Micro-computer convergence - not a matter of if but when?
Macrumors put up an interesting article that I thought I would share...
Analyst Predicts 'iAnywhere' OS X and iOS Combo Platform Despite Apple's Public Dismissal
The article seems to suggest that the lines between handheld devices (smartphones) and consumer computers (laptops, etc.) are expected to blur in the coming years. While there is some logic to this, I can't help but to be skeptical. Extremely processor-intensive tasks such as video, audio, image processing, databases, and other pro-grade applications keep growing in their appetite for processing power and other computer resources. If the target keeps moving, how are these tiny devices going to catch up? Video is already standardizing on 1080 HD; by the time you could run Final Cut Pro on a device the size of a smartphone, won't we be entering the era of 4K video?
Anyway, the device shown in the article, which shows a smartphone-like tiny computer docked to a weird laptop-like machine, looks to be a bit cumbersome. Am I being close-minded about this, or is this the future? I just can't help but wonder if the MacBook Air and similar "ultra-book" PCs are simply prolonging the viability and future evolution of the "traditional" laptop/desktop computer.
I dunno. Maybe something else will come along and ten years from now we'll look back on this and laugh.