Can it still use Cleartype in Win7?
If it doesn't, I'm not installing IE10 because it hurts my eyes not to have Cleartype.
I've tried Bluestacks on 2 different machines this summer and it refused to run on one machine because the GPU wasn't good enough and after getting it to start on a slightly more modern machine it just ended restarting the entire OS with no warning. I haven't seen an app crash that way since the early XP days.
I like the concept though. I hope it keeps getting better.
That's true, but realistically the reason for getting an Intel based tablet isn't for only those types of tasks. If you just want a consumption device you'd be better off buying the RT or a much cheaper Android tablet which should both have very good battery life.
People who buy the Surface Pro probably want it to do more than just that so the 128GB model is almost a necessity for them.
If they fix the problems people are having with getting SD cards to integrate into the OS more like an internal HDD or SSD (which they've promised) then the 64GB model might be OK because you could store all your large videos and photos on a 64GB SD card.
@elmer:There was a guy on CBC Radio today explaining how slowing down makes people more productive. Always having distractions doesn't help you accomplish as much as if you have time to think.
I've never owned a cellphone of any sort. I wouldn't mind having the GPS stuff but I guess it's not necessary because I've been in some rather remote places and I've always found my way back
When I'm not at home I'm away from my computer so carrying around a mobile web browsing device kinda defeats the purpose of getting out of the house. I also don't like getting calls at home so getting them when I'm outside just seems annoying.
I still might get a Lumia of some sort if the successor to the 920 turns out to be amazing and the cellphone provider situation in Canada becomes more tolerable.
Canadians (not me because I've never owned a cellphone) pay more than almost anyone else in the world.
Rogers only just got HSPA in my area after being stuck with Edge for so long and there's obviously no word on LTE. Why in the world did Rogers get a 6 month exclusive on the Lumia 920?
On the other hand they FINALLY offer the Lumia 920 in colours other than black.
You can special order the white, yellow and red now.
Seems very unlikely that the absence of ClearType sub-pixel anti-aliasing is a bug - it's missing from the Metro/Modern/Immersive environment in Windows 8 and also random elements of the desktop UI (the clock, the language switcher, Windows Explorer window titles, titles in taskbar window previews and likely elsewhere), not to mention IE10 and Office 2013.
We can only speculate as to why it's fallen out of favour - possibly due to its incompatibility with tablets that need to support multiple screen orientations.
Yup I agree, that's true and we've all known for quite some time that Cleartype doesn't work well when rotated in portrait mode and it's probably the main reason for it's phasing out (plus MS hoping that everyone will buy new devices with super high PPI displays) but it still annoys allot of people that we desktop users simply can't choose to turn it back on.
It's not the design choices that annoy me and many other people, it's the fact that we don't have the option to modify it back to what's more acceptable to US.
It makes my eyes water within a few minutes so a perfectly good browser, one that I've always used over the other ones, has become unusable to me in the latest version because they refuse to let me choose to use it the way I want to.
There aren't affordable Retina displays yet for the PC, so scratch the second excuse. Years from now it will be viable to get rid of it, but certainly not now. It doesn't help matters that Windows DPI scaling is all but useless.
Agreed, the font rendering is awful. I like IE10's speed but no way am I using it with that atrocious rendering (1080p at 23").