Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Oct 2012 23:09 UTC
Windows "The Surface is a nice tablet. The design and aesthetic are pleasing, the feel in the hands, particularly of the kickstand and magnetic cover connection is excellent. But is it worth buying on the day of release?" After these three reviews, I still want a Surface RT. As much as I think Metro - and especially its applications - has a long way to go, I feel like I should reward the fact that Microsoft dares to be different. Too bad Microsoft doesn't want me to buy one.
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RE[7]: I'm desiring one, too
by Alfman on Fri 26th Oct 2012 04:54 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: I'm desiring one, too"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

bornagainenguin,

"IMHO it's best to throw out any preconcieved notions of emulated performance because Android-x86 is nothing like the emulators you may have used in the past."

That's good to hear, I'm reading posts now that talk about it being an x86 port of dalvik whereas the dev tools are emulating the ARM version.

If I have some time, I may try to compare the performance running the same apps on my desktop and the galaxy tab 2 (1GHz ARM Cortex A9 dual core). I don't really know what to expect.

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RE[8]: I'm desiring one, too
by zima on Mon 29th Oct 2012 05:18 in reply to "RE[7]: I'm desiring one, too"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

If I have some time, I may try to compare the performance running the same apps on my desktop and the galaxy tab 2 (1GHz ARM Cortex A9 dual core). I don't really know what to expect.

Desktop should win handily, if the tests are on an equal footing (as they would be, with non-emulated Android-x86)

Consider for example this comparison between a current Android and ...not so current PC: http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/compare/1058127/1058101
(curious to compare with a decade+ old PC, BTW: http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/compare/1058127/1058541 )

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