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  1. #11


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    They will sell because some people just want something that will give them e-mail, browsing, letter write, etc.. Just because most of us wouldn't buy one doesn't mean they are not for others. . .

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    They will sell because some people just want something that will give them e-mail, browsing, letter write, etc.. Just because most of us wouldn't buy one doesn't mean they are not for others. . .
    That is so true. That's interesting. Not really up to speed on trends. Probably like an advanced version of a PDA. Might be very cool for kids. Tablets and notebooks are probably very trendy and useful. The younger generation doesn't really need a desktop computer to get online or do their homework anymore. My, how time has passed me by. It seems like just a few years ago, everyone was using a CRT to write their book reports.
    I am so out of touch.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by startas View Post
    Well, thats almost a technological pornography for homeless people who doesnt have any money. Just look at the components - directly from hell - intel atom + android + touchscreen, low price and components says that quality and performance will be shitty You better go buy some food... And if you really need a pc for low price, you can buy with that amount of money a decent used laptop from other people, that will not make you cry 24/7, and that will have core i3, few gigs of ram, a real usable os - windows(xp/7), and you are lucky, it will have not only intel integrated graphics, but geforce or radeon graphics card too.
    What...? Some people don't need a gaming laptop for simple things. Maybe someone wants a cheap $200 notebook (take note) for college where money is not in abundance. You must realize that not everyone wants or can afford a $2000 laptop to type a college paper. Also, low prices don't always mean bad performance.
    Well, you could at least read what i wrote before commenting... Even cats knows, that intel atom = low performance cpu, and plus combined with android and cheap touchscreen made from wood, that is a catastrophe...
    And second thing i will just copy paste from my last post, this time please read it... : "And if you really need a pc for low price, you can buy with that amount of money - about 200$ - a decent used laptop from other people, that will not make you cry 24/7, and that will have core i3, few gigs of ram, a real usable os - windows(xp/7), and if you are lucky, it will have not only intel integrated graphics, but geforce or radeon graphics card too."

    Or even better - buy a fkin piece of paper and a pen, cause some people doesnt even know how to use pc
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  4. #14


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    Well, I can't say I'm surprised. Microsoft has no one to blame but them selves for this. Android will move in, and take more market share away from ms. Most folk who were considering a metro notebook will at least look at this, as Android is well proven, well regarded and entrenched in the touch market... whereas metro is most decidedly, not.....

    For me personally, my opinion that touch is stupid on a desktop and/or laptop remains, so an Android notebook would not be for me.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by startas View Post
    Well, you could at least read what i wrote before commenting... Even cats knows, that intel atom = low performance cpu, and plus combined with android and cheap touchscreen made from wood, that is a catastrophe...
    And second thing i will just copy paste from my last post, this time please read it... : "And if you really need a pc for low price, you can buy with that amount of money - about 200$ - a decent used laptop from other people, that will not make you cry 24/7, and that will have core i3, few gigs of ram, a real usable os - windows(xp/7), and if you are lucky, it will have not only intel integrated graphics, but geforce or radeon graphics card too."

    Or even better - buy a fkin piece of paper and a pen, cause some people doesnt even know how to use pc
    Again, you don't need an i5 CPU to write an e-mail or browse the web. This is meant to compete with Chromebooks (hence the Android OS, also take note of Mozilla's OS). This is a new type of trend, instead of full blown OSs you get inexpensive computing devices, with Web Browser OSs (or things like Android in this case).

    For example, I recommended my cousin a $200 Chromebook instead of a rubbish $500 laptop. Want to guess why? All my cousin does is write papers for school and browse the web; doesn't even need to learn computer maintenance or even basic computer things.

    In the end, I think this is brilliant. I'm considering buying a portable device for college (my money is very limited) and this is a fantastic solution for me. Throw Linux on it and voila, it's a portable, cheap, and flexible computing device.
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  6. #16


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    cheap touchscreen made from wood
    Wood is far too expensive.

    These cheap devices aren't going to please enthusiasts, that doesn't matter - they are not aimed at enthusiasts.

    As long as they do what Joe public wants, they will sell.

    They are just inexpensive tablets with a keyboard. Makes sense, as typing onscreen is pretty grim.

    Whs bought a tablet a little while ago for $60. He was surprised how well it works. Many people will be fine with it.

    There will be more small tablets at $99 or less.

    Anything that is good for competition, choice and consumers is not good news for MS.
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  7. #17


    Hell yeah, i can even browse the web or write an email with my 100 years old phone siemens m55, who needs this "good for nothing" "machine"... Well, maybe someone in antarctica will buy it Maybe its "good" for people who cant buy even food, but people are rich in general, almost everyone has samsung s3 / ifone 4/5, so i dont see many people buying this thing, cause its usage is very limited, nor it will give you "mafia boss" name I'm just saying, that you can buy much better notebook at the same price, and with it you can do much more than just "write letters".
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    Maybe those who don't already have a 100 years old phone siemens m55.
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  9. #19


    Well, this new notebook is kind of new version of siemens m55 nowadays Or even better, you can even not buy anything, just a simple paper news and write some real mails, not emails, if all you need to do is "write letters"
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    There is a limit to how cheap production computers can be. The OS is irrelevant. A lot depends on where they are made. In the US, if a Union was involved, forget it. A lot depends on internal storage. Phone memory is different than a solid state drive. Given the current prices of ssds, any notebook price would reflect the amount of internal storage.

    There is an ad for a chromebook. $249, it only has a 16 gb internal ssd, the rest is in the cloud?
    Yeah, I love my chromebook. Light, small, great keyboard, solid battery life, memory card slot, usb 3, full HDMI. No malware or virus issues. Nothing to backup. Restores to factory defaults in seconds. It can be opened and repaired quite easily. It supports multiple login accounts. And at 249, there is less concern kids could break it.
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