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Quote: Don't get me wrong, I do share the same feelings of yours.  There is failed Windows tablet attempts for more than 15 years now, but the dream of having a full Windows on a mobile device is a hard one to kill in people imagination.  To my understanding the reason why all Windows tablet are still a market failure come from the fact that none are better than a conventional laptop at the same price point, and legacy UI or apps cannot be used without a keyboard and mouse...
 I think Windows compatibility is the biggest deal for having a x86 on a tablet and I'm sure Microsoft is lobbying really hard to push this solution, I think this is also why there is near zero interest on having an Intel SoC in a smartphone.
 I do questioned your over reacting impression of calling things broken or crap base on anecdotal impression.   Apple haven't got a free pass for this, as you related your self, Apple made a recall and replaced the top case free of charge, I don't think those issue is enough to utterly call it crap.  Same apply on your assertion about the A7 and iOS7. I've seen so much worst problem in the past, like the unstable for real Quadra 700, the bad power supply iMac G5, the ram...
 Why are you avoiding the conversation? have you any Intel smartphone you can compared with?  On tablet they all need to compensate with bigger battery.  The iPad Air is currently one of the tablets with the best battery life with the smallest battery capacity, same apply for the iPhone 5S.
Too bad it's currently the prime and sole example of a Intel Soc in a smartphone.  2 years ago Clovertrail got the same level of praise of the forthcoming Silvermont and under deliver on actual product, like the nVidia Tegra, they got a lot of hype and praised by the bloggosphere, but got deceiving product at the end.
 Until the Silvermont, every previous Intel attempt was base of Atom architecture without Out of order capability, Silvermont will change this but still base of Atom and Celeron architecture.  As I said, Intel can't win against ARM on effiency with all x86 legacy their CPU needs.
 No true, Radios and backlight is what is mostly draining the battery, 2 things limited on your K900 review article and not in your other benchmark. 
 Ugh? I wasn't talking about Desktop CPU.....   Intel problem is they need to slowdowns and remove to much feature from their CPU to make it work on mobile devices.
 Agree It is always easier to blame some else for their own mistake. Also I do agree the volume of sales do not represent the quality of a product, but it make much more easy to identify a major design flaw if every device is affected with.  Apple has never got a free pass before, every new product Apple comes with is scrutinize by so many groups so happy to get something bad to say about Apple and their product. I totally disagree with you about calling those MacBook...
Quote: I agree, we don't know for sure and Apple has never disclose specs about this, but the original iPhone off the shelve CPU has been dissected by third party on every level and found to work around 1W.  Ever since all iphone got pretty much the same battery capacity and retain the same battery autonomy.  I applause Apple for not adding bigger battery to compensate for any improvement that can be power hungry and instead working for keeping pretty much the same power...
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