Computex: Windows-Android hybrids and phablets launch

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  1. pwsincd
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    Computex computer / gadget show is running 4 - 8 June 2013.

    Time for more weird n wacky gizmos to flop.

    Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22751326
     


  2. kehkou

    kehkou does what Nintendon't

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    Don't worry PC Industry. As long as I'm around you will have at least one sale.
     
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  3. shakirmoledina

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    I do remember a tablet that had promised to include android, linux and w8. I can't seem to remember the name.
     
  4. Gahars

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    Windroid vs. Androws - The portmanteau battle of the century.

    Plus, "Phablets"? That sounds phabulets!
     
  5. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    I suppose "phablet" sounds better than "undersized tablet".
     
  6. dickfour

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    The causal user is leaving the PC market and heading to greener pastures in phablet paradise.
     
  7. Ritsuki

    Ritsuki ORAORAORAORA

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    Make it "oversized phone". God knows men like to have oversized things in their pants :creep:
     
  8. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Overcompensating, got it.
     
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  9. KingVamp

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    Seems like 6in phablets and phablets in general are gaining more of a presence.


    Like some people are saying, 4.3in+ will become small, 5in+ will be normal and ~6in will
    be the main things called phablets.


    Sweet design. The future for laptops and tablets?
     
  10. Taleweaver

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    Phablet? :wtf:
    Jezus Christ...Look. I know it's going to be used to store and view porn. But c'mon...does it really HAS to be named after the activity? :unsure:


    (besides...even aside of the obvious..."tablone" has a much nicer ring to it, if you ask me)
     
  11. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    behind a keyboard or a gamepad
    b...but you can't play real games on those things
    *has a imagination of trying to run alan wake on one of those*
    oohhh.... god no, I'm already running at 25~ fps at almost max settings 720p on my laptop, don't want 5 fps with all off and having glitches on the grass for no antialiasing, no to talk about borderlands 2 with physx.
     
  12. Veho

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    The porn streaming widget will be called a "phapplett."
     
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    But I reserved that term for the quick mini wank to get you through the day concept -- like a quitting smoker might have a drag or two...
     
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    Dual boot devices are a bad idea in the consumer market place. They have such a limited audience I can't even begin to....

    Only developers would have a genuine use for one, and only hardcore geeks would covet one.
     
  15. FAST6191

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    I have had a few people get on well with those cut down linux insta boot devices that would then turn to a full OS if you wanted them to.
     
  16. Pleng

    Pleng GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I presume we're talking about those laptops which have instant media playback features? That's a slightly different situation... I presume Windows 8 and Android take about the same amount of time to boot. And if you have a genuine need to use both OS then you've gotta be better off having 2 devices, constantly switching between the two (unless you have a dual VM setup but then we're getting carried away) is likely to send you to the brink of insanity!
     
  17. The Real Jdbye

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    Windows 8 and Android dual boot on a slim tablet with a large amount of storage space is something I'd actually be rather interested in. Doesn't seem like that's on offer this time around though.
     
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    Why. What advantages do you perceive from having such a device?
     
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    This is ridiculous.

    Meh, not my problem.
    I won't get one anyway.
     
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    Basically having a PC/netbook around with me everywhere, it's like two devices in one.