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apple ][ said:Atom tablets do not have fans. For that matter, most core m devices don't even have fans.
That is a total nonstarter for any tablet.
The Surface Pro 4 is fanless for the Core m3 version. Only the Core i5 and Core i7 models have a discrete fan, but it only turns on when the device is at high load.
foggyhill said:Displaymate's review of the Galaxy Note 3 in 2013:
"OLED display technology is now challenging and even exceeding the performance of the best LCDs across the board in brightness, contrast, color accuracy, color management, picture quality, screen uniformity, and viewing angles. OLEDs are also considerably thinner than LCDs but still cost considerably more to manufacture."
OLED has truly not been competitive in most metrics until 2015 and 2016 : that's it.
You do notice that's this is god damn 2013 and that turd master Samsung introduced the tech when in that a flaming piece of crap. Apple doesn't do that.
"challenging and even exceeding the performance of the best LCDs across the board in brightness, contrast, color accuracy, color management, picture quality, screen uniformity, and viewing angles."
Burn-in was not some widespread issue, that's a ridiculous claim and you damn well know it.
Clearly you have problems outside of these forums. There is a lot of anger in your words for no justifiable reason.
Perhaps you don't realize it but in the $150 - $250 price range the quality of the smartphones has increased a lot in the last 12 months.
For example, number 5 on the list is Xiaomi, they, for the most part, operate only in China, bits of South Asia and more recently India.
This is a $106 Xiaomi smartphone, the Redmi 3:
It's all metal, has an IPS display, a mid-range Qualcomm chip with 4G LTE, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage, microSD, dual SIM and a 13 MP camera.
apple ][ said:Were those the chips that were being used in various tablets that had fans in them?
What a joke. Talk about a low class tablet.
Imagine having a phone or a tablet and there is a damn fan inside of it?
Do people who buy those have plumbing and running water at home?
badmonk said:Thanks DED for another article and great ideas. I have a feeling Apple will be knocking on the door to hire you at some point.corrections said:
And speaking of upgrades: do you think that Liam could be tasked with replacing the S1 in several million Apple Watches with a more advanced S2 package, at a cost of maybe $250? Leave the Sport model out, just upgrade the more expensive Steel and Gold watches as a premium service.
zoetmb said:And as an aside, OPPO makes fantastic high-end Blu-ray players and does really terrific customer service. I haven't seen their phone in-person, but from the specs, it looks quite nice.
designr said:As in, the Apple Watch will be a standalone device? Or, that Apple will allow pairing with Android devices?
I highly doubt the latter.
*Able to be used without an iPhone but enhanced when used with an iPhone.
Standalone features are something that can be a benefit to a wearable when someone is away from their phone, or the wearable is uniquely positioned to offer a feature that cannot be done on a smartphone. I would see little incentive to willingly lose the pairing benefit that could be obtained from a competitor's 'standalone' wearable.
razormaid said:I think the thing that's even more amazing... the Watch requires an iPhone to run it so for every watch there's an iPhone user too. Knowing how many iPhone users there are world wide once Watch becomes more accessible (understood it's purpose) the sales will go even higher.
thewhitefalcon said:Intel has core m, which they've even been testing in smartphones. A low to no profit Atom chip was not needed.
Core M also costs $281-$393 per chip. That's not smartphone material, even if you assume a volume discount.
I wouldn't see core m being a mainstream product for phones, but high end devices like that "rumored" Surface phone could still be possible.
Also, don't be fooled by the list price of that chip. All said and done, no one is paying that much.