Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Sep 2013 15:11 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

With Intel's new Haswell chip, manufacturers can choose to either build slimmer notebooks or try to optimize battery life as much as possible. Dell has clearly shown its dedication to the latter with the new Inspiron 11 3000 series. Budget notebooks don't always have big batteries, but Dell claims the $379 Haswell version of the Inspiron 11 lasts up to eight hours and 20 minutes on a single charge.

Something I've been pondering for a while: if we can have high-quality tablets and smartphones at low prices, why can't we have high-quality laptops at said prices too? Cheap laptops are almost always crap, but this Inspiron 11 actually looks like it could reverse the trend. Since I don't really need an expensive laptop anymore, a cheap but still relatively high quality 11" laptop is right up my alley. Is anyone aware of any alternatives?

Also, when did Dell find the design stick?

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RE[5]: Is it OSsified?
by woegjiub on Wed 18th Sep 2013 13:02 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Is it OSsified?"
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personal preference != design error

There are merits to both, it's simply a different method. I find it better, but then I run everything fullscreened or tiled.

The software removal issue is odd, though. I'm very curious as to the cause.

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RE[6]: Is it OSsified?
by hamster on Wed 18th Sep 2013 14:17 in reply to "RE[5]: Is it OSsified?"
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Another fuckup from ms would be opening af pdf in desktop ie wupti you are in metro land. If thats not bad design i don't know what it is.

I do know that my opinion does not make it a design error. Thats why i wrote its a design error in my world. I have yet to find just one thing i think is good in win8. Sofar i have found a number of fuckups but no 'ah nice' moments.

I for one find the idea of 2 desktop enviroments idiotic. And it doesnt help that worst of them is being used as a full screen start menu in the one that can be used for real work...

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RE[7]: Is it OSsified?
by woegjiub on Wed 18th Sep 2013 14:25 in reply to "RE[6]: Is it OSsified?"
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If your default pdf software is metro, it only makes sense that it would open in it.

Metro is fine, and will be fine for "real work" once more apps are ported.

Until then, the desktop works exactly as it always did, except that the start menu is bigger and prettier.

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