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No TouchWiz! That's a brilliant thing, I'd take 'plain old Android' over it any day, as would most.I take it that you can't detach the keyboard part then?
In this form, I'd be more interested in a 11.6in screen
does the pen fit into the body somewhere?This looks like a great package, I wonder how functional that pixel density would be in productive use ie CAD/adobe suite- a nice problem to have. I find the 1080p 11.6" panel on my vaio duo 11 to be a good balance of detail and usable pixels but should it break down it's comforting to know the industry will have a variety of options. I think this form factor really works well- and touchpads, we think we need them, but actually they are rubbish for actually doing anything useful with so the pointing nub here is great in my view.Not a fan of the design language though, looks a bit fisher price. It will be interesting to see the pricing on it with the similar sony duo 13 coming in at £1400 you'd think some Samsung plastictastic variant might come in some hundreds of pounds less...?
edit:I found a good video of it, there is a slot for the pen under the keyboard and it also has a display port! Extra monitors over 1080p can be used, wow... Now I am wishing I could trade in my lovely vaio duo for it. There is no chink in the armour it seems, hopefully the stylus works in a detailed manner, that's the final hurdle for it to become the best set up there is. (to me anyway)edit 2:Interestingly the cpu is in the hinge segment... though it looks like micro hdmi rather than displayport after all but hopefully there is a way to output to hi res monitors.(hi-res like half of the onboard screen... )
Thisjumped out, for me at least, as being a possible game-changer device.
I'm a data producer (ideal Windows laptop customer) and a data consumer (idealAndroid tablet customer). At home (and occasionally out) I use a 17"Windows laptop, chosen because I do a fair bit of digital photography. My phoneis a Samsung S3 running Android, and whilst I wouldn't want to type a book onit, I can certainly write the odd paragraph or two. So the questions I've beenwondering about are 1) how many separate devices would be right for people likeme and 2) Can I ever get a single operating system across all these devices? Ithink we're still in a stage of technological transition so perhaps the answerto the second question is "not yet", and the answer to the first questionis "three" - the two I've got plus a tablet which would be far moretransportable than the laptop but could have a keyboard (one way or another),and so be a far better productive device than my mobile phone. But, in addition,I suspect that, as a voracious reader, I'll also want my tablet to work as aneffective eReader although, in terms of sunlight readability and battery life,I don't think tablets are quite there yet.
So, if I had the funds, I'd probably be in the queue for an ATIV Q but I wouldbe aware that in, say, five years’ time, it'll probably only be found intechnology
Is the keyboard backlit? I wish it had 3G too; then there'd be little competition between this and Sony Vaio Duo 13. Backlit keyboard and 3G would have complimented its other superior specs perfectly. (Might as well have went up to I7 too, making use of the screen for good games...)
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