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  1. 26 points
    I guess Apple can once again claim they were first with a foldable screen
  2. 19 points
    Reason 1: It's not a computer, it's a tablet, and mostly a consumption device at that.
  3. 14 points
    It's so funny how they say "women are equal to men" but then go the length to specifically aid women only. I personally don't have any doubts that women are equal to men, but I do question companies pushing this ######. Majority of women simply isn't interested in programming and electrical engineering, but those who are interested are more than capable of doing the same job as men are. Giving them special help and support is telling the world (and them) they aren't. Oh and I always cringe when they start with "committed to helping more women assume leadership roles". Why this craze after pushing women to leadership roles only? Why don't we EVER see anyone promoting and pushing them in same totally male dominated workplaces like powerline maintenance, sewer maintenance, garbage collection, construction, deep earth mining, oil rigs in the middle of oceans, truck drivers etc? You know, all the workplaces dominated by men with nearly absolute lack of women. It's always fancy office jobs and "leadership" roles. Heh. Muh equality my ass. It's lame corporate virtue signaling and it's disgusting.
  4. 13 points
  5. 12 points
    7 links to other Neowin articles. 0 links to the actual source of this new information. You should do better. Here's the link for those that want it: https://support.microsoft.com/...windows-10-update-kb4467708
  6. 12 points
    So the choice now is: be blinded or have a half done dark theme, niiiiice. /s
  7. 12 points
    I wish they would remove Cortana in the OOBE setup (or at least make it optional rather than 'HI THERE I'M CORTANA AND I'M HERE TO HELP SET UP YOUR COMPUTER EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE A SYSADMIN SETTING UP 1000 LAPTOPS' And stop asking for 3 security questions for the local user account that I'm just going to ditch seconds later when I add the machine to the domain and local admin accounts get randomly generated passwords via LAPs...
  8. 11 points
    Hi Everyone, Please welcome goretsky to the ranks of moderator. His helpfulness and willingness to assist members whenever there is a need has made him a natural choice. Thank you goretsky for your willingness to join our staff! You will be a great addition. Barney
  9. 11 points
  10. 11 points
  11. 10 points
    I would say put the price back down to Earth and see if that help.
  12. 9 points
  13. 9 points
    Excellent news, enough of this monopoly money ######.
  14. 9 points
  15. 8 points
    Sometimes you feel like a man, other days a woman... This is ridiculous that we are even worrying about this IMO.
  16. 8 points
    The key word with Surface Go is: Expectation. My problem with the iPad is the overwhelming desire to bump up compute for the sake of compute. We can ooh and aah about the spec bumps in the new iPad Pro every time they launch a new one, but I can launch 98% of my apps on the older generation of iPad just fine. We feel like we need the performance because we're simply being told it's there. But it's not really needed - or worse yet, it's being used on processes behind the scenes that have nothing to do with the app. The opposite of that paradigm is the Surface Go. It goes slim and lower performance on purpose. It runs Office just fine, it runs a whole lot of stuff "fine" but our expectations are so skewed by the comparison with the iPad and Apple CPU fanaticism that it feels bad. The reality is that just as with anything, the little things make up for these deficiencies. For example, in my mind, the hinge stand and the supreme portability is worth a slightly less snappy start time on apps. I mean really, I don't have to pack a cover on a plane to watch a movie on my fold-down tray? How cool is that? I love my Surface Go in the sense that I literally have a full computer (and yes, unlike the new iPad Pro 2018, I can call this a "computer") that I can grab and go just as I would a tablet. Sure it's small. Sure it's subjectively slower. But I'm not exactly playing Fortnite in the doctor's office waiting room or at Starbucks or on a plane. I used to take an iPad on travel, now I take this. I don't care about the compute comparisons, I think that's unnecessary. The only thing that the Surface Go is truly lacking in is battery, but even that isn't too horrible. Again this is all about expectation. If you're encoding video on a Surface Go, sure it'll be slower. But you can... and that's a known tradeoff. That doesn't make the product bad at all. It's funny to me how people make these comparisons that it's so limited, and yet it's running full Windows and can therefore run virtually anything with the only barrier being compute and memory. iPad can't even give you external storage space, and yet it calls it a "computer". Consider that your "all in" cost of a bottom line iPad Pro with keyboard, coverage, pen, etc is easily ~1200 or more. Surface Go top spec with keyboard, pen, mouse, 2yr coverage is ~850. No LTE on either. It's not even close, again on purpose. I have found that mostly it's the idea that "I have a PC, I should be able to play DOOM in full resolution in a Starbucks!" is unrealistic. I can run Office, OneNote and do my mobile work absolutely fine on a Go. For students, same deal - I think it'd be a hit. I can play some games. It's not great. The screen is ok. I'm again puzzled by iPad's hyper obsession with screen clarity. Just like the iPad Pro made us all collectively look at iPad and say "wow they call this a computer? Look at all the things it can't do..." I look at the Surface Go and see all the possibilities. This is the device that makes me want more Microsoft Store apps, but even that comparison is better than Apple's - I'm not forcibly stuck in Microsoft's walled garden of apps there either. Microsoft has given us freedom with short legs where Apple makes you feel like a god in a walled garden. Just don't look outside... Full disclosure here, I usually upgrade yearly on my tablet (handmedowns work great in my family) and this year I chose to get the Surface Go instead of the iPad Pro 2018. I don't regret it. When I say I can launch apps on older iPads, I mean it - I still have iPad Air 2's around and not suffering for compute on any apps. For now. :) So that's kind of helping drive my stance that we shouldn't really need that compute unless it explicitly matches a needed task. If you really need processing power, the Surface Pro line is great. But the Surface Go product, with the right expectations, fits that middleware niche just fine for data consumption and portability.
  17. 8 points
    Selling a device at $1000 and $1199 will affect the demand... You don't need to be smart to know it.
  18. 8 points
  19. 8 points
    Now that they have mouse and keyboard support, they really should take advantage of UWP and turn it into a light productivity device for the home. Simply running Office Mobile (Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, OneNote, Mail & Calendar) would be enough for some families. This could be a simple living-room computer, or the only computer for some, at the price of a Compute Stick but with more power and capabilities. Add Remote Desktop app and the Xbox app, and it also becomes a simple remote client for a more powerful PC or Xbox One X when you don't want to move them from room to room. All of that would be possible today by simply flagging the required UWP apps as Xbox One compatible in the Store, I really can't understand why they don't do it already.
  20. 8 points
    Wtf? Do many people even know this feature exists? I doubt this is going to increase revenue much at all, its just going to ###### off the few people who use it.
  21. 8 points
    Shouldn't there have ALWAYS been an emphasis on quality? So basically they are saying there was never an emphasis on quality.
  22. 8 points
  23. 8 points
    Windows 10 most advanced OS is getting too complicated for Microsoft
  24. 8 points
    Referring to them as "M$" makes the rest of the post unreadable.
  25. 8 points
    It's always nice when they get around to adding an option that should have been there from the start.
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