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[4]: Comment by shmerl
by MollyC on Thu 9th Aug 2012 21:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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"Next you'll want a refund for the OS that runs on your microwave oven.

You know very well it's not the same thing at all. Comparing hard-coded firmware to user-uninstallable software is misleading and beneath you.
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Can I play Socrates for a moment?
If I flash my own firmware onto a microwave oven, why should I not then be able to legitimately demand a refund for the firmware that was bundled, according to the logic of the commenter that started this discussion?

Second Socratic query: This Lenovo device is being sold, not as a "general purpose computer that just happens to have a particular OS bundled with it", it's being sold as a "Windows 8 tablet computer". That is, Windows 8 is part of the device being sold, just as the track nipple is part of the device being sold. Is that way of looking at it wrong, and if so, why?

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by pashar on Fri 10th Aug 2012 10:07 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
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Lets look at the different angle. Microwave firmware has been created as part of creation of specific microwave series and suits no purpose other than operating specific microwave type. It is not a product being sold separately, and hence has no commercial value.
On the other hand, Windows 8 is a commercial product, not related in any way with specific tablet.

it's being sold as a "Windows 8 tablet computer"

In this case, "Windows 8 tablet computer" is just a short name for "General purpose tablet computer with Windows 8 preinstalled".

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