Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: News - More screens are now produced for tablets than for laptops

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    21,111
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    637 times in 309 posts

    News - More screens are now produced for tablets than for laptops

    Panel shipments for tablet PCs overtook those destined for laptops during October.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Durham
    Posts
    73
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    3 times in 3 posts
    • M_Taylor40's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V Pro
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5-3570K with Corsair H100i
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866MHz (9-10-9-27)
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 840 Pro & 2x 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 in RAID0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2x Asus HD7850 DirectCU2 2GB V2
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX750M
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide Air 540
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2209W 22" Full HD
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 2 - 68/16MBps

    Re: News - More screens are now produced for tablets than for laptops

    Can someone please tell me what the model number of that Asus notebook is?

    I saw it in Tesco the other day getting unboxed but stupidly didn't take the model number, then when I try to find it on their site it doesn't exist yet!

  3. #3
    Editable... jimbouk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    2,058
    Thanks
    118
    Thanked
    139 times in 106 posts
    • jimbouk's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS M5 A97 R2.0
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX-6300
      • Memory:
      • 8GB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 128GB SSD + 500GB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX 560 Ti
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520W
      • Case:
      • Some large ATX case
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2713HM
      • Internet:
      • Orange...

    Re: News - More screens are now produced for tablets than for laptops

    It's a Zenbook touch I believe.

  4. #4
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Durham
    Posts
    73
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    3 times in 3 posts
    • M_Taylor40's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V Pro
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5-3570K with Corsair H100i
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866MHz (9-10-9-27)
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 840 Pro & 2x 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 in RAID0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2x Asus HD7850 DirectCU2 2GB V2
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX750M
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide Air 540
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2209W 22" Full HD
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 2 - 68/16MBps

    Re: News - More screens are now produced for tablets than for laptops

    Thanks Jimbouk, but the touch seems bigger and has a numpad to the right side. Starting to think it's the Prime, as the one I saw was around 11", possibly 13".

    But I'm sure the one I saw had a 500GB HDD instead of a SSD, it was only around £450 so can't have a SSD lol!

    Think I'll just have to pop back to the store and have another look, especially as the Tesco website is now down!

    Edit:
    Actually it could be the 13" Touch (UX31A), but that still comes with a SSD according to Asus. But then I'm sure it was 1366*768 res and not full HD. Lol, I'll have to go back and have a look!

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Spalding
    Posts
    194
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked
    32 times in 23 posts
    • mtyson's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte G31M-ES2L
      • CPU:
      • Pentium E6300
      • Memory:
      • 3GB
      • Storage:
      • Sandisk SSD + Seagate 750GB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte Windforce GTX 660OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 400W
      • Case:
      • Zalman Z8 Pro
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer IPS 24" 1080p
      • Internet:
      • 4.5 Mb PlusNet

    Re: News - More screens are now produced for tablets than for laptops

    ASUS Vivobook S200 is the one in the pic.
    Quote Originally Posted by M_Taylor40 View Post
    Can someone please tell me what the model number of that Asus notebook is?

    I saw it in Tesco the other day getting unboxed but stupidly didn't take the model number, then when I try to find it on their site it doesn't exist yet!

  6. #6
    Registered+
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    80
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    4 times in 3 posts

    Re: News - More screens are now produced for tablets than for laptops

    I'd still prefer a laptop regardless of the current trend, this whole touchscreen tablet thing is maybe just a fad. Laptops are a much more versatile computing tool where as tablets are for dicking about with angry birds and facebook.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    171
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    12 times in 9 posts

    Re: News - More screens are now produced for tablets than for laptops

    With any luck, volume production will push IPS panel prices down enough that they become standard for notebooks, rather than the embarrassingly crap TN panels that are inexplicably the standard.

  8. #8
    Editable... jimbouk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    2,058
    Thanks
    118
    Thanked
    139 times in 106 posts
    • jimbouk's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS M5 A97 R2.0
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX-6300
      • Memory:
      • 8GB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 128GB SSD + 500GB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX 560 Ti
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520W
      • Case:
      • Some large ATX case
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2713HM
      • Internet:
      • Orange...

    Re: News - More screens are now produced for tablets than for laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by M_Taylor40 View Post
    Thanks Jimbouk, but the touch seems bigger and has a numpad to the right side. Starting to think it's the Prime, as the one I saw was around 11", possibly 13".
    Ah yes, they have more than one touch screen Zen, looks like a UX31A.

    Zenbooks are now in the second (or third with a touch screen refresh?) generation so you might be comparing them to the originals. I definitely prefer the 11" and 13" ones as well, shame they seem pretty much non-existent in the real world.

  9. #9
    DDY
    DDY is offline
    Sleeps late DDY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Local Cluster
    Posts
    1,921
    Thanks
    98
    Thanked
    355 times in 247 posts
    • DDY's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z68AP-D3
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500K @ 4.2
      • Memory:
      • 8GB (2x4GB) 1333MHz Mushkin
      • Storage:
      • Crucial MX100 512GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX670 2GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic G550
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Pro

    Re: News - More screens are now produced for tablets than for laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by edzieba View Post
    With any luck, volume production will push IPS panel prices down enough that they become standard for notebooks, rather than the embarrassingly crap TN panels that are inexplicably the standard.
    Totally agree, not only that, I'd like to see the 16:10 aspect ratio panels now common on tablets back on laptops.

