Re: $200 Laptop Comparison - Screen Quality
I take it you haven't used one of the new breed of £200 Windows 8.1 laptops?
If you think having a laptop that runs (well grinds) at 100% on both its 1GHz cores for most of the time (reminiscent of using a laptop from 1999) as fine for 'pottering around' then fine.
I'd rather buy second hand or pay the extra £150 for a proper CPU.
I have a Pentium 1.3GHz dual core CULV laptop from 2009 that runs rings round these arthritic CPUs. Progress? Nope inventory clearing of crappy tablet CPUs that no one wants.
Plus are you saying the Average Joe really knows what that are getting for £200? I don't think so by the number of them I'm getting brought to me fresh out of the box. "It's too slow!!" It's like Windows 7 Netbooks all over again.
I have nothing against cheap tablets. I love the Hudl and still use a antique 1Ghz dual core Playbook. But then the CPU and OS was specifically designed for the device...
Full Windows 8 should not run on tablet level CPUs for a good/usable experience.