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Postby Tappy » 12 May 2017, 12:59

It seems a lot like WindowsRT again. I'm not sure what they have done differently to try to make this a success this time, though.

Perhaps they just need better marketing so people know what they're buying. At least it can be upgraded to full Windows.
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Postby robbo » 16 May 2017, 20:00

"Lots of people seem to think Windows 10 S is just another attempt at Windows RT. But it's definitely not."

Of course, you need an opinion piece from the WindowsCentral guys to set you straight/inform you!

http://m.windowscentral.com/windows-10-s-not-windows-rt

(Also, not sure why Vivaldi directs me to the what appears from the url to be the mobile site)
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Postby Tappy » 17 May 2017, 09:16

"So why is Microsoft doing the same thing again with Windows 10 S? It isn't ... at least not exactly."

Well, no, they're using an S. I guess they, alphabetically, left it out before in Windows R(S)T, so they are righting that wrong.
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Postby robbo » 17 May 2017, 22:56

As a child I used to be slightly miffed/annoyed at why R came before S, then T. And that it wasn't T, S, R. Not sure why apart from R being the best letter in the alphabet obvs, but don't know why S was so pivotal...
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Postby Tappy » 19 May 2017, 08:50

Weirdly, as a child, I was annoyed that T came after R and S, I thought it diminished its power, whereas T is clearly better than R and S. And the LMNOPQ part of the alphabet is like the interval act before the second half and thus T should be at the top of recommencement of the alphabet-show.

(Actually I didn't think Q was really part of the interval, more of a prelude for act 2, but no one cared about Q, so it could never have any influence).
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Postby Tappy » 09 Jun 2017, 14:17

Tappy wrote:Source of the post Even with discrete graphics, the Surface Book will still be lacking compared to a proper laptop when it comes to graphics. It's 'only' a 1GB, 800M series graphics card (yeah, great for a 'tablet') so although you can game (or whatever else one uses a GPU for!), you'll always be compromising to the guy sat next to you with his 13" Asus or Alienware.


So, I bought a Surface Book! I've been missing a laptoppy type device for a while and whilst I thought a Surface Laptop would be good, I found the current discounts on the Surface Book too tempting and the ickle graphics card seemed like a good thing if I did fancy a smidge of gaming. Only arrived yesterday, so I've only had chance to set it up but it's an absolute beauty. It's the i7 256GB one I opted for.

Hmmm, need to decide on a name for it...
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 09 Jun 2017, 15:00

How much did that cost you with the discounts?
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Postby Tappy » 12 Jun 2017, 13:59

Johnmcl7 wrote:Source of the post How much did that cost you with the discounts?


I'm too embarrassed to say. :oops:

Runs nice though. Installed Civ on there for some touchscreen action.
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 22 Jun 2017, 18:34

I see the new Surface book laptop set a new record for repairability on ifixit:

http://ifixit.org/blog/9203/2017-surface-repair/

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