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Old 12-09-2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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Tablet Sales are Sizzling

According to a 12/9/2012 AP article, tablet sales are sizzling this holiday season.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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I know I just bought another one last week. We're now up to four tablets in the house - even my ten-year-old has one.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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Most people never needed a computer. They only wanted a Television that worked on the Internet so they could look at stuff.

A computer would do that, but a tablet will too and is cheaper and much more convenient.

The final step from a computer and its keyboard was when people started texting on their phones, and it was just another step and in fact easier to text on a tablet. So the keyboard is not necessary any more for most people, therefore the tablet now has taken over 2/3s of the computer market.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:10 PM   #4
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My son's twins are 18-months old ... they're turning pages on his family's iPad.
They enjoy Skyping with us, but we do get accidental disconnects when they get a bit excited! Hmm ... I think they're accidental.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:13 PM   #5
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Everyone in this house will be getting one this year, I believe.

Dad thinks he is surprising me, I've got one for my kid, wife is waiting for herself to arrive, and we are splitting the cost on another for my brother. It's a fondleslab wonderland.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #6
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So. Which tablet is everyone getting. Would be interesting to see the different picks of each one.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:35 PM   #7
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Husband and 2 boys (12 & 15) are not interested in tablets. I have the Kindle Fire 1. My girls are each getting their own for Christmas. The 7 yo gets a Kindle Fire 2 with unlimited subscrition. My 9 yo gets a Lenovo A2107.
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You can see mine, though not the rest of the family's on my posts.

The most recent one is the Acer A700, and I'm enjoying it. I got a great price on a full HD tablet which works very well for comics as well as books.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:40 PM   #9
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So. Which tablet is everyone getting. Would be interesting to see the different picks of each one.
Got a Nexus 7 for myself on Black Friday and a Kindle Fire for my grandson on Cyber Monday.
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My girls are each getting their own for Christmas. The 7 yo gets a Kindle Fire 2 with unlimited subscrition.
That's exactly what my 4 yo grandson is getting.
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I just couldn't do the 7" anymore too small for comics with my eyes.
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Most people never needed a computer. They only wanted a Television that worked on the Internet so they could look at stuff.

A computer would do that, but a tablet will too and is cheaper and much more convenient.

The final step from a computer and its keyboard was when people started texting on their phones, and it was just another step and in fact easier to text on a tablet. So the keyboard is not necessary any more for most people, therefore the tablet now has taken over 2/3s of the computer market.
I do not think this is the case. Computers with keyboards and mice continue to sell well. The story here is that the tablet has become a commodity. Prices and awareness reflect that. Everyone has touched one and prices are so low that everyone can afford one. If anything, this points to the failure of the cell phone to satisfy the mobile, content consumption and communications device.
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According to a 12/9/2012 AP article, tablet sales are sizzling this holiday season.
Not too surprising. Seems like every few years or so there is a new tech item that everyone wants and its the hot item for a few years runnig. Laptops, DVD players, Digital cameras, Blu ray players, HD tvs, Mp3 players, smartphones, now tablets etc.



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Most people never needed a computer. They only wanted a Television that worked on the Internet so they could look at stuff.

A computer would do that, but a tablet will too and is cheaper and much more convenient.

The final step from a computer and its keyboard was when people started texting on their phones, and it was just another step and in fact easier to text on a tablet. So the keyboard is not necessary any more for most people, therefore the tablet now has taken over 2/3s of the computer market.
I agree many people never needed a computer to start with. They just got them because of the internet. (which exploded in 1996) I just bought myself a desktop in July. Never considered replacing my old desktop with a tablet (or even a laptop) because I got more bang for my buck with the desktop. Tablets and laptops are always steps behind desktops in whats current with computing technology. Desktop computers are becoming what they once were....a niche market, mostly for nerdy geeks types. They are mostly the ones who want the ultimate power of a desktop.

I may consider a tablet in the future for some couch surfing. Other than that they wont replace my desktop.
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I've bought two Dell desktops this year from their outlet. I got a heck of a lot more bang for my buck. Our tablets are for entertainment. They would never replace our computers. I can't compare to top of the line tablets of course, but then, they are out of my price range anyhow.
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I agree many people never needed a computer to start with. They just got them because of the internet. (which exploded in 1996) I just bought myself a desktop in July. Never considered replacing my old desktop with a tablet (or even a laptop) because I got more bang for my buck with the desktop.
Hey I had 2 or three computers way before I got the internet! My first was an Atari something or other. My next was a Windows 3.1, and I had a Windows 95, too lol.
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