I really get amused when I've seen people boast about how their ISP provides download speeds at an incredible rate but they are still messing around with 54 kbs wireless !!!!!!. Seems a total waste to me to pay for that type of download availability and not use a WIRED connection.
The new "Ultrabooks" provide decent wireless connection (assuming your router can deliver it) and a USB2==>LAN works reasonably well -- hopefully USB3==>LAN will appear soon.
G is 54Mbits not Kbits....!! I'd love to have an ISP that I throttled with that internal bandwidth!!
One day, I want to have a tablet PC and my desktop PC and I want to do a hand gesture to grab a file, and throw it between the two PCs......instantly.
"Seems a total waste to me to pay for that type of download availability and not use a WIRED connection"
Words of wisdom.
Although 54 MB is already ok, but not fast enough.
I only use wired connections, currently the download speed is 120mb/sec......the need for speed.
Only wired for extra security.
Re 3D viewing, when I recently bought a new Sony LED large screen TV, it came with a bonus Sony Bluray DVD Playstation, 3D goggles, free games, and plug in 3D free to air receiver, valued at about $650. I sold it ASAP for $250, just to get rid of it. Wouldn't give you a plugged nickel for 3D.
My ADSL2 LAN wired service is rated at 100MB/sec. Real time use: 0.5MB/sec.
Hipsy Gipsie, IMO it's smart strategy from Microsoft all these amrtphone stuffs (just W8 for Desktop is terrible but ok, I'let that for a moment) But every one has their own need and wishes. Personaly I realy don't need and DO NOT WANT a computer that I carry with me all the time and certainly not a cell-phone sized computer. The reason is that I don't want to carry it with special care, I don't want to break it, to hae falling in water, being stolen or forgotten in some place. I have no such a device. My mobile phone doesn't even display colors and I'm very happy with it. And I don't need it. In fact I save a lot of time not bothering with yet another gadget or instrument. But I need a desktop PC which stands always on the same place, don't risk of falling on the floor or being taken away by the kids. It has a large keyboard, a mouse, a large monitor. I realy need double deck DVD burners and I realy need two HD, which I can replace at any moment if one fails. I cannot imagine a computer where I cannot quickely replace the DVD drive or the HD, or where I don't have two HD and two DVD drives. I hate laptop keyboards and cannot work with a mouse. Even the mouse is the minimalist pointing device since I'm used to using a A4 sized drawing tablet. If one part fails on a laptop it's only a question of luck if a repair shop can fix it. Usualy after 3 weeks usualy your get a call from the guy telling that they can't. Either they don't find the part or it's so expensie you better buy a new laptop. With a desktop PC you can fix anything yourself in a matter of hours. Laptops have their use when you realy need to carry all your works with you on a daily basis. But it doesn't make life easier all the time. If I'm away from my computer, I take paper and a pen and write things down. It's much easier than carrying an electronic device all the time with me. Paper beats smartphone by a long shot, IMO.
Call me rigid if you want, but no amount of rationalization or theoretical argument will convince me that Win8 is anything but a hybrid dracula monster! And laptop to replace tower ... surely thou jest!
Hell with extreme mobo, i7 extreme CPU, SATA3 SSD HD, 12GB RAM & 3 SLI bridged GTX graphics cards, I have to bolt my tower to the desk to stop it going into orbit. Plus umpteen USB external devices, 2 DVD burners, 2nd internal HD and 1 eSATA HD, etc, etc.
But for me, a Surface Pro beats notebook, binder, and paper altogether with a digital pen. A fountain pen is more my taste, but oh well.