January 13, 2012

Snapshot of the Computer Market, With and Without iPad

Philip Elmer-DeWitt, writing for CNN Money:

“Deutsche Bank’s Chris Whitmore came away from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas unimpressed with what Apple’s (AAPL) rivals had to offer in the way of tablet computers”

(Via DF.)

Two thoughts on this:

First, click through for Chris's analysis. In sum: he sees a slow rise for Windows tablets at the expense of Android devices, giving Apple another moment in the sun with their forthcoming iPad 3.

'Cause you know there's gonna be an iPad 3. Oh, yeah.

My hope is that Microsoft does their Metro UI-based tablet OS right, and we're back to the good ol' days of Microsoft v. Apple.

I genuinely hope Microsoft successfully engineers a pivot to mobile. Their Windows 8 demo was intriguing.

Second, did anything interesting come out of this year's CES? It seems everyone has angst to spare. (Loved Mat's piece, BTW.)