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  • ossobucco2012 ossobucco2012 Apr 23, 2013 7:56 AM Flag

    Surface Pro Tops Again List of Best Windows 8 Tablets, Hybrids....

    After tech experts from CNET picked in March the Surface Pro table as the best high-end Windows 8 tablets in the market, a month after, another tech Web site pointed to the same tablet as best Windows 8 machines you can buy.

    Melissa Riofrio, in a review of several tablets in PC World, also named the Surface Pro as the best available Windows 8 tablet

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake Apr 25, 2013 11:48 AM Flag

      from cnet: article by Brooke Crothers

      "MacBook Pro declared 'best performing' Windows laptop

      A PC services company placed Apple computers in the No.1 and No. 6 slots as the best performing Windows laptops.

      The MacBook Pro 13 was rated the best performing Windows laptop. One of the biggest reasons: 'every Windows installation on it is clean.'
      (Credit: Soluto)

      An Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro is the "best performing" Windows laptop? Yes, says a PC services company that has done "frustration analytics" on some of the best-selling PCs.

      The MacBook Pro won out over established PC makers like Dell, Acer, and Lenovo, according to Soluto, which was quick to explain its finding.

      A main factor in this machine's metrics is the fact that every Windows installation on it is clean. With PC manufacturers loading so much crapware on new laptops, this is a bit of an unfair competition. But, on the other hand, PC makers should look at this data and aspire to ship PCs that perform just as well as a cleanly installed MacBook Pro.

      The report went on to admit that it might be more fair to compare a cleanly installed MacBook Pro with a cleanly installed PC from Acer or Dell.

      But there's method in Soluto's metrics: "We simply compared the real PCs in the field...We believe it's more representative of reality."

      The metrics (see image at top) include crashes per week, hangs per week, Blue Screens (of Death) per week, and average boot time.

      Soluto did list the disadvantages of running Windows on a Mac, including that it's more work to set up Windows on a Mac and there may be driver issues.

      Acer's Aspire E1-571 came in second and Dell's XPS 13 received the third-highest ranking. "

    • That's like saying dog poo doesn't stink as bad as cat poo.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • So...the best of a batch of garbage windoze 8 machines that aren't selling is a M$ machine.

      YAWN.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake Apr 23, 2013 8:09 PM Flag

      "iPad sales for the quarter were 19.5 million, up a massive 65 percent from last year's 11.8 million ..."

      haswell will make ipad sell better too? or just shorefish?

    • Wait till INTC's new Haswell chip really evolves things thiner,faster,much longer battery life...........

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • 1 Reply to williamdavis960
      • For verily thiner figer has well fallen into the den of the idol were shipper and needs must then fall again out to be want s'more with the faithful to come to glory, uh, men.

        Duh saith the lad ...

        Go and sell all thou hast and come buy a clue!

        ...

        [Later]

        So, Vanna, what do we have for the clueless, like William here?

        Oh. Ok.

        Well, folks tune in tomorrow and we should have something actually interesting to show you. In the mean time just forget what you saw here this evening!

        Good night!

    • Furthermore the clones are coming!!!!!!!!!!! and they do pretty much the same thing as the Pro but are significantly cheaper- looks like a lot of Iturds and suxturds are headed for their final reward as doorstops and boat anchors

    • Best W8 tablet? Yes for the moment.. Best W8 machine? No way.

      More importantly though is that all Intel based tablets are going to be significantly better in a couple months and many of these will be dual boot Windows & Android. Consumers won't be forced to make the "Android" or "Windows" decision. They can have it their way.

    • Keep drinking the cool aid. Samsung, ASUS and Lenovo all are stating poor sales of Windows tablets. That's the only thing which matters. Theirs no appetite for a Window Tablet. Why do you think Microsoft didn't even break out the sales of it's tablet when reporting? If the sell through was remotely good they would of being pound their chest about it.

 
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