Tablets, the not-a-smartphone
I've felt since the major influx of tablet devices that they are meant for the user who hasn't transitioned to a smartphone yet. I like some of the interfaces and a larger screen is nice but I still feel they are novelty. If the price point was down (significantly) I could see them as the "internet grabber" but if you can get a device with an optical drive, full keyboard, and a much faster processor, why bother with a tablet? Tablets are the overpriced Game Boy of the day, and I think your average customer sees them as a curious device between an iPod and laptop that has ditched some of the major conveniences of both. In reference to the cloud apps, I feel that a laptop computer still functions better with those type of apps verse a tablet, functionality and ergonomics FTW.
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