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[5]: piss poor design
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 6th Sep 2012 00:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: piss poor design"
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I don't recall saying that there are things you "can not" run on older hardware. Just that while hardware power is increasing, so is software bloat, so you often you won't be able to run newer versions of the same programs on the same aging hardware at the same exact speed. They'll begin slowing down as they get more bloated with bad code and start sucking up more memory. Throwing faster hardware and more memory at it is not exactly the optimal way to solve this problem, but, it's basically what everyone's doing instead of writing their programs more efficiently.

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