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    Samsung stills want to maintain a multiple platform strategy as the article there points out but is not wishing to uphere to the new licensing issues that MS is bringing in. The concern is also based on pricing for the same hardwares where the Android models are sold for far less. Samsung is making a marketing decision based on the only reason for the RT is to run Office 2013 and not for any other reason software wise.

    The Ativ Tab is available from $780 at Amazon Germany. For that money consumers get a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and a 5 megapixel camera. The 32GB iPad, for example, is available for $429.

    Otherwise, there are "no compelling reasons" to choose an RT tablet, besides maybe the availability of Microsoft Office 2013, Wood said. Even with Microsoft's own RT tablet, the Surface, most of the excitement was about the hardware and not the software, Wood added.

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    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile

    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post

    What i'd really like to see is Samsung get together with Microsoft and Intel and simply put out the Teraflop PC for Power Users with like 10 TB of hard drive space that can be clouded for your devices running Windows Server 2012 and watch the Macheads go screaming into the night. Someone is going to do it, you could probably sell them to colleges pretty easy for academia and there is a small segment of PC users that would buy it simply for hobby and bragging rights. The same segment that drops $2k on a video card just so they can run the latest version of Crysis at max settings.
    Don't hold your breath on that one.

    Samsung to halt Windows RT tablet sales in Germany - Computerworld
    Haha.. what does that have to do with anything at all? Obviously you don't know Samsung if you think there is any market they wouldn't enter or be interested in, if they thought money could be made. They are a very fluid company, they can bring products to market and ultimately jettison them in no time. They can do something like RT and it barely registers on their bottom line. Putting out a motherboard would be nothing for them and Intel allready has the daughterboard and i'd assume a driver. Honestly, given its a daughterboard, you probably don't even need Microsoft or Samsung and could just go with Win 8 off a regular board/chip and simply provide the ability to cloud its storage to a personal network via Hadoop.

    What they really would really need though is a DirectX type of API for Common Computations via Parallel Processing. So whereas DirectX handles everything graphical having to do with a game, a DirectP so to say would handle stuff like weather, advanced AI, any hardcore calculations not normally handled by the video system. You could calculate orbital trajectories in real time, gravity, basically advanced game physics.. just all sorts of wild stuff if you had a teraflop card you could offload those calculations to.
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  3. #113

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    -- and I do think Ms made a mistake in releasing the RT BEFORE the surface pro. Normally you release your flagship product - then your cheaper and less featured models.

    But BTW :

    Not sure Brick would be a good idea in California -- especially for small buildings like individual houses. The Earth even when no earthquakes are actually felt is always moving and brick would fall apart quite quickly. Wood can easily be replaced and is reasonably pliable so small shifting earth movements won't damage the house too quickly. Wood has longevity too if you pick the right wood and treat it properly. It's also much more environmentally friendly than brick as well.
    Yes the Pro needed attention first is what I believe. The thing is that RT was interesting as being the first ARM OS made by Microsoft. This has future all by itself if the ARM processors gain more market.

    The bricks do well on most environments but you're right about this one: deserts can sand-blast brick away and in salty - moisty airs they get eaten away by salt.

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    I see some interest in architecture here. Shall I start a thread in the lounge on this topic?
    You're good to go, as you like it.
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