The dedicated computer is no more. All computers are integrated into multifunction machines. Even the basic desktop is capable of being a TV, phone, browser, music player, and more. Autos, refrigerators, and almost everything else we have in our lives, contain computers. A smart phone is simply a computer with limited use due to size. When you compare an iPad with a computer from 5-10 years ago, it is a very capable unit. It is a lot more capable than my Mac LC, or 6360, or even my first iMac.