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[Discuss] [OT] iOS from a power user's perspective

On 01/06/2013 02:50 PM, Rich Pieri wrote:
> On Sun, 06 Jan 2013 09:13:01 -0500
> Jerry Feldman <gaf at> wrote:
>> The trend today is toward touch-screen devices, but as we all know you
>> can get a number of different keyboard options.
> None of which are any good. If I want to use Surface as a tablet then I
> open the cover and use it as a tablet. If I want to use Surface as a
> conventional notebook then I open the cover and use it as a notebook.
> If I want to switch between the two I flop the cover over.
> No add-on or optional accessory can compare to that.
I think we may see similar devices in the future, but it depends much on
the success of the Surfaceand how other manufacturers are able to
implement it. HP once had a convertible tablet/keyboard laptop, so
Microsoft may not have the Patent monopoly. Tablets are excellent
portable devices where you generally don't need a table. With a table,
you generally want to stand it up and add a keyboard.

It is going to be a fun year in this industry.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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