supergeek, 11 May 2013Smartphones/Tablets will NEVER replace Laptops/PCs, you just can't do a professional work like... moresmartphones will never replace laptops because of its size, but no doubt its possible for tablets to replace laptops... example I have a samsung galaxy note 10.1 which i use alot for university, it allready has basic microsoft word, excel and powerpoint and i can attach a mouse and keyboard to it.
Its a very productive device, which provides a pen and features such as multi-windows to make it an alternative to a laptop.
In 5 years time, i feel that tablets would be used as an alternative to laptops.
"it will be a while before writers, accountants,
architects, designers, software devs, photographers will be
able to their job on a phone or tablet. Maybe never."
Really Gsma?? As we speak (write), there's already tablets out there with dual OS which can do pretty much everything a mobile and a laptop can do. So, maybe never??
Im still using my laptop untill now I bought since 2006. and it still doing good, well,. in a phone,, it only lasted for me for 1.5 to 2 years.
compare it with sony or latest toshiba portege/kira laptops. those 2 gigantic japanese company always give the best kind of laptops in terms of durability, feature and design (some with many bloatware apps) but once really useful. because laptops (computers) creates smartphone and world will never changed.
Great article guys.....would love to see an article on Tablets vs. Smartphones
There's nothing to debate on. Entertainment wisely
Smartphone way ahead just like this review . But
Entertainment is not everyones purpose. as a professional laptop worth more than everything to me
Majority of my work is still done on my laptop, specially the critical ones, only some minor tasks are performed on my smartphones (xperia v and xperia x8), but to be honest the productivity of a laptop cannot be matched by a smartphone at least for this generation, but hey, if in the future a smartphone can pack a hologram type of screen that can expand, and holographic keyboards that can also expand, and if it can process the same amount of data as a laptop then maybe just maybe we will need only one device for all our work.
I think Smartphones will never replace laptops coz smartphones now dont even have java creator or something highly graphic games that smartphones cant run.
supergeek, 11 May 2013Smartphones/Tablets will NEVER replace Laptops/PCs, you just can't do a professional work like... moreOn mobile screens no, but you can dock them on a larger screen/KB combo and do your serious work there and when you're done you get your work back to your pocket. What's there not to love? Mobiles get seriously powerful to ignore such possible functionality of theirs...
Anonymous, 10 May 2013I would said that Intel Company is finished once the new ARM cores will hit the market this ye... moreHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
What? Are you high or something? For your information, Intel has an R&D capable of buying ARM and the land under it!
Intel made a marvelous job in its mature CISC-based x86 architecture compared to ARM with its lousy RISC-based ARM. I agree that the power consumption is still high but it's advancing. Take the Cortex-A9 vs the Cortex-A15, the A15 is much faster than the A9 but it consumes a lot more than it. While Medfield vs Clovertrail had a performance boost and power consumption reduction!
Check the numbers of the Lenovo K900 and the heat it's making with only dual-core processor to the bigdogs of the ARM quads.
Intel still hasn't use the Haswell architecture and by then I hope you get yourself used to anal-rape as you'll see that in ARM...
i'll only comment on this debate when i can actually write an app or a programme or do graphic designing on my smart phone
Smartphones/Tablets will NEVER replace Laptops/PCs, you just can't do a professional work like coding/website editing/music editing/photo design/3d modelling proper high-end gaming etc... that's just won't happen on mobiles.
In all this stuff there needs to be a reality check with all this mobile versus desktop/laptop stuff. I use my PC mainly for picture editing, managing my picture archive and my contact database. Can I use my mobile to handle Photoshop? NO. Can I tether my mobile to my 22/24 inch monitor? NO. Are there any 2 and 3 Tb micro SIMs out there to store my images? NO. Oh I forgot, there's cloud. And there, who do you think owns your data on cloud. Not you.
While mobiles are good for making phone calls and making good with some applications, they are disposable - as in "throw away" devices. My HTC XL is a great phone - with serious limitations - as in its 16 Gb storage. Can I add more? NO. Can I plug in a USB key storage device? NO. While its a "good companion" to my CRM contact management app on my laptop, that's all it is. While I can afford to lose my mobile phone, I can't afford to lose my laptop. This is the real world...
just wanted to say that there actually are some company's that provide mini tablets with mobile functionalities like the Magic W3, Viliv tablets and many more. unfortunately there performance is not that outstanding like regular laptops but within time having a smartphone with one mobile OS and one desktop OS should make all other devices obsolete. on a side note I can't wait to buy the windows 8 phablet by nokia and the surface windows 8 pro from Microsoft, whenever their available.
Good point taken by gsm arena. But i will wait for the day when i can see all smartphones benchmark, tablets benchmark and devices battery performance separately on this website.All brands under one head, it would help consumers to find their products stand and purchase better if in state of confusion ..That would help GSMarena.Try make it happen..
I would said that Intel Company is finished once the new ARM cores will hit the market this year or next year that supposedly will offer 3x the performance of current A15 cores or 5x less power at the current level of A15 performance. Efficiency is all about performance per watt so if ARM can bring the same level of performance with 1 Watt CPU that Intel brings with a ludicrous 100 Watts CPU then ARM is the undoubtedly winner and Intel will follow Nokia towards bankruptcy in less than 2 or 3 years.