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No, tablets aren't going to replace PCs in the office – but here's something that might

From ZDNet

"Apple thinks its new iPad Pro would make a great replacement for the 600 million or so ageing PCs out there. That's a pretty ambitious target and one that it's unlikely to hit, especially when it comes to business PCs.

There are some good reasons for that – as Larry Dignan points out elsewhere on ZDNet, workers really like using a mouse – something that iOS currently doesn't support. And as Adrian Kingsley-Hughes notes, corporate IT departments tend to be pretty conservative and deeply in love with Windows: Apple might think that its new iPad Pro is ‘the ultimate PC replacement’ but it may find it hard to persuade CIOs.

There was a time, maybe four or five years ago, when it genuinely looked as if tablets were going to replace PCs everywhere. They were sleeker, cooler and cheaper than dull PCs, which hadn't changed for years, typified by the beige box on your desk and that heavy slab of laptop in your bag. It looked as if the tablet would sweep all of this away and lead us all to an elegant, touchscreen utopia.

It took a while but the PC has fought back and was surprisingly effective. As such, the challenge to the enterprise PC from tablets has now largely subsided (the consumer story is very different, of course).”

Read more at ZDNet


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