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#1 jimmyfal

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:13

When Steve Jobs introduced an easy to use music player called the IPod, my first reaction was not how smart he was, but how stupid all the other manufacturers were.

Here Vizio does something so simple. A gorgeous Ultrabook, 15.6", crapware free, 2 year warranty at no extra charge, and all north American technical support.

Duh!



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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:17

that's one gorgeous piece of machinery right there! nice!!! (Y)

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:18

Posted last month:

http://www.neowin.ne...gain-price-pcs/

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:39

Posted last month:

http://www.neowin.ne...gain-price-pcs/


He posted an unboxing, not news...not sure what point you are trying to make?

#5 Rudy

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:46

If I was buying a Windows machine this is definitely something I would consider

#6 Eins.MY

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:50

looks sexy as hell

how is the battery life?

#7 migo

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:52

Got a direct link? IE10 has very limited flash support, so I've only got a red X with it embedded.

#8 BajiRav

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:05

OP: It's not vector graphics that causes smooth zoom in-out on Macs, I don't really know what is the reason but Safari might be animating layout changes that IE10 does in some cases. Can you try doing that in IE10?
It's scary how fast Windows 8 booted on that thing :blink:

Got a direct link? IE10 has very limited flash support, so I've only got a red X with it embedded.

I just watched it on desktop-IE10

#9 siah1214

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:21

The other OEMs should be running scared.

#10 migo

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:57

The other OEMs should be running scared.


Or copying them. Would be nice if Asus follows suit.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:23

Im looking forward to hearing more about Windows 8 on it and touchpad related findings. Who supplies the drivers?

Vizio stated that when Windows 8 launched there would be some surprises - a “pseudo-touch interface that’s pretty neat”.

I assume it's related to Synaptics and InterTouch

#12 thealexweb

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:02

I'm sure the quality is very nice but it seems very underpowered, my laptop gets a 5.9 on WEI and it was £392 :)

#13 Osiris

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:02

That was some great boot up times with win8, will be interesting to hear your impressions with the system and win 8 after a while. Keep us posted, vid was good too covered alot, should keep em coming :)

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 13:00

looks sexy as hell

how is the battery life?

Battery life is supposed to be on par with Apple's 7 hours for their MBP line based on the specs from previous articles.

#15 OP jimmyfal

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 13:19

I will be posting more tests later, but I too was puzzled by the Windows Experience Index, then I realized I didn't rerun the assessment after all the updates.
So here are the new and improved WEI scores.

I'll assume lack of proper Win 8 video drivers could explain the lower score. Not sure.


Windows 7:
7.1 - Processor
5.9 - RAM
5.8 - Graphics
6.4 - Gaming Graphics
7.9 - SSD HD

Windows 8
7.1
5.9
5.4
6.3
8.1



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