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And Then There’s the iPad
Tablet shipments are expected to grow 53.4 percent this year, with shipments reaching 184 million units, according to market research firm Gartner Inc. But Michael Disabato, managing vice president of Network and Telecom at Gartner, told us he doesn’t expect the new Surface Pros to make a major impact on the market share of Apple and Android devices.
“The Surface Pro 2 is a really good machine. I have no doubt that it’s well built and it can do all the stuff Microsoft says it can do and that all the IT departments on the planet will love to see. If they can’t sell this tablet to consumers it’s not gong to be successful,” Disabato said.
“If the iPad 5 lives up to all the rumors -- which means it has the A7 chip and the Retina display -- the Surface is not going to go any further than it is already. I am not sure if the consumers will want it. The ecosystem is just not there yet. The consumers are winning this war,” he added.
Posted: 2013-10-27 @ 2:11am PT
What will retina display do for me in the office?