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I've emailed Ed asking him how he got to 92gb of usable space on the Air.  He asks in the article title, who's being honest - and frankly he's being dishonest or disingenuous at best, with this comparison.  The honest answer is that Windows is a hog of an OS and there is no sense making comparisons and trying to suggest otherwise.   The question supporters of MS should be making is "Why doesn't MS figure out how to trim down the OS for mobile hardware?"  Of course I...
I hope they meant this article to be symbolic of BB's loss, cause losing 250 BB carrying officials doesn't even seem newsworthy to me.
I'm really surprised all the focus is still on producing higher res screens and so little is being focused on reducing screen glare.  Apple did a pretty good job with the iMac, but the iPad (4 for me) is just too reflective under too many situations.  They've (Corning) figured out how to make the glass thin, strong, scratch resistant and (relatively speaking) light - why no focus on glare resistance or reduction?
Hmm, OSX 10.10 - isn't that OSXXX?
I've heard several people talk about the Surface Pro being great for doing photoshop work, but as noted above, I just cannot see photo professionals going gaga over doing serious (professional) work on a 10" screen.  Not that I think a professional would any more use an iPad for doing said work.  These types of comments of the Surface Pro being great because...sound like red herrings to me.  Same goes for running legacy programs, designed and built to be run on a desktop...
I'm sticking with the notion that it is a half-baked concept that is really just a small screened ultra book or netbook that can sort of work like a tablet (in landscape only mode, that is).  And I'm sorry, but using between 1/3 to 2/3's of the available marketed memory for the OS is not normal.  It's just wasteful to try to address the "needs" of a population of users and software companies that are unwilling to move forward and program around a new OS.  
Hmmm, great idea.  You've just suggested making a small laptop!  My guess is that the next step will be to include a battery in the keyboard cover, just to give the Surface Pro usability beyond a couple of hours.  Then they'll have a 4+ lb netbook sized laptop, which of course will just destroy any hope Apple has of selling MacBook Air 11" models...
The old versions certainly cost less to make - both component costs will be pressured down and the actual production cost will be reduced as well, both as efficiencies in the process are made and as Apple pressures Foxconn (and others) to reduce the assembly price per unit because they've gone beyond their initially projected unit volumes.   For Apple, it's always going to be a win-win to sell the old models.  As they reduce the selling price to the telco's, it's not just...
I think the term shipped in Apple's case was just sloppy writing - as they don't report "shipped" but rather sold units, if I remember correctly.  It's either shipped as in shipped units that Verizon bought or sold units that Verizon purchased.  Apple does not play around with the shipped vs sold crap because that would be pointless.  Their issues usually revolve around being able to produce enough of any given product in order to fulfill demand - a good problem to have,...
I've ordered and canceled twice now, the first time ordering a top of the line 21" (then deciding I could make my own Fusion drive cheaper), then I ordered a base model just before Apple added the ability to include Fusion on the base version.  So I canceled that order too.  I'll pull the trigger on the base with Fusion shortly, hoping they'll actually get it produced and delivered in the 3 week timeframe they're now showing.   Just the fact that Apple stores have,...
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