Intel CEO Paul Otellini revealed last week that the form factors of PCs are blurring as media tablets and slates are gaining performance and feature-sets comparable to traditional laptops and desktop PCs.
“The PC business, as we have known it and as it is evolving and I would include tablets in that because as we look forward, it is very difficult to distinguish between a detachable, clamshell notebook and a tablet,” said Paul Otellini, chief executive officer of Intel.
As portable electronics ceased to be expensive supporting devices, end-users started to expect high-quality experience from mobile gadgets. While Apple’s iPad supports word processors and spreadsheets, it does not feature PC-like experience. Meanwhile, loads of PCs are becoming thinner and smaller.