Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 00:39 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Efforts are split between models in which keyboards detach from screens, ones in which the keys remain attached but can be hidden behind displays, and traditional fixed clamshell designs." None of these really float my boat. They work with clunky connectors and weird hinges, while I'd much rather have Surface's nice magnetic connection. On top of that, Surface just looks way better than this stuff. Pretty clear why Microsoft felt the need to make their own hardware.
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RE[4]: piss poor design
by bassbeast on Wed 5th Sep 2012 05:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: piss poor design"
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Friend the PCs I was selling 5 years ago were Phenom I X4s and Core Duos with 4Gb of RAM. Tell me what could you not run easily on that? Heck i have businesses on Phenom X2s and Core Duos and they are quite happy and have no intention of replacing anytime soon.

And all it takes to keep a machine clean since Vista is any of the good free AVs and a teeny tiny bit of common sense. It usually takes me less than 30 minutes to teach a customer on Win 7 everything they need to know to keep the system clean.

And sorry you got stuck with RDRAM but I saw the writing on the wall and avoided that garbage. I've also made sure my systems for the last 7 years can hold at least 4Gb of RAM and with any multicore that is more than enough to run anything the average user wants to use.

Oh and I know all about old gear, I use a Sempron 1.8GHz from 2004 as a nettop in my shop, with 2Gb of RAM and XP it surfs just fine. Already have 7 in a dual boot and it runs just fine on that system OOTB, it even has Aero since I added an old Geforce card I had laying around.

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