Originally Posted by SniperTeamTango
So apple is like every other company and just makes money off hype and idiots who don't do research or want things for epeen sake.
My sig RE your sig, first lines.
You're assuming I like these patent threads, I do not. They clog up the news feed and all end up the same way. Few read the articles thoroughly, and even fewer read the actual patents. That's why my signature says to visit fosspatents, as it's solid information about these patent law suits.
Originally Posted by KyadCK
Actually, the X line was, and still are, convertible laptops/tablets. The screen turns around and lays flat, with a touch screen and a stylus, thus becoming a tablet.
They were x86, ran a full OS, and were very popular. The fact you
don't believe they were "true" tablets doesn't matter. They are tablets.
The reason I stated they weren't tablets was because I read "line of notebooks" up the top on the Wiki article and then closed the page. Someone else said I was wrong so I had another look and I saw several convertible tablet models.
I don't call them true tablets because they're also a laptop and consequently have all its shortcomings -- weight, thickness and price being of particular note.
For the record, these are far more usable then your idea of a "true tablet". The ipad is a pain to hold (as are all other tablets of the style, I seriously hate apple for making that design the thing to aim for...) and you really can't lay down or even sit with them to read comfortably with one hand.
How exactly are they far more usable? They're heavier and thicker -- that decreases portability substantially. I can hold my iPad comfortably just fine, whether laying down or sitting or standing up.
The Thinkpad X's battery sticks out the back, making a very usable grip so that it is easy to hold in one arm and write on it with a stylus, or turn pages with a swipe, whatever. Not to mention it has enough power under it's hood (mid-range Ivy i5, SSD, etc) to actually do something while still pulling in 6 hours of battery on a 6-cell.
Yet it's less portable, has less battery life than the iPad (in any task), and is much more expensive. Again, the reason the iPad took off is it appealed to the mass market -- it was about content consumption, about entertainment... movies, photos, games, music, browsing, etc. It had a great design, great software built for touch, hardware that didn't hinder the experience, it was lightweight, had extremely long battery life, and it had a great price.
The Lenovo tablet has always been heavy, thick, and expensive, it was back in 2006, 2007, 2010, and it still is today. This is true of all x86 tablets, but particularly convertible tablets as they're both a laptop and a tablet.
Just look at price alone: iPad 2 16GB $399, iPad 3 16GB-64GB $499-$699. Lenovo X230 convertible tablet starts at about $1400 and goes up as much as about $1800 for the stock configurations.
Originally Posted by 3930K
You can't, actually.
Didn't think so.
Yesh, but there is a lot more malware on PC.
I suppose that's true, I don't really know how competent anti-virus on Android is.
I don't have a T3 tablet, so could you please look if you have the effects in the link?
In the locations I got to I didn't see the flags or the water, but I did see other flags in different locations which were moving like they were being blown by the wind, and I'm sure I've seen water at some point further in the game. That aside though, those effects won't drastically decrease the frame rate. (It's probably all done on the CPU on the Tegra 3.) The iPad 3 is running three times the pixels and very smoothly too. The only time I ever notice any lag is after an explosion (i.e blowing up an explosive container) and you see that ripple effect on the screen.
Originally Posted by Rubers
Why wouldn't you read the app description?
You would, but if you're looking for an app designed for a tablet then it's quicker to see whether it is or not when you're browsing, rather than going into the app and viewing the description and then going back out again.