Fabric on a laptop is like carpet in a bathroom. Just no.
I'm envisioning lovely coffee "patterns" made by owners.
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)
Touchscreen laptops make me cringe. The thought of all those smudges.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can swap it over to Win 10 Pro for free for a certain time, it's a proper computer not a chromebook...
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?
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.
4gb of ram and no apps unless you pay. I can't understand this tool.
It's Microsofts answer to Google Chromebooks so it's suppose to be limited.
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.
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.
https://youtu.be/74kPEJWpCD4?t=74 – the 'exploding coloured chalk' on-screen video looks very familiar...
To be fair, this is just a trend everyone is employing. Apple was early to catch on, but I think Samsung has done it best with their QLED TV promo videos.
MS actually used the exploding paint footage for the Surface Studio launch before Apple used it on the touchbar macbook
That era of Sony ads is still outstanding.
I believe MS and Apple actually hired the same artist though, but MS showed the Studio a day or so before the Touchbore MBP