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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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 9th Aug 2012 19:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Tablet computer is not an appliance. It's a mulitpurpose universal computer device. Therefore your example is irrelevant.

While the notion of many vendors to turn computers into appliances is known (that logic helps them to lock them up), users should resist such kind of logic as much as possible, especially when it comes to real multipurpose devices.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Thu 9th Aug 2012 19:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

A tablet is not a general purpose device. Do you think you'd have luck asking Apple for a refund on an iPad for the cost of iOS?

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 9th Aug 2012 20:24 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

A tablet is not a general purpose device.


Only because some vendors want to prevent this. There is no logical reason for it not to be a general purpose device. Small form factor of the computer should not detract from the general purpose of its computing capabilities. Therefore people should be opposed to the restriction notion.

See also "War on general purpose computing" as a good review of this issue (which explains why vendors would want to change the perception of computers to appliances):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUEvRyemKSg

Apple are notorious in their notions of locking things up and thwarting interoperability, so bringing them as an example only strengthens the point above about bad practices of manufacturers.

Edited 2012-08-09 20:29 UTC

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