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Report: 275 Million Tablets Sold Per Year by 2016

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October 15, 2012 3:36:17 PM

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Until then, GBI Research claims that Ultrabooks will represent the future of the notebook sector: they're thinner, lighter, and potentially quicker, and are expected to represent almost half of all notebooks sold by 2016. Ultrabooks are the obvious natural evolution of the notebook form factor much like the smartphone evolved from the bulky rotary phone.

Maybe by 2016 this will be feasible, but until they get some ultrathin laptops into the $300-$500 price segment (without sacrificing power and battery life too much), I don't see it happening.
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October 15, 2012 3:42:13 PM

+1 Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer .

The other reason is that they are too many tablets out there and new one get out too ofter so people trow them away. Hopefully they will make better tablets (like pc, where you can do everything like a pc or almost) and that they last more than 1-2 years regarding defect or speeds ...
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October 15, 2012 4:23:44 PM

Great, So we can all play angry birds on a tablet and spend 300 on it. Awesome. Orrrrr.... Just continue to use laptops and desktops and avoid the jump and have just as good of a experience..?
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October 15, 2012 5:14:12 PM

I agree that many tablets will be sold, but ...
does anyone think of a new device that will take the place of the tablet?
Technology evolves in an exponential form, so I am sure more new form factors will come our way very soon.
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October 15, 2012 6:13:16 PM

That must be the same company that predicted we will breath vacuum 5 years from now!
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October 15, 2012 8:58:22 PM

I really don't think this will happen.
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