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Windows 7: Hi apple - Forget your I@crap - MS posts good profit

28 Jan 2010   #11
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Posted this on another thread earlier:

Not really sure if this will take off, however, it appears that quite a few manufactures are stepping up to the plate. So, someone somewhere must have done a marketing test to see if this type of device would be welcomed by the computing public. If a stylist is included it could be an excellent tool for college students, and if the right applications are offered it would be great in meeting rooms throughout the business communities, and law firms.

They really are gong to be useful regardless of all the bad talk from the geek community.


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28 Jan 2010   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
but people pay for style too and the ipad has that.
Unfortunately that style is exactly the same as the iPhone and the iPod touch. And I think when people really sit down to consider whether this fits them or not, the size of the device will end up being a deterrent. Who wants to carry something that large around with them where ever they go and need mobile computing.
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28 Jan 2010   #13
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Hi Jimbo45, do you remember the 9" Mac Plus. Used one for five years (still works), though now after working with a 28" monitor it is looking very, very small.

Agree with you though on the keyboard issue.
Hi there

I used one of these too -- but the price was absolutely wallet busting -- however it was the only computer you could actually use on the London Underground / metro system in the rush hour even if you had to stand up on the train.

I would have bought a decent Mac plus replacement any day - can't understand why one never came out -- they could have wiped the floor with the "Netbook" market - but they obviously dropped the ball on this one.

But I'm very satisfied with my Netbook -- I got rid of the XP HOME system it came with and installed W7 Professional X-86 (from Technet). Runs fine on 1GB 10 inch netbook with 160 GB HDD.

Cheers
jimbo
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28 Jan 2010   #14
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
but people pay for style too and the ipad has that.
Unfortunately that style is exactly the same as the iPhone and the iPod touch. And I think when people really sit down to consider whether this fits them or not, the size of the device will end up being a deterrent. Who wants to carry something that large around with them where ever they go and need mobile computing.
who wants them? yuppies like my girlfriend that love the simple styling and don't don't need much power or multi tasking from a portable computer when they have a much more robust desktop sitting at home and in the office.
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28 Jan 2010   #15
smarteyeball

 
 

Despite it's strengths and weakness, you WILL see them every where soon enough.

It's Apple FFS. Functionality is secondary to image.
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28 Jan 2010   #16
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Won't fit in my pocket. Guess I could get a bling chain and wear it around my neck. Really I think we'll have to wait and see how if fairs in the real world usage. It wasn't as impressive as the hype but then your listening to a guy that hasn't owned a cell phone for years so?? Fabe
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29 Jan 2010   #17
madtownidiot

 

Current technology could easily support a small touch screen tablet with a full version of windows 7 and all the functionality of a laptop. It's not up to Microsoft to produce one, it's up to the computer manufacturers. The (max)iPad will be an epic fail if someone from Acer or the like gets on the ball.
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29 Jan 2010   #18
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Current technology could easily support a small touch screen tablet with a full version of windows 7 and all the functionality of a laptop. It's not up to Microsoft to produce one, it's up to the computer manufacturers. The (max)iPad will be an epic fail if someone from Acer or the like gets on the ball.
only if they can bring it to market at a competitive price. apple created a price point that is going to be hard to compete with, and the people going after tablets aren't going to be the people that demand a full powered portable machine, it's gonna take a piece of the netbook market, with style and portability playing a large role.
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29 Jan 2010   #19
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Won't fit in my pocket. Guess I could get a bling chain and wear it around my neck. Really I think we'll have to wait and see how if fairs in the real world usage. It wasn't as impressive as the hype but then your listening to a guy that hasn't owned a cell phone for years so?? Fabe
I guess then we would have to call you Flava Fabe.
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29 Jan 2010   #20
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
only if they can bring it to market at a competitive price. apple created a price point that is going to be hard to compete with, and the people going after tablets aren't going to be the people that demand a full powered portable machine, it's gonna take a piece of the netbook market, with style and portability playing a large role.
And if someone comes up with a tablet for the same price as a netbook? (or a netbook with touchscreen capability and a slide-out keyboard) It can be done. I think that would be a no-brainer as to which to choose
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