AMD: Tablet market to be replaced by hybrids
AMD UK Retail Business Development Manager Andrew Muscat recently stated that tablets are nothing but a short-lived fad. Muscat points out that tablets have certain limitations that prevents them from being used as productivity devices, and claims hybrid tablets will likely take over the market.
“You’re going to see a shift I think, while tablets are good you’re still restricted when it comes to content creation, there’s always going to be a need for notebooks,” he said. “I think it’s moving a lot more towards taking tablet technology and effectively turning it into notebook technology.”
Muscat pointed to a couple of trends that might speed up the transition. The increasing shift to cloud services should help push productivity on all devices, while new CPUs will allow hardware manufacturers to come up with clever solutions, harnessing the cloud rather than relying on brute force CPU usage.