Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Jun 2012 21:30 UTC
Games The E3 is supposed to be all about gaming, but since you can only go so far with realistic renderings of bullets entering and exiting various body parts, Microsoft's keynote was more about expanding the Xbox ecosystem - with, among other things, Internet Explorer and SmartGlass. The latter is a service which allows you to use additional devices - tablets, smrtphones, PCs - as remote controls for your Xbox. IT goes much further than that though, while watching a TV show or a game, SmartGlass can show additional content (i.e., a map of Westeros while watching Game of Thrones), or pick up content where you left off. Pretty cool - and coming to iOS and Android as well, including the game integration. Yup, expect Office for iOS and Android to land soon.
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RE[2]: This is good news
by sukru on Tue 5th Jun 2012 18:29 UTC in reply to "RE: This is good news"
sukru
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2006-11-19

Yes that might make sense.

It seems like E350 kits are currently ~$100 at NewEgg. For a complete system I would also need some RAM ($30-60), a good HDD ($100-200), a Logitech wireless keyboard ($30), and TV tuners (I have some extra, but normally they cost ~$40 a piece).

So my total cost could be around $300 for a capable system, which is much less than my older PC (I think it cost around $800).

Still, my Xbox is cheaper (I already have it), but I might consider this as an upgrade for the future.

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