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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by symbiont View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    The choice is clear to me as well, I wouldn't pay up 500 dollars for basically a toy device that has the same feature set as an ipod touch. It's all play and no ability otherwise.
    Well, I guess that's where we differ. Notice I didn't belittle the MS tablet, but if you think calling it an overpriced "toy" is supposed to somehow insult my personal preference - then whatever makes you feel better, go with it.

    $500 is nothing to me really, I've spent more than that on worse. And it's a tablet, to me that means "play". If I want to work I have desktops and ultrabooks that are much more comfortable and pleasurable to use.
    Hi there
    That's fine for you.

    I don't starve but I would certainly think twice (or even seven times) before spending 500 USD on something I didn't really want.

    We come from a reasonably wealthy part of the world too -- but in loads of places 500 USD would be regarded as a small fortune - and it really doesn't matter how much (or little) money you have -- it should be treated like any other valuable resource -- not to be wasted and to be used sensibly.

    I've also bought stuff I've regretted too -- I'm sure we all have but that doesn't mean we all go out and buy stuff willy nilly without at least researching a bit as to whether we really WANT the device.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Quite frankly, this isn't even what the thread is about. And it was derailed because of an Apple product being mentioned on a MS forum (oh noes). It added a bit of amusement to the dull day I'm having at work, but Oh Well.

    And I don't buy things willy nilly either, although quite frankly again - that's none of anyone's business. People are awful assuming of others when they know nothing about them.

    Also notice, to actually quote myself - "Still would rather spend the extra $ and buy an iPad at least." Meaning that I wouldn't buy some cheap assed laptop, yet opt for some type of tablet instead at the cost of a bit more. Doesn't HAVE to be an iPad. But then again, reading comprehension obviously isn't everyone's strong point.

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  2. #12


    What will it take to help give stagnating PC sales a bit of a boost?
    Acceptance. This is the new normal.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Cokie is not consistent. You will get used to him.

    He was convinced everyone would be gagging to go 500 bucks for RT tablet.

    Now he is saying something else.
    Then post the citation of me saying that Windows RT is something I was convinced that would sell en masse.

    All I posted was my personal opinion about the ipad compared to equivalent Windows 8 or RT tablets. All YOU seem to be doing is putting words in my mouth as per usual...
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by symbiont View Post
    And I don't buy things willy nilly either, although quite frankly again - that's none of anyone's business. People are awful assuming of others when they know nothing about them.
    Dude it's your money you can spend it on what you want. I wouldn't even entertain the thought of explaining my spending habits to anyone or any forum.

    Enjoy whatever product you buy.

    Peace
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    What will it take to help give stagnating PC sales a bit of a boost?
    Acceptance. This is the new normal.
    That wouldn't give a boost.
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  6. #16


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    Cheap tablets/laptops running the OS might help.

    As a side note, I was messing around the OS on my laptop last night and was a bit impressed with some of the improved inner workings like Task Manager and Windows Explorer.

    I'm sure some of you know this already, this is more for those that haven't looked at the OS outside of Metro. It really is an efficient OS, so running on "cheap" hardware shouldn't be an issue at all.
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  7. #17


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    We come from a reasonably wealthy part of the world too -- but in loads of places 500 USD would be regarded as a small fortune - and it really doesn't matter how much (or little) money you have -- it should be treated like any other valuable resource -- not to be wasted and to be used sensibly.
    This is a really good thought. Jimbo I applaud you for that. I wish people would keep that in mind regarding all resources.

    And I don't buy things willy nilly either, although quite frankly again - that's none of anyone's business. People are awful assuming of others when they know nothing about them.
    And this is the kind of attitude that I really hate. I tell you a story.

    The other day I was waiting in the car for the wife to pick something up at the cleaners. It was about 70 degrees, I had the window rolled down and felt comfortable.

    A car pulls up next to me and a guy gets out leaving the engine running. I asked him whether he could not stop the engine. He pointed to a teenager sitting in the car. I said to him that it is neither hot nor cold and the young man would survive without the engine running and polluting the universe. He said, I pay for the gas and it is nobodies business how he burns it.

    Unfortunately I find this attitude very often. I wish the gas prices would rise to $10/gallon. Maybe then people would learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    And this is the kind of attitude that I really hate. I tell you a story.

    The other day I was waiting in the car for the wife to pick something up at the cleaners. It was about 70 degrees, I had the window rolled down and felt comfortable.

    A car pulls up next to me and a guy gets out leaving the engine running. I asked him whether he could not stop the engine. He pointed to a teenager sitting in the car. I said to him that it is neither hot nor cold and the young man would survive without the engine running and polluting the universe. He said, I pay for the gas and it is nobodies business how he burns it.

    Unfortunately I find this attitude very often. I wish the gas prices would rise to $10/gallon. Maybe then people would learn.
    It's probably not fair to judge the guy without knowing more about the situation. You never know, he may have real trouble getting the car started and leaving it on means he's not stuck or embarrassed trying to get it going again, and probably polluting more while trying to get it started. He may have also misconstrued your comment to mean something about safety and pointing to the teenager indicated that he's not leaving the car unattended. Or thirdly, maybe the teenager did need the car running for the air conditioner, even though it may have been mild.
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    Ray, nah, none of that. That was a brand new car. The temps were excellent, I sat in our car myself with the window rolled down. It was 7PM and 70F. The guy just did not care about the pollution.

    I do that on a regular basis walking up to cars that are running forever with someone sitting in it waiting for the wife who is e.g. shopping in the supermarket. People always look at me as if I came from Mars. They have absolutely no appreciation of the problem.

    Once in front of my own house a neighbor left the car running for a whole hour babbling with another neighbor until I went out and asked her to stop the car.

    This is Florida in the winter where temps are very moderate. I would understand if it were in the summer with 90F, but not when the temps are around 70F. It is just the wrong attitude.

    My car in Europe
    stops the engine automatically when I come to a halt, e.g. at a traffic light, and resumes when I release the brake or step on the gas. That is the kind of feature which should be put into all cars.
    Last edited by whs; 17 Apr 2013 at 23:21.
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    OK, that's different. Personally, I never leave my car running when not necessary, it just wastes fuel.
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