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  • rituraj - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    So nearly the perfect device. Only if there was a digitizer.

    I think people would complain about the phone protruding from the surface and how that's the next worst thing to a broken fingernail. But I see a near perfect device. However i am still curious how the tablet will feel when the phone is detached. i.e. with an empty slot.

    The phone pad concept has always impressed me. Especially so, because the tablet is just an extension of the screen for the phone. The hassle of having the same accounts and app collection on two different devices has kept me from owning an android tablet. This looks like a good solution.

    If broadwell low power (Y series) is as powerfull as haseell U series, I am perfectly alright with that. But man, 8gb RAM would be so close to being perfect.

    Thats the problem with the new breed of hybrids (including surface pro 3). They are so close to being perfect that it's painful to see that one or two issues that keep them from it.
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  • dylan522p - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    It does have a digitizer. That's the only way to make a touch screen...... Reply
  • rituraj - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    I meant dual digitizer with a pen Reply
  • Gigaplex - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    "The hassle of having the same accounts and app collection on two different devices has kept me from owning an android tablet. This looks like a good solution."

    Except this solution has the same problem. The Windows and Android components will have separate accounts etc.
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  • rituraj - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Also, since they still have some time till release, it should be possible to put a high performance cpu which is underclocked while in tablet mode but is fully throttled while connected to the dock using a fan in the dock which will give additional cooling. It was used in the thinkpad helix. But the weight and manufacturing cost will have to be checked of course, so I am not complaining, just a wish. Reply
  • Morawka - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    damn this thing is a work horse. I hope the phone doesnt hold the whole package back. Lets hope it has a good camera with decent feature set. Reply
  • hpascoa - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Release a version of this without Android, that works as a Windows Phone, Windows Tablet or Windows Laptop, and you've got yourself a customer. Reply
  • lmcd - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Unfortunately, WP currently only takes Qualcomm. Shortsighted, but the reality. Reply
  • Death666Angel - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    The Frankenstein-tablet! Reply
  • isa - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    "...release would presumably occur based on Intel’s timeframe". So what month(s) or quarter does that translate to? Reply
  • A5 - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Broadwell would mean full specs in Q4, with a release in Q1 2015 most likely. Reply
  • Drumsticks - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Mobile broad well is available Q4 isn't it? Reply
  • repoman27 - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Looks like September for Broadwell Y (ready to ship in working week 37-40 of 2014), and probably December for Broadwell U with GT2 (production scheduled for working week 42-47 of 2014), everything else in 2015. Source: http://chinese.vr-zone.com/113127/intel-ceo-brian-... Reply
  • jwcalla - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Sounds expensive. Reply

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