Snippet: Four Years and Narrowing ☇

Shared on March 9, 2012

Horace Dediu for Aymco:

The new iPad now exceeds the total display resolution, has similar speed and storage capacity while having twice the battery life of the thinnest laptop of four years ago. It also has very high quality cameras and GPS and cellular network connectivity which have yet to appear on mainstream PCs. It’s still a lot smaller and half the price and has a larger selection of available software titles at prices a fraction of its elder cousin.

Pretty exciting, especially since many four-year-old Macs are still rather competitive today (maybe with a RAM upgrade). The iPad is catching up and catching up fast.

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