Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 11:08 UTC
Windows After ditching its Windows RT tablets from the US market, Samsung has now also confirmed to it's going to stop selling them in Germany and several other European countries. The company cites lack of interest from consumers and confusion over what Windows RT is. Combined with the massive discounts Microsoft is now giving to OEMs, the writing is on the wall here: Windows 8 - specifically on tablets but also in general - is turning into a failure.
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"Some (not all?) of us regulars and tech junkys. q.e.d."

And? Some people do more research than others. There are a lot of things I'd research even if they weren't in my field: bicycles, vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers, cars, etc. That's just me. If I'm going to spend a lot of money on something I want to make sure it works and lasts.

I've actually changed somewhat over the past few years. I used to be price sensitive above all else, but I'm so tired of being burned by things breaking or not working like they're supposed to that I consider paying more than I used to for higher quality. This is no small feat in part because everyone (even brand names) are migrating to the cheapest possible Chinese components they can find.

Edited 2013-03-06 17:43 UTC

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