Let your Microsoft flag fly11 posts
Let your Microsoft flag fly11 posts
I think those that whinged the most were the ones that didn’t actually buy games, but rather had a parent or whatever buy them as presents. The sort that would pirate at every opportunity.
Those of us that can actually afford games seemed to be the ones open to online checks etc. yet we’ve been shafted because of an under-intelligent, backward thinking minority.
Sad. Very sad.
“Are u a graphic designer? What are u i wonder”
Are you a linguistic expert? r u I wonder…. or maybe someone who can’t spell…
You’re forgetting one thing though. Microsoft explicitly states that Win8 tablets must have a 2 cm border around the edge for ‘holdability’ reasons (along with consistency).
If longevity isn’t an issue, get the Surface RT. If you want something more future proofed, get the RT version 2. Or maybe the Pro version (depending on budget).
BUT from your description of you’re requirements, seriously look at the current RT, It suits me big time as a complementary device to my PC/Laptop.
Also – look into your own requirements before buying. Don’t be led into buying whatever is ‘popular’ at a given time.
My first honest recommendation would be to wait (not what you wanted to hear!). With both Haswell and Tegra 4 about to be available, the next gen should exceed current gen hardware enough to justify the wait.
However, if you must buy now, you’d be hard pressed to beat the Surface RT. I, for one, find the hybrid approach really useful (you mileage may vary though, depends on your needs/requirements).
Tell us what you want it for.
“Are you saying Metro isn’t “capable” of supporting cross process communication?”
That’s exactly what I’m saying – IPC is disallowed deliberately to maintain a sandboxed environment, which mean no app can interfere with another, avoiding malicious code injections etc. (However, there’s no technical reason why they can’t be, it’s just necessary to maintain security.)
Window resizing events simply allow side-by-side apps to be displayed correctly – and is totally controlled by the OS. Also, note that we have Windows Store ‘Apps’, not applications. They’re toys, trinkets and shiny things, not monolithic do everything powerhouses that most ‘serious’ applications are (this is particularly true of media creation where many tools are often used side by side, sending data between each other).
“Besides opening apps in a window, I can’t think of anything that the desktop does that can’t be done in metro”
Cross process communication. Essential for many businesses.
I guess you’re still at school?
sRGB is a colour space. Windows isn’t colour managed as an OS overall (only specific windows can be).
If you’re getting crushed blacks you’re most likely using a 6 bit monitor.
I work from home and spend 8-10 hours a day stuck in front of a very capable PC. I have a desktop replacement ‘laptop’ should the PC fail on me. As such I have absolutely zero need for a tablet as all my needs are covered.
However, on a pure whim back in October, I pre-ordered the Surface RT because it looked pretty cool!
To my honest surprise, I’ve probably used it, on average, about 2-3 hours a day since then. As to its true worth… all I can honestly say is that if I broke mine tomorrow, I would replace it immediately with another Surface. No question whatsoever.
I’ve come to the conclusion that most ‘reviewers’ are utter morons who simply couldn’t shoehorn the RT into one of their pre-existing little pigeon holes. Oh well, their loss ;-)
“i guess its only logical that desktop apps are allowed to be added into the store now ( full apps not redirect to dev site)”
Where does it say that desktop apps will be fully integrated into the W8.1 store?
It’s basic economics, namely supply and demand. If a piece of equipment has value to a consumer, they’ll pay more for it, irrespective of the manufacturing costs. That’s how capitalism works!
Personally, I’m waiting for a 3840×2160 23/24" monitor that’s costs less than a small car. Maybe in 5 years…
Not necessarily. I have a 76Mbs connection which is great, but things like contention still exist at peak times. If this new technique can be used at the local exchange level I’d probably be able to have a 1Gbs connection (or more). Although current ISPs couldn’t push that much data at the moment, it would certainly be highly future proofed.
“The other really bad thing with the Lumia video is the constant automatic adjusting of the colour balance. Yes you could lock it in but the camera software is awful. I recorded some footage at an indoor football game and the colours jumped from warm to cold every few seconds.”
This sounds like you were under fluorescent lighting conditions – they’re notorious for white balance problems because they cycle (at 50 or 60Hz) between cool and warm temperatures, too quick for the eye to see, but easy to pick up on camera. If your frame rate isn’t in sync with the light cycles you will see colour balance all over the show. It’s a well understood problem in photography, without any real solution.