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[5]: piss poor design
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 6th Sep 2012 00:09 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: piss poor design"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

You don't get the idea that with every version of Windows that Microsoft is forced by the opposition to leave the desktop in, that Microsoft will make it increasingly difficult and just a massive pain in the ass to use the traditional desktop without throwing hurdles at you?

Seriously, come on--they've done such things already with Windows 8 in its development cycle, and the damn thing is not even released yet...

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RE[6]: piss poor design
by WorknMan on Fri 7th Sep 2012 23:51 in reply to "RE[5]: piss poor design"
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2005-11-13

You don't get the idea that with every version of Windows that Microsoft is forced by the opposition to leave the desktop in, that Microsoft will make it increasingly difficult and just a massive pain in the ass to use the traditional desktop without throwing hurdles at you?


Yes, but I also get the idea that Metro is going to get better over time, and not the clusterf**k that it is now.

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