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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 03:55 PM
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Dell unveils 10-inch Windows 7 tablet
Edited on Tue Feb-08-11 04:04 PM by woo me with science
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20031025-1.html

Dell unveils 10-inch Windows 7 tablet
by Leslie Katz



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The Windows 7 Business Tablet, which will run on an Intel processor, could be available by the middle of the year (note that the tablet in the above photo is a nonworking mock-up of the machine).

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The new touch-screen tablet, however, will also come in a 10-inch Android version, apparently named the "10-inch Android Tablet," at least for now. That means neither version will fall under the Streak banner.
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The new Optiplex desktops start at $650. They have the new Intel vPro processors, planned compatibility with the desktop virtualization lineup, and tool-free access to system components (meaning the back just pops off). Dell also said that since none of these systems is scheduled to ship in the next 30 to 45 days, they should go out with the updated version of Intel's Cougar Point Sandy Bridge-compatible chipset, which does not contain the recently discovered Cougar Point SATA flaw.

Dell says it interviewed 7,000-plus Gen-Y customers, IT managers, and other business segment customers to figure out what people want out of Dell's business products.

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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 04:01 PM
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1. These screens are too small for my eyes for everyday business use.
and I'm only 33.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 04:41 PM
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4. Yes, for me, too.
But I'm happy to finally see a Windows-based tablet. Hopefully more, and cheaper ones, will follow.
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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 04:39 PM
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2. Dell unveils a non-working mockup of something coming out sometime later this year
nothing to see here.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 04:40 PM
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3. LOL!
Did you want to use it immediately?
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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 04:52 PM
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5. Got a rooted Nook Color tablet...I'm good
:evilgrin:
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 02:02 AM
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20. How's it running?
My sister rec'd one for xmas although it's still stock. I have the Nook 3g and use it daily (not rooted).
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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 10:02 AM
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23. Runs good. Great battery life. Terrific screen.
If you are a do-it-yourself type of person, you can make it into a nice, inexpensive tablet.

Doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the newer tabs (like a camera and mic for Skype), but for the price, it is a champ.

Here some links for ya:

Nook Color Wiki

How to get more functionality out of the NookColor
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 06:47 PM
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12. Well... not for the Instant Gratification demographics at least.
"nothing to see here."

Well... not for the Instant Gratification demographics at least.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 04:57 PM
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6. And for about half that I bought a 10" netbook.
Edited on Tue Feb-08-11 04:57 PM by WinkyDink
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Prometheus Bound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 01:49 AM
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18. And the netbook is many times more useful.
I don't get it either.
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Liquorice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 01:53 AM
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19. It's true. I love my netbook. I did a lot of research when I was
thinking of getting a tablet, and ultimately decided that a netbook was much more functional and of course less expensive. My netbook is one of my favorite things now, and I got a great deal on it. I probably wouldn't have been nearly as happy with a tablet.
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 05:02 PM
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7. That should keep the writers of malware and virus code happy for a while.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 05:08 PM
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8. Non-working mock-up
I guess that keeps it from blue screening during a demonstration!

I'm generally OK with Windows products, but I feel like I'm missing something with the Windows Mobile 6.1 on my smartphone. All the good apps run on the other OS's.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 05:47 PM
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9. That's funny!!
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FLPanhandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 06:42 PM
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10. The last thing I want running on a new platform is Windows.
There crappy windows for smartphones isn't a good start.
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 06:45 PM
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11. Ooo boy, the latest, greatest electronic toy to entertain people and distract them,
And after a year and a half, it will become so much toxic waste in a landfill somewhere. Oh boy, gotta love our consumer society :eyes:
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 09:44 PM
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13. LOL.
I take it you wrote that on recyclable papyrus and magically beamed it to the internet!
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 10:07 PM
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14. No, on an eight year old eMac.
And I do recycle my computers. The trouble is, there are far too many people who continue to consume, consume, consume electronics for no real good reason. The average person gets a new cell phone every eighteen months, a new computer every three years (coincidently, that is also how often the average person gets a new car). Let's toss in iPods, iPads, and all our other personal electronic gadgetry that we consume and spit out in an endless stream of mindless consumption and pretty soon you've got a major pollution problem. Oh, wait, we've already got a huge problem with e-waste, silly me, carry on, keep on buying the latest electronic novelty, doing so instinctively, like a crow drawn to bright sparkly things. Never mind we're shitting in our collective nest.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 10:58 PM
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15. Interesting.
I'm on a Dell that is at least as old as yours. However, I like hearing about new tech. I like to know it will be there when I'm ready for a new one. :hi:
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 01:05 AM
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16. My cell phones are pretty beat up after 2 years
And since they offer a free or cheap upgrade for renewing your contract (which you have to renew anyway), I see little reason not to buy one. Most of my old phones are sitting around in a drawer somewhere. Additionally, IMO, cell phone technology is currently improving at a rate that there will be noticeable differences in the phones 2 years from now that will provide reason to buy a new one other than just having the latest toy.

As for computers, my last laptop was a Dell and it kicked the bucket after 3.5 years. I still have my Dell Desktop from about 10 years ago and it works (I think it was made right before Dell became complete shit) but at this point I really need a laptop for what I do. My current laptop is a MacBook Pro and if it lasts for 10 years, I will use it for that long. I've used my friends' previous generation Mac laptops and they are similar enough to mine that I would certainly not have upgraded to the current generation if I had bought back when they did. Thus I assume that the next generation will be a faster and nicer looking version of mine, but certainly no reason to upgrade. The only question is how long will this thing last.
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 06:24 AM
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21. Ooo, that's alright then, if it is a free or cheap upgrade
Ooo, new tech that is marginally better than two year old tech, ooo. Well I guess that just makes it all alrighty then :eyes:

And right there we have a perfect demonstration of why we're getting such a mountain of ewaste. Thanks for that demonstration.

People are programmed like the good little consumers they are to respond like Pavolov's dogs to the new, bright and shiny. Even if there is little substance behind the perception.

Your story is repeated time and again, with minor variations, by people across the country. Sadly, it is a story that extends beyond cell phones and encompasses computers, iPods, and even cars. We're a throw away society and the new category of tablet computers is simply going to add to the problem.
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 10:28 AM
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24. Maybe the cell phone companies need to make phones designed to last more than 2 years
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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 01:07 AM
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17. That and people will think they're cool when using it.
ie look at iPad users in public. They think they're hot shit using an overpriced piece of crap in public.

I can do more on my laptop, and it was cheaper. Who's the idiot now?
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Lard Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 06:30 AM
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22. ...and by the time you drive home with it
It will be obsolete. :shrug:
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