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Cover Story: The revolution will be portable

Will smartphones and tablets change the existing landscape of hardware? Will the laptop survive the challenge of the tablet? Dick O'Brien reports.

4th November, 2012
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With that kind of computing power in your pocket, it does tend to beg the question, why would anyone want a laptop?

It is often easy to forget just how powerful the current generation of smartphones are.

The recently released Samsung Galaxy Note 2 boasts a quad core 1.6Ghz processor and 2Gb of Ram. That's a better specification than some entry level laptops and it wasn't too long ago that top end machines would have a similar specification.

With that kind of computing power in your pocket, it does tend to beg the question, why would anyone want...

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