The upshot, according to Bob O’Donnell, principal at TECHnalysis Research, is consumers will have the chance to make a huge leap from a laptop they bought four years ago to the Broadwell crop. In a survey of 2,500 purchasers in the United States, the U.K., China, and Brazil, consumers were interested first in a large smartphone and then a traditional notebook.
Interesting. Because that’s exactly what my computer life consists of these days: A large smartphone (a 7″ phablet) and a traditional notebook – a core i7 Sony Vaio Pro 11 with 8Gb ram and 256Gb SSD.
My older Toshiba core i3, after years of valiant everyday duty, has been retired to duty as a desktop machine in my upstairs office.
I am amused at the notion that all the hipster douchebags here in SF who get so hysterical over the notion of “huge, gigantic, monstrous, unusable” smartphones are being shown up as the elitist little twatslappers that they really are.