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The British Are Coming – for Tablet PCs

Good news, UK, the iPad global release is on April 24th…and according to the Kelkoo survey, at least 1 out of every 4 people in the UK would prefer a device like the iPad Tablet to the standard laptop or desktop.

The survey lists a variety of reasons that the tablet pc is preferred over the normal, traditional laptop but topping the charts is weight and portability.  The surveyed, as well as most folks, are having the dilemma of balancing computing power -v- portability.  While the iPad launch ushered in a new era of portability, the iPad still doesn’t multi-task, a big problem with the heavy-duty user.

Bruce Fair, Managing Director at Kelkoo, expressed that the iPad may change the tides of how people feel about tablet pcs.  Up until now, the tablet pc push has faltered on several attempts and fronts but the acceptance of this new iPad Tablet as a portable internet device opens the door to some healthy iPad competition.

“It is rumoured that the launch of the company’s latest brainchild, the iPad, could equally turn around the fortunes of the struggling tablet PC market by redefining the category as a premium multi-touch entertainment product, and in so doing, pave the way for other manufacturers to follow in their footsteps,” Sky News quoted Bruce Fair, Managing Director of Kelkoo UK, as saying.

Story by: New Kerala | Original Published Date: 4/2/2010
Original Title: 1 in 4 Brits prefers tablet PC to laptops
Source: New Kerala

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