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Old 20.04.2013, 20:04
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Re: Surface Pro review

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How long does it take for an apple notebook to boot up? I like tablets because they are always on. I am not going to sit on the can and wait for a laptop to boot up. I just want to know what Lindsay Lohan is up to.
This answer you've given here really sums up the argument very well: each type of consumer has their own requirements. a Tablet that wont connect to the wireless for a home user will give a huge negative reaction, however a nice shiny apple that wont do anything other than the internet at your workplace is useless. A fully functioning ultrabook is brilliant (and bootup times are extremely quick to answer the other point) if you are a tech-savvy heavy application user, but over the top if you just need the internet - i.e. your more of a tablet person.

I am not sure which will win out - Apple have good tablets, google are now selling more tablets than apple, netbooks and standard laptops are dead in a couple of years now so its an interesting time. The Surface Pro, if you remember, is meant to blur the line between an ultrabook and a tablet, it runs an i5 chip so it has plenty of grunt and it has the full OS onboard so it can run any Windows application. Although it has its standard microsoft failings, i.e. it isnt as rock solid as an apple tablet (though in fairness apple's offering is simpler technically) I think it will be a suprising fight between the ultrabook, the power-tablet and the others, along with a right slogout between apple, google and Microsoft.

Somewhat changing the question a bit, Richdog, what laptop would you buy for say 1200 chf ? I am looking for such a laptop currently and the last one I bought was 7 years ago. I want to stick to windows, need 13 inch screen, full HD and plenty of grunt with ideally staying as light as possible. any recommendations ?

Last edited by Mikers; 20.04.2013 at 20:10. Reason: corrected incorrect statement
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