A few years ago I blogged about the Ipad being revolutionary in the field sales environment, as it gave the user instant access (without a boot-up cycle as a notebook computer would have) to presentations and web pages.
Easy access to solid-state drive notebook PC’s and most importantly, the 2-in-1 touchscreen design (where the screen moves 360 degrees so the notebook computer can be used as a tablet also) has made me ask if the IPad will be extinct in the next 2 or 3 years?
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 has both touchscreen compatibility and runs Windows 8.1-and the high-end versions have an i7 processor-making them among the fastest notebook computers available-and weight less than 2 pounds with a keyboard. In effect, a purchase of a Surface Pro 3 or another 2-in 1 touchscreen computer like the Lenovo Yoga 3 enables the buyer to replace two devices: a portable computer plus an Ipad.
Rumor is that the next version of the Surface Pro (version 4) will have built-in LTE. IMHO it is going to kill off the Ipad in the corporate market and put a big hit on third-party manufacturers such as Dell and Lenovo. It will also effectively kill off the IPad in the corporate market
Why has Apple not released a 2-in-1 touchscreen version of the Macbook Air? Here’s why-the day that happens is the end of the IPad…