Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2012 22:01 UTC
Microsoft Steve Ballmer's annual letter to shareholders makes it very clear Microsoft is at a point of no return - and in the middle of a transition into a hardware company. "This is a significant shift, both in what we do and how we see ourselves - as a devices and services company. It impacts how we run the company, how we develop new experiences, and how we take products to market for both consumers and businesses." Line. Sand.
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RE[2]: OEMs deserve to suffer
by diegoviola on Wed 10th Oct 2012 07:32 UTC in reply to "RE: OEMs deserve to suffer"
diegoviola
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2006-08-15

Man that ThinkPad X1 Carbon is amazing, I'm a proud owner of a T510 and I run Linux on it.

I think the X1 Carbon will be my next laptop.

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RE[3]: OEMs deserve to suffer
by WereCatf on Wed 10th Oct 2012 07:55 in reply to "RE[2]: OEMs deserve to suffer"
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2006-02-15

Man that ThinkPad X1 Carbon is amazing


I personally don't find anything fantastic about it. Anything less than 17" is too little, I want enough power from the thing to be able to game comfortably on it, and I don't want to spend several grands on it. But alas, tastes are an individual thing, and I've always found practicality much more important to me than aesthetics.

Anyways, off-topic.

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RE[4]: OEMs deserve to suffer
by kaiwai on Wed 10th Oct 2012 09:18 in reply to "RE[3]: OEMs deserve to suffer"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I personally don't find anything fantastic about it. Anything less than 17" is too little, I want enough power from the thing to be able to game comfortably on it, and I don't want to spend several grands on it. But alas, tastes are an individual thing, and I've always found practicality much more important to me than aesthetics.

Anyways, off-topic.


Depends on what you want - if I want power I have a desktop for that but if I want portability then I've always got my X1 Carbon. Both of them are running a clean 'virgin' install of Windows 7 resulting in a very fast and reliable experience.

Edited 2012-10-10 09:19 UTC

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RE[4]: OEMs deserve to suffer
by moondevil on Wed 10th Oct 2012 14:15 in reply to "RE[3]: OEMs deserve to suffer"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I had two 17 inches laptops, before giving up and returning back to 15.

Yes the bigger screen is nice for IDEs and graphics programming, but the 3.5 kg that they weight on average, is not well appreciated by my back.

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RE[4]: OEMs deserve to suffer
by zima on Tue 16th Oct 2012 23:59 in reply to "RE[3]: OEMs deserve to suffer"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Anything less than 17" is too little, I want enough power from the thing to be able to game comfortably on it [...] But alas, tastes are an individual thing, and I've always found practicality much more important to me than aesthetics.

Practicality of something too big to carry around in a shoulder bag most of the time, practicality of GAMING? (seriously? ...plus, any laptop you can buy new now will play vast majority of games just fine; if at most, say, 1% of available titles determines you purchase, that doesn't seem very practical)

Just saying, practicality is also not an absolute...

Edited 2012-10-17 00:05 UTC

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RE[3]: OEMs deserve to suffer
by maccouch on Wed 10th Oct 2012 12:19 in reply to "RE[2]: OEMs deserve to suffer"
maccouch Member since:
2012-03-14

actually it does seems a pretty cool laptop. it's in the Air price range, so i would personally go the Air (if Apple doesn't screw up the mac os) but it's a pretty good option and seems a very decent workhorse.

i just wish that:
a) lenovo allowed Linux or BSD as default OS (with the consequent price drop) and
b) that they changed the website for customizing the laptop. 9 out of 10 items don't have any options. the whole thing is confusing as hell.

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