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    News - Intel reinvents wheel, launches 2-in-1 mobile category

    Bay Trail and Haswell to power wide range of 'new' mobile devices.
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    Re: News - Intel reinvents wheel, launches 2-in-1 mobile category

    Having got a Dell XPS12 (very nice machine) and having had an Asus Vivotab Smart (nice design but underpowered and low resolution) i think that Intel are missing something by not targetting the iPad mini form factor which just feels right (size wise) for mobile use.
    An 8" form factor Windows 8.1 tablet with Haswell, 1920 x 1200 resolution screen with a full size usb port and an sd slot and minimum 128GB ssd.
    As most folk i have observed use a tablet in landscape the bezel should be narrow on what is the top and bottom in that mode.

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    Re: News - Intel reinvents wheel, launches 2-in-1 mobile category

    Plus ...
    I would sacrifce some thinness for a larger battery for true all day performance.

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    Re: News - Intel reinvents wheel, launches 2-in-1 mobile category

    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    Plus ...
    I would sacrifce some thinness for a larger battery for true all day performance.
    Can't help thinking (again) that whomever in Asus designed the original Transformer got it pretty much correct. If you need thin-n-light then you operate in tablet mode. If you need expandability and battery life then you use it in "netbook" mode where the 2nd battery in the keyboard dock can come into play.

    I think the current obsession with "thinness at all costs" is very misplaced except for the real high end kit. And personally, I'm in total agreement with you - I wouldn't object in the slightest to having an old style netbook thickness in exchange for the potential to run all day on a single charge.

    Got to wonder though how large these hybrids could go - if the new Note tablet can get up to a 12.2 screen size then that's low end laptop territory (thinking back to the Dell D400 that I used to own). And I'd certainly prefer one of these more flexible devices to a conventional small-screen laptop.

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    Re: News - Intel reinvents wheel, launches 2-in-1 mobile category

    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    An 8" form factor Windows 8.1 tablet with Haswell, 1920 x 1200 resolution screen with a full size usb port and an sd slot and minimum 128GB ssd.
    I think for 8" Haswell 1200p SSD you're asking a bit much but it'll probably happen at some point and you can already (or very soon!) come close:

    8" but Bay Trail: Toshiba Encore, Acer W3-810 (+dockable), Dell Venue
    10" Bay Trail +1080p: Dell Venue
    10" Bay Trail +dockable: Asus T100
    13" Haswell +dockable: Asus T300, HP Split, Surface Pro 2 etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    i think that Intel are missing something by not targetting the iPad mini form factor
    But... the 8" versions target the ipad mini perfectly. Yes they're a little thicker & heavier BUT they're much faster, cheaper, 4x RAM, touch OS, full Win 8.1 for full x86 windows compatability, higher res, same battery life, HDMI, USB full peripheral support (printers etc), SD card slots AND a full version of MS Office 2013 AND they come with a keyboard dock & touchpad AND *cheaper* than ipad mini.

    They're so full of win vs ipad mini and I'll get one straight up.
    Amazingly, plenty of people still think the ipad mini better but I think they must be blind, stupid or insane.
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    Re: News - Intel reinvents wheel, launches 2-in-1 mobile category

    Quote Originally Posted by Noli View Post
    But... the 8" versions target the ipad mini perfectly. Yes they're a little thicker & heavier BUT they're much faster, cheaper, 4x RAM, touch OS, full Win 8.1 for full x86 windows compatability, higher res, same battery life, HDMI, USB full peripheral support (printers etc), SD card slots AND a full version of MS Office 2013 AND *cheaper* than ipad mini. They're so full of win vs ipad mini and I'll get one straight up. Amazingly, plenty of people still think the ipad mini better but I think they must be blind, stupid or insane.
    Hmm, as you say the iPad Mini owners are just plain daft, so even a deck as stacked as this one is won't convince them to fold (and get something unarguably better).

    No, given that the iPad Mini owners are a lost cause, I suspect that the folks most worried about these devices will be the ones making Android tablets. Especially if the one's selling the Windows equivalent make the pricing competetive (i.e. don't do what's been done in the past and think that just because you can sell an iPad at high cost means that all devices can achieve that price point).

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