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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    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.
    I am always ready to change my view. Perhaps the OS is relevant. Depends on the need. Linux based systems certainly have a smaller footprint and need less resources to produce results. Comparing Linux to MS, well, MS is a loser, being that it is such a hog on drive space and needed hardware. If notebooks can be made to function as you describe, MS is not competitive in many areas. If MS continues with the NT kernel and current designs, it will continue to play catch up. MS systems have a major flaw - they always need to be repaired.

    Guess it depends on compatibility and if the device can do what one wants it to do.
    I know that recently a backup computer I put together asus E45M1-M PRO AMD E-450 AMD Hudson M1,
    motherboard cpu combo, ... it works quite well, but is quite slow. An i7 is much faster.
    I guess you get what you pay for. I know nothing about Android, IOS, or other portables. Given that an i7 costs more than $250 to start and that even higher end Intel cpus can get very pricey, the $200 ballpark will have limited capabilities.

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    I wouldnt say so - yeah, windows takes more space, but its because it has sooooo much more inside, but thats it, in other areas windows rulez - windows doesnt really need a good hardware, with 1 gb ram and simple old core 2 duo cpu everything just flies, plus it is much more faster not only because it is faster, but big part of that speed is perfect user interface + drivers, whereas linux lacks professionaly made components as user inteface, drivers(like intel), it never finishes components to stable and usable level, and other stuff. Sorry, but my experience with windows always was very good, its wasnt perfect, but it wasnt even comparable to other os, but all linux distributions always had big problems, as it all is the same in general, because it uses the sames components, just different name. Its not just a coincidence, that this world is full of ms haters, but ms is still number 1 in pc/notebook market.
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    $200 ballpark will have limited capabilities
    It doesn't matter. If it does what people want, there is no need for them to get anything that can do more - they don't want/need that capability.

    I expect your car doesn't go as fast as a Veyron. So what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by startas View Post
    I wouldnt say so ...
    That what, notebooks and portables are not limited?

    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    the $200 ballpark will have limited capabilities.
    How can I plug my Revo 3 X2 into a notebook?

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    Who cares? Only those who have a Revo 3 X2.

    I haven't got one and neither have most people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It doesn't matter. If it does what people want, there is no need for them to get anything that can do more - they don't want/need that capability.
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    You get what you pay for.
    That's a myth.

    The ad men saw you coming.
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    Its more like "You can pay even million - but you will get only as much as your knowledge in IT is".
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    "You get what you pay for" That's a myth. The ad men saw you coming.
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Who cares?
    I care. The advertisers have seen me coming, and have made no sale. None of the portable products currently offered are of any use to me. Others can do as they please. I don't need portable devices or touch tablets. Price may be irrelevant to some, but to others, a difference of a few hundred dollars is a big deal.
    A $200 notebook is a wonderful thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It doesn't matter. If it does what people want, there is no need for them to get anything that can do more - they don't want/need that capability.
    That is complete lie - humans nature is to get as much as they can, usability or needs doesnt even matter. Just like some animals are saving food.
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