I was visiting a brick and mortar store and tried the trackpad on a bunch of the mid range laptops (400-900$). I was "WTH" at how much latency there was from the trackpad input to visible pointer movement. And that's before the "WTF" of most of them having Intel N#### CPU's with worse benchs than my 10 year old laptop. And plain ol HDD to boot - upgrading old laptop with ssd+msata-pata converter for <$100 seems to make more sense than buying these. It could all be part of a clever sales strategy to drive people to buy high end Apple products? Maybe all the PC OEMs bought AAPL at the top and now they are looking to sell at b/e and buy their own stock at low, after which they decide to fix their products? Makes complete sense.
(following is largely repeat of what I've said before)
I was going to make a thread complaining about those razor sharp edges on the Apple tablets and laptops but then came across some good folks that pointed out that people noticing these are "holding it wrong" and then linked to Apple ergonomics web site. Hard to argue with that. At this point I'm waiting for a 13" laptop that has one ssd in the tablet/display part and auto-sync to a second easy to swap ssd in the keyboard/large-battery part of it. So two computers for price of one, that seems like a deal. Will I actually *buy* such device? It completely depends on a) how eye straining the display is b) the end to end latency of various peripherals c) if it's 15"+ size device there should be ordering option for choosing between having a numpad or having a standard cursor keys + the usual ins,home,pgup - del,end,pgdn rows (and obviously f-keys need to act as f-keys unless I'm actually running some office or some other deal that requires some silly-keys).