As IT savvy person I want to have the latest and greatest in a term of productivity and mobility. I like the feeling of not being stuck to my desk, but being able to travel and to do my projects on the go.
The question regarding the future of the mobile devices is very important for me.
In the past decade we all had a reply on our trusty desktop PC, moving it to our friends’ house for a Lan party, or moving to a new location was challenging, since the PC was not a compact device.
After that everyone bought laptops, because they become affordable and powerful at the same time. As long as you need not play the latest 3D shooter it was perfectly okay to buy such and enjoy it.
Recently I had to bring my laptop for a repair. I end up a month using my tablet, Galaxy Note 10.1. I tried to use it as a replacement of my laptop and even bought a Bluetooth keyboard.
I wonder around the idea, can this be the next stage of development of the technology? Can my tablet replace my laptop?
Tablets are portable and have long lasting battery, however my experiment proof the inefficiency of the ARM architecture and the lack of true multitasking.
What will be the future of the mobility and should we sell our laptop and use only our phone or tablet with an external monitor?
For the next 2 years, I believe the answer is no.
I see an opportunity in the hybrid devices which will be even more popular next year. They will use Intel processor, which provides true multitasking capabilities, they are very slim and provide long lasting battery life.
So next time when you are choosing between laptop or tablet, you may rather go for a hybrid PC.