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By Adron Hall on December 19, 2011
Ok, it’s that time of the year and I’m at the phase of the cycle when it is computer purchasing time. What do I want, what do I need, who has the best options available? In order of priority here’s my wish list for the ideal machine.
It must be able to run Windows & Linux. Even better would be the ability to run OS-X, Windows, and Linux. Preferably with Linux or OS-X as the core operating system and Windows either virtualized or dual booted.
Another high priority is I want elegant, sexy, and strong design. But not just in appearance but in functionality too. I want the device to be strong. I want the material to be fabricated well, I want the quality and durability to be built into the device. This comes down to the device being a single mold, probably of a high quality material like aluminum.
I want as much oomph as I can get out of the hardware. Demanding elegant and sexy usually dictates it won’t be powerful. Demanding tough is usually another strike against that.
Another thing which is super important, but I may be flexible on, is the resolution. I simply want as much resolution as possible.
The last thing, which isn’t as important, is I don’t really want to pay more than about $1500. I’d be all the happier if I can find something for even less.
Narrowing Down the Machines… (click through to read the entire article)
By Zoli Erdos on May 4, 2011
Three years ago I wrote: Windows Seven in 2010. Does Anyone Still Care? I simply don’t get it: Vista is barely out, nobody seems to like it, CIO’s refuse to upgrade, analyst firms tell them to wait, individual users who tried it switch back to XP, others time their new PC purchase so they can […]
By Dan Morrill on November 6, 2009
Image by techedlive via Flickr Reports are all in that the initial launch of Windows 7 has been a huge success for Microsoft – which is good, because the general reviews of Windows 7, and my own beta testing of the product showed that it was much better than Vista. But when you see something […]
By Zoli Erdos on October 8, 2009
Windows 7 hasn’t even arrived yet but the speculation started: What’s wrong with Windows 7. To be fair, the speculation is fueled by an unlikely source: Steve Ballmer himself. He is trying to manage a potential fallout by warning us: “’The test feedback (on Windows 7) has been good, but the test feedback on Vista […]
By Zoli Erdos on September 23, 2009
Two years ago I wrote: Windows Seven in 2010. Does Anyone Still Care? I simply don’t get it: Vista is barely out, nobody seems to like it, CIO’s refuse to upgrade, analyst firms tell them to wait, individual users who tried it switch back to XP, others time their new PC purchase so they can […]
By Dan Morrill on September 16, 2009
As the buzz and lust over gadgets continues unabated, the Archos Company is on a smart track to deliver smaller touch screen media players that can do a lot of other things along the way. With a small store, and a small group of core dedicated developers, Archos is leading the way to small pad […]
By Zoli Erdos on August 10, 2009
Harry McCracken lists the Sixteen Reasons the Windows Vista Era Never Quite Happened. I almost agree with him, except that I do have 50 reasons to remember the Vista Era: it is the Fifty bucks ransom I paid to get out of this nightmare called Vista. So, yes, it happened. But it won’t be missed. […]
By Zoli Erdos on June 26, 2009
Fellow Windows Vista victims, there’s light at the end of the tunnel: we may soon set ourselves free and only have to pay a $50 ransom. I just did. It has been obvious for quite a while that Microsoft simply abandoned Vista and it’s users, and instead of releasing Vista SP3, or Vista Final, it […]
By Zoli Erdos on June 7, 2009
Which is about now… so in compliance, I am typing this on a desktop. Joke apart, the latest Decree From The Monopolist: hybrid netbooks (both SSD and harddisk) are banned from sale with Windows XP Home edition. No kidding. Nothing new, of course, just another attempt in a series of blows by Microsoft to try […]
By Zoli Erdos on June 3, 2009
(This is an image-only post, sorry if it did not properly come through in your feed reader) Related posts: Microsoft to use a new term for netbook Microsoft Wants to Rebrand Netbooks ‘Low-Cost Small Notebook PCs’ MS redefines “netbook” to push up Win 7 price Microsoft Says That The Term ‘Netbook’ Should Be Abandoned Microsoft: […]