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Joe Stanganelli
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10/22/2014 | 1:51:52 AM
Re: Tablets getting squeezed
@stevew: Makes sense to me.  Games and streaming video use much more energy/battery life than simple text editing and most other everyday work activities -- particularly because of the strain put on other hardware resources.

There is one relatively old but very graphically intense computer game I used to play that, if I play it today, can make my (very modern) laptop run at close to 80 degrees Celsius (even with an additional fan and an ice pack)!
Joe Stanganelli
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10/21/2014 | 10:59:38 PM
Re: Stating the obvious
I used to be expressly anti-Apple -- simply because I, personally, hated every Apple product on the market.

Then Apple started making better products.

I still prefer PCs, but the company and its products have come a long way.
Joe Stanganelli
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10/20/2014 | 12:45:09 AM
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@steve: Because of an injury, I have particular ergonomic issues that require me to use a tablet with a special stand at times -- as opposed to a laptop specifically.  This, however, is highly inconvenient and impractical because of how small most tablets are.
Joe Stanganelli
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10/20/2014 | 12:41:26 AM
Re: Tablets getting squeezed
Android's a notorious energy-drainer/battery-life-eater.  That was my point.

But yes, tablets do -- in general -- seem to last longer, battery-wise, than most of their laptop counterparts.
Joe Stanganelli
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10/19/2014 | 5:47:05 AM
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I would suspect Microsoft to have additional market share difficulties here once Apple comes out with its new, ultra-large iPad.

I know I'll be someone looking to buy the new iPad.  The thing I don't like about tablets is how small they are.  I like a nice, big screen for accessibility reasons.  I don't need a pocket-sized tablet; that's what my phone is for.
Joe Stanganelli
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10/19/2014 | 5:45:24 AM
Re: Tablets getting squeezed
> Battery life was HUGE when Apple introduced the iPad

And then...

*coughcoughAndroidcoughcough*
Lorna Garey
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10/17/2014 | 10:32:14 AM
Re: Stating the obvious
@Mel, what do you consider an unbecoming put-down? Thinking that the OS X percentage in enterprises is high, or that some portion of people who buy Apple products do so largely because the see them as having a cachet that other devices lack?

While my primary system is a PC, I use a Mac for some of my day-to-day work. I also have an iPad, a Chromebook, and an Android phone. I think I have a pretty realistic picture of pros and cons. 
Lorna Garey
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10/16/2014 | 5:32:44 PM
Re: Stating the obvious
@Thomas - I found the Mac OS number high also, but we did allow multi-select, so even if a respondent supports only a few Macs they're counted. As for Chrome OS, doesn't seem that Chromebooks have made their way into most enterprises. I'd guess that 7% is mostly EDU.
Thomas Claburn
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10/16/2014 | 4:29:17 PM
Re: Stating the obvious
32% Mac OS X and Chrome OS 7%...that's actually pretty amazing.
Lorna Garey
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10/16/2014 | 1:42:04 PM
Re: Stating the obvious
I hear ya. Migrating from one Windows machine to another is still WAY more painful than it needs to be. Another reason for flat PC sales, IMO.
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