re: PCs Tell Tablets: We're Not Dead Yet
"Even though my iPad does a good job of replicating my laptop, I just can't wean myself away from the raw horsepower I obsessively believe I'll need to be fully productive when I'm working in the office, at home, or on the road."
This is the common defense for the PC, "horsepower". It makes no sense. Nearly everything people use their computer, regardless of form factor, is online. If it is online, the "horsepower" on your computer, client side, doesn't matter as all of the processing is done on a server. The only factor which will impact your performance is connection rate (how fast you can get what is being computed on the server back to your client device for presentation). The last bastion of PC applications are productivity (spreadsheets, word processing, etc) and that is rapidly moving to the server with 365, Google Apps, etc. Everything else runs on a server via a browser or app. PC "horsepower" really doesn't matter in almost all cases.