24 comments

  • Paul HermannPaul Hermann, over 2 years ago

    Fabric on a laptop is like carpet in a bathroom. Just no.

    19 points
    • Mike MulveyMike Mulvey, over 2 years ago

      I'm envisioning lovely coffee "patterns" made by owners.

      0 points
    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 2 years ago

      Luckily, wear and tear shows on display pieces in stores pretty well. Looking forward to checking them out a couple weeks into their life as public test models.

      .edit: having said that, even mice and Wacom pens with slightly more rubbery (as opposed to hard plastic) feel tend to become a bit gunky after using them for a year or two. Or they wear out. Or maybe that's just me and I'm a nasty nasty individual. (I swear I shower daily lol)

      1 point
  • Norm Sheeran, over 2 years ago

    Windows OS 10S just kills this. Good luck selling a top price machine you can only install apps from the windows marketplace on.

    If that's the case, can you even install a good browser on it?

    5 points
    • Matt StuhffMatt Stuhff, over 2 years ago

      I guess the upside is that you can pay $49 to upgrade to the full OS.

      Shouldn't even be a concern, but that's the solution.

      1 point
      • Norm Sheeran, over 2 years ago

        I read that, I also read Microsoft won't garentee performance or battery life with apps outside their store running the full OS. Which is cool but a little lame for a machine at this price point.

        1 point
    • Darrell HanleyDarrell Hanley, over 2 years ago

      That's where 10S will fall apart. When some non-technical user buys a computer, tries to install Chrome and find out that Chrome doesn't work.

      The laptop gets returned, Best Buy demands their money back from the OEM, everyone loses. Same reason why Windows RT failed.

      0 points
    • Josiah TullisJosiah Tullis, over 2 years ago

      It's not that difficult to bridge a desktop application over to a Windows Store App. Windows actually offers an entire tool just for this. As a new Windows 10 user, I have to say that I actually really like the Windows Store, and I don't blame Microsoft one bit for pushing developers onto it.

      0 points
    • John PJohn P, over 2 years ago

      You can swap it over to Win 10 Pro for free for a certain time, it's a proper computer not a chromebook...

      0 points
  • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, over 2 years ago

    Touchscreen laptops make me cringe. The thought of all those smudges.

    5 points
    • Ted McDonald, over 2 years ago

      My macbook screen does not have touch capabilities, yet it still gets smudges/dust/grime on it. You have to wipe down your screen regularly anyways.

      4 points
    • Josiah TullisJosiah Tullis, over 2 years ago

      I sort of thought touchscreen laptops would be a gimmick since it didn't seem like it addressed an actual user behavior, but I have to admit that having now used one I find myself touching my Macbook Pro screen all the time before embarrassingly realizing it isn't one. It's a learned behavior, but a good one.

      1 point
    • James Young, over 2 years ago

      I loved my Surface 3 for having a mix of touch + keyboard/mouse. It's amazing how primitive a laptop without touch feels once you've had one.

      0 points
  • Oleg SerediucOleg Serediuc, over 2 years ago

    Is it just me, or their product page (and website overall) is just poorly designed, it seems like they're aiming for Apple like experience but still end up with Windows quality. Like for example top image of Graphite Gold surface was shitty done in photoshop and it's really visible, grainy wall is blurry and stretched behind the girl's back. Their fonts on website are smudged because they don't use CSS' foont-smoothing property. The headings are too close to images, line height is messed up, text could use some contrast hierarchy and so on, just wtf Microsoft?

    1 point
  • Josiah TullisJosiah Tullis, over 2 years ago

    This laptop is really beautiful, and I actually don't mind Windows 10 S being Windows App Store only. To me the only kicker is the base model having only 4GB of RAM.

    0 points
    • John PJohn P, over 2 years ago

      I actually don't mind Windows 10 S being Windows App Store only

      You can convert it to Win 10 Pro for free for a certain period. It's a one way convert though.

      0 points
  • Ryan Townsend, over 2 years ago

    https://youtu.be/74kPEJWpCD4?t=74 – the 'exploding coloured chalk' on-screen video looks very familiar...

    0 points
  • Giulio MichelonGiulio Michelon, over 2 years ago

    4gb of ram and no apps unless you pay. I can't understand this tool.

    0 points
  • Amelia Ryan, 1 year ago

    The laptop gets returned, Best Buy demands their money back from the OEM, everyone loses. Same reason why Windows RT failed, and have any query with that try https://www.asussupportnumber.com/blog/fix-asus-live-update-failed-to-connect-issues/ that works for you.

    0 points