From an article on the expected surge in tablet usage:
The research also highlighted the “instant on” functionality and all day battery life of iPad, features that can make it more attractive to businesses than notebooks. “This is in sharp contrast to existing PCs,” Goldman wrote, “which typically take 15-60 seconds to resume from a standby or sleep state.”
This has always baffled me. When I lift the lid on my MacBook, it turns on. When I close the lid, it turns off. Nearly instantly. This is the way Mac notebooks have always worked, for what… nearly two decades now.
And yet Microsoft and its partners have never managed (or bothered) to match the same basic functionality.
I don’t want to start a Mac vs. Windows flame thread here, but what’s the deal? Is it a patent thing?