Having one device to rule them all sounds good in theory, but the Surface brings too many compromises. I tried to use the Surface 2 as my main device for over two months and found that it doesn’t provide any more connivence than carrying my Macbook Air and my iPad. I had to carry both in my backpack when traveling and the extra weight of having two devices was very marginal. The Surface 3 might be a lot better than the 2, but I still see it as an inelegant compromising device for most. It might be the perfect device for some, one who can make do with a single USB Port and cables hanging off the top.
Sony was the “Apple” of PC manufactures. They charged a premium for their highly designed computers. Some were willing to pay for it, most where not. It was a very hard sell next to many PCs that sold at a fraction of the price. I remember I really wanted a Sony VAIO PCV-90 as a child, but we could never afford one. We got an Acer instead. By the time I was able to buy one on my own, Apple computers and OS X was more appealing.
People want this?
Acer announces the Aspire R7. It combines a desktop, laptop, and tablet; but I can’t understand why anyone would want to use a trackpad that’s behind the keyboard.
$1299 for a laptop with a “Retina-quality” display that only runs Chrome? Maybe for the fanboys or for the users that’s already subscribed to 1TB of Google Drive storage, it comes with 3 years free ($1799.64 value). A Macbook Pro is only $200 more and it’s beter in every respect, I don’t see the value in the Pixel.
Inexpensive, no bloatware, poor battery life, mediocre screen, unresponsive trackpad, and uncomfortable keyboard. You get what you pay for.
The Macbook air competitors were not so competitive after all.
Great display, crappy keyboard and trackpad, and no way a Macbook Air competitor if it’s only getting 3:24 hours of battery life.
All new lighter and thinner Macbook Pro with Retina - Wow, this is another game changer!
Do they intend to stay in business?
Vizio is making some really beautiful laptops and all-in-one PCs - very macbook air and iMac-like, but I’m sure they will be a lot cheaper. The best part is that they will be offer their devices without crapware.
$400 less then the 13” Macbook Air, but for that savings you get a pile of garage.