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[7]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 9th Aug 2012 20:32 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Just because you can, maybe, after extensive legal procedure, get a $100 check, doesn't mean it makes sense to do so

What makes sense, is to be able to buy the computer with OS of your choice or with no OS (so you could install something else there).

The fact that one has to go through complex refund process is caused by monopolistic practices (of MS in this case), precisely as you pointed out for the purpose of making it too hard that it shouldn't make sense to bother doing it. It only proves the point of crookedness of MS and OEMs who do this bundling.

Edited 2012-08-09 20:33 UTC

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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Thu 9th Aug 2012 20:35 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Yes, something which a statistically irrelevant number of users even seek is considered oppressive and abusive. You really need some perspective.

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RE[9]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 9th Aug 2012 20:45 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Again - it should cost nothing for OEMs to sell their computers without any OS. But it'll undermine MS interests (too easy to use alternatives in such case), that's why MS "convinces" them with offering discounts on condition of prohibiting a no OS option. It's totally irrelevant what number of users would want that. They want to prevent it altogether, and that's oppressive.

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