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post #21 of 36
honestly like consumers shape demand, not producers, as much as AMD might want they can't. There is a reason people use computers, because they can do things faster. Why get rid of your laptop for what a hybrid? What a pain to do everything with a powerless POS.
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post #22 of 36
"poor quality displays, limited mobility and slow boot speed have driven consumers away"

This is true but only because no company is doing anything against it. Use a SSD instead of a hdd it will be faster than every tablet. Use an IPS panel instead of a TN and dont build a super highend Cpu into the device which isn´t needed and you have solved the next problem.
Anyways a notebook has a good mobility and the keyboard and stability is an argument for it. No tablet can replace a good notebook in some tasks.
Maybe it isn´t to bad iin the end but i hope the notebook will survive for business. Im not really convinced from the convertible keyboards yet.
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post #23 of 36
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Originally Posted by bobuy00 View Post

Yeah, its surprising how many people need CAD performance and semi-portability. It's just easier to lug a heavy laptop around than to have to copy your stuff from your office pc everyday.

The sole purpose of the battery in a high-end laptop is so you can get to the next wall socket.

What's funny is that my work PC is a lot less powerful than the laptop they bought me to take to customer sites for presentations for customers. I used to use my Dell workstation (another system they bought) at home for doing chassis mock ups, now I rarely use it and instead use the laptop. It makes it easier to work at home when I can sit with the SO while she does her work or watches tv and I work. When I need to work on complicated models I still use the Dell though.
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post #24 of 36
meh…I'l believe it when I see it
 
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post #25 of 36
You guys mention "laptops" and that is an category...

AMD mentions "notebooks" or sub-category of laptops, "hybrids" with todays technology are already powerful if someone decides to make one. OEM/ODMs/PC makers need to put higher capacity batteries and higher quality HD screen rather than weak battery and terrible FULL HD screen.

Blame the manufactures, its funny how Acer put in their Aspire V5-122p that has AMD A6-1450 a battery that will suffice a dual core Intels Clover Trail(+) or AMD's Temash rather than for A6-1450 that is a Quad Core and has a far stronger GPU. *facepalm*

Manufactures are sometimes make such a mistake that a sane person would never do with even basic calculations!
post #26 of 36
For work purposes, it's nice to have semi-powerful computer that you can take with you and then work at home later if needed. Battery life and boot time aren't a huge issue to me, because my laptop goes from home to work, and maybe to coffee shops (that have outlets), where the computer will sit there for several hours as I work. In this respect, a 10 second boot time or 30 second boot time makes little difference to me. I put an SSD on my lenovo laptop, and the boot time is such that I'm basically logged into windows by the time I pull my power cord out of my backpack and plug it in. I also like laptops because I can work with MS office on it, which is something that I and my co-workers tend to use a lot. The keyboard quality is also helpful because, if you're going to be writing on the job for hours, keyboard quality is something that you you're going to pay attention to and appreciate in the end. Then there's things like bigger screen real estate, more USB and video inputs, etc. that make me more functional with a laptop in a work environment.

Hybrids are great little devices and have tremendous potential in portable computing, social networking on the fly, mobile gaming, email, etc., but I don't see them replacing laptops for work related purposes any time soon. I feel this article is looking at laptops from the wrong usage perspective.
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post #27 of 36
yeah sure AMD, meanwhile Macbooks continue to outsell rolleyes.gif
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post #28 of 36
All this talk about CAD laptops makes me think that a Kaveri based Firepro laptop APU would be a pretty good investment for AMD.
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*edit* triple post I guess >.>
Edited by Alanim - 5/23/13 at 5:49pm
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*sigh* double post again, I keep forgetting to TAB --> Enter to prevent this >.>

*edit* why did post another reply, I editted the second post >.>
Edited by Alanim - 5/23/13 at 5:49pm
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