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mdriftmeyer said:cynegils said:Lets hope that one of those lessons is not "Pricing will start at cost X eleventybillion!"When Intel charges $15k for the 28 core Xeon what do you expect? Just one more reason Apple will sooner-rather-than-later ditch Intel for AMD.And no, they aren't going ARM people. Just like they aren't building a competing GPGPU--the Afterburner is that secret GPU project from Florida.
larryjw said:Well, I don't know anything about what software was being used on the surface, nor anything about the servers, nor who is responsible for running the software, the servers, or the networks. And I don't know what components of this system failed. But it doesn't seem anyone on this thread knows either because everyone was taking in general terms not specific, and there seems to have been a lot of assumptions made about the sources of the failure. But anyway you cut it, it's a black eye for the Surface and Microsoft and a dumb move on their part regardless. For example, it would be highly unlikely Rogers would throw a computer he found valuable to the ground in disgust. Even though it was disgust in himself and the Surface had nothing to do with it, it showed how little the Surface meant to him. He didn't care. He and the team and the league forced him to use it when it may, and it likely was not the choice of sideline computer he or his team would have made. My guess is the team would be using iPads (why else would MS have to pay the league to force them to use the Surface in the first place). My guess also is Rogers would have not pitched an iPad which he and the team had chosen to use -- they would take ownership of that device and treat it with some respect. The image of an MVP throwing your product to the ground like common trash is an awful image.
fastasleep said:danvm said:
MplsP said:Gaby said:Almost everyone I know who has had one of these has either seriously regretted the purchase or returned for something else entirely. And how people can still talk about “apple tax” in 2019 and keep a straight face comparing to some other brands really surprises me. Don’t get me wrong apple products are in general by no means cheap but I personally find them worthwhile overall.
I haven't owned a windows machine in years, so my info may be out dated, but I remember the days when 3 years was pushing it. Regardless, $3K is a lot of money for a windows machine with mediocre performance
macplusplus said:seanismorris said:iWork and iCloud need to be scaled up for small businesses. They’re currently not much of an option to Microsoft Office 365 and OneDrive...OneDrive sometimes works, mostly out of sync, Office 365 is nothing more than ridiculously crippled apps on iOS. I cancelled my subscription within one hour a couple of days ago when I discovered that iOS Word doesn’t allow to edit styles and to define new styles. In contrast iWork offers the same features and experience on macOS, iOS and web.
To say that iWorks have the same funcionality in macOS, web and iOS maybe isn't too positive at all, considering how limited web and mobile apps are, specially compared to MS Office. Again, I don't think iWorks / iCloud was designed for business, even small ones. Maybe that's the reason MS Office is the leader in business, small and large.
bigbillygoatgruff said:linkman said:I'll agree with the AI writer: Mac trackpads are the best and everything else pales in comparison. The Mac trackpad, even the one on my 2009 MBP, is my favorite pointing/clicking device of all time. I can't stand the puny one on my Dell work laptop. I've noticed almost nobody uses a mouse while mobile on a Mac yet 80% of the time I see people crack out a mouse with a non-Apple laptop.
digitalclips said:franklinjackcon said:Worth considering that the macs are all new, while the thinkpads will all be a few years old so it's not that surprising there is a difference
lkrupp said:So after all these years both Google and Microsoft suddenly realize that Apple was right all along. Controlling the software AND the hardware is a good thing, that the Walled Garden approach isn’t so bad after all. I guess pigs do fly.
sog35 said:bdkennedy said:Apple deserves this. That Apple ad was embarrassing to watch.
It's not ok to be a fridge/toaster until it's ok to be a fridge toaster. Right, Tim?
iPads had keyboards since forever. Its not about having a keyboard that makes the Surface a fridge toaster.
its about having a desktop OS stuffed into a tablet.
And what about Apple pushing iPad Pro as a desktop replacement? Is that a good idea?
nolamacguy said:mystilleef said:Specs don't matter. User experience does.
The Pixel is a vessel for Google's AI and Machine learning prowess.
And right now, you'd be hard-pressed to find a phone with a better AI and multimedia experience than the Pixel.
This is why the Pixel is better than any phone Apple has created. And will continue to be better than any Phone Apple will create moving forward.
Unless of course, AI and Machine Learning is just a fad.
and why on earth would you believe it impossible for any other firm to do better than google in this relatively new area of mobile computing? hogwash.
And I don't think Machine Learning and AI are a "new area of mobile computing". Mobile users benefit from it, but it's a lot more than a that.