Do you think that a touchscreens will be a standard future for laptops in the near future?
Do you think that touchscreens will be a standard feature for laptops in the near future?
I see the industry trying desperately to merge them for a couple more years before returning to some specialization to the benefit of all involved--including consumers. The thing is, good tablets are cheap, and great tablets are affordable. The same goes, generally, for telephones, desktops, and laptops. I think that's a nail in the coffin of laptops with tablet features. I do see the "transformers" type device having a strong niche market but never so strong as touchscreens becoming a standard laptop feature.
(You don't really need a laptop with tablet features now that tablets are pretty great with good value.)
I know the arguments against carrying multiple bits of kit. I just don't see the industry making a great laptop that is cheap enough to be a value compared to buying both a great tablet and a good laptop (or the opposite). Of course, that says nothing of the wide availability of "Bluetooth" keyboards that work very well with a lot of tablets which some industries seem to be moving towards.