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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:00 am    Post subject: Windows Tablet Reply with quote

http://money.cnn.com/2012/06/18/technology/microsoft-windows-tablet/index.htm

I kind of like that MS is making it themselves. It seems like a good move.

I also like that they are having the Windows 8 RT tablet plus the Pro full Windows tablet.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/i-Tj3DDZd/0/L/i-Tj3DDZd-X2.jpg

But seriously, I'm one of those people who will just shrug and say "It's not an iPad."
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder which would make a better improvised weapon, iPad or windows tablet?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trassin wrote:
I wonder which would make a better improvised weapon, iPad or windows tablet?

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The iPad has a nice edge for hacking but the windows tablet has a magnesium case. The idea of a tablet going up in a blinding magnesium flash is too good. This one goes to Microsoft.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmmm... I think we need to compare their aerodynamics when thrown "frisbee style". The idea a frisbee-like burning magnesium tablet of death is very appealing.

Edit: Also, if there is a "Clippy" feature, it could be used equally well as an improvised torture device.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got one of the Samsung Windows 8 tablets they gave away to people at build last year. I came away feeling like they needed to do something neat with the hardware for this to have any chance. It looks like they put some real effort in, so that's nice.

The one piece I'm most excited about is actually the pen. The one on my tablet is kind of amazing. It's pressure sensitive, and it knows where the pen is vs. your hand, so you can put your hand on the screen. If you flip the pen around, it's an eraser. The handwriting recognition has been spot on for me so far.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I want to see someone trying to ignite their tablet.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lotan wrote:
penis vs. your hand


Who else read it this way?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Note date, note author.

I've had it since 2003.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am kind of a MS fanboy, lol.

I believe that computers would be no where close to where they are today with out Microsoft.

I think more businesses may buy the pro tablet than say an ipad.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny that you say you are an MS Fanboi, but have an Android avatar here.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exzavier wrote:
I think more businesses may buy the pro tablet than say an ipad.


You're comparing Apples and oranges. The pro tablet is more of a competitor to a Macbook. I'll be surprised if it's less than 1k with an i5 in it.

I fired mine back up last night and installed the Release Preview. I let my girlfriend play around with it for a bit and she was pretty amazed. She's non-technical, and a lot of the new ideas that they have in it really seemed neat to her. It surprised me.

As an old school curmudgeonly developer the Metro UI doesn't do a lot for me. For her it was really cool. She spent like an hour playing with it and said, "I don't want an iPad anymore. I want this!"

I like some of the ideas in it, and WinRT is a lot more than just slapping a new menu on a machine. There's some deep, modern integration and some pretty interesting ideas.

One small example that they showed off last year was that each app is allowed a small amount of cloud space to store data. If written correctly then, you could sign in to any PC and have your settings auto-migrate. (I'm sure you can turn this off as well though for security purposes)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
You're comparing Apples and oranges.


I see what you did there!
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