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Will Tablets Takeover Laptops Sooner Than we Think?

Will Tablets Takeover Laptops Sooner Than we Think?

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ith the ipad’s phenomenal popularity, there’s no doubt that media tablets are strategically positioned to dominate the home computer market. With their touch screens, chameleon like qualities, and their ability to perform multiple tasks, people can reasonably predict that the tablet takeover might happen sooner than expected.

Tablets are quickly grabbing jobs away from PCs and laptops. Is this just a temporary thing? A mere flash in the pan? Or is it the dawning of the next generation of personal computers? Initially, the tablet would seemingly be utilized for media consumption only; however, due to the clever updates of programmers and natural multi-touch interfaces, tablets, specifically iPads, are evolving into gadgets their makers never thought of becoming.

To confirm this trend, Apple’s tablet computer, barely three years old is becoming an IT executive’s must-have item. For instance, just recently, well known companies have informed the grape vine that they have moved their predominantly paper-based files onto the iPad. Will tablets take over completely? That remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, you can check out more interesting details on this infographic published by Focus.

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    Last Updated on December 18, 2020

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