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  • prophet001 - Thursday, June 14, 2012 - link

    However, there did appear to bit a bit of lag as the last "tile" (I'm not sure what they're referred to as) was rendered. Definitely did a good job on the webpage though. Reply
  • freedom4556 - Thursday, June 14, 2012 - link

    Unless the touch pad is atrocious, I can't ever see using the touchscreen on a traditional laptop. Just watching the TI guy do it reinforces how awkward it would be. Notice how he types the URL but then backs off and aims at the "go" button rather than a quick tap of "enter" without taking his hands off the keyboard. It's just slower and redundant.

    Also, do I see the desktop tile on the lower left of that laptop supposedly running Windows RT?
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  • Airwick - Thursday, June 14, 2012 - link

    As far as I know, Windows RT still gives access to the desktop app to run Office (which requires it). Reply
  • notposting - Thursday, June 14, 2012 - link

    There is a decent use scenario I've found for it--laying on the couch it would work fine (sometimes I end up with hands coming in from the side, they would actually hit the screen easier than the touchpad). Overall though, any laptop style like this should be something that can go hybrid into slate mode, then into laptop mode. Of couse that will require beefy hinges. Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Thursday, June 14, 2012 - link

    I think that was Anand (both arm and voice), but I can't blame you for thinking it was a TI marketing video. Reply
  • ssj4Gogeta - Thursday, June 14, 2012 - link

    From the article:
    "I was given a video of Windows RT performance"

    The first video isn't Anand.
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  • ImSpartacus - Friday, June 15, 2012 - link

    Mmmmm, crow. Reply
  • This Guy - Friday, June 15, 2012 - link

    I would have agreed with you a year ago. But I won an Acer convertable and have started to prefer using a touch screen over a track pad. When I am not just using my laptop, it is a million times easier just to reach out and instantly click on something rather than taking the extra seconds to find the touch pad, find the pointer on the screen then move it to what I want to click.

    Yes typing on them is a pain and so is right clicking. From my understanding the touch screen on my convertable is very low end and the new ultra books should provide a far better experience.
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  • powerarmour - Thursday, June 14, 2012 - link

    Shame Cedar Trail (with a similar GPU, obviously not CPU) runs Windows 8 like an absolute dog! Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Thursday, June 14, 2012 - link

    I'm sure Haswell will improve everything considerably.

    MS knows a fair amount about how the hardware market will grow in a few years. If MS is releasing Win8 NOW, I can only imagine that the relevant hardware is about to mature. Whether it's by Intel with Haswell or someone else, I really don't care.
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  • B3an - Friday, June 15, 2012 - link

    Dont you mean Clover Trail? I dont think they'll be any Cedar Trail tablets. And i've seen a video of Win 8 running on a Clover Trail tablet and the performance was even better than this. Reply
  • xaparu - Friday, June 15, 2012 - link

    Clover Trail performance is way better than this. It's too bad TI can't get more out of their design. They are probably having problems with the ARM driver ports. Reply
  • powerarmour - Saturday, June 16, 2012 - link

    The Toshiba WT200 is a well known one, obviously doesn't come pre-installed with Win8, but will have the cheap upgrade option. Reply
  • lilmoe - Thursday, June 14, 2012 - link

    Well, since they don't have a working prototype of the OMAP 5 SoC, it seems it'll be delayed beyond Q3 2012... Bummer. Reply
  • zorxd - Thursday, June 14, 2012 - link

    OMAP 4470. Wasn't that the chip that was supposed to come out in 2011 as an answer to the Exynos? At some point we even talked that it could be in the Galaxy Nexus.
    TI seems to be loosing that game. The 4470 better be cheap or it won't sell. 45nm dual cortex A9 just isn't cutting edge any more in 2012.
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  • ImSpartacus - Friday, June 15, 2012 - link

    But if they can get WinRT running well, what's the difference? Reply
  • B3an - Friday, June 15, 2012 - link

    It's funny how Win RT, and it's drivers and hardware are not even finished yet, but already the interface runs smoother than every single Android tablet i've tried or seen.

    This is true for both x86 Win 8 and ARM Win RT tablets. Windows is also a far more advanced, larger and a more capable OS compared to Android, yet it still runs smoother. Maybe one day Google will actually hire some good programmers. Or it just shows how good MS are.
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  • xaparu - Friday, June 15, 2012 - link

    Not sure abotu the smoothness but my Android tablets are relatively smooth. The thing that drives me nuts though is that the Android platforms pre-load all their apps. If have a bad app (of which many Android apps are) then over time the tablet performance because abysmal. Then you have to spend hours finding out what app is causing problems.

    Someone should create an Android app to find the bad apps and kill them :).
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  • Penti - Friday, June 15, 2012 - link

    Actually the Metro SDK just isn't that capable, developers will find out and whine more then they have yet. Either they will get Win32-access or stay away from RT. Reply
  • Guspaz - Friday, June 15, 2012 - link

    So, you'll give us a native DirectX 9 driver, but you won't give us a native OpenGL driver? Sigh. OpenGL ES is nice and all, but it rules out hardware acceleration for a huge amount of Linux software that only supports OpenGL. Reply

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