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Windows 7: More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8

04 Apr 2013   #621
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
A 13" Ultrabook is not really a tablet. It is a very mobile laptop in my book.
Yeah, but it's near tablet sized and very very mobile. And very suitable for Windows 8, especially if it has touch screen. However I got the non-touch screen version because I hate glossy screens.

Anyway here's a review of the touch version - Review Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A Touch Ultrabook - NotebookCheck.net Reviews.

This thing is small, thin, and light.


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04 Apr 2013   #622
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If I needed portability for mostly consumption, a smart phone would make far more sense. Many smart phones even have keyboards that, despite being ultra tiny, are more useful than the virtual keyboards earlier tablets had before the hybrids came along. The keyboards on the hybrids are a drastic improvement over the tiny keyboards on the smartphones that have them but their portability take a distant second to smartphones.

Tablets have their uses but what I can't understand why so many people, especially M$, think they have to replace desktops for everything, even though they can't and there is no need for them to.
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04 Apr 2013   #623
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
If I read those articles correct they are assuming that when a Phone or Tablet is bought its because the new owner doesn't already have a PC or Laptop. Therefor chose a Toymobile over a PC.
How about the buyer of a Tablet or a Phone is just adding such items to there already owned laptop and PC collection.
I wonder how many members of the Forum have bought a new Phone or Tablet but yet still own their PC and Laptop.

They assume that adding a device means someone is also replacing a device they already have. I don't believe that to be correct.
When one buys a new movie on a DVD does not mean they got ride of all the other DVD's with movies on them. They just added to their collection.

New Toymobiles are additions to (??), not replacements for (??)
I currently have two desktops, the Windows 7 machine that's in my system specs, and a Windows XP Pentium 4 machine that's served me well since 2008 and will continue to serve for as long as it'll live. I also have a Sony VAIO Windows 7/Linux Mint 14 KDE dual-boot laptop that I use as a tertiary system at home and for computing while away from home.

In addition, I also have a Sony Xperia TL smartphone and a Sony Xperia S tablet (both run Android). The former I use as a cellphone (obviously!) and a music player while on-the-go, the latter I hardly use at-home but I still consider it nice to have.

Does the smartphone and tablet replace my desktops and laptop? Nope, the stuff I do on my desktops and laptop would be exceedingly hard, if not impossible, to do on a smartphone/tablet.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I myself just bought a small (13 inch, 2.9lbs) ultra book, not even giving consideration to gaming. Why.... mobility. With cloud computing, and an app enabled OS like 8, yeah, the desktop could be in trouble.

I hope not, as a desktop has it's use, especially high performance tasks, and gaming, but as mobile devices become more and more powerful... who's going to want a desktop?

My two cents.
A laptop/ultrabook is effectively a desktop system as far as the mechanics go, it's just a desktop that's made to fit in a much smaller space by sacrificing some amount of performance.
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04 Apr 2013   #624
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

And a smartphone is just a small device supporting the magnifying glass companies while the desktops are just giant bricks tethering you to a desk.

Point - Perspectives.

No matter what we do, say, or have.... there's always someone with a counterpoint. Had I said tablet, someone would countered that
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04 Apr 2013   #625
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Drew, you are right. We argue a lot. But it's fun, isn't it.
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04 Apr 2013   #626
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I wasn't counterarguing anything, I just wanted to point out that a desktop and laptop are basically the same form-factor when you get past the physical size differences: They contain largely the same hardware and (besides Chromebooks) they run the exact same software as desktops.
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04 Apr 2013   #627
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Drew, you are right. We argue a lot. But it's fun, isn't it.
Well it wouldn't be a forum if there wasn't any arguing (err.... disagreements)... even when there's no need

It's all good
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04 Apr 2013   #628
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I like to think of it as more of and intellectual debate rather than arguing same difference eh
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04 Apr 2013   #629
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sometimes you wonder though where the intellectual part went, LOL
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04 Apr 2013   #630
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Sometimes you wonder though where the intellectual part went, LOL
Exactly
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