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PC Shipment Numbers: A Tale Of Two Spins
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Andrew Hornback
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2/13/2013 | 5:06:35 AM
re: PC Shipment Numbers: A Tale Of Two Spins
I would certainly have to agree - there's a huge difference between an Android tablet and a dual-CPU, multi-core workstation class system. To classify them both as a Personal Computer, I think we'd have to get into a discussion regarding logically necessary and sufficient conditions.

Andrew Hornback
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Thomas Claburn
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2/8/2013 | 11:23:38 PM
re: PC Shipment Numbers: A Tale Of Two Spins
Why not include cars with Internet-enabled touch displays or smart refrigerators? Things start to get very tricky when boundaries go away.
proxymoron
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2/8/2013 | 9:35:15 PM
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I don't understand why, if they are going to include tablets, do smartphones not also count. Makes me wonder if a radio transceiver was installed into my pc whether they would also no longer consider it a pc for the purpose of these numbers.
It seems including tablets makes the term too broad.
Laurianne
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2/8/2013 | 5:40:19 PM
re: PC Shipment Numbers: A Tale Of Two Spins
I think many IT leaders would side with IDC's Loverde: They want to see tablet numbers broken out. But tell me if I'm wrong here.

Laurianne McLaughlin
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AsokAsus
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2/8/2013 | 3:46:45 PM
re: PC Shipment Numbers: A Tale Of Two Spins
PCs aren't dead, just Windows 8 PCs


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