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THE NOTEBOOK PC IS DEAD-LONG LIVE THE SMARTPHONE
Posted: 3 April 2008

The note book PC must be the most maintenance intensive "portable" device ever invented and accounts for something like 80% of every corporate IT department's maintenance budget and time. They have a practical shelf life of 2 years at best and then are either outdated or mechanically unreliable. They can't handle aircraft or vehicle vibration either. They have to go. Those of you who have had to travel by air and lug this monstrosity around with you as a large % of your cabin baggage allowance will know what I mean. I was recently given a GPS and I am still wondering why the GPS, cellphone and laptop along with broad band connectivity can't be combined into one sensible pocket portable device.

MindBullet logo THE NOTEBOOK PC IS DEAD - LONG LIVE THE SMARTPHONE
Mobile phones become the new portable computer
Dateline: 5 June 2011
Have you noticed how no-one buys a new laptop these days? Just like VCRs and PDAs, the laptop is so last century. Some say that the iPhone was the catalyst for this, but really it was a simple progression to smaller, more portable and powerful technology, that not only does everything last year's laptop does, but more. And it's a phone and camera - and GPS - too! "I used to carry a ...
 
Doug Vining It has been - take a look at the HTC Advantage X7510 - it fits in your pocket: http://advicetech.blogspot.com/2008/03/htc-advantage-x7510.html
Posted: 3 April 2008 at 09:23
 
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