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[Discuss] [OT] iOS from a power user's perspective

On 01/07/2013 10:47 AM, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> On 01/06/2013 02:50 PM, Rich Pieri wrote:
>> On Sun, 06 Jan 2013 09:13:01 -0500
>> Jerry Feldman <gaf at> wrote:
>>> The trend today is toward touch-screen devices, but as we all know you
>>> can get a number of different keyboard options.
>> None of which are any good. If I want to use Surface as a tablet then I
>> open the cover and use it as a tablet. If I want to use Surface as a
>> conventional notebook then I open the cover and use it as a notebook.
>> If I want to switch between the two I flop the cover over.
>> No add-on or optional accessory can compare to that.
> I think we may see similar devices in the future, but it depends much on
> the success of the Surfaceand how other manufacturers are able to
> implement it. HP once had a convertible tablet/keyboard laptop, so
> Microsoft may not have the Patent monopoly. Tablets are excellent
> portable devices where you generally don't need a table. With a table,
> you generally want to stand it up and add a keyboard.
> It is going to be a fun year in this industry.
Actually the HP Envy X2

"The notebook that doubles as a tablet. The new HP ENVY x2 PC gives you
the power of two devices in one. A Windows 8 laptop with a bright, vivid
HD Touch display.[1,2] And a tablet that slides off for those times when
you want to carry even less
Intel Atom Z2760 (1.80GHz) + Intel Graphics
Windows 8 or other operating systems available"

The interesting line is "or other operating systems available".

This is quite different from the Surface, though.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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