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Acer CEO Declares a Tablets Bubble 692

Posted by timothy
from the that-seems-hard-to-believe dept.
retroworks writes "According to a story in Digitimes, Acer chairman JT Wang is predicting the end of 'tablet fever.' 'Commenting on tablet PC's impact on the notebook industry, [Acer chairman JT Wang] pointed out that tablet PC fever is already starting to cool down and consumers are also being attracted by notebooks again with Intel's Ultrabooks and Microsoft's Windows 8 the major attractions.' Back to the old model then... PC and laptop sales, driven by Windows upgrades?"
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Acer CEO Declares a Tablets Bubble

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  • iPad fever? (Score:5, Funny)

    by mveloso (325617) on Thursday August 25, 2011 @08:08PM (#37213854)

    Is he talking about iPad fever or lame tablet/netbook fever?

    If the former, he can wait until Apple's next quarterly results. If the latter, well, he's probably right. Maybe he's talking from his own sales numbers?

  • by Osgeld (1900440) on Thursday August 25, 2011 @08:13PM (#37213908)

    ketchup!

    (see, that has no relevance to the article either)

  • Well... (Score:4, Funny)

    by sootman (158191) on Thursday August 25, 2011 @08:44PM (#37214178) Homepage Journal

    I guess it hasn't been proven scientifically that wishing doesn't work... Good luck with that, Mr. Wang!

  • by MightyMartian (840721) on Thursday August 25, 2011 @08:55PM (#37214282) Journal

    I didn't know "prays" was spelled "d-e-c-l-a-r-e-s"

  • Re:Fever? (Score:5, Funny)

    by todrules (882424) on Thursday August 25, 2011 @08:59PM (#37214312) Journal

    Sad but true.

    Citation needed.

    Metallica - The Black Album

  • by MightyMartian (840721) on Thursday August 25, 2011 @09:22PM (#37214468) Journal

    I guess he can join the guy at Decca Records who rejected four young chaps from Liverpool and told their manager that "Guitar groups are on their way out."

  • Re:Fever? (Score:3, Funny)

    by mjwx (966435) on Thursday August 25, 2011 @09:53PM (#37214686)

    Honestly, I am 30X more productive than the guys at work that dont have one. I carry autocad files with me to review and show. I annotate pdf files etc...

    As long as everyone else is 60 X less productive to compensate for what the Ipad cant do.

    Richard Boss [rboss@work.com.au]
    RE:Schedule for Job XYZ-221
    Jesus Rollerblading Christ Bob, just use your laptop.

    Bob Wanker [bwanker@work.com.au]
    RE: Schedule for Job XYZ-221
    But I want to use my iPad.

    John Worker [jworker@work.com.au]
    RE:Schedule for Job XYZ-221
    No Bob, it's a 12 MB document, use your laptop.

    Bob Wanker [bwanker@work.com.au]
    RE: Schedule for Job XYZ-221
    Can you PDF this and email it to me, I cant access the network on my iPad

    John Worker [jworker@work.com.au]
    Schedule for Job XYZ-221
    Initial costing for this job is complete, the xls is on //server/share/clientfiles/xyz-221/costing-jw-xyz221.xls

    And about 2 days later.

    Bob Wanker [bwanker@work.com.au]
    RE: Schedule for Job XYZ-221
    I havent been able to open the file on my iPad.

    Can you PDF it and email it to me.

    John Worker [jworker@work.com.au]
    RE: Schedule for Job XYZ-221
    Bob,

    I'm waiting for you to complete your part of the project costing. I can't send it to the client until you've entered your estimates.

    RAGE (and loss of productivity)

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