And so the debate rages on. I think the comments to this article are most telling. I wonder, though, if this fails, will it seriously hurt Dell?
I'm not sure I buy the second laptop argument. I have a laptop as a secondary computer to my big powerful PC. I don't carry this laptop around the house though. Rather it sits next to the big PC and I multi-task on two computers. I've been this way since grad school — one PC to game on and the other PC to run my life (e-mail, Internet, shopping, pay bills …etc) — although in grad school, I was running numerical simulations on both computers. Having the two greatly increased my productivity. Lately, though, I've had to use my powerful PC to watch videos because playing hi-res videos requires a lot of processing power and memory.
Either way, I still think 10 -12-in with full functionality at ~$500 is the better way to go than a wimpy mini. Thinner and lighter should be the vector rather than a small footprint.
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