99 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
Re: @ AC (was Expect nothing less (@ JeffyPooh))
El Reg managed to read them somehow...?
Re: Even at that price
Okay, thanks for letting us know.
Re: Wrong comparison
If you're going to make a comparison that is remotely like-for-like then I don't think many people would really compare a Windows tablet any Mac OS X laptop. As such I don't see too many Mac owners suddenly deciding to swap out for a Windows tablet regardless of how powerful it is.
On the other hand I can see people swapping a Windows laptop for a fully featured Windows tablet in droves! It just makes sense to have that additional flexibility. The problem with that is it cannibalises Microsoft's own market and that of its partners...
Thanks to whoever thumbed me down - very constructive...
8x's what in the CPU shot - not 8x the previous iPad! And likewise for the 72x in the GPU shot...
I'm confused as to what they are comparing.
A laptop with the guts and screen of an iPad seems so obvious I'm surprised they don't already do it. Especially with all the renewed focus on touch screen computing...
Re: Wouldn't have happened with Windows 8...
No, it doesn't.
I don't think he was trying to be funny; posting the comment on a page dedicated to a young woman who died in a car crash, specifically threatened a person. Plus, he didn't LOL or j/k
So did he actually censor his message, or is that The Reg editing the comment for our own good? Because if it's the former I honestly can't see him shooting up a school...
Re: @Eadon (was: Bleeding Edge)
If he expects a result other than the tree falling down, then yes.
Re: Debian's a nice distro.
Thanks for the status update guys :\
Re: What does LTS mean, anyway?
I don't get your comment - last LTS was 12.04, I think the next one will be 14.04...
Re: for not much more...
Got a Nexus 7 3G - and a Three SIM for £7.50 a month... no extra devices to carry around and keep charged, just always connected. Job done.
I'm sure there are many factors that have resulted in StreetMap becoming less popular; its appalling interface, Sat-Nav becoming affordable, more eager mapping companies and mobile.
For instance, is there a StreetMap app? Because I can't find one on Google Play...
Re: 18 billion km thats like saying
I don't think NASA has the supercomputer capabilities to measure such a large distance with such a small unit.
Re: Sue their asses off
This comment might have held some weight if you hadn't posted Anon...
Re: Gets my vote..
I bought it thinking it surely can't be that bad.
I was wrong, but just like you I am now part of any statistical success Microsoft tries to spin around Win8.
What annoys me most actually (most, among many other things) is that - having added my Music library to Windows Media Player, I thought I would be able to use the Music App as a replacement of sorts for the missing Media Center... but the Music app can't see my library still :\
I like IE10 though - as a second browser - on my one Windows machine.
Re: Surface != Surface
Especially where Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro do run the same apps & applications on the desktop.
Re: Why do I feel so alienated by the PC manufacturers
Oh, maybe HP wasn't thinking of you specifically when they botched this together in the shed?
You know, you might find it easier to comment on a laptop that is the right size, budget, screen format, screen material, power & OS rather than bothering to comment on laptops that don't suit your needs in any way shape or form.
If it just connects to your existing phone why the need for a SIM?
Oops, thought that said XKCD...
...wondered why the article wasn't funny :)
"Demand for Windows 8 computers has been phenomenal..."
I don't doubt that demand for Windows PCs has been phenomenal, it pretty much always is this time of year - but I reckon the disappointment when they start using them will be just as high.
(Quickly realised why the 'upgrade' from Windows 7 was only £49)
Re: Buddy, can you spare me a price point?
Only stooopid ones.
Re: Just remember this
I think the point was that a £700 laptop shouldn't have a 1366x720 screen - whereas you would expect that or similar for a £300 laptop?
I suspect it suffers from a lack of Ice Cream Sandwich; given the capacitive button...
With so many 10inch tablets already available, I can see why they might be backtracking.
I run the Kindle app on my 7inch Tab and can't fault it. Probably the reason why ebook readers are generally a similar size?
Entirely consensual? Sounds good ;-)
To think, there might have been intelligent life somewhere in that mess...
I dunno, are the New Zealand courts overloaded?
Good they sent it after the London riots, or else *some* might think that was what cause all them fires...
What he said, plus mine screams - not fan noise but white noise.
As for disk performance, I stuck an SSD in mine, so it's actually been incredibly fast at I/O
It's not plastic...
It's not plastic...
Thanks for the review of the manual and the Samsung web site - I'll keep an eye out for the device review at a later date shall I?
I'm surprised iPod users actually hear any of their tunes, most of the sound seems to leak out :)
So when Apple give you a license that can be used on multiple machines it's generosity, when MS give you a license that can be used on multiple machines it's desperation?
Also, Apple seems to constantly be bringing out OS updates, it barely seems a year since the last £30 upgrade to Snow Leopard! At least MS service packs are free :)
Anyway, what do I care, I've got a Ubuntu desktop with snazzy graphics... :P
...will be just like 1984 :)
Slow tech day...?
Really, El Reg is reporting on grammar errors? Must be a slow day in the office.
If Everything Everywhere is everything everywhere, then surely there is nothing else, anywhere?
Err, hold the door open will ya ;)
Ubuntu Server LTS has support for 5 years - taking 10.04 support out to 2015:
By that comment, do you actually mean that you dont want or need this laptop?
I would think that if someone out there wants an overpriced gimmicky laptop, then Sony has that base covered. And while they cover that base, you can get a different laptop.
I think it is more likely they'll just put a button on there linking to Bing.
Title goes here...
I see where you're going with that - but I can't see the same interface for a web site working on a 24 inch screen on the desktop and a 3-4 inch screen in your hand...
I see - yes, they are all very specialist pursuits, I didn't even Autoroute still existed what with Bing maps, Google maps and all the integration with modern smartphones etc.
As for Wine, I agree (about running it as an emulator, not the red stuff) better to have native apps - so if you can't find them then I guess you are stuck in the old world.
Something I can agree on...
Something I can certainly agree on, though I doubt there'd be much difference?
All I know is it is like breathing fresh country air once usplash disappears and I log into a nice clean Ubuntu environment; ready for me to clunk up with proper productivity applications :)
No, I am saying it isn't Microsoft's fault that your new Dell or HP has a ton of free or trialware on. I can't imagine Microsoft cares what HP, Dell etc do after they've agreed to ship PCs with Windows on.
As long as they *have* Windows on.
You know Macs have contextual menu's too, don't you? ;)
Journalism, yes I heard of that. That is generally where a view-point is given and relevant facts are laid out in a concise and well written manner to back up that view.
If it's good journalism then sources are cited to enable readers to continue reading about various aspects that can't be included in detail in the original article; like listing what manufacturers are being sold from the Microsoft store in an article about Microsoft operating systems without crapware.
Now please, don't become a journalist.
Because you think it's Microsoft putting all that freeware and trial software on your new computer?
If you're a gamer...?
Seriously, I think some gamers are living in the cloud. PC gaming is a niche*, and the Mac has been pushing steadfastly into that niche in recent years. With Steam's release on Mac last year that situation took an huge step forward (even if not all the games came with it).
As for the last 15 years; Apple was pretty much on it's knees 15 years ago yet today it dominates many of the markets MS has been targeting for what seems like forever; mobiles, music, tablets, mobile computing. And it's doing it with pricey hardware that should by all means make entry to market more difficult for them.
* I'm a a PC gamer and I recognise that the field we're playing on is changing (Been into GAME recently?). But I also recognise that my niche is being threatened by consoles far more than Macs. Ironically, MS's own console...
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