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[TR] AMD: "The Notebook is Gone, Hybrids Are the Future"

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http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/the-notebook-is-gone-amd-exec-claims-hybrids-are-the-future
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The notebook market is doomed with hybrid devices to be the future of mobile computing, AMD executives have claimed.
One of the reasons, he claims, is the fact that traditional laptops did not keep pace with tablets and hybrids. In particular poor quality displays, limited mobility and slow boot speed have driven consumers away from Windows and towards Android and iOS ecosystem devices.
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Hm, I wouldn't say it's that far fetched. A tablet that can turn into a laptop has a lot more casual uses, but there's still a market for powerful notebooks.
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I agree, hybrids are awesome.
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hybrids are better than pure tablets. but i dont think the DTR should die out, in fact it should if anything improve massively theres so much room for improvement here.
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Originally Posted by gl0ry View Post

Hm, I wouldn't say it's that far fetched. A tablet that can turn into a laptop has a lot more casual uses, but there's still a market for powerful notebooks.

There may be a market, but its quite a small one in the scheme of things.

Even if OEMs started selling laptops with decent discrete gpus and powerful cpus for the price of budget machines, it wouldn't make a difference.

Performance is not what the people want these days. They want convenience and mobility. Even the mythical "android lag" couldn't stop Samsung shifting over ten million GS4s in a record 25 days for their GS line.

The market for powerful notebooks (beyond CPU power) is pretty niche imo and is certainly not where/how OEMs are going to make money.
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I agree with the bolded part of the quote, but don't necessarily see "hybrids" as answering all of those questions

I think that generally people are fans of nice ultrabooks, but have problems with cheap, poor quality, low-resolution notebooks and Windows 8
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For the mainstream market, absolutely no doubt.

Higher end... Laptops still rule.
   
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I don't use notebooks as the ridiculously cramped keyboards kill my large hands after a few minutes of typing....I'll never give up my laptops for a smartphone,either! The notebooks I have used had such poor usability for me that I was better off using a Smartphone...(but i can't stand Smartphones!!!) lol
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For the everyday person this will be true. The ease of use, almost instant availability, and great flexibility of the hybrid makes it ideal for mundane everyday usage.

For most businesses this will not be the case for some time. The lack of centralized control over the devices will make this a hard sell for the corporate world. Once this comes to the same level as current laptops, it will flood this market due to the lower cost of acquisition and repair/replacement. Lets not forget the extreme mobility of them compared to a 14" laptop.

For the high end market, this will never be the case. The hardware of an engineering class computer or gaming laptop will not be able to be packed into a tablet and be equal to the current high end offerings. Ever. As the one tech advances, so does the other and the never ending game of cat and mouse continues.


That said, do I like hybrids? Yes. Had a coworker with a TF2 that had the keyboard dock and it was great. He had a USB NIC so he could use wired connections as well. Would I replace a gaming or high end system with a hybrid? Not a chance. But I would replace a browsing machine with one.
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