I am wondering if there is a need for a large Tablet with screen size close to 13″. One of the issue with tablets is that as the size gets larger, it becomes a lot more difficult to carry it around everywhere you go.
It is interesting to see the rumored 12.9″ iPad Pro in comparison to a 12″ Macbook Air. It is increasingly difficult to differentiate a ultraportable PC with a larger tablet. Only difference is that the ultraportable PC has a keyboard and track pad. Maybe there are more ports on an Ultraportable PC, like HDMI, USB 3.0 or display port. Another difference maybe integrated 4G radio on the large tablet making it a lot more convenient to access the Internet anywhere 4G is available.
I wonder if road warriors will ditch the Ultra-portable PC in favor of a larger tablet. Most certainly, if the tablet can run all the applications that its PC counterpart, then, perhaps it is possible. The real question then becomes, why wouldn’t anyone do that? Is the Ultraportable PC really more powerful? Is it because it supports SSD with 256 GB of storage?
The Ultraportable is viewed as a necessity as a productivity tool but not a larger tablet PC? I guess consumers just view the tablet as something that they use after work? Like browsing the web or checking personal emails or playing games?
Read the article on MacRumer to get an idea of the size of the giant ipad vs a 13″ Macbook pro.