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  • c4v3man - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    1.6Lbs isn't too bad when the new iPad is 1.4+lbs, unfortunately it'll probably only have 4-5 hrs of battery life. Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - link

    Apparently it'll have a max of 18 hours with the 4 cell Reply
  • B3an - Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - link

    With Win 7 maybe, but this is Win 8. It'll last longer than a iPad with the 4 cell battery. Reply
  • Cygni - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    Enterprise Windows 8 = does not compute Reply
  • Guspaz - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    Let alone an enterprise x86 Windows 8 tablet... Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - link

    It does to me compared to an iPad. Locked down tablet via Group policy sounds VERY nice Reply
  • B3an - Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - link

    You both don't know what you're talking about. It's still 100x more useful than any iPad or Android tablet. Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - link

    Seems to be working fine with the test 'subjects' within the company here.

    Ohh, sorry, you're just trying to bash Windows 8.
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  • crispbp04 - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - link

    it doesn't compute because you're blinded by bias. Evolve or get left behind. Reply
  • killerclick - Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - link

    Yeah, like those that refused to evolve with Microsoft Bob. Microsoft has overreached this time, they got scared by Apple and their knee jerk reaction will cost them dearly. Reply
  • momoX52 - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - link

    Yeah.. this title doesn't make sense to me. Reply
  • TheJian - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - link

    ROFL. Seriously? While most of us just image them the second they get in the door, why even fake it? Just ship then with win7 and forget it. Win8 will bomb in IT. Not like it matters, most Ent IT dept's are on SA or the like anyway and just put on whatever they want, so still a sale just not what Bill & company wants you to use.

    Win8 is useless at work or at home if not on a tablet/phone perhaps...Though I'd say just tablet. I'm thinking that's why they have win 8 phone coming no? I have no intention of ever touching my monitor (and would likely kill anyone who fingerprints it...ROFL), so have no need of a touch os on my PC and have no desire to support all the calls it will cause. I don't need that kind of job security, I need to get other work done. I have no desire to get carpal tunnel from all the extra clicks either (to do the same stuff I used to do in xp/win7).
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  • damianrobertjones - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - link

    So... how long did you use/test Windows 8?

    I replaced Windows 8 with the full TechNet version a few weeks back and, frankly, I haven't looked back. Get with the times. You can either ignore the new interface or use it. Searches are fast and I still have access to every single last thing that was with Windows 7.

    Extra clicks? I haven't noticed any extra clicks other than clicking 'desktop'.

    Use it for longer and adapt otherwise you might just get left behind. As a company we're embracing the changes and staff, so far, are excited. (Might have something to do with adding their favourite football team to the sports app)
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  • Dug - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - link

    No company will change to Windows 8 just because it's coming out.
    Maybe for testing purposes, and that's about it.
    But the labor for installing 8, training users how to use it, costs too much and is not something done in a business setting, especially when there's absolutely no benefit.

    Most businesses skipped Vista, and they were right to do so.
    Same thing will happen with Windows 8.
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  • killerclick - Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - link

    The market decides who gets left behind, not Microsoft, and they're in for a rude awakening this autumn. Reply
  • B3an - Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - link

    Dream on troll. Reply
  • NeBlackCat - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - link

    I'm writing this on a lovely 15" 1920x1200 panel on an 7 year old Dell laptop.

    Did the human race go half blind since then? Why else would display resolutions have moved backwards and stayed there, while CPUs, HDDs (->SSDs), memory, external interfaces, OSes and battery life all leaped forward?
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  • cptcolo - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - link

    At 0.82" thick it really is not an Ultrabook, but more of a smaller laptop. Reply
  • jbwhite99 - Monday, September 24, 2012 - link

    14" screen, thinner (0.74" thick), 1600*900 resolution, i5 ULV, backlit keyboard, built tough like a Thinkpad. The only thing this box has an easily removable battery. I may have missed it, but glossy or matte screen? Reply
  • Orvtrebor - Monday, September 24, 2012 - link

    The entire review should have just been this...

    "Unfortunately we're still stuck on a 1366x768 TN panel."

    The end.
    Reply
  • konradwithak13 - Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - link

    I held off on getting Windows 8 for my laptop for a long time because I heard people say that it was confusing for PC users, but when I finally upgraded, I was very surprised. For me, the OS is really straightforward and user friendly. Instead of having to search through countless menus to get what I want, everything is an icon on the screen. I really enjoy using it.

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