Pocket Change... But hey better than nothing.
Ah come on! He's a man with flesh and blood, meat just like me and you. I swear!
Reducing Apple to a herd of dumb mechanical extremities who just lost their head is very insulting. Insulting to all the brilliant minds working at Apple and insulting to you, an intelligent entity on a website concerned with technology.
The main reason for Apple's success is that it capitalized on concepts as soon as the technology to introduce them was available so unless there is a technological breakthrough Don't expect "magic".
I understand the emotional nature of humans their over enthusiasm and their zealousness. But when it comes to science keep your emotions at bay and your finger on the rationality trigger.
Huawei and quality are not exactly lovers but the specs are great and if the price is right it can be a pretty good deal and a nice non-Tegra tablet.
Are you talking about the same republicans who insist on keeping evolution out of the curriculum in favour of the magical dogmatic belief in a man and his broken rib.
Back to the article, I share that skepticism with you Seth. I think this kind of programs is geared more toward private schools and those are likely to sick with apple's offering for prestige at least. The only way I think it would get to public school is through charity programs like Gates'.
I don't know what's scarier, Steve Ballmer wife or the fact that you have those thoughts in the first place.
Definitely a bad news for everyone else specially if Apple gained exclusive access to the newer technology Which id quite expected considering typical Apple's strategies and their pronounced influence.
I think TSMC is not spending enough money on R&D Despite being on of the most profitable corporations with a staggering Profit/Revenue ratio of 0.4 and the fact that their business model depend on it. While GlobalFoundries's smaller profit margin give them a bit of an excuse for their technological details, TSMC's delay is inexcusable.
It's coming late I know, but very good article Joel. I read article by Steve Scott form a link on Hacker News a while ago, and I found the point that has raised to be pretty reasonable without paying attention to the refrences and claims supposedly coming from intel. I feel quite ashamed that his strawman argument passed under my radar and without much effort either. His "magic compiler" argument got me possibly because of my own frustrartion with lots of people not understanding how compiling works and the axiomatic limitation of compilers.
I do believe that intel's MIC architecture is going to be more benefecial in the software development world for the reasons you've mentioned and the fact that Tesla is pretty much limited to crunching arrays of numbers which are useful in low level simulation of the universe but not in the high level abstract programming that software development increasingly require.
Again, great article. Sad it passed unnoticed here...
I was wondering why the sudden surge in comments lately. I just wish there are always lots of comments regardless of a prize waiting to be won or not.
Nice set of features but the battery is a let down. Kepler and Ivy Bridge are very power efficient but sill that does not justify using a 49Wh battery specially not in a 17 inch laptop!
I have to disagree, I think a 17 inch laptop is a good comprimie between mobilty and the power and real estate provided by desktops. Depending on the purpose, the optimum size will vary. There are many scenarios where the optimum size will be a 17 inch laptop.