Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 12th Jan 2013 22:53 UTC
Windows Well, this can't be a good sign. Samsung has told CNET that the company will not be launching its Windows RT tablet in the United States, citing a lack of demand and consumer confusion. After I spent an afternoon in my country's largest electronics retailer, it's hard not to agree with Samsung.
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Windows tablet?
by 0brad0 on Sun 13th Jan 2013 12:13 UTC
0brad0
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2007-05-05

Get back to me when there is any value in a Windows tablet.

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RE: Windows tablet?
by WereCatf on Sun 13th Jan 2013 12:32 in reply to "Windows tablet?"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Get back to me when there is any value in a Windows tablet.


There is value in such already, you're just being too immature to notice it.

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RE[2]: Windows tablet?
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 13th Jan 2013 21:58 in reply to "RE: Windows tablet?"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I can't exactly speak for him, but who knows--maybe there really *is* no value in a Windows-based tablet for him? Just because something is on the market being sold doesn't mean it is automatically of value to everyone... people have different needs. Buying decisions aren't necessarily dictated by maturity. Although a lot of people buy based purely on impulse and marketing hype without a second of actual research, which in my opinion is about the worst thing anyone can do... but the companies love it.

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RE[2]: Windows tablet?
by 0brad0 on Mon 14th Jan 2013 04:16 in reply to "RE: Windows tablet?"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

"Get back to me when there is any value in a Windows tablet.


There is value in such already, you're just being too immature to notice it.
"

No, I am being realistic. There is no value in a Windows tablet for me.

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RE[2]: Windows tablet?
by bolomkxxviii on Mon 14th Jan 2013 17:13 in reply to "RE: Windows tablet?"
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2006-05-19

RE: Windows tablet?
by WereCatf on Sun 13th Jan 2013 12:32 UTC in reply to "Windows tablet?"

Get back to me when there is any value in a WindowsRT tablet.

There, fixed it for you. (You forgot the "RT"

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RE: Windows tablet?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 13th Jan 2013 12:54 in reply to "Windows tablet?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The value is Office. Office on a tablet (and not some third party crap replacement on Android or iOS) will completely change my workflow for the better. I can revise and check my translations on the couch instead of behind my desk. I can't use laptops on the couch either due to a neck injury.

So yeah, lots of value.

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RE[2]: Windows tablet?
by dsmogor on Sun 13th Jan 2013 13:10 in reply to "RE: Windows tablet?"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

that's more complex.
Consumer/home demand for office features (mostly for educational purposes i believe) seems to be more alligned with what alternatives offer, same thing with photoshop and other classical windows must haves. So unless the crisis pushes most peope to work from home i don't see this as a deciding factor.

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RE[2]: Windows tablet?
by bnolsen on Sun 13th Jan 2013 15:11 in reply to "RE: Windows tablet?"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

Office may be of value to you since you seem to need it for what you do but that's an exception. Office isn;t necessary for typical user who i just fine with something that probably does the job for little or no cost to them.

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RE[2]: Windows tablet?
by toast88 on Sun 13th Jan 2013 17:16 in reply to "RE: Windows tablet?"
toast88 Member since:
2009-09-23

The value is Office.


Which is absolute non-sense. No sane person in this world will ever write anything longer than two paragraphs on a tablet.

It's like browsing the internet with your television using the supplied remote without a fully-sized keyboard. Yes, it works, but it is utterly unpractical.

Microsoft had to cut down orders for the Surface from 4 million to 2 million orders, they sold only 700.000 units and Windows 8 doesn't even show in the stats of Global Stat Counter.

http://gs.statcounter.com/press?PHPSESSID=0bci4doeggq618kp73esf1e7b...

Yet there are people who think that Windows 8 is a successful design.

If I were Microsoft, I'd have a look at companies like digital, Commodore or even now Sony who also thought it's a sensible decision to ignore your customers.

Adrian

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RE[2]: Windows tablet?
by 0brad0 on Mon 14th Jan 2013 04:13 in reply to "RE: Windows tablet?"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

The value is Office.

So yeah, lots of value.


I couldn't care less about Office. So no value to me.

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