Sources: Gartner, IDC, Bloomberg
quote: ... and North America and Europe is only 10% of the world's population....and market ...
quote: the ....market is where the money is
quote: There will never be a day when it's cheaper or easier to make something half as big as something else. Physics.
quote: cant wait til i can buy a 10" tablet that does everything a x86 $2k gaming laptop can do.
quote: i can build an awesome gaming rig of less than the cost of an x86 based tablet.
quote: One clever portable gamepad design
quote: How am I going to hold a gamepad and a tablet at the same time?
quote: Everybody who plays PC games and owns a laptop plays PC games on their laptop. Few have the money or will to buy a "gaming laptop" - but that doesn't mean they don't play games on their laptops. Hell, I have a single-core Sempron laptop around here someplace that actually plays WoW.
quote: How in the f%ck are you going to play WoW on a tablet?
quote: Let alone, as you mentioned, hold a gamepad and the tablet at the same time.
quote: In other words - turn your tablet into a laptop.
quote: If you want to play *actual* PC games, a tablet is a total non-starter, and always will be.
quote: Unless you're enough of a moron to convince yourself that adding a keyboard and mouse to your tablet isn't turning it into a laptop.
quote: quote: How am I going to hold a gamepad and a tablet at the same time? That's what makes the design so clever.
quote: quote: In other words - turn your tablet into a laptop. It's called a convertible, and they'll be breaking down your door next year before you finally realize they're the future.
quote: quote: Let alone, as you mentioned, hold a gamepad and the tablet at the same time. I've always wanted to create a gamepad clamp. It surprises me that no one's done it after all these years.
quote: I have a laptop. I play PC games on my desktop. I've played PC games on my desktop for the past 25 years. People who play WoW on their laptops don't have any more power in their desktops. Otherwise, they play it on their desktop.
quote: How in the f%ck are you going to play WoW on a tablet? How would you play it on a PSP? It's not a mobile game.
quote: The point was never to play everything on a touchscreen, just to make the device more portable. Forget laptop docks, I'm waiting for more tablets to get desktop docks.
quote: A "convertible" is essentially a laptop with a removable keyboard. And when you're going to game with it, it's in full laptop mode. So thank you for admitting you're horrifically wrong.
quote: so, please explain to me how a convertible, for which you have to carry around all the pieces, is more "portable" than a laptop in the first place.
quote: ...that's because it's a moronically bad idea for a host of reasons, not the least of which is destroying your tablet with any amount of ill-advised clamping force.
quote: ...except when they're not at their desk. Which is what laptops are for.
quote: You're talking about replacing *PC gaming* - which is WoW, HALO, Command & Conquer, etc. None of those can be played on a PSP, or on a mobile device like a tablet.
quote: They already have them. HDMI connection to a monitor and USB/bluetooth keyboard/mouse. Done.
quote: If you take the "keyboard" off of a laptop, it's a tablet lmao. Not quite sure what you're on about. Anyway, I use a gamepad when I play PC games, even on my desktop. It's suitable for every gametype except multiplayer FPS.
quote: It's more portable because it can ever be a tablet. A laptop can never be.
quote: They invented this thing a few years ago called friction. It lets you hold stuff without megaton crushing forces. It's pretty great. Highly recommended.
quote: LOL, yes because people play WoW on the go so hardcore.
quote: You've obviously never played a Vita before.
quote: And you've obviously never used a docking station before.
quote: “While Windows 8 has been blamed by some as the reason for the PC market’s decline, we believe this is unfounded as it does not explain the sustained decline in PC shipments, nor does it explain Apple’s market performance,” Ms. Kitagawa said.
quote: Despite the 10.9 percent decrease in PC shipments, there's one machine that seems to disregard the dwindling conditions of the PC market -- Google's Chromebook.According to NPD Group Inc., the Chromebook has gained 20 to 25 percent of the U.S. market for laptops under $300 in just the past eight months. The PC seems to be snagging market share and sales while the rest of the market is slumping.
quote: I don't think 8.1 is going to turn the tide, either. The whole exclusion of the start *menu*, the push toward that god awful tile interface, and all the lame associated justifications/explanations are all hubris in my opinion.