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6/19/2012 01:14 PM EDT
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agk
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agk   9/17/2012 12:41:39 PM
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one more reliable and good product in the microsoft range of hardware.I generally have the feeling that micro soft hardware products also perform well like their software products.Soon expecting the same in our market to buy one.

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wilber_xbox   6/21/2012 2:40:42 PM
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Has Microsoft developed such a good software package that they thought of launching their own hardware or is this prologue to something bigger (takeover plan of Nokia).

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wilber_xbox   6/21/2012 2:38:00 PM
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I do not know whether the hardware companies, which were planning to use Win8 for their tablet and ultrabook knew about MS's development. If not, then its like stabbing on the back of your customers. But true that the options for those hardware companies are limited and probably will also be expensive to implement.

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Peter Clarke   6/20/2012 11:27:30 AM
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They might try and refuse to use Windows 8, but their alternative choices are limited. iOS is Apple only and then there is Windows versions and Android and that's about it. Naked Linux or you could resuscitate RiscOS?

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Peter Clarke   6/20/2012 11:24:27 AM
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I understand that the Intel version will have full Windows 8 support while ARM version runs Windows RT that is ligher OS but does include some Office applications

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elctrnx_lyf   6/20/2012 10:03:58 AM
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Finally Microsoft venturing with their own hardware products is really interesting. Will the other ultra book manufactures will be angry with Microsoft and deny ti use windows 8?

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eewiz   6/20/2012 5:49:24 AM
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Too obvious. its higher power consumption of the intel chip and hence a heavier battery. IMO, Intel version has better chances, as it can run all the legacy programs. Windows RT cannot run existing apps IINW

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Sanjib.A   6/20/2012 3:02:16 AM
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What might be the cause for the Intel version to be more weighty than the ARM version? Is it because of greater thermal challenges or heavier battery? Given these two options, anybody would buy the Intel version if there are now price/performance advantage?

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chanj0   6/19/2012 8:07:29 PM
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The weight looks pretty good. I wonder the battery life and what outstanding features Windows 8 offers that competitors will have to catch up.

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rick merritt   6/19/2012 6:28:55 PM
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My views are here: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4375615/Et-tu--Ballmer--or-M-soft-s-stab-at-tablets

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