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20 Computers You WILL Own Within 5 Years

Feb 17, 2010, 16:33 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay McBain)

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"Would you recognize if you were at the beginning of a technological tipping point? Welcome to 2010! The convergence of ubiquitous connectivity and cloud computing has one simple and very exciting output: the explosion of hardware gadgets we will use to access it anywhere and anytime. Don't believe me? Check out the following trends plus a list of 20 computers I think you (and your customers) will own in the next 5 years.

"First, the evidence.

* Exhibit A: The evolution of the cell phone into an all-in-one multimedia, gaming, social media, content and business access device.
* Exhibit B: The Netbook craze over the last 2 years convincing millions of users that an inexpensive secondary or tertiary device is useful given the right environment.
* Exhibit C: The feverish debate over the recent iPad announcement as well as the Smartbook and Hybrid categories that Lenovo introduced at CES in January."

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