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Why use an i5 with a mobile OS? Might as well go with a Pentium.
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PolarisOffice

For the average user, one Office suite is as good as another.

I really really disagree. Word is way above the open source alternatives, and Excel basically has zero competition at all. While I could casually use something other than Word, I can't switch from Excel, the alternatives are too poor.

I'm just talking about doing occasional work related tasks.
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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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sure you can...

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post #24 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.

Where did you pull that statistic from? This is not targeting business users or college students, this will suit people who simply surf the net for news and the like, on their phones... if they want something like it at home, on a bigger screen, etc. I would venture to say, the majority of the world has no use for Office at home.

Millions of people are familiar with Android from their phones and could well want a bigger version for at home.
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I really really disagree. Word is way above the open source alternatives, and Excel basically has zero competition at all. While I could casually use something other than Word, I can't switch from Excel, the alternatives are too poor.

I'm just talking about doing occasional work related tasks.

Excel is only used in business, not the target for this product, I am almost certain. In my life, I have never needed or used Excel, nor plan to.
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post #26 of 44
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Originally Posted by 3930K View Post

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.

Source

sure you can...

Forgot about the Note: but this AIO won't have it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3930K View Post

99% of people need to use Office, usually with Wikipedia open in another window. You can't do that on Android.

Where did you pull that statistic from? This is not targeting business users or college students, this will suit people who simply surf the net for news and the like, on their phones... if they want something like it at home, on a bigger screen, etc. I would venture to say, the majority of the world has no use for Office at home.

Millions of people are familiar with Android from their phones and could well want a bigger version for at home.
I know quite a few people with Android. None of them want Android on their PC.
post #27 of 44
Acer is one of the biggest Windows 8 backers in terms of pushing out new hardware (despite anything said in the press), maybe only surpassed by Lenovo.

They have an 8inch Windows 8 tablet coming soon.

They just released a bunch of Windows 8 stuff, including a laptop with a very unique hinge and an updated "v" range of laptops.


But they're releasing an Android product with an intel chip, so they're betraying Windows 8.


Gotta get dat admoney, son.
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post #28 of 44
This is a ripoff. At $400 that is a spec disaster. Smartphones have more RAM than that, and 1GB ram on ANDROID is pretty slow. Also, I just bought a Windows 8 laptop for $240, with 4GB of RAM and an AMD A6 4400m APU. Why would anyone in their right mind spend $386 on a laptop that's less powerful than a phone?
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post #29 of 44
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Forgot about the Note: but this AIO won't have it.

Galaxy S3 and S4 have multi-window mode as well.

Won't be long until this feature is rolled into stock Android....
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This is a ripoff. At $400 that is a spec disaster. Smartphones have more RAM than that, and 1GB ram on ANDROID is pretty slow. Also, I just bought a Windows 8 laptop for $240, with 4GB of RAM and an AMD A6 4400m APU. Why would anyone in their right mind spend $386 on a laptop that's less powerful than a phone?
It's an AIO w/ Haswell...
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Quote:
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Forgot about the Note: but this AIO won't have it.

Galaxy S3 and S4 have multi-window mode as well.

Won't be long until this feature is rolled into stock Android....
Doesn't change that this AIO at this moment in time does not have this feature.
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