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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Hi Ray,

    Simple question: can you please give us the name along with the brand of tablets you are talking about? It just seems that if these are out there then why haven't some of us heard of them, or for that matter seen them in an ad on TV. I know of the "Safari" but no ever.
    I've already mentioned this several times, the one I own is a Gigabyte and their latest version ups the ante. There are plenty of others about. Maybe some of these simply don't get to the US, like many things that the US gets, we don't. That said, the specifications that I'm talking about have been available in many devices for some time.

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    Tablets and Convertibles - Microsoft Store Online

    Keep in mind that these are initial offerings. There will be more, and models will change.
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    I'll bet that there are a lot of frayed nerves right about now over at ms central.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Hi Ray,

    Simple question: can you please give us the name along with the brand of tablets you are talking about? It just seems that if these are out there then why haven't some of us heard of them, or for that matter seen them in an ad on TV. I know of the "Safari" but no ever.
    I've already mentioned this several times, the one I own is a Gigabyte and their latest version ups the ante. There are plenty of others about. Maybe some of these simply don't get to the US, like many things that the US gets, we don't. That said, the specifications that I'm talking about have been available in many devices for some time.
    Is this the one you speak of?

    GIGABYTE - Notebook & Netbook - Notebook & Netbook - T series - T1006
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    NO, I'm talking about this series of tablets: GIGABYTE - Slate & Tablet - Slate & Tablet - S series.
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    Apple Reports Best Quarterly Results Ever in Q1 2013: $13.1 Billion Profit on $54.5 Billion in Revenue
    Read this and saw it on the evening news. Along with this it was shown that Apple in the last quarter sold 22.7 million iPads, and 13.1 million iPhones (most the iPhones sales was in China). So at the moment Tim is saying that Apple is doing all right and the rumors behind them loosing ground is misleading.

    Take all of this as you may.
    Last edited by Lee; 24 Jan 2013 at 02:28.
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    Funny because I just read a story on usa today saying sales while high did not meet expectations and stock was dropping.
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    That's the problem with all companies today, they make a prediction about future sales/profit and if it doesn't come true, the shareholders get all wobbly. Never mind the fact that a massive profit was made, as it didn't meet the predictions, everyone gets worried.
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    Yeah, I was reading in the Bing News app how apple's Q1 performance is more akin to 2009's Q1.

    There should be concern with apple now, as they don't seem to be targeting developing markets how android and Windows Phone are. They're keeping hold with developed, saturated markets; and the stock is being viewed as in between a value stock versus a performance stock.
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    CLAMORING!! Where can I get one of those Visicalc machine?


    I am not the most avid poster, nor am I fanboi of anything but freedom.

    Been involved with computers since I purchased my first clone [does anyone remember that term?]
    back in 1981.

    Worked/played on my brother-in-laws Apple II clone called the Franklin soon after.

    The Apple gestapo squashed them out VERY quickly. So I wandered back to the IBM clone field
    and never really looked back and have been enjoying the configurability of that platform ever since.

    I'm 62 and of course used my computer mostly for bills and taxes and other financial endeavors.
    Loved the launch of Quattro Pro for Dos which pioneered the tabbed spreadsheets.
    Lotus 2.01 was soon relegated to the garbage can. I plodded through the various releases of Windows
    and updated my box as needed throughout the years. Heck if DOS 6.2 recognized a terabyte drive and
    USB 3.0 I'd still boot into it. DOS 'graphics' are still good enough for me. Now THAT was fast and fluid.
    Durn sheet popped up nearly before you hit the Enter key.

    Although I was quite myopic in my own use of technology, I couldn't help notice the kids and grandkids
    graviatating towards their phones and .mp3 players and pads as the years went by. They want and use mostly
    'content' but can and do use rudimentary cloud apps and are just fine with them.

    They never knew,and therefore never much cared about the freedom of configurability. The veil of coolness
    cloaked it, so that 'issue' never came up.

    But the facts are the facts, and they were stated quite succinctly in this video.

    Microsoft Has No Business Selling Tablets: Josh Brown | Daily Ticker - Yahoo! Finance

    It's not the END for Microsoft in any way, shape or form, but they sure do have one huge marketing
    job on their hands to turn the tide. Till their tablet is linked to 'the next killer app' it will be a tough job indeed.

    I wish them all the luck in the world :)
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