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Acer Debuts 3 Tablets Pre-CES
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PaulS681
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PaulS681,
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1/5/2014 | 6:42:42 PM
Rise of tablets
 This is good news. We need more options for tablets. I believe tablets will become more popular as they drop in price. I myself would opt for a Windows tablet over a droid but it's all users preference.
DDURBIN1
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DDURBIN1,
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1/6/2014 | 9:31:12 AM
More low end junk?
The world has plenty of low end tablets and more to come.  HP also just announced their next round of "low end" tables.  Dell has done the same.  It's now over 3-1/2 years after the fist iPad hit the market and Acer (nor anyone else for that matter) still does not produce a Windows or Android tablet that competes feature for feature with iPad tables at their price point.  The Nexus 10, Samsung Tab3 and the Kindle HDX come close but still fall short.  The Surface Pro 2 matches in features but is double the price and double the weight of an iPad Air. So why can no one create a competing product after almost four years on the market?
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Whoopty,
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1/6/2014 | 10:41:46 AM
Re: More low end junk?
The problem is that innovation in the market is stalling. You can only make these things so light and thin before the "improvements" become redundant. Sure they can get more powerful, but for what? Only a small market of tablet users (even less so than desktop or laptop owners) uses them for high-end gaming, in which case, as long as your tablet can multitask, is comfortable to hold and can watch HD video, you won't care how thin it gets or how many GFLOPS the GPU is capable of.

However cutting costs to make something everyone can afford is a smart plan as it opens up whole new markets for the manufacturers. 
DDURBIN1
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DDURBIN1,
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1/6/2014 | 11:06:36 AM
Re: More low end junk?
Which tablet sells more than any other?  The iPad has been number one since its debut in Apriil 2010.  And still no competitor matches.  So how long does "innovation" take for competitors to catch up as it's already been innovated.  All they need to do now is "copy" in a legal manner which maybe they can't.   Like a said, when cutting cost comes first you ususaly can't produce an "innovative" product even four years after debut.
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Whoopty,
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1/7/2014 | 10:48:28 AM
"Innovation"
Apple's "innovation," with the iPad was adding it to its hipster catalogue. Tablets had been around for almost a decade when it introduced the iPad. 

I won't argue that Apple isn't a masterful hype machine, but its' technological achievements come from marketing, not from product development. 
DDURBIN1
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DDURBIN1,
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1/9/2014 | 11:46:55 AM
Re: "Innovation"
@Whoopty, Today show me a competitor's product to the iPad Air.  Dell maybe, no.  HP maybe, no.  How about Samsung, no.  In 2010, show me a competitor's product to the iPad.  In 2007 show me a competitor's product to the iPhone.  There were none in every case.  Now how did marketing "hype" do that?


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