I too wonder if one could get android running on these tablets (if not 4.0, at least 3.0). That would make those older wi-fi only models very attractive.
@Karanm rooting your phone will be comfortable or painful, depending on the phone (and how much documentation is available from those who have successfully rooted). The Samsung galaxy series, from a friend's experience, are not too bad, and can be more or less painlessly recovered even after bricking. I'm not so brave either (yet).
This time, I will win ha ha. Good luck to all.
I'm also staying on Win 7. Win 8 has "fail" written all over it. They should have just kept it as a tablet-only OS.
That last round of layoffs looked really indiscriminate, there were some names that should NOT have been let go. Now they're going to have to spend a ton of money just to get back good talent. I think there are still good engineers at AMD, but who's managing these guys to bringing out good products? That's why I think this is a good move, bringing in some one who understands the process and can lead people.
AMD still have a heck of a way to go though.
The analyst bloomberg quoted a few weeks ago was correct: “When you miss by this magnitude you end up with a ton of inventory in the pipeline.”
They're having problems selling these cards, despite having a 3month headstart. CGN is not far behind Kepler but the problem is 1) They're behind Kepler and 2) They're "AMD" not "ATI" so all the negative stuff (in the consumer's mind, I think it's called "mindshare") AMD's been having has been passed to their graphics division.
It's a shame really. Hope these price drops help them clear inventory. NVIDIA's selling every card they make (and it's not as few a number as AMD claims).
Still better off buying a Crucial M4, Samsung 830 or something like that. However Intel is supposedly more "reliable" so if that's what bothers you, then go Intel.
Dang that's one powerful thing, even if a little overkill.
I would have gone with the SR-2 though, as the older E5s were very overclockable and kicked butt, even in gaming. Xeons are great in single-threaded tasks too so maybe it won't hurt so much in single threaded tasks. There's definitely enough computing power to make sure 4 GTX680s are not bottlenecked.
The problem is, the financial analysts think they won't get to release OS 10 in time to save them. A cursory glance at their financial statements shows that they are burning through cash at an alarming rate. They need to stop the bleeding, AND OS 10, which is years behind schedule has to be current,next-gen and be a bestseller. I think it may just be too much to do in one release.
Well said Joel. Intel don't really have a strong smartphone/tablet chip in mass produced devices(YET), and they aren't missing earnings expectations. Their current lineup in general is inferior to Intel's, and the market is recognizing that.
This is just an excuse from AMD. More "spin". Reminds me of those bulldozer ads beating the 990x in video conversion (ha ha). We don't need more spin from AMD.
They said similar things when GTX 680s were flying of shelves and 7970s were not: "NVIDIA can't make enough stock". Nope, the fact was people were flocking to the superior (not by much) Kepler cards.
I hope Read and his team can turn things around. AMD has been run in shambolic fashion for as long as I can remember.