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I have a good feeling 5.0 will bring that to us wink.gif

Scale-ability is basically what you want, the ability to work efficiently across all the devices by turning features on or off. tongue.gif
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They're selling RAM at 4 times the price the chips sell in bulk? o_O

RAM commodity prices: http://www.dramexchange.com/

Note that the prices are per IC, so that would be 4Gb and not 4GB.
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I have a good feeling 5.0 will bring that to us wink.gif

You can force background processes in Developer Options to hold up to four tasks or, conversely, kill upon exit. There are also several other methods to prioritizing which apps stay in memory.
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This is a step in the right direction.
Im still not sure why the average computer user needs windows.

Most people are content consumers rather than creators, and if you arent gaming or working on the machine, you get about as much out of your phone as you do from your PC.
So a $400 computer with that kind of horsepower running android actually makes a lot of sense.
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So wait, running android on an x86 CPU?

There is already an x86 port of android. I have it running on Virtualbox so I can use Android Apps on my computer and mess with people, like on kik.

But this is great news. I hope more companies follow suit by not shipping with Windows, it makes things a lot cheaper if you're just gonna rip windows off of it anyways and put Linux on it.

A Jaguar APU makes more sense in a product like this though. It'd lower prices even more, and lets get real, Android is designed for weak ARM cores, not strong x86 cores. It would have been nicer to see this on an APU and to have that APU take advantage of PGU acceleration in the interface to actually make Android buttery smooth. A full x86 core like this is overkill, it probably doesn't need more than 2 new Atom or Jaguar cores.
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post #16 of 44
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This is a step in the right direction.
Im still not sure why the average computer user needs windows.

Most people are content consumers rather than creators, and if you arent gaming or working on the machine, you get about as much out of your phone as you do from your PC.
So a $400 computer with that kind of horsepower running android actually makes a lot of sense.
99% of people need to use Office, usually with Wikipedia open in another window. You can't do that on Android.
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yay for acer! biggrin.gif
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It'd be a "betrayal" if they released a top of the line series with android on it......not this turd though
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post #19 of 44
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99% of people need to use Office, usually with Wikipedia open in another window. You can't do that on Android.

PolarisOffice

For the average user, one Office suite is as good as another.
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99% of people need to use Office, usually with Wikipedia open in another window. You can't do that on Android.

PolarisOffice

For the average user, one Office suite is as good as another.
I was talking about the ability to have a webpage open for research on the side... I couldn't care less if the person was using LibreOffice, or FreeOffice... my point is you can't multitask on Android, and you need that for anything more than watching a YT video.
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