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Originally Posted by k4m1k4z3 View Post
Ivy Bridge will be a smaller version of a big thing.

If Sandy Bridge will be good for tablets, I can imagine Ivy will be much better...

But Fusion and ARM might already be good enough.
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You are correct in your case.... but thread management and power consumption are big targets of ARM (and licensees), Intel, and AMD now. They are refining their processes to do it better.

Intel's Turbo Boost would help in the example you described. If you have a single-thread that taxes the system, the CPU could idle the other 3 cores and overclock/overvolt the single core.
It's going to be very interesting what they end up doing for power consumption imo while maintaining performance.

I wonder if that would help. There are still background threads? I'm not exactly sure how they work. But right now it says I'm running 800 threads at once, even in idle state?
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It's going to be very interesting what they end up doing for power consumption imo while maintaining performance.

I wonder if that would help. There are still background threads? I'm not exactly sure how they work. But right now it says I'm running 800 threads at once, even in idle state?
How many of those threads are active and generate much of a load?
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Sig rig is a tablet PC with a 6 cell. Gets 5 hours of use out of it.

They can easily make this PC lighter, and furthermore longer lasting. Simply disable 3 cores (if quad) and lower the GPU clock speed dramatically. A single sandybridge core and low clocked intel GPU is far enough for HD playback and simple searching the internet/note taking/programing (internet).
Words per minute? I see you failed something there.


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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post
Yes and no. The ultra-portable form factor will always have a niche of users that don't want/can't use a tablet. But the term "netbook" will eventually die off, IMHO...that product space does not need its own classification.

But tablets aren't even the biggest threat to netbooks...the Atrix concept is. If I can carry my phone around all day, but then when I need a screen+keyboard to do "netbook type work" I can just plug that phone into a portable laptop-shaped docking station...then what purpose does a netbook serve at all? If Atrix works and takes off, that's the end for netbooks for sure.
This is something I'd agree with. Now if only they had the phone saddled up infront instead of the back. What's to prevent someone from just snatching that phone off from where it's situated?
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Originally Posted by Kand View Post
This is something I'd agree with. Now if only they had the phone saddled up infront instead of the back. What's to prevent someone from just snatching that phone off from where it's situated?
Where would it fit though?

It would block the screen or keyboard if it when anywhere in front.
Reception may be blocked if docked under the keyboard in the base. Also, it would add thickness to the base.

Does the current dock design have a lock on it?
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a lot of people would still opt for a netbook than a tablet. you can't type reports on a tablet.
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post #27 of 64
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Let's see you achieve 80wpm on a tablet/slate. Lulz.
I couldn't do 80 wpm on a netbook either, keyboard is tiny. However, I get your point, typing does indeed suck on a tablet. I always love when news states generic crap like "Phasing out product in one segment by another product in a completely other segment!". This is like when people claim laptops will complete replace desktops. People making claims like these have no idea what they're talking about. Please tell me how a laptop will phase out my work PC that has 3 24" monitors.
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I'm not sure anyone needs a quad-core tablet.

One of the few uses i can think of is something involving medicine.
we say that now and a few years from now, our quad core tablet becomes old tech and "slow"
    
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we say that now and a few years from now, our quad core tablet becomes old tech and "slow"
I think his point wasn't speed but what software runs on a tablet that actually needs a quad-core?

I honestly can't think of any.
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post #30 of 64
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I couldn't do 80 wpm on a netbook either, keyboard is tiny. However, I get your point, typing does indeed suck on a tablet. I always love when news states generic crap like "Phasing out product in one segment by another product in a completely other segment!". This is like when people claim laptops will complete replace desktops. People making claims like these have no idea what they're talking about. Please tell me how a laptop will phase out my work PC that has 3 24" monitors.
What netbook was that, I might ask?
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