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An iPad-MacBook Hybrid Isn’t Needed, Says Tim Cook

A few select manufacturers, like Asus and Lenovo, have introduced convertible tablets with the specific purpose of challenging Apple's iPads. Devices like the Lenovo IdeaPad and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime deliver more than the traditional notebooks and tablets on their own. After the release of Windows 8, analysts expect these products' popularity to increase.

On a recent conference call, Tim Cook took the chance to respond to these new contenders. "You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but you know those things are not going to be probably pleasing to the user," he explained to the audience.

"Anything can be forced to converge, but the problem is that the products are about tradeoffs. It is very unlikely that Apple would ever cross two of its best selling products for a dodgy result," he said in conclusion.

The iPad is already the king of the tablet market and the sales indicate that it will hold on to its position for a while.

Source: PC Mag (opens in new tab)

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