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10-inch tablets heading for extinction

  1. #11


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    For me, personally, 7" is the perfect size for a tablet.

    It's sufficiently bigger than the phone to make it useful, but still readily portable.

    If I want/need anything more powerful (mine is a 1Ghz single-core w/Ice Cream Sandwich, 4GB RAM and 32GB
    storage, and is more than adequate), then I take one of my laptops, usually the 15.6" one.

    A 10"-11" tablet is neither fish nor fowl. In fact, I saw some goose using one as a camera the other day, and it
    looked to be a major PITA. It certainly appeared clumsy and cumbersome compared to my 7"

    Wenda.

    *EDIT: - Had the Surface RT been released as a competitively-priced 7", I'd have snapped one up, as I quite liked
    the one Surface RT that I did get to play with. And I don't think I'd be alone, I reckon as a $250 - $300 7" that they
    would literally have FLOWN off the shelves.

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  2. #12


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    no, the Surface RT is also meant to be used as an Office suite as well. word processing, spreadsheets, OneNote, etc. that's pretty tiny on a 7" screen.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    no, the Surface RT is also meant to be used as an Office suite as well. word processing, spreadsheets, OneNote, etc. that's pretty tiny on a 7" screen.
    I think the whole point of the article was to suggest that things are heading towards smaller tablets for social activities and ultrabooks for more intensive tasks. From personal experience, even a tablet with a keyboard cover is far more awkward to use on your lap than a notebook/ultrabook. The weight distribution is all wrong. The other thing with ultrabooks is that they can accommodate a much larger battery, thus providing the operating time of ARM powered tablets. And with the flexible ultrabooks, some can turn into a tablet form-factor, providing the ability for less intensive tasks when required.
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  4. #14


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    actually I was addressing Wenda. should've put her stuff in quotes.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    no, the Surface RT is also meant to be used as an Office suite as well. word processing, spreadsheets, OneNote, etc. that's pretty tiny on a 7" screen.

    Actually, it's 'meant' to do whatever I want it to, within its hardware and software limitations.

    If, and I some how doubt it, I suddenly get the urge to construct a database from scratch, or create
    a Power-point 'prezzo', I'll do that on the quad-core 'desktop replacement' when I get home.

    I think, after having used these things since well BEFORE Windows (my first 'real' OS was GEOS
    V1.5 on the C64), I have more than a fair idea of my computing needs and wants.

    Wenda.
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  6. #16


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    wow, GEOS on the C64 was almost useless. but fun for reminiscence... did you have an Amiga as well?
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    wow, GEOS on the C64 was almost useless. but fun for reminiscence... did you have an Amiga as well?
    True, the C64 didn't really have enough RAM for it, and to get productive at all you
    needed to have two drives, one for the OS and one for program disks. It works
    much better on an Intel/IBM XT or 286.

    Yes, Amiga-wise it was a 1MB A500 with a second, external FDD.

    I still own them both, and they still run, although they're not often used these
    days I still fire them up occasionally just for fun.



    Wenda.
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