Laptop vs Tablet by Fred Greene

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Fred Greene compares the relative merits of laptops and tablets for the Bay Area Consultants Network meeting in May 2011

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Laptop vs Tablet by Fred Greene

  1. 1. Tablet vs. Laptop Comparing Apples to Oranges
  2. 2. Head in the Clouds EITHER• Email, Web, Photos, Video, Music• Write, Spreadsheets, Presentations COMPUTER• Audio, Video, Photo Editing• Design, Web Development, Code• Company Specific Software
  3. 3. Geek Speak• Portability 6-8 lbs 1.5 lbs• Battery 2-5 hrs 10 hrs• Accessorize USB, Firewire, SD Keyboard, Bluetooth• CD/DVD yes no• Web Wired &/or Wifi Wifi &/or 3G• Software Programs Apps
  4. 4. “The iPad is wreaking havoc on the personal computer market.” Bloomberg 5/11/11• iPad introduced April „10• Q1 „11 - HP‟s PC sales plunged 23 %• Projected 2011 tablet sales 70 million+• Projected 2014 sales - 246 million
  5. 5. The Tablets Are Coming! The Tablets Are Coming!• Google Android  Samsung, Motorola, Archos, B&N, Sony….• Blackberry  Playbook• HP  Palm WebOS• Microsoft  Windows 7
  6. 6. Don‟t Leave Home Without It• Dropbox - free (online storage)• Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite - $15 (Create, open, edit, save MS Office Files)• Bluetooth Keyboard - $70• Couple more hours each day
  7. 7. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?• $500 - $830  3 hard drives sizes  Wifi Only  3G - AT&T or Verizon • Additional $150 • Tiered monthly fees  AT&T $15 / $25 (250mb or 2GB)  Verizon $20 / $35 / $50 / $80 (1-10GB)
  8. 8. I Dunno, What Do You Wanna Do?• Industry Specific Software = Laptop• Durability = Laptop• Either / Or = Laptop• Portability = iPad• Battery Life = iPad• User Interface = iPad• Future = Tablets…iPad?
  9. 9. Would You Like Fries With That? Fred Greene Greene Creative Services 415-472-7733 • San Rafael Fred@GreeneCreative.com

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