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notebooks future?

by Roquediego / November 20, 2006 10:07 AM PST

well the question is easy, whats the future, will be the tablet pc?,smarth phones, pda, the ultra portable "aka" origami ones, or just the normal notebook we know?
any thoughts?

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by Chris_Fon / November 21, 2006 2:02 AM PST
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As i'm soon to be upgrading from an ancient Toshiba Equium to a MacBook, i've been thinking about this for a bit.

In terms of size, I think we've hit an optimum, 13" seems to be the best for the portable people. 11" has been achieved by panasonic, and any smaller would be impossible to type on and would be pathetic. Those larger laptops have also made up for weight by putting pretty decent graphics cards into them.

Processing power seems to have got to an optimum as well. With Core2 Duo going into laptops, seems like laptops have got as fast as they're gonna be for a while. Untill we invent better chips that don't heat as much, which isn't likely for at least a year.

Ram, up to 4Gb, Say no more.

Overall, I think the improvement of laptops isn't going to advance for a good year and a half, any improvements will cause downsides, most prominently: the cost. Untill revolutions in the technology market allow intel's core extreme chip to run without creating enough heat to cook your breakfast, i think the laptop market will be filled with only aesthetic improvements.

Soz if im a bit pessemistic!!!

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The same for awhile
by bullardc / November 21, 2006 9:20 AM PST
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I think laptops will be about the same for awhile.

The size of laptops have been pretty constant these last 10 or so years. The thing is, as hardware gets smaller, it gets hotter, and the hotter it is the more fans the computer needs. I have an 8 year old toshiba that weighs 2 lbs and a new macbook that weighs 4 lbs.

Also, this tablet PC thing has been around for awhile, and hasn't really caught on, I don't think it ever will. Ultra Portable devices are a dumb idea, what is the market for them? Soccer Moms aren't gonna shell up that much cash, business men are gonna need more power, and techies are gonna want more features and such (at least I do).

No, I think we're stuck with the same type of computers for awhile, although I do think we're overdue for some big computing discovery.

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A Brighter Note
by Chris_Fon / November 22, 2006 4:06 AM PST
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Let me give everyone something to cheer about!!

Desktops will probably super-improved very quickly.

Because of all this competition between laptops and desktops, laptops winning hands-down, desktops are struggling to com back on top. This has been resolved my desktops becoming media centres.

So, with all this competition around, the only chance for desktops is to take on every bit of technology produced by the gadget factory, regardless of how hot off the presses it is, as the delicate laptops can't handle the heat. So the future is Octo-Core!!! 16Gb Ram!!!! Insane Graphics Cards!!!! 10.1 Surround!!!!!! Maybe even 10 Gigabit Ethernet. And all while laptops are waiting for the components to cool down Happy

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The Future
by 3bose / November 23, 2006 5:49 AM PST
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notebook future...
by mobijobi12 / November 23, 2006 6:46 AM PST
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I think notebook is here to stay. I can't see it going away anytime soon. For the last 7 years, I have switch from a desktop to a notebook . I like that mobility. I believe that it will be more disposable like cell phone.

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