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10”-Class Media Tablets Set to Extinct – Intel PC Group Chief.

Started by: linuxlowdown | Date 03/21/13 06:28:42 AM
Comments: 6 | Last Comment:  03/23/13 04:38:27 AM

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Intel wishes.... Intel wishes that there was a clear delineation of platforms so their ultrabook platform is able to get some traction amongst consumers. But 10" tablets are here to stay, particularly as CPUs get more efficient and a lighter battery can be installed making the device as light to handle as a book.
3 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 03/21/13 06:28:42 AM]
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I'm inclined to agree. Although improved portability might be a factor pushing some people towards smaller tablets, the main factor is more likely cost. It's quite likely that the larger form factors may get cheaper, as well as lighter. The inevitable arrival of foldable and/or rollable screens will change the landscape, albeit 2-5 years into the future.
0 0 [Posted by: mjv1121  | Date: 03/21/13 01:27:09 PM]

I opted for an Nexus 7 and could not be happier. My wife has an iPad3, it is not mobile enough for me. I carry the 7" everywhere, but not the iPad. It is a little big for the pant pocket but fitted.
0 0 [Posted by: Tukee44  | Date: 03/21/13 09:08:28 PM]

Wishful thinking by intel trying to convince ppl that ultrabooks with detachable screen is the way to go

And to think they pay these fools huge salaries, they really must think ppl are stupid
1 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 03/22/13 12:23:46 AM]

Another useless attempt at jawboning away the inevitable.

I seldom use my laptop any more and returned a Surface Pro as too heavy.

I love my Nexus 7 & 10. If Intel wants to be relevant, let them partner to create a smaller form factor for the tablet. The Nexus 10 measures 10-3/8" x 7" overall for an active screen size of 8-1/2" x 5-3/8".

I would pay a LOT more than current Asus prices for a slimmed down hi-res Nexus 8 (the new sweet spot for tabs, I think) with full HD, a quad processor, more RAM and 'real' USB3.

There's your future path, not rehashing tired form factors.
0 0 [Posted by: Wizwill  | Date: 03/22/13 06:04:46 AM]

Well... I have a Galaxy Note, it's quite small enough to carry around and not big enough to use as a home infotainment device. For the later (the home device) I would prefer a 10" screen - much more convenient for this usage scenario. Since it's home use only, the weight isn't an issue. The 7" or 8" wouldn't fit both - it's too big to carry outside and too small for decent home usage. So Intel is quite not right here.

That said, there is market for 7/8" devices - for people who don't want to have more than one device.
0 0 [Posted by: ano69  | Date: 03/23/13 04:38:27 AM]


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