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#16 The King of GnG

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 13:23

Dumb? We're not dumb just because we prefer different things to you. Everyone has different likes and dislikes.


The "mobile" and "post-pc" crowd is dumb in the sense that they like and feel comfortable with the "dumbed-down" functionality of "mobile apps". You like that crap? Good for you. I find it dumb, and that's all.


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 13:28

£299, what ever that is in dollars.
Hoping for a £200-£250 price for the base model though.
Needs to be cheap enough to be a luxury buy as I will use it in addition to my laptop and desktop.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 13:29

The "mobile" and "post-pc" crowd is dumb in the sense that they like and feel comfortable with the "dumbed-down" functionality of "mobile apps". You like that crap? Good for you. I find it dumb, and that's all.

The apps aren't "dumb" and "dumbed down"; they're just more limited. The word 'dumb' implies lack of intelligence or stupidity, and it's ridiculous to refer to our preference for more limited apps in that way. We prefer these more limited apps and operating systems because we have no use for the "missing" features, and the user experience is much better.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 13:29

The "mobile" and "post-pc" crowd is dumb in the sense that they like and feel comfortable with the "dumbed-down" functionality of "mobile apps". You like that crap? Good for you. I find it dumb, and that's all.

Both versions have their place.

Photoshop touch is crippled, yes. For sure. But in the package it comes in, it's fun to mess around with on the go when I don't have a laptop with me.

I think the largest competitors for tablets are going to be Ultrabooks though. I got mine for $540 a month back. Not that much larger or thicker than a tablet, yet a hell of a lot more powerful.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 13:31

Left nut but not the right.

Back to the sub discussion brewing in here its pretty damn simple RT=consumption device, yes much like the ipad theres office and office and productivity apps, I love being able to remote into my desktop and server from the ipad and occasionally edit a word doc etc but general speaking these are consumption based devices so apps are perfect. If you want productivity than the pro or an ultrabook..or dare I say a desktop is for you.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 13:33

The "mobile" and "post-pc" crowd is dumb in the sense that they like and feel comfortable with the "dumbed-down" functionality of "mobile apps". You like that crap? Good for you. I find it dumb, and that's all.

You don't like it, thus it's crap.

Outstanding.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 19:39

I'd pay $200 for an RT based Nook (if it actually looked like MS knew what they were doing, their flip-flopping on WP7.8 is removing any confidence I had in their plans, about the only thing I'm confident they won't screw up is the next Xbox). That's it. Windows 8 tablets need to be successful first before there's even any point in an RT one, and even with that, by that time Clover Trail or its successor will likely offer ARM like battery life with all the backwards compatibility you'd like.

I think it's even not too much of a stretch to imagine a post-Medfield smartphone running Windows 8 that handles legacy PC software as well as all the modern WP8 smartphone apps.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 19:44

$400 max. - With Keyboard.

#24 migo

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 19:51

The "mobile" and "post-pc" crowd is dumb in the sense that they like and feel comfortable with the "dumbed-down" functionality of "mobile apps". You like that crap? Good for you. I find it dumb, and that's all.


Most desktop apps haven't changed in years. Any innovation that is happening is happening in mobile. PhotoShop CS6 is the only notable exception, and that innovation is clearly driven by the disruption of mobile.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 19:53

Honestly i'm not interested in a RT tablet if it's more than 300$.

I'm interested in a hybrid pro Windows 8 tablet though no matter what the price is.

But as far a "real" tablets go i'm looking more for something like the Nexus 7. 200$. Small. Does everything i think a tablet needs to do even if the King of ghost and golbin doesn't agree with me.

#26 threetonesun

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 19:55

RT + keyboard + Office could be a pretty viable machine for most home users. The fact that they've designed around having a keyboard makes me like the surface more than the iPad, tbh.

#27 thealexweb

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 19:58

£10, I don't wish to support touch user interface for the future.


your future is gonna suck then xD

for me it's £350

#28 Lord Method Man

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 20:00

Absolutely nothing: it's not x86, so it's utterly useless for me. I don't want "apps", I want programs. Apps are snippets of functionality crippled by ads, I leave 'em to the "smartphone" and "post-pc" dumb crowd....


Same here. Looking at getting a Surface Pro. I'm not spending money on a tablet locked-down to "Apps" only.

#29 AJerman

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 20:39

Honestly I'd say just about anything is too much for an RT tablet for me. I have no interest at all in an RT tablet. A Pro, maybe if the specs are good and price is right.

#30 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 20:43

Honestly I'd say just about anything is too much for an RT tablet for me. I have no interest at all in an RT tablet. A Pro, maybe if the specs are good and price is right.


I feel the same way. If the Pro is around the $600-700 range, I'd buy one and finally have a reason to dump off my laptop.



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