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Old January 17th, 2014 (12:59 AM).
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Seeing as I have no desktop, I find a tablet to be insufficient for my needs outside. Sometimes you have to appreciate the ability to run any Windows app out there.
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Old January 17th, 2014 (03:35 AM).
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Hmm, I guess that could be true for some sorts, because I'd never know when I would need office :P

But in the long run, there's no way I'd be able to get around with my current laptop at all. It's too noisy, and it would take forever to boot up. I probably need to eventually switch to Windows 8 sooner or later.
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Old January 17th, 2014 (06:26 AM).
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Out of curiosity, what did your laptop came with, Zach? (In terms of both hardware and software.)

I suspect you might want to wait until Windows 9 is out.
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Old January 17th, 2014 (06:46 AM).
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Out of curiosity, what did your laptop came with, Zach? (In terms of both hardware and software.)

I suspect you might want to wait until Windows 9 is out.
This is my laptop right here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&lc=en&product=4041434

Of course though my parents bought it without consulting me (and it was a Christmas gift as well), so it's got some physical hardware problems, such as a faulty internal microphone.
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Old January 17th, 2014 (07:07 AM). Edited January 17th, 2014 by Orpheus.
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Quote originally posted by Zach:
This is my laptop right here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&lc=en&product=4041434

Of course though my parents bought it without consulting me (and it was a Christmas gift as well), so it's got some physical hardware problems, such as a faulty internal microphone.
Mine was a custom built laptop, but It was outdated and after a while just stopped working...
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Old January 17th, 2014 (07:31 AM).
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I suspect that if your next laptop was a really nice one, you'd wish that you had got rid of the desktop. Maybe some good planning and demoing of the laptops is a good thing to do if you ever want to get a new laptop to supplement your tablet and/or replace your desktop.
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So I got my tablet and I love it a ton. Anyone had luck with the Nexus 7?
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Old January 17th, 2014 (11:20 AM).
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Personally I'd prefer a good desktop PC to any laptop. Unless it was an alienware and then I would still like to use my desktop pc more then the alienware
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Old January 17th, 2014 (11:24 AM).
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I prefer a powerful enough laptop if it means I can stay mostly wireless and unencumbered. I kind of like how I can bring my laptop anywhere even without the AC adapter and use it.
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Old January 17th, 2014 (11:30 AM).
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I totally understand that. Desktop PCs aren't portable after all. But really I'm used to a desktop pc.
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Quote originally posted by Twiggy:
I prefer a powerful enough laptop if it means I can stay mostly wireless and unencumbered. I kind of like how I can bring my laptop anywhere even without the AC adapter and use it.
Wouldn't battery life be somewhat of an issue though? (unless you happen to own one of those ultrabooks with supposed 9 hour battery life ha)

I have this ambitious plan to use my laptop for general use and my tablet (with a bult in keyboard) for note taking during lectures when I go to university in September. I wonder how that would work out.
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What drives me away from desktops is their portability; you just can't move them from place to place like you can with laptops. Some laptop computers may not be able to perform as good as desktops, but that doesn't bother me.
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I can understand the problem portability can be, but I really don't have to go anywhere so that doesn't bother me.
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Same for me, I don't typically go places for long periods of time, so desktops are fine for me.. however if I'm gone for a long while, then I will bring my laptop and just deal with the slowness of it compared to my desktop.
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So I got my tablet and I love it a ton. Anyone had luck with the Nexus 7?
The 2012 or 2013 model? I have the '13 model and I love it, its not made my Samsung my wifi works *cough*Nexus10*cough*. I thought I wouldn't like it because of the bezels but you don't notice in while using it.

Not sure whats going besides Laptor or Desktop? I used to prefer desktops, but now I just love my laptop, trackpad and all. I just keep my laptop plugging in for the majority. Mouses are weird to use now.
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The 2012 or 2013 model? I have the '13 model and I love it, its not made my Samsung my wifi works *cough*Nexus10*cough*. I thought I wouldn't like it because of the bezels but you don't notice in while using it.

Not sure whats going besides Laptor or Desktop? I used to prefer desktops, but now I just love my laptop, trackpad and all. I just keep my laptop plugging in for the majority. Mouses are weird to use now.
It looks to be a 2012 model, but it still runs very nicely.
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I prefer desktops really, but this Lenovo IdeaPad with 64-bit Windows 8 is… sleek. Maybe it's just 8? It makes me reminisce of 16-bit Windows with its blockyness, and I love it :3
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I personally found 8's interface to be pretty terrible; hope they make some fresh changes to it in Windows 9. It'd be quite epic if they could make it look something like this. :]
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Is it going to be called Windows 9? xD

I find 8 to be tolerable. I never tried it yet on an actual tablet or touchscreen, but I heard it works a lot better than in laptops/desktops.
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I find it interesting that it's getting very hot with regard to the next version of Windows after the post-8.1 update in April will be going to be called Windows 9 and it will mark the return of the Start menu.

180°, anyone? It seems like they know 8 is a disaster.
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I guess I'll wait until April to get a new laptop then.. but then again, it's been quite a long time since I've used my laptop (because of my tablet).

I remember back then I used my laptop more than my desktop simply because my old desktop ran XP until I made it into a server PC, and got my current desktop running Windows 7.
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Is it going to be called Windows 9? xD

I find 8 to be tolerable. I never tried it yet on an actual tablet or touchscreen, but I heard it works a lot better than in laptops/desktops.
I'd be surprised if they called it Windows 9.. Have you become that boring, Microsoft? xD
In any case, I typically get my OSes from ..other.. sources, so it's not a big deal which one a PC comes with, since it costs me nothing to replace it.

I like the "under-the-hood" improvements in 8 - performance has gotten quite a bit better, but I still hate the start screen. At the moment I'm using Start8 to disable it, works quite well.
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So I got my tablet and I love it a ton. Anyone had luck with the Nexus 7?
I have a Nexus 7. Ended up replacing it with an iPad after a year. It's not a bad device, I just love iOS.
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