Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2012 13:12 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "It'll be a full x86 device - Lenovo calls a 'joint effort' with Intel and Microsoft - that clocks in at 1.3 pounds with a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 display. It's billed to have 10-hour battery life, which would be impressive for a device only 9.8mm thick. The standard model is Wi-Fi-only, but there will also be carrier versions including one with AT&T's LTE connectivity." If you see a 1366x768 resolution on a 10.1" display, they blew it.
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That is why I don't bother with tablets
by moondevil on Thu 9th Aug 2012 13:40 UTC
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Tablet = Laptop with detachable screen.

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earksiinni Member since:

I was using tablets w/ keyboard way before it was popular with the Nokia 770 and then the N800 along with my folding Stowaway Bluetooth keyboard. It seems like a minor detail, but being a humanities graduate student with lots and lots of physical paper (or vellum, ha) all around me at all times, it is very useful to be able to have the keyboard detached and move it around.

Nor do I think that what tablet + keyboard combos offer can only appeal to niches like myself. The main difference between tablets and laptops isn't in the features, it's in how they use the space in front of you.

The immediate area where your hands land on a desk right in front of you is prime real estate for working while sitting, and laptops occupy that space entirely with the keyboard/trackpad/chassis, which is inflexibly attached to the screen. That's fine and all if all your work is on the computer, but what if you're working with mixed media? What if you need to also refer to a book, printed journal articles, or physical photographs? Then the laptop becomes a big pain; even desktops become preferable at that point. Tablets go a long way to solve that problem.

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Morgan Member since:

I think this is where the Asus Transformer gets it right: Fully functional tablet for when you don't need to type, with a very nice keyboard dock for when you do. When it's docked, you have nearly 20 hours of battery life and it's so seamless it actually feels like a laptop computer. My best friend has one and I have to say it's the closest I've come to wanting a 10-inch tablet, only because of the amazing dock. If it weren't for the price I'd use one instead of this laptop without a moment's hesitation.

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moondevil Member since:

Yep, I almost bought one.

But around the same time Asus had netbooks with Linux here in Germany, using the AMD Fusion E-450 with 4GB RAM/500GB disk costing around 300€ vs 500€ for the Asus Transformer. With a battery time of around 6hours, if you don't abuse the GPU or wireless.

I decided to save 200€ and be able to use a plain Linux distribution without Android's restrictions.

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