Everyone liked the idea when Asus launched its tablet/laptop hybrid the Transformer Pad, It looks that, the only company didn’t like the idea of having a hybrid is the tablet market leaders Apple. The news came with Apples quarterly profits which have been doubled after the successful sales of the new iPad and iPhone 4S.
As said by on a press briefing, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has clearly expressed that he is not interested in hybrid tablets. When asked about the idea of turning iPad into a hybrid, Tim Cook did not show any positive signs. He infact said that it is a bad idea to turn one product into a hybrid. He gave an example of a refrigerator and a Toast. By combining these together, the overall experience would not be good for the consumer,So if anyone had thoughts of seeing an iPad merged with MacBook should know that it’s not going to happen. Apple wants to keep the iPad as an exclusive product.
Other companies however solicit to vary from the visions of Apple’s CEO. Take for example Intel, who is actively producing chips for Macs, is already working on a hybrid. During the CES this year, Intel showed a prototype tablet/laptop to the crowed and was met with appreciation. The company believes that the idea is good; allowing people to take multiple advantages out of a single product is great and useful.
Hybrid Tablets was unique a breath of fresh air for the consumers who were being bombarded with tons of typical Android powered tablets.Intel believes that when Windows 8 comes out, most new PCs will come with touchscreen interfaces, and with Windows 8 being multiplatform, it is a great idea to bring about a product that does all. People love fewer products that do more, and that is what the company plans on with providing hybrid PC/tablets to the consumers.
Lenovo also adding a tablet hybrid to the market With the new Asus Transformer Prime, things look good for the idea, except that Apple doesn’t accept it.