Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 00:39 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Efforts are split between models in which keyboards detach from screens, ones in which the keys remain attached but can be hidden behind displays, and traditional fixed clamshell designs." None of these really float my boat. They work with clunky connectors and weird hinges, while I'd much rather have Surface's nice magnetic connection. On top of that, Surface just looks way better than this stuff. Pretty clear why Microsoft felt the need to make their own hardware.
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RE: Why so different
by woegjiub on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 01:43 UTC in reply to "Why so different"
woegjiub
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2008-11-25

Not at all.
I would love one of those, given that it had a capable CPU, reasonable GPU, >=8GB of ram, an SSD (>=256GB), and double HD resolution.

I'd be very happy to pay 4K or so for that.


I'd settle for a monitor with more than HD resolution, and capacitive touch, though. It beats me why nobody is doing that. I'd love one at my desk.

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RE[2]: Why so different
by ilovebeer on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 02:20 in reply to "RE: Why so different"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Not at all.
I would love one of those, given that it had a capable CPU, reasonable GPU, >=8GB of ram, an SSD (>=256GB), and double HD resolution.

I'd be very happy to pay 4K or so for that.


I'd settle for a monitor with more than HD resolution, and capacitive touch, though. It beats me why nobody is doing that. I'd love one at my desk.

Most people don't have $4K of disposable income laying around, and that price range isn't attractive at all to the average user.

Anyways, if there were a big enough market for it I'm sure they would make them. There's no point bothering with little to no ROI.

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RE[2]: Why so different
by Laurence on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 07:31 in reply to "RE: Why so different"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


I'd settle for a monitor with more than HD resolution, and capacitive touch, though. It beats me why nobody is doing that. I'd love one at my desk.

Probably because most users don't fancy the idea of getting RSI.

Touch interfaces make a great idea for portable devices you can rest on your lap, or in kiosks. But for day to day use on a large(ish) monitor, keyboards and mice make far better ergonomics, are cheaper and more accurate.

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