AMD: Tablet market to be replaced by hybrids

Posted on Monday, May 13 2013 @ 13:03 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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AMD UK Retail Business Development Manager Andrew Muscat recently stated that tablets are nothing but a short-lived fad. Muscat points out that tablets have certain limitations that prevents them from being used as productivity devices, and claims hybrid tablets will likely take over the market.
“You’re going to see a shift I think, while tablets are good you’re still restricted when it comes to content creation, there’s always going to be a need for notebooks,” he said. “I think it’s moving a lot more towards taking tablet technology and effectively turning it into notebook technology.”

Muscat pointed to a couple of trends that might speed up the transition. The increasing shift to cloud services should help push productivity on all devices, while new CPUs will allow hardware manufacturers to come up with clever solutions, harnessing the cloud rather than relying on brute force CPU usage.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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