M-Saunders wrote:If someone wants to do tasks A, B and C, give them the best machine to do those tasks.
If the machine was free I would agree, but if you have to buy it you have to consider the fact that at some point in the future task D may become a requirement and will be beyond its capabilities.
And if task D already exists, and is a major part of the interweb.....
if task A,B or C is web browsing... task D is going to come up fairly quickly.
Can you be sure that task D, E or F will never
be a requirement? (or driving to the shops for that matter)
When they get back to you asking "why doesn't my new computer do what my friends does?... can you upgrade it please".......
If people aren't "knowledgeable" about computers, don't "limit" them, "teach" them.
I have no doubt that people WILL buy iPads by the bucket full, but not because they are the "best" machine for computing tasks... if it suits your purposes, why not, but is foolproof at the expense of functionality "really" a selling point?