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Mobile computing vs notebooks
« on: November 08, 2018, 10:28:02 pm »

There has been much talk lately of how the huge sales of mobile phones are funding a bottom-up revolution in photography, with phone-cameras pushing technology forward far faster than is the case with "dedicated cameras". Now I notice a related trend on the processor side of things, with the ARM-based SoC processor clusters used in high-end phones, iPads and other tablets catching up with and in one case overtaking a significant part of the notebook computer market. The current high end of this is the new iPad Pro models, with an "A12X" SoC that outperforms a fair range of notebooks, including ones that cost substantially more and whose Intel chips have far worse power consumption.

Where could this go? Some speculate on Apple shifting to using its own species of ARM-based chips in macOS computers, but maybe devices like iPads and even high-end big screen phones will simply add the software capabilities to replace notebook computers for most tasks. Adding a good optional keyboard and track-pad is not a huge technical challenge.
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Re: Mobile computing vs notebooks
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 03:38:42 am »

A journal is an incredibly lightweight PC. Journal PCs ordinarily weigh under six pounds and are little enough to fit effectively in an attaché. Note pad PCs utilize an assortment of procedures, known as level board advancements, to deliver a lightweight and non-massive presentation screen. As far as registering power, present day note pad PCs are about identical to PCs. They have similar CPUs, memory limit and circle drives. Be that as it may, this power in a little bundle is costly.

(n.) A PC is a little, convenient PC - little enough that it can sit on your lap. These days, PCs all the more every now and again called note pad PCs, however in fact PCs are to some degree bigger in size than scratch pad, in both thickness and weight.

PC versus Notebook

What is the Difference Between a Laptop and a Notebook?

The workstation was initially intended to be like a work area, yet be little and light enough to be utilized sitting in your lap. Therefore, years prior, you would find that a workstation had a bigger number of highlights than note pads, however the exchange off was being bigger and heavier than a note pad. This is on the grounds that the scratch pad style of convenient PCs was for versatility, not convenientce. To be a progressively cell phone, the journal was a more slender structure and it weighed not exactly the workstation, basically in light of the fact that it didn't come stuffed with highlights and numerous gadgets and drives.

A long time back, note pad PCs would have a littler showcase than a workstation, less inner drives (hard drive or CD/DVD-ROM - relying upon the year fabricated), and the sound, modem, and such would be coordinated - not separate upgradable equipment gadgets. Workstations were viewed as work area substitutions; convenient PCs with highlights, capacities, and alternatives practically identical to your PC.

So while there in fact is a contrast between the two - and that is the size and load of the gadget (which thus impacts the framework's highlights) - today there is even to a lesser degree a distinction between the two since innovation headways implies that most regular PC gadgets and peripherals are a lot littler at this point.

For instance, When NEC discharged its UltraLite Notebook in 1989, a compact PC that many credit to being the principal note pad PC, it contained a CPU, RAM, ROM, 2MB strong state memory stockpiling, an implicit modem and one RS-232C port. It gauged 5 pounds. The workstations from around this equivalent time period, for example, the Compaq SLT/286, would ordinarily have a CPU, memory, hard drive, floppy drive, VGA show and could weigh up to 12 or 14 pounds. The workstation was ordinarily a few times the thickness of the journal.

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Is The Term Notebook Phased Out?

Today, innovation enables gadgets to be slimmer, littler and better for versatile registering by plan, so the extent of compact PCs (both in thickness and weight) is diminishing. Consequently, choices that once characterized the contrast between a workstation and note pad PC are isolated by a little, relatively imperceptible almost negligible difference today.

When we originally aggregated data for this article in 2008 there was as yet a contrast among workstation and scratch pad PCs. By 2012, be that as it may, we could see the term PC utilized less habitually in light of the fact that a versatile "practically identical to work area" framework could undoubtedly prompt warmth inconvenience and conceivable damage whenever left in your lap for broadened timeframes. By considering a PC a scratch pad, it fundamentally evacuates the affiliation that gadget is appropriate to being utilized just on your lap.
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Re: Mobile computing vs notebooks
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 04:51:21 pm »

One of the main reasons I prefer using a tablet nowadays is that it's just easier on my hands. Tapping on a virtual keyboard beats pressing actual keys when dealing with a surgically-repaired (carpal tunnel "release"), tendonitis-prone right hand. The long battery life is another plus.

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