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post #21 of 64
I think the SoC style chip in the tablet to keep the battery life and have the raw power of cpu + gpu in the dock (upgradable of course !) would be the way to go. I don't think I would use all the power on the go if they tried to put the powerful CPU in the tablet end of it, others might and hopefully they have different models to accommodate that.

I completely understand the need for a full keyboard for prodcutivity reasons. Not having to have your data split between two devices and that would be nice. I just hope they would pick a standard so when someone upgraded the tablet part they could keep the docking station or vice versa.
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post #22 of 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kand View Post



Why is AMD always 3 years behind?

Why do people keep extrapolating things that weren't intended by what he said? He wasn't specifically talking about AMD's business strategy for the future. He was just giving an opinion about the future of tablets in general.
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post #23 of 64
Tablets are declining? I was under the impression that they weren't... Does anyone have sales figures?
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Corporate execs/"analyst" have NO clue to the real world tech ecosystem. Most in these positions due to management appointments and leave research/summaries to the engineers/testers.
 
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post #25 of 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sannakji View Post

Definitely already happening, prohibitive cost though.

What do people here think is the best hybrid?

I think the VAIO Duo 11 is the best. The Lenovo Yoga 11 would beat it IF they made the screen swivel instead. I don't like the idea of the keyboard being exposed like it is in the current Yoga.
    
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post #26 of 64
I'm just waiting for Bay Trail and AMD equivalent and maybe Haswell and AMD equivalent depending on their cost and battery life. At first I was thinking the next refresh of the Nexus 10 but having the full desktop of Windows with good battery life, reasonably good keyboard with a battery dock for text editing/ word processing is way more appealing. Plus I really like tablets for watching movies/television. The tablet and laptop markets are just converging in towards hybrid forms and I'm loving that direction.
post #27 of 64
It took this long for people to realize that tablets are pointless?

They're just giant smartphones that can't make phone calls.

These new Windows 8 hybrids can actually get work done---the Yoga 13 is one of the coolest devices I've ever used.
    
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post #28 of 64
I know a few people who have tablets (Samsung, iPad).

They all started loving them, thinking they were great. Now they either barely get used or are referred to as "useless pieces of (expletive) that you can't do anything on" sitting next to a real laptop.

Tablets are, basically, an excellent example of how marketing can create demand for something no one needs. A return to a hybrid is basically everyone admitting they screwed up, tablets are useless, and we need the features laptops have without actually admitting that we made a mistake and need to go back to laptops. Convertible tablets and tablets have been around for 10+ years, and they've ran full versions of XP and whatnot as well.
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post #29 of 64
I actually just bought an Asus Vivotab Smart ME400c. I guess that's considered a hybrid isn't it? Got a used one on ebay with the bluetooth keyboard/trans cover for $430 shipped.

It's an Intel Atom with a full Windows 8 OS with desktop mode.. I needed an alternate computer to do some things. Didn't really care if it had high processing power since I have my desktop, but wanted good battery life.

It was really the only option. Most of the tablets have the neutered Windows 8 RT mode on them. The other options all cost around $1000 (surface pro). Was just too expensive for me to consider.

My mom uses my ultra book and I don't feel like always asking for it. redface.gif
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post #30 of 64
Those who say tablets are useless simply have not used a Transformer with the dock.

Yeah I get it, an iPad or a samsung pad by itself honestly is not going to be super useful to you unless you actually find something to do on it. I myself am a media junkie, I load my tabs with tons of videos because I'm away from home a lot.

I can turn on wifi hotspot on my phone and have internet access on my tab, pretty awesome to be honest.


My transformer gets about 9+ hours of battery watching a video around half brightness (with external HDD plugged in), I'm usually not away from a power outlet that long so it is perfect. Not to mention long drives, never be bored again!


I don't think I ever use my transformers (Tf101, TF300T) without the dock. I see it more as a portable, silent computer with amazing battery life.


Just last week, I was out of town and had to wait for my gf for 8+ hours while she was with her family, I had a few movies on, puff puff and slept for a few hours.

Those who say tablets are of no use, chances are they are of no use to you. Maybe you're always around a full sized computer so what's the point? Maybe you don't watch as much videos as say me so you find it useless.

I turn off my computers at times and just browse the internets on my transformer at times, as I get older I find that I'm more sensitive to sound. I used to sleep with my desktop 2 feet away from my head at night. Now I find my laptop to be even too loud, once you've used a transformer....you'll love the beauty of silent computing.


Just because you have no use for it, does not mean it is useless. Think about people like me who are constantly traveling, we just want to be entertained!
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