Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th May 2013 00:01 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "We're sure that more high-density Windows laptops are on the way, but the Kirabook is the first to make it to market. The laptop raises some natural questions: Does a computer that is both thinner and lighter than the Pixel and the Pros skimp on battery life to achieve these feats? Is the Kirabook good enough to justify its jaw-dropping $1,599.99 starting price? Most importantly, can Windows support high-density displays as well as OS X, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, and others can?" Great laptop, great screen, decent battery life - but Windows' scaling is a terrible mess. Metro is fine, but the proper desktop is a disaster.
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RE: The stikers
by Hayoo! on Wed 15th May 2013 16:10 UTC in reply to "The stikers"
Hayoo!
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2013-04-13

The fact that PC manufacturers like to use the same shell for a wide range of configurations doesn't help. Shoppers can only tell them apart from the stickers. For example, I saw six different HP Envy dv6's on display at a local HP counter last week: one with AMD A6, one with AMD A8, three with Intel Core i7, and one with Intel Core i5. They all looked very much alike, apart from the array of stickers on the palmrest. In a sense, those stickers are part of the visual differentiators.

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RE[2]: The stikers
by Ultimatebadass on Thu 16th May 2013 07:38 in reply to "RE: The stikers"
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2006-01-08

I could see the logic behind this but OTOH every shop i've been to always had a little information card with the specs next to the laptop anyway.

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RE[3]: The stikers
by zima on Thu 16th May 2013 17:00 in reply to "RE[2]: The stikers"
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2005-07-06

The stickers are probably more about promotion of brands than specs?...

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