Meanwhile the Surface Pro runs full blown Windows and wipes the floor with it. ... There's no justifying the price.
Tim said recently that the Surface Book is diluted and does a lousy job at what its meant to do. If that's diluted then this product is water.
The iPad Pro is bringing a MacBook Air-level processor, more memory, a larger screen, and a first-party keyboard. ... Apple is explicitly positioning [it] as something that can replace a notebook or desktop.
[It] looks just like an iPad Air 2 that's been grabbed by the corners and stretched. ... Holding the tablet with one hand...gets uncomfortable quickly.
iOS 9’s multitasking still needs a lot of work. [With] The Smart Keyboard [it] can roughly approximate certain aspects of your laptop.
The iPad Pro’s battery life is respectable...not mind-blowing. [But] it takes around four-and-a-half hours to completely recharge.
[It] is expensive—it’s priced like a primary computing device...like a high-end Ultrabook.
I’m having a uniquely hard time putting myself in the shoes of [the] iPad Pro buyer...who Tim Cook believes will replace a laptop.
We had that before—we called it a Surface RT.
Oh no! Actually, Surface RT was more powerful. ... Sorry, my mistake.
Why did Apple make the iPad Pro really? I don’t think they communicated it very effectively. ... What it’s really about is this notion of there being a crossover market, where...if we have one device that can do two things, that might be particularly beneficial...to businesses.
And that's Microsoft’s historically strong market. ... A phone that can transform into a computer is in many ways...more useful than a tablet that can transform into a computer. It’s a bigger market, potentially.
I can't believe they can say it with a straight face. But nothing we have seen has indicated that the iPad Pro is going to get any traction. At best it's a poor Microsoft Surface wannabe.
"Are you disputing that the A9X is a "Nice Performer"? "
[Monk how lame can you be on this? You didn't claim what you wrote above. You claimed they agreed with YOU. They didn't. Maybe it's because English is your second language. Find a native speaker and have them explain it to you. I'm exhausted from the effort. ]
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 has been put through the Geekbench benchmark test, confirming a rumor from back in December that the tablet will have Intel inside. According to the test, the Intel X5-Z8500 SoC will be under the hood, carrying a quad-core 2.24GHz CPU. 2GB of RAM will apparently be employed on the device, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed.
"Look, I don't mind having an adult conversation with you"
[Really??? This is your idea of an adult conversation?]
"Are you stupid, trolling, or don't understand?"
What part of content-free name calling is the adult part? ]
"fraud street casino will crash and burn in 2016 and civil unrest in usa will unfold"
[Yep, those are the kind of lunatic fringe comments we have learned to expect from SinghLion. And why no one takes his comments seriously. ]
"The broader ARMy V Intel conversations that should be happening on this board, but don't (they are happening on ihub, anadtech, realworldtech etc) just show how good Wallis has been on clamping down on any "negative" conversations as he see's it. I think he thinks he's protecting his 401K:)"
[Gee, Monk - I am so totally sorry that you and others don't feel as comfortable bashing Intel here as you do on other boards. I have seen some of the Intel bashers at iHub and it would be impossible for them to be any more comfortable bashing Intel. For the record I don't mind thoughtful "bashing" nearly as much as the mindless, content-free bashing as promoted by Lucy and the Board Stalker. But maybe you should consider just hanging out on those "fair and balanced" boards. That way you can present your "happy, happy" ARM world views as if they were realistic.]
"You asked me to show comments that agreed with my statement ("Nice performer")"
[No, that's not what you said. Here it is since you can't remember:
" Both chipguy and mas agree with me."
I asked you to show comments that this was true. You can't. You didn't say that they said it was a nice performer. You said that they agree with you. It's not the same thing. Your statement is a vast extension of what they said and therefore dishonest. ]
You thought the Samsung S6 was going to propel them to success. You think Apple processors are the cat's pajamas. But Apple smartphone sales are slowing. You seem to be missing the big picture and the major dynamics. Mobility is in decline.
[Please post up their endorsements.]
Gee it's great how you take their comments and convert them into an unconditional endorsement for everything you've said. But I didn't see anything close to "Yeah, we support everything Monk has said about Apple's A9X."
"Go for it, short ARMH. Just don't forget to post your trades..."
[Big talk from a guy who has never ever posted a single trade. Another double standard.]
"I misspell on purpose to show you that I have no respect for you. You aren't worth spell check. I'd call you impotent, but you never got any Tang in the 1st place. Keep playing the fool old man. Suits you well."
[Talking smack is an art that you are incapable of. Give it up and spend your time looking for serious mental health care.]
Apple may have sold 48 million iPhones last quarter, but the recent data from the tech giant's supply chain suggests that the demand for the popular gadget may be slowing.
"Our latest monthly carrier surveys, in conjunction with supply-chain feedback, indicate disappointing iPhone (6s) sell-through," according to a research note by Pacific Crest Securities analyst John Vinh, highlighting feedback from a recent survey. "This is resulting in rising inventories and increased risk to component supplier outlooks for Q4/Q1. In particular, we see risk to forward estimates for ARMH, AVGO, QRVO and SWKS. Until we get a reset in expectations, we expect Apple supply-chain names to remain range-bound."
"Conversations with supply-chain partners indicate a reduction to Q4 component orders for some suppliers, while component suppliers with longer lead times have seen a reduction in 1Q16 expectations and some expect a below-seasonal Q1, which is normally down 30% sequentially," the note said. "Thus far, four out of six key Apple suppliers ... have either missed Q3 estimates, guided Q4 lower or both."
[Gee, Monk - I guess not everyone on the planet agrees with you and Ash. Hope you didn't miss the "risk to forward estimates for ARMH" part. ]
"Anyone still think Apple will turn to Intel for future A SoC's?"
[That was a childish post. No info and mostly taunt. If you are going to hold yourself up as a model of adult behavior then you should at least make some effort to adhere to your own standard. ]
"The ultimate board Troll that has single-handidly run any and all good poster off belts out yet another post desgined to prop himself up. What a pitiful little 67 year old nobody."
[Get some professional mental health care, stalker boy. Do you ever have a day where you are not full of bile and venom?
And if you have any time left then try to set up automatic spell checking on your messages. It's a simple Google Chrome setting that anyone who is even slightly technical