Thursday, 7 February 2013

Where are we headed this year?

Last two years had seen the introduction of a new segment in electronics, the tablet. Initially the idea seemed stupid considering the fact that it is neither as portable as a mobile phone nor is it as functional as the laptop. Most of us are used to and are very comfortable with the windows OS. When we think about serious work, we definitely need a laptop. That's till last last year.

iPad as usual had captured a major market share and there are definitely a lot of apps for it. But it still cannot replace your laptop. For Only Mac lovers there was an option of a fully functional tablet PC developed by Modbook Inc., The Modbook Pro.What they did was, take your Mac, build a complete new chassis, added a Wacom pressure sensitive stylus and more importantly, runs Os X Mountain Lion. Here's the link to the website but before you hit the link, it costs you 3,499$.

http://www.modbook.com/



Last year with the entry of Microsoft into the tablet arena I was little positive about the outcome. The announcement of windows RT tablet was disappointing because it was just another tablet and none of the native windows apps work on it contrary to what they promised. The Microsoft Surface Pro on the other hand sounded very convincing and felt like a true replacement for the laptop. But is it quick enough considering the fact that most other major companies have announced and some of them already released their Pro tablets??

http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-us/surface-with-windows-8-pro/home



I couldn't wait longer and had purchased Acer Iconia w700 and it's definitely worth it. The packing is great and comes with a dock, bluetooth keyboard, a flip cover and looks exceptional. Boot time is greatly reduced and the new tiles interface is not so bad either. It's not totally bugless but so far I didn't see the need to take out my laptop.

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/series/iconiaw7



The best part is, it starts from 750$ roughly depending on the processor and I must say, it's definitely worth a try. 

Considering the fact that more people are using the internet on the mobile devices loately, will the trend of laptop being used for your business and work shift to tablet PCs or will it fail?? Only time will tell!.

Cheers,

Raghu

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