Another good thread you started, Cokie. Thanks for the article/video lead. Interesting.
Most likely the tuition is higher their since it's a private Catholic university founded in 1856. I'd be careful what I'd say about the students there. Pasting from their Fast Fact page on freshman profile: fast_facts - Seton Hall University, New JerseyTRWTF is that this school is charging a higher tuition so that it can but overpriced electronics for everyone. If I went there, I would rather get a discount and the ability to buy whatever I want. Also, they're college students with short attention spans. If you gave everyone in a room an iPad, or a Nexus 7, I think the exact same thing would happen.
◾Unweighted GPA average: 3.4
◾SAT average (CR&M): 1100
◾ACT average: 24
I would think they have a pretty high standard to be able to enroll there. I'm quite sure they have good attention spans to be able to get those scores. I was raised Catholic so I know theirs plenty of $. You'll notice some info on $ on the fact page. Also, I'm quite sure the faculty did a study on which device to choose. I don't think they're brain-burn was a factor.
I think I've mentioned this in another thread, but do I detect a tinge of you warming up to 8? I too have my eye on the Surface Pro with the same concern as you with peripherals. I'm in need of something mobile and think that a pad is just an overgrown phone of which I already have. I'm thinking and hoping that M$ will introduce the Surface at a low introductory price. The iPads (which I believe M$ is targeting against) at Best buy presently start at $500 and up to $830 depending on options and service carriers. I'm guessing the intro price to be around $700 for the Surface Pro, possibly $600. $400 to $500 for RT. After that the Pro may gat to be as high as a $grand. Let's remember that this is M$'s introductory device of their hardware attempt, so even if they break even or perhaps lose a little money they'll be satisfied. Getting it out there and people "showing it off" will be of much help.The MS surface tablet is the first tablet I am genuinely interested in. The reason being, it's not really a glorified smart phone (that doesn't make calls) and is more or less a real computer that can run real applications (meaning...the applications that I am used to running and would want to run, not Metro apps from the Microsoft store).
The issue I am going to have is going to be sticker shock at the price. If the not Windows 8 RT version (which really is the glorified smartphone that I don't want), of this surface tablet approaches the $1,000+ price point, I would be quite hesitant to outlay the cash over a laptop which would offer additional functionality like eSata ports, optical drives, docking stations, etc.
I think the combo of touch and keyboard will be the craze. Touch to me is such a faster means of navigating while the keyboard being a quicker way to enter data.
I'm not even going to touch on the monopoly (Reaganonimics) topic!
DropBox keeps a revision history of each document. But I am not sure about undeleting files. I don't get much space on DropBox, but it is a truly collaborative tool.Originally Posted by pparks1
Edit: DropBox keeps deleted files for 30 days.
Dropbox is what I use as well. They have a 30 day recovery option for deleted files. If you are a paid customer and have the Pack Rat option enabled, you get document recovery forever.
Now, if the corporate environment would have the resource to waste for over the top hardware at a ridiculous cost and a UI that is far different than Windows, I don't get why they couldn't just as well invest in good quality PCs (they are out there and pretty much the mainstream) and even install Windows 8 on them.
Touch is the new mouse, but the keyboard is forever. Why do you suppose there is a new touch keyboard in Windows 8? Keyboard won't be gone until a LONG, LONG, LONG time. Touch is the new input.
i use the iPad a lot, and have the latest model maxed out with memory and AT&T LTE. I really don't like Apple. Right now the iPad is the only real contender on the tablet market IMHO. But I'm NOT satisfied. I LOVE the Surface with it's integrated keyboard on the cover. But until we really see one, it's just vaporware.
Right now I have the Samsung Series 7 Slate, which I've touted numerous times on this forum. But the iPad still gets most of my use. Why? Because there really aren't that many apps I can put on the Slate that hold a candle to the apps on the iPad. And the Slate doesn't have anywhere near the battery life of the iPad, well that's comparing apples and oranges. The Slate has much more raw computing power than the iPad with its i5 processor. The Slate instantly is a real computer while the iPad is not so much. I will say that the touch experience on the Slate rivals that of the iPad. Apple is known for their touch experience on their iDevices, and I think the Slate rivals it. But the Slate doesn't hold a candle to the new iPad's retina display.
I've noticed many new apps have been starting to trickle into the Windows Store. Just look under new releases. The the real challenge is for Microsoft to get enough apps to contend with the iPad. This means apps that are Metro UI based and will run on the ARM based Windows RT tablets. I know a lot on this forum are NOT interested in the ARM tablets, but that's where the war against the iPad will be waged. I just hope Microsoft secretly has a lot of Metro UI based apps in the store ready by launch time.
Touch is an /alternate/ input method for "gross" (Figuratively and literally) input only.
The mouse is here to stay for a LONG, LONG, LONG, time.