IanKelley - 5:34 pm on Jul 18, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: IanKelley at 5:37 pm (utc) on Jul 18, 2010]
Interesting... Personally I've been using a notebook to be productive on the road, sometimes for months at time, since the 90's. For me that was always the dream.
I even worked on a netbook for a while. It had a 90% keyboard and I could type as fast on it as I can speak, once I got used to it. It was the small screen that finally convinced me to switch.
A device that can use a full sized display and a full sized keyboard is going to be at least as effective as a notebook for my purposes. Especially when the day comes, and it's very close, when voice recognition is good enough to virtually replace keyboards.
I've never had issues working on my 3 pound, 14" notebook as opposed to my home PC and there are plenty of professionals whose only PC is a laptop.
Is it an age thing? I know many people that embraced mobility years ago and have never gone back... I find it very hard to imagine that the upcoming generation won't go mobile in an even more advanced way. And I know that a pretty good sized chunk of my generation (late X, early Y) is ready for the next step in mobility.
I think smartphone and "pad" sales are a pretty solid testament to that?
[edited by: IanKelley at 5:37 pm (utc) on Jul 18, 2010]