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2010 Most Disruptive Technology – The iPad
The game-changing technology of the iPad has disrupted the laptop and eReader industries. It’s success as a major game-changer spawned an entirely new category of computing devices. To date, no one has been able to come up with anything close to an iPad killer, though many have tried — including Samsung with its large ad spend on TV over the holidays. The device’s size, portability, instant-on speed (and we would add, battery life) make it so much more useful than a laptop that it’s easy to see why the tablet’s eating away quickly at the netbook and laptop market. Unless a user needs heavy computing power on the go — say for complex data crunching, sorting or processing — there’s no contest between the devices. The tablet leaves most netbooks and laptops in the dust.
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January 4, 2011