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PC Showcase with Ben the PC Guy

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    martinmine

    Looks very nice! But one thing I see with PCs today, is that when you buy a PC, you get a PC that is stuffed with software you never use. Normal users don't know how to get rid of theese programs, and their PC experience gets worse. And why do you remove the stickers on the demo PCs and not on the one you sell? They look SO much better without the stickers! Big Smile

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    CKurt

    @Larry: I love how the pen input is very important for microsoft.

    Could you maybe do a video about how pen input works with existing software? If I have a pdf of my schools cource can i take notes with a pen? How good is the handwriting recognistion? Is it easy to correct? Can I put my hand onto the display when writing ?

     

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    USArcher

    Samsung Series 9 looks absolutely stunning and I'm pleasantly surprised by the battery life these 2nd gen iCore devices are getting.  The Acer Iconia looks like it has alot of potential but I'm curious if it can open up completely flat and work with a stylus.  Sofar, the Asus EP121 is the device I'll be taking a closer look at for my eveyday machine.

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    Norman Shey

    If you're never critical of anything you might as well say you work for their marketing departments.

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    LarryLarsen

    @Norman Shey: There were lots of things I could be critical of with a dozen or so machines at CES, but this was a look at the best of the best. The only complaint I'd have on any machine shown here is not having USB 3 (some did, some didn't). Every PC shipping in 2011 should have USB 3.0, IMHO. 

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    Song

    I double whether the virtual keyboard is good to use. I think the reason is that we cant put our fingers on the virtual keyboard so that is not comfortable to type.

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    LarryLarsen

    @Song: Same thing I was thinking about it, but I'd be willing to accept that drawback for the trade off of browsing websites in two screen portrait. I don't think the ICONIA is built for long form writing, and that's fine if you know that going in. It would be nice if in the future developers were able to detect level of pressure so setting your fingers on the keyboard doesn't trigger a key but thumping a key somewhat hard with a finger initiates a keypress.

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