Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Sep 2013 15:11 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

With Intel's new Haswell chip, manufacturers can choose to either build slimmer notebooks or try to optimize battery life as much as possible. Dell has clearly shown its dedication to the latter with the new Inspiron 11 3000 series. Budget notebooks don't always have big batteries, but Dell claims the $379 Haswell version of the Inspiron 11 lasts up to eight hours and 20 minutes on a single charge.

Something I've been pondering for a while: if we can have high-quality tablets and smartphones at low prices, why can't we have high-quality laptops at said prices too? Cheap laptops are almost always crap, but this Inspiron 11 actually looks like it could reverse the trend. Since I don't really need an expensive laptop anymore, a cheap but still relatively high quality 11" laptop is right up my alley. Is anyone aware of any alternatives?

Also, when did Dell find the design stick?

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RE[8]: Is it OSsified?
by hamster on Wed 18th Sep 2013 14:47 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Is it OSsified?"
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If your default pdf software is metro, it only makes sense that it would open in it.

Metro is fine, and will be fine for "real work" once more apps are ported.

Until then, the desktop works exactly as it always did, except that the start menu is bigger and prettier.

Why would an action in the only useful part of win8 default me into the not so useful part? The only reason i can se is to get people to use that sad sad solution they used to call metro.

it's doubtfull even ms believes metro would be usefull for work. If they did they would have made it optionel and 8.1 would not come with a option to boot into desktop...

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