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Old 11-14-2011, 07:18 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,


I am looking to conduct some research and need your opinion to establish the most desirable attributes for a portable computing device. Consider laptops (i.e. notebooks, netbooks etc) and tablets - what attributes do you look for? Rank 4 to 6 of the most desirable attibutes and then assign a percentage to which the laptop and tablet satisfy your need for each attribute. This is mine:


1 = Portability (Laptop - 50%/ Tablet 80%)
2 = Computing Power (Laptop - 75%/ Tablet 35%)
3 = Functionality (Laptop - 70%/ Tablet 20%)
4 = Operating system & Applications (Laptop - 80%/ Tablet 15%)
5 = Price (Laptop - 85%/ Tablet 25%)


They're my attribute choices feel free to list any there are no restrictions .


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Old 11-14-2011, 10:34 AM   #2
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Default Re: Most Desirable Portable Computing Attributes

hey,

happy to help you out but can i ask if there is any logic to your percentages?
I don't mean to be picky but either all of your laptop percentages should total 100% or your laptop vs tablet should = 100%.

Having said that i can see where your coming from it's kinda like a rating out of 10 as to how important you see each feature on each type of device? I'll go along with it, heres mine.

1 = Portability (Laptop - 20%/ Tablet 80%)
2 = Computing Power (Laptop - 75%/ Tablet 30%)
3 = Functionality (Laptop - 80%/ Tablet 70%)
4 = Operating system & Applications (Laptop - 80%/ Tablet 60%)
5 = Price (Laptop - 85%/ Tablet 60%)

I guess what i can gather from my results are that every portability isn't really that important to me in a laptop nowa days, i mean if i take it anywhere it's in a sturdy laptop case and even the likes of some of the 19" screen laptops although they can be heavy still sit on my lap without any discomfort.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:02 AM   #3
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Default Re: Most Desirable Portable Computing Attributes

hey,

thanks for sharing your views, the logic behind the percentage is to provide a measure to the degree you perceive the technology to satisfy the attribute. I understand where you're coming from with the value = 100%; but in this case it will be the order in which you rank the attribute that has to equal 100%. For example using the info we could say:

1 = Portability is 50%
2 = Computing Power 20%
3 = Functionality 15%
4 = Operating system & Applications 10%
5 = Price 5%

Then you are measuring the extent to which either the laptop or tablet satisfies these attributes - lets hope in the future we get something that satisfies each with 100%

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