Good to know that not everyone has backed out of making windows 8 tablets after microsoft surface was announced. Im starting to get excited just because it doesnt look like the tablet has reached its ultimate form, its still evolving. Guess we'll see what happens in october.
Can the Yoga do a 270 degree rotation? That is AWESOME. It seems like the next logical progression from tablets with integrated keyboards. The ASUS transformer prime is the only tablet that has successfully grabbed my attention, as I'm a desktop power user, and therefore tablets are way to limiting for me.
I hope Windows 8 can change that. It would be nice to be able to test parts on one rig and write on a SFF machine.
I bet the the yoga can do the downward dog.... lenovo is one of the best company for laptops. But in my opinion if you are going to get a product might aswell get the full version. Battery life is good for lowend users but for higher end it doesnt mean that much. In my opinion at least
So which one do you want: The one that cost an arm + leg and has horrible battery life, or the one that doesn't have support for native apps?
>> Reportedly, the ARM-based unit will have "double the battery life of the Intel version,"
And that double battery life is probably still below that of the competition.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
I'd like to suggest to Lenovo that the company considers a third operating system, viz, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. In my experience - I have been running dual/triple boots for years, most recently with Win7 Pro and Ubuntu 12.04 - the latter is far more agile and adroit than the former and demands much less of the hardware. For users who do not need extremely specialised programmes, many of which are unfortunately available only for Windows, the programmes readily available in the Ubuntu repositories or which can easily be downloaded from the web more than suffice ; to take just one example, LibreOffice provides me with more services and is easier to use than MS Office 2010. I doubt, however, that Lenovo is going to take my reflections into account when making their marketing decisions....
You mean legacy apps, because RT will run native apps. It's something like Chrome that doesn't generally run native apps.
While run time remains to be seen but it really only needs to be in the same range to compete there.
Also, on x86, the upcoming Clover Trail is a SoC and based on the same kind of power efficiency enhancements that they implemented for Medfield. So should provide very close to ARM run time.
While we're less than a full year away from the next gen ATOMs and Intel Haswell, which promises to improve power efficiency by up to 50%, up to 3x the 3D performance, and up to 10% better CPU performance than the present Ivy Bridge. Along with some solutions from AMD, like their upcoming Tamesh that promises to be a SoC 2W TDP solution that should get them into tablets as well.
So we may not have to wait too long before those run times start improving...
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