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#46 Wakers

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:00

You can't fit that PC into a 4.3" package with 10 hours of battery life. You don't understand computers.


That wasn't my point at all.

The point is that you can buy a computer for the same price that is capable of so much more than a smartphone, and yet they can cost the same. If you don't understand that, that's not my problem.


#47 Fahim S.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:02

That wasn't my point at all.

The point is that you can buy a computer for the same price that is capable of so much more than a smartphone, and yet they can cost the same. If you don't understand that, that's not my problem.


What exactly is a computer capable of doing that a modern day smartphone isn't?

#48 n_K

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:08

What exactly is a computer capable of doing that a modern day smartphone isn't?

Crysis.

#49 Fahim S.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:12

Crysis.


Some modern day computers maybe, but I'd argue that some smartphones are packing more than enough power to give some modern day computers a good run for their money...

#50 Wakers

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:13

What exactly is a computer capable of doing that a modern day smartphone isn't?


Lets see;

Proper gaming
Audio design / editing
Video design / editing
Graphic design / editing
Programming

just for a few. If you think for 30 seconds I'm sure you'll come up with more.

#51 Glen

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:16

Cell phones are a consumer market. Whether you realize it or not, we (the consumer) sets the price by what we are willing to pay. Others have already stated this, and it rings true for most of the personal electronics products we use today.

Supply and demand, which offers incentive to those who innovate being first to market with a new idea, is what drives the market.

#52 Fahim S.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:16

Lets see;

Proper gaming
Audio design / editing
Video design / editing
Graphic design / editing
Programming

just for a few. If you think for 30 seconds I'm sure you'll come up with more.


That is more because of a lack of software than anything else isn't it? I am pretty sure that there is more than enough power in a top end smartphone to do any of those tasks....

#53 Nick H.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:22

That is more because of a lack of software than anything else isn't it? I am pretty sure that there is more than enough power in a top end smartphone to do any of those tasks....

Don't forget the RAM capacity of a Smartphone compared to a computer, as well as the graphics card. Smartphones are powerful, don't get me wrong, but they still aren't full-blown computers.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:22

That is more because of a lack of software than anything else isn't it? I am pretty sure that there is more than enough power in a top end smartphone to do any of those tasks....


They lack power. Period. x86 architecture has been always more powerful than ARM, but more power hungry too, the RAZRi and the XOLO finally have an x86 processor of only one core with HT (2 threads) and they are comparable to dual core and quad core ARM processors while also retaining very nice battery. this is not a problem in laptops nor desktops, that's why they are way above smartphones.