Tablets Cannibalize Netbooks, says ABI Research

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del35

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I have a tablet, a netbook, a superb adroid phone, and a laptop, as well as a home build desktop. Let me be honest, I see no reason why tablet would cannibalize a netbook. I find that I use all these devices in different ways. Do I use my netbook as much as before? No. But I also would not use my phone or tablet for a session that involved large amount of writing. All these devices have different uses. If I had to say which are my most important devices I would list them in this order: smartphone, netbook, laptop, desktop, tablet. I should add that I could do without the tablet but not without my desktop, or laptop. The desktop remains a place for serious, very serious work. I simply cant imagine doing serious editing or note taking with a tablet, something that can be done more efficiently with a netbook.

 

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I knew it's a Gruener article before I opened it - AGAIN.

I agree, but only to some extent. If a netbook is just your small portable entertainment center, tablet can replace it (Asus Transformer, for example). If you're using your netbook for portable "proper" OS (Windows/Linux) like I do, tablets won't cut it. I'd rather upgrade to a better netbook (just no Atom and no Fusion, gimme an i3/i5) than get a tablet :p
 

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Since I do a lot of typing, I rather have a netbook for a truly portable device. Tablets to me are devices that allow you to check Facebook while on the couch.
 

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I don't see tablets running Photoshop or playing SC2 anytime soon or being a typer (like others posted). Some netbooks can do all this.
Tablets where never ment be a contect creator, just a contect consumer. Very different animal.
my 2 cents
 

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I love my netbook. Could not live without it. 8 hours of battery life, and can type really really fast, and can place it on a crowded coffee table as I type away writing all over the place. Love sitting with it in the kitchen early in the morning as I am now; it takes a tiny bit of space leaving enough room for my coffee mug and phone. My tablet I take to the gym and place in on the treadmill while I work out, or I download pages that I read later while commuting ( prefer the larger screen of the netbook for longer reading sessions). My cell phone I carry with me and check things on the fly as I buzz in an out of places in crowded Manhattan. What do I always carry with me? My netbook and my super smart Android phone where I also house my music and many important files via a micro sd card; completely Apple-free here--thanks but not thanks Mr Jobs I prefer to hand over my extra money to good causes!!!! Why are people talking about the end of the netbook, or the end of the desktop? I could never live without my super powerful homebuilt desktop either, or without my laptop which is intended for more time demanding projects that involve a larger screen and longer sitting sessions... Sad to hear such misguided nonsense.

I compare talk of the death of the netbook or desktop over the tablet to people talking about: will shorts replace dress pants and jeans, or short sleeve shirts replace long sleeve shirts, or will t-shirts replace polo shirts, or will bathing suits be replaced by underwear? Grow up! All these things serve different functions.

 

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Weren't tablet PCs supposed to be the fusion of tablet and netbook? I get enough touchscreen action from my Android. I had a friend who bought their father an iPad. He had no clue what to do with it. Then he exchanged it for a Tablet PC. He fell in love with it. Could do tablet mode for browsing then switch to netbook mode for typing. Same price as the iPad too with better specs. I wish a manufacturer would push the marketing on those rather than feed into Tablet fever.
 

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Tablets are worthless for anything that requires actual productivity, if it doesn't have a serious (real) keyboard , it can be used for serious activity.
 

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[citation][nom]legacy7955[/nom]Tablets are worthless for anything that requires actual productivity, if it doesn't have a serious (real) keyboard , it can be used for serious activity.[/citation]
Add a keyboard to a tablet, and you get the best of both worlds... Except for x86 support, usually...
 

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[citation][nom]halcyon[/nom]Does anyone really still want netbooks?[/citation]
I want a small, sub 3lb, sub $300 fully x86 compatible laptop with excellent (8 hr+) battery life and a nice keyboard... So yeah...
 

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Frankly these studies do nothing useful for us. If I'm being paid big money just for popping out something like this I want to be a researcher too.
 

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[citation][nom]jacobdrj[/nom]I want a small, sub 3lb, sub $300 fully x86 compatible laptop with excellent (8 hr+) battery life and a nice keyboard... So yeah...[/citation]
You're probably in the minority since the performance on said plasticbook will be not so great.
 
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