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Market watcher Canalys has bullishly forecast that Apple will begin to ship more personal computers than current market leader HP at some point during H1 2012. The caveat: you have to include iPad shipments in the total. Apple could out-ship HP during Q4, Canalys reckons, but it admitted the fruit-flavoured firm may have to …

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Tablets

Tablets are not full computers yet, and should not be counted.

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Tablets

Why not? the average tablet has much more poke than the original IBM PC. it has a processor, ram, storage, I/O ... just because an iOS/android device has much more limited/limiting software available than a desktop machine, does not deminish the description... only the users...

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If they're going to include Apple's toys what about the rest...

Just about every electronic device made these days has a computer in it, many will have little arm cores.

So while they are counting Apple media devices; why not count all the web enabled televisions, phones, games consoles, and NAS boxes.

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Tablets are computers

And they should be counted.

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