Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th May 2013 00:01 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "We're sure that more high-density Windows laptops are on the way, but the Kirabook is the first to make it to market. The laptop raises some natural questions: Does a computer that is both thinner and lighter than the Pixel and the Pros skimp on battery life to achieve these feats? Is the Kirabook good enough to justify its jaw-dropping $1,599.99 starting price? Most importantly, can Windows support high-density displays as well as OS X, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, and others can?" Great laptop, great screen, decent battery life - but Windows' scaling is a terrible mess. Metro is fine, but the proper desktop is a disaster.
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wow, yeah, sorry, sticker shock
by screamingturnip on Fri 17th May 2013 01:51 UTC
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I'm typing this on a netbook, pretty much the only netbook (assuming chromebooks don't count) currently produced. I get that you might want to pay $500 more for a more advanced computer in the same basic size and weight but once you pass the 1000 dollar mark you lose me. I would need way more oomph to be able to buy that.

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