Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC
Windows So, the Microsoft announcement - taking place as I write this, 01:45 in my timezone - turns out to be a bigger deal than expected. Microsoft just announced it's going full-on hardware - the company announced a new tablet called 'Surface', and boy, is this thing something to behold. Microsoft's hardware partners? They're not happy right now. Update: Here's Microsoft's official Surface site. I believe someone coined the phrase 'sexy as a succubus' in the comments about Vizio? Stealin' it! Update II: They aren't just taking the iPad head-on - this is a straight-up MacBook Air competitor.
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RE[5]: Another good idea
by Morgan on Tue 19th Jun 2012 05:43 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Another good idea"
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It makes for a great demo. I loved it initially. The small bugs get to you.

That, and ASUS stock roms are painfully slow and unoptimized. If you try to go custom ROM the dock starts fucking up because it uses custom ASUS drivers.

The thing is just way to slow to be a dual core or quad core device. Its unbelievable how laggy the thing gets.

I'll have to ask my friend about that; not long after he got it he had toyed with the idea of alternate ROMs, but I think he decided he liked the stock ROM especially after the ICS update.

Then there's the stupid non standard charger. Good luck charging it with a wall piece that's not made by ASUS. It'll take you 8 hours to get from 0-10% battery. No. Lie. Treat your charger like gold.

That was my only issue with the Nook Color; use the included USB cable and adapter, and you could have a full charge in less than two hours. Use a standard micro USB cable, even with a high output adapter, and it was an all day affair. It was even worse when trying to charge and use the tablet at the same time on a regular cable. Not only would it not charge, depending on CPU usage and screen brightness you could fully discharge the device while it was plugged in.

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