HP Retakes PC Shipment Crown from Apple, Canalys Says

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KoiMaxx

I agree with the consensus that iOS devices are NOT PCs. The thing to be considered here is function, PCs are primarily content-creation devices whereas iOS devices (and even other smartphones, tablets) are primarily content-consumption devices. One could think that Apple is trying to inflate its numbers by including iOS devices. Also, if I were picking for nits, I thought Apple distinguished themselves from PCs with the "I'm a PC, I'm a Mac" campaign, so why would they even be considered in this study...

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Engelsstaub

I believe it's wrong to count Apple's devices as PCs (unless they are running OS X.) Plain and simple. These are, (as they call them,) "post-PC" devices.

It's correct to say "there is too big of a divide" between them. Devices like the iPad can do SOME of the things that were once only done on proper workstations. They can not be considered PCs unless they can at least adequately replace a laptop.

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Morete

GO HP!! :)

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NSain

Didn't Apple have a huge spiel about Mac's not PC's... hmmm..
Seems like Apple has never shipped a pc... :)

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Baer

iPads are not computers. I do not think of them as computers. To me they are smart phones with big screens or smart display devices.

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bling581

When you say PC people don't think personal computer, they think of a computer running Windows, OSX or Linux, at least most people do. The argument about a tablet being a personal computer is really moot because yes it does qualify along with dozens of other types of electronic devices. Yes, I'm calling notebooks, netbooks and OSX Macs all PC's. A tablet is a tablet, a portable device that runs on a completely different style of operating system and on a totally different platform. A tablet is better categorized with smart phones as a "mobile device". There's severe limitations on a tablet that could never qualify it to be even remotely close to becoming a PC.

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avenger48

Most people don't think of Linux, but I agree. iPads are just big iPod touches, and the sooner the world realizes that, the sooner we can move on.

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randomgeek

This is like the federal government saying inflation is constant when they don't include food and gas prices.

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Blam

So when I tell people how many PCs I own, can I include my TI83 calculators? 'Cause I got like 3 of those...

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super_duper

LOL !!! Your ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!!!
My TI-89 is more of a PC than an iPad!! Why? I can write *.asm files and compile them as well as execute them on my calculator. My definition of a PC is ANY machine that enables you to run a compiler for development purposes period.

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kixofmyg0t

So any machine that can run a compiler is a "PC" right?

So the PS3 is a PC then. You could run Linux and compile code on it.

EVERY SINGLE ANDROID DEVICE is a PC as well. I actually have a C/C++ compiler on my DROID Bionic. That makes it a "PC" using your logic.

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super_duper

Correct!!!

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morrowindsky

It all boils down to the most basic definition of "personal computer." It's true that the term "PC" is most often considered to be a desktop or laptop computer, but anything usable by the consumer, or on a "personal" level, and anything that performs some kind of computation, a "computer," is basically a personal computer.

This is my own interpretation, though. Probably a bit dippy, I'm not exactly what you would call the intellectual type.

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stradric

Clearly the term PC has a subjective definition. I think we can objectively agree on that.

Lumping iPads in with desktops, notebooks and netbooks is just bad form. We might as well include gaming consoles as PCs at that point, which really skews things.

We have tablet PCs, desktop PCs, notebook PCs (and netbook-class notebook PCs), gaming PCs (consoles) and mobile PCs (smart phones and handheld gaming consoles). Arbitrarily saying tablet sales should be compared to desktop sales while leaving out all the other types of personal computing devices is sensationalist garbage. Clearly Canalys is trying to generate some traffic.

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morrowindsky

Doesn't seem fair to compare mobile mini-computers like tablets to desktop computers and AIOs, or even laptops. Two different markets, two (mostly) different purposes.

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