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Old Jun 19th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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Is anybody going to buy this?

It has a rubberized touch keyboard that acts as a cover, but there is also a tactile keyboard available. Can the tactile keyboard also act as a cover or does it have to be detached?

The techies seem to think it is a pretty good tablet, but I don't see them calling it an ipad killer.
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Old Jun 19th, 2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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buy anything Apple.

bill gates has been clueless for a very long time now.

the last time he did anything of signifance was in the 90's
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Old Jun 19th, 2012, 05:56 PM   #3
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At first look, I'm not so impressed.
Isn't this defeating the differences between a laptop and a tablet, sorta?
Seems kinda cumbersome if what you really want is a tablet.
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Old Jun 19th, 2012, 08:41 PM   #4
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Is anybody going to buy this?

It has a rubberized touch keyboard that acts as a cover, but there is also a tactile keyboard available. Can the tactile keyboard also act as a cover or does it have to be detached?

The techies seem to think it is a pretty good tablet, but I don't see them calling it an ipad killer.
The keyboard is a cover, but I want to know if it detaches. To me, the keyboard looks like of lame and flimsy.

Microsoft surface has a very ugly start screen too. Nobody is going to care what the surface does because everyone thinks the start screen is ugly. I have to admit though, on hawaii five-o, the surface table looks pretty cool, but of course...they never show the start screen on any of the episodes. :P
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Old Jun 19th, 2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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ever wonder how smart you have to be to get a ceo job of a major company that is influential around the world?

well now you have your answer. You can be totally clueless. No skills necessary.




how much value has he created with the VAST resources he was handed??? zero.

but you say, chkitout, how can he possibly take a 250 billion dollar company and add value? i'd say, how does steve jobs take a near bankrupt company and turn it into a 600 billion dollar company?

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Old Jun 19th, 2012, 09:53 PM   #6
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Very good point, in the end for an executive manager it comes down to how much return he has generated for his investors. Microsoft is the front runner of Sony, great past companies with some past innovations but who became so proud they stopped to really listen to consumers what they want.

Microsoft is still the best of the bunch of "mega corps" in that they still have an edge with Windows Desktop and Server versions, they are very powerful in the cloud and server market as well, and they are a force in the developer world as well. But they completely missed the push to mobility.

Frankly I am scared of Windows8 and I will almost 100% not embrace it nor get it in the initial stage. It looks to me like a game OS, anything but a serious OS. This metro style appears to me like as if Microsoft wanted to make good on what Google and Apple implemented long time ago. They risk disappointing their serious clientele. I am sure the metro look can be turned off but the very idea they want a powerful OS look like a clown really turns me off.



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ever wonder how smart you have to be to get a ceo job of a major company that is influential around the world?

well now you have your answer. You can be totally clueless. No skills necessary.



how much value has he created with the VAST resources he was handed??? zero.
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