  10. #10
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    96
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    7 times in 7 posts
    • Malphas's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P7P55D
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 750
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Dominator 16GB (4x4GB)
      • Storage:
      • Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB and a bunch of hard drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 660
      • PSU:
      • Enermax MODU82+ 625W
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-6B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 (64 bit)
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW
      • Internet:
      • 24Mbps ADSL

    Re: News - More screens are now produced for tablets than for laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by addz17 View Post
    I'd still prefer a laptop regardless of the current trend, this whole touchscreen tablet thing is maybe just a fad. Laptops are a much more versatile computing tool where as tablets are for dicking about with angry birds and facebook.
    I assure you, it's not a fad. Phones and tablets (which are blending together really) are going to be the future of personal computing for the majority of people. Obviously, not for everyone, and laptops/desktops will still have their place, but they'll be relegated to more of a niche for people who need them for productivity reasons, as opposed to the majority who just want to use the web, social networks, media, etc.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Pershore
    Posts
    1,384
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    32 times in 29 posts

    Re: News - More screens are now produced for tablets than for laptops

    I'd tend to agree with the above, but they are still in their infancy and I expect the lines to get more and more blurred over time
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Kingdom of Fife (Scotland)
    Posts
    4,017
    Thanks
    288
    Thanked
    156 times in 140 posts
    • crossy's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Gen2
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II 1090T / Noctua NH-D14
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Crucial Vengenance DDR3-1600
      • Storage:
      • 120GB Samsung EVO SSD, 500GB Samsung EVO SSD, 1TB WD Caviar Black, 2TB WD Caviar Green
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX 7970 Double D Black
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX750 (modular)
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster HAF932 (with wheels)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG Flattron W2361V
      • Internet:
      • VirginMedia 152Mb

    Re: News - More screens are now produced for tablets than for laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by addz17 View Post
    I'd still prefer a laptop regardless of the current trend, this whole touchscreen tablet thing is maybe just a fad. Laptops are a much more versatile computing tool where as tablets are for dicking about with angry birds and facebook.
    Yes, a laptop is a more versatile computing device at the moment but to disagree with you, but if you look what's happening then you'll see that we're past the "fad" stage.
    • Windows8/MUI is designed for touch;
    • The rise of the large screen smart phone - giving rise to the "phablets";
    • Compelling Windows8 RT devices - not just for "consumption" - but something that someone who wants to "create" docs can use easily.

    Granted the majority of iPad's that I've heard folks buying are for twitbook and some game apps, but to say that "tablets are for d**king about with Angry Birds..." is to do them a disservice:
    • David Hockney (and others) have taken up the iPad as a new artistic media;
    • Keyboarded tablets like the Surface and Asus Transformers mean that content creation is far easier - sorry anyone who says that an on-screen keyboard is suitable for large amounts of text is a class-1 idiot imho;
    • Some discussion that tablets could replace low spec laptops and netbooks in the portable data-collection etc avenues - so for warehouse folks, financial advisers, double glazing sales folks;
    • Devices such as the Note 10.1 whose digitizer can do for "design" apps what the Transformer's keyboard can do for the Office stuff. Couple that with more up-spec'd kit - e.g. quad ARM core, 2GB RAM or more, etc - and the amount of activities you can usefully do on a tablet is bound to get larger and larger. Heck, Samsung are pushing the Note 10.1 as a way of doing (simple?) edits on images you've got in the Photoshop cloud, (which goes over my head)

    I also remember reading of a hybrid device -a small touch-screen (Windows8?) laptop where you could "undock" the screen which then hibernated the laptop bit and also booted-up an Android-based environment on the detached display. That sounded like a pretty good deal to me - especially if the price wasn't at Sony/Apple levels. The downside though is that either the user is happy to accept a 10/11" laptop screen, or worse, a 13"+ tablet.

    I myself have quite happily used my Transformer to write a report or two, and I've got my Note 10.1 sitting next to me - helping me plan a project and do a couple of brain storming diagrams for a meeting I've got later.

    Oh, and neither tablet has Angry Birds or the Facebook app on it!

    Don't get me wrong - I can't see laptops dying out any time soon - there will always be people who need that extra flexibility or power of a proper portable computer. However, if your needs are basic - bit of game playing; bit of video watching; bit of web/mail/etc; few docs and simple spreadsheets - then a good tablet can probably do that without you having to compromise too much. Assuming that you're willing to stop using Microsoft products - although when/if Office comes to Android and iOS it could make things very interesting.

    Basic laptops, and pretty much all netbooks, are probably heading for the "do you remember" section though.
    Last edited by crossy; 27-11-2012 at 05:08 PM.

    I've been "devolved" ... does it show?

  13. #13
    Silence is golden
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Elephant watch camp
    Posts
    1,912
    Thanks
    46
    Thanked
    97 times in 87 posts
    • wasabi's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI B85M-G43
      • CPU:
      • i3-4130
      • Memory:
      • 8 gig ddr3 ebuyer cheap stuff
      • Storage:
      • 128 gig Agility 3, 240GB Corsair Force 3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 750Ti
      • PSU:
      • Silver Power SP-S460FL
      • Case:
      • Lian Li T60 testbanch
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung T240
      • Internet:
      • Virgin cable 60 meg

    Re: News - More screens are now produced for tablets than for laptops

    Most people are simply too lazy/stupid to manage a proper computer so I think the creep towards locked down appliances will continue. They think of computers in the same way as they do a DVD player. They don't 'get' computing. However I think that long term something like netbooks but with Android onboard could become popular - if Google did a Chromebook with Android at £200 I reckon it would sell bucketloads.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •