re: CES 2013: 5 Dumbest Ideas
something many tech people still feel is the case, in all honesty, and while people are buying them up like crazy still doesn't really mean the device is useful or a wise purchase. Tablets are a trend, I'll admit, however in all honesty I've yet to find a use for having one - yes, still. The 7 inch ones are at least a bit more weildy, but I only recently became interested after the Windows tablets hit. Before I get the Apple fanboi's panties in a bunch it's not because it's MS, it's because these newer tablets promise to run a full OS and not a mobile OS. The "Mobile" OS has been a cop-out for engineers to take a break and not push as hard as they could to get all the performance possible out of these devices. the iPad could do so much more, so very much more than it can now, it's major limitation is the fact it runs a mobile OS still, despite it's improved processing power and memory.
If apple sold a tablet running MAC OSX, bam, I'd own that in a heart beat - but iOS? Eh... it's still no sale. But that's because I'm a techie, and I know I cannot multi-task on the device, as any tech writer is also a techie, the iPad was not made for us, it was made for grandma and grandpa, for mom and dad, for the people who do not want to customize, configure, or install things. It's designed for the non-computer people, and that's why the entire Tech community, from bloggers to market analysts, didn't expect the iPad to sell. Apple took a big risk with the iPad, and it worked out great, but if they want to sell even more tablets they'll get a MAC OS version like MS has a Windows 8 version coming soon.