The iPad is a Personal Computer—true or false?

Tagged: iPad, Personal Computer, Technology
Source: Ars Technica - Read the full article
Posted: 5 years 9 weeks ago

"Some people treat "PC" as a kind of country club, keeping membership in the group narrow and therefore constraining the definition of a PC. Others would go so far as to say that anything that does real computing, is personal, and is powered by a central processing unit is a PC. And then there's a whole lot of us in between. So that brings us to our poll, and hopefully a great discussion: is the iPad a PC or not?"


d3uS2029's picture
Joined: 03/20/2003
Posts: 291

i would say the blackberry playbook is alot closer to a PC then the iPad thats for sure. BUT neither of them are anywhere close. No Flash for the iPad? No silverlight? That already alone breaks my browsing experience.

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Can u play Crysis 2 1080p dx11 ultra high with decent framerate on iSHIT? - NO
Can u transcode huge HD files / audio files on iSHIT? - NO (in decent time frame)
Can u use iSHIT for graphics / 3d design? - NO
Can u customize anything hardware-related? - NO!!!

So how dumb is comparing tablets to PC's??!!!? Its like ultimate peak of human stupidity.. and really... its like comparing rusty little RC Car to real brand new shiny Mercedes!

Tivon's picture
Joined: 04/26/2002
Posts: 1939

This would make a good poll idea..

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