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Old 01-06-2010, 03:28 PM   #178
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Originally Posted by DMcCunney View Post
I hope you're right, though I don't see an Apple tablet impacting sales of dedicated readers. It targets a different market.
Agreed. I've said repeatedly I don't think Tablets will have much impact on the dedicated reader market. They're pretty different markets, with a little overlap, and plenty of room for both type of devices.

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I think you're probably on target. I don't really see it competing with most netbooks, either. I know a fair number of folks who have them, and what they wanted was a smaller, lighter device they could carry instead of a laptop that would handle, say, 80% of what their laptop did. But that 80% included things like email that required a keyboard.

Stuff that requires a quick machine that can do web browsing and media viewing/playing are good use cases - folks can read news on line, surf web sites, play music, and look at pictures and watch video. I suspect the single largest use for this will be YouTube.
That's definitely fair. For me, I already have a laptop which takes care of the keyboard needed tasks.

A netbook is useless to me as I want some smaller, lighter gadget for web surfing--and for heavy use for video. ESPN360, Hulu, YouTube...and yes porn of course! Every netbook I've tried couldn't handle video pretty much at all, especially HD video.

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The other big question is how many folks will carry one around, and why. Dedicated readers and netbooks are wins precisely because they are portable, and people toss them in a briefcase, shoulder bag or the like and take them along when they go places.
I seldom carry anything around--I'll take my kindle and laptop on multi-day trips, but that's the only time they leave the house.

But a tablet device should easily be as portable as a netbook--should be about the same dimensions and weight roughly I'd think. So people that carry a netbook around and don't use the keyboard much could sub a tablet--especially if they needed the added multimedia power which netbooks lack to watch TV shows on the go etc.
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