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: Comment by MOS6510
by dsmogor on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 12:46 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
dsmogor
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2005-09-01

But that's the only reasonable way to do it.
Besides the types of apps functional on tables (content consuption) and on desktop (content creation) rarely overlap.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 12:52 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

Yes, it's true tablets and desktops each have their strengths. But if you had a dock/undock-switch-OS system you can optimize your computer for either.

Create stuff in docked mode, undock it and be more mobile.

I guess you can even take it a step further, a laptop kind of dock and a full desktop dock. If each is sold separately you can buy what you want and thus only pay for what you need.

Then again you'd probably end up with a laptop that isn't as good as a real laptop and a desktop that isn't as good as a real desktop. Maybe the tablet can be some good though.

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