Oooo nice. Liking the cover/keyboard feature, elegantly done MS.
No. Nonono. What? No. What differentiates this machine is that it has a multi-device full-function operating system capable of not only content consumption, but content creation, device integration, and running existing legacy/desktop applications. That's why this is big. It's the do-everything device.
nERVEcenter gets it. Nothing in the tablet market for content creators. Lots of us know what we need in a tablet to really replace a laptop for a range of business applications and locations, and nothing for us so far. Retina displays are nice, but don't make me more creative or productive.
I think I already want one of the Win 8 machines.
Bring something with an AMD chipset and I am definitely in the market for one
And that was exactly my point, are you going to be doing those things on a virtual keyboard? No, I don't think so. Besides the fact that virtual keyboards suck, they hog up too much screen real estate. The cover/ keyboard solves this rather elegantly by not requiring you to carry along a separate dock. Simply open the cover pop out the kickstand and you're ready to go.
As for your other points, well yeah, it's Microsoft, it what they do.
This is a very nice device all around. Seemingly it has it all and is super minimal and therefore easy to transport. I look at this and then at the Samsung Galaxy note with it's pen interface as well and see the future, of course born off of everything coming up to now. Technology as I know everyone here knows is just randomly shifting now from form to form and it all moves so fast it is almost blinding really, Either way this device specifically seems to be or will be the start of throw away computers for the general population.
I love all the things M$ has shoved into this as well. The magnetic keyboard interface etc is awesome. Wish we new a price or at least a spectrum. Either way this type of device I imagine in a year or two max will be what kids carry to school and it is warranted as well. You will be able to do everything with something like this in a school setting period especially with a class room and home network data center for a student. You could also use something like this linked to the cloud through the included office 2013 for anything anywhere with anyone period.
Either way well done M$ on something that will make WIN8 relevant as well. I know personally Win7 is the new XP for me and will be on my desktop for quite some time and most likely my laptop as well. However; if M$ prices these right they will replace both, and will take care of upgrading me and many more I would think to WIN8, on top of that it will stick everyone in M$'s cloud rather than in Google's or at least do both in a single event.
" I remember when Microsoft made the computer a everywhere everything device before you were born sonny. Of course computers were already everywhere, but they made them all encompassing with one device I remember the day back in 2012! " LOL
It's a laptop with a floppy keyboard that you can't actually use in your lap. :\
Without battery life or any pricing, it's hard to get excited about this new revision of the Slate.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
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