Seth Clifford on tablet returns:
That doesn’t seem to be happening with iPads, because I think people’s expectations are set accordingly when they buy them. These are not full computing devices; they’re not built to be – and yet when you watch the commercials, what do you hear? The “full” internet. Flash. Do it all. Why wouldn’t people be disappointed when they can’t actually replace a computer with a device that promised they could?
I think that’s a very astute observation. Apple sets the expectations (unapologetically) with all of it’s devices — they set those expectations pretty low. Every other tablet maker seems to advertise their devices as an all encompassing computer.
It’s not that these computers aren’t all encompassing, but that they don’t do the all encompassing features as easily as a “regular” laptop is.