It wasn't that long ago that tablets were notebook paper glued or spun together to write on, and laptops were portable computers that seemed destined to rule the world for the foreseeable future.
Then, the smart phone and tablets arrived on the scene.
Smart phones revolutionized just how easily you can get information at your fingertips, and the subsequent tablet enlarged the process without adding bulk to the overall package. Instead what you got was a thin, lightweight and even more portable version of a PC that allowed you to search the web, check emails, take photos and watch television and movies without much effort.
With that, the laptop certainly isn't gone, nor is it forgotten. It just has a lot more competition to contend with now that tablets and phones found a niche that isn't likely going to be nudged any time soon.
If you aren't a believer that the laptop might be somewhat of a dinosaur, consider the influx of hybrid like devices that have taken the best part of the tablet and laptop and combined them into one unit. Microsoft and its "Surface" come to mind immediately as what the future of portable PCs and Macs might look like very shortly.
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