Tablet market is on the decline? According to....what? Android sales? Windows tablet sales? Definitely not according to Apple sales.
The source link isn't cooperating so i can't review the source but I for one disagree with the conclusion that tablets will go away. Sales certainly don't point to this. My guess this is just AMD talking "future" prospects since they're a non-entity in the current tablet space.
Originally Posted by sdlvx
I know a few people who have tablets (Samsung, iPad).
They all started loving them, thinking they were great. Now they either barely get used or are referred to as "useless pieces of (expletive) that you can't do anything on" sitting next to a real laptop.
Tablets are, basically, an excellent example of how marketing can create demand for something no one needs. A return to a hybrid is basically everyone admitting they screwed up, tablets are useless, and we need the features laptops have without actually admitting that we made a mistake and need to go back to laptops. Convertible tablets and tablets have been around for 10+ years, and they've ran full versions of XP and whatnot as well.
Todays tablets are well suited for consumption and are arguably better at it then any laptop. I'm not sure they're designed for high productivity based on screen size alone. Perhaps you need to adjust your expectations. Hybrid devices would be creating a niche market that no one needs if anything.Edited by Gigatel - 5/12/13 at 12:15pm