 and the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, for example, are expected to grow almost fivefold this year.

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