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    Ian2

     

    Wow, that looks incredibly cool and (almost paradoxically) useful!

     

    All it needs in a keyboard - WHAT - it has a keyboard as well?

     

    WOOT!

     

     

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/14/dell-inspiron-duo-tablet-netbook-hybrid-unveiled-with-rotating/

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    AndyC

    That is just awesome. I have to get me one of those. Big Smile

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    Bas

    The form-factor is cool, but kind of gimmicky. Why not just use a traditional tablet swivel-hinge and remove the need for that huge bezel? Responsiveness was absolutely terrible. That globe demo was dismal.

     

    I don't know. Neat, but nothing to get super-excited about in my opinion.

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    TommyCarlier

    Bas said:

    The form-factor is cool, but kind of gimmicky. Why not just use a traditional tablet swivel-hinge and remove the need for that huge bezel? Responsiveness was absolutely terrible. That globe demo was dismal.

     

    I don't know. Neat, but nothing to get super-excited about in my opinion.

    I also noticed that the responsiveness was less than optimal. The guy that handled the device was apparently used to the device not always responding: at one point the device reacts immediately, but he still has the reflex to try again. Not a good sign.

    And why does a touch-screen have a mouse pointer?

    About the bezel: how would you hold the device (in tablet mode) if it didn't have one?

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    Bas

    I'm not saying it can't have a bezel, but this has a HUGE bezel. The black bezel around the screen is large enough for holding, but the red frame it's in is just as wide, making the total twice as wide as necessary.

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    Ian2

    TommyCarlier said:
    Bas said:
    *snip*

    I also noticed that the responsiveness was less than optimal. The guy that handled the device was apparently used to the device not always responding: at one point the device reacts immediately, but he still has the reflex to try again. Not a good sign.

    And why does a touch-screen have a mouse pointer?

    About the bezel: how would you hold the device (in tablet mode) if it didn't have one?

    Yep, they have to get the responsivness thing sorted or not release it until they do. 

    My guess (hope) is that this is a pre-production glitch.

     

    If it sits in a dock then maybe battery life isn't as big a deal, though 4 hours minimum would be nice.

     

    But his thing would have a real home in my home (wife is sick of laptop(s) in the lounge). 

     

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    dentaku

    I like the design but like all netbooks, it's slow. There was very little smoothness or snappyness in that at all.

    I've been spoiled by all those nice Windows Phone 7 demos that work so smoothly.

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