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Apple is selling more portable computers than any other manufacturer.
Including the iPad, Apple sold 17.2 per cent of mobile computers worldwide in the October-December quarter, according to a report published by research group DisplaySearch. That's even more than Hewlett-Packard, the world's top PC maker.
Apple has sold nearly 15 million iPads in its first nine months on sale, including 7.3 million in the most recent quarter alone. Without the iPad, Apple is the world's eighth-ranking PC manufacturer.

HP ranks second when it comes to mobile computers, a category that includes laptops, tablet computers and netbooks. Acer, Dell and Toshiba round out the top five.

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/...217-1ax6g.html
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Even though the iPad is not a mobile computer...
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Even though the iPad is not a mobile computer...
A computer, by definition, is a machine that takes input, manipulates it, and provides an output. The iPad does that.
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A computer, by definition, is a machine that takes input, manipulates it, and provides an output. The iPad does that.
So every phone or microwave is a computer too?

Toasters?
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So every phone or microwave is a computer too?

Toasters?
I didn't know my coffee maker was a mobile computer. Awesome
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I didn't know my coffee maker was a mobile computer. Awesome
I didn't know my slap chop was one either...
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A computer, by definition, is a machine that takes input, manipulates it, and provides an output. Calculators do that.
I think Texas Instruments should be included in the mobile computer market; by that sweeping definition.
    
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So every phone or microwave is a computer too?

Toasters?
Digital landline phones? Yes.

Microwave with a digital display, input and clock that can dynamically change power?

Yes. Those are computers.

I haven't seen many computerized toaster, but yeah I'm sure someone has made one.
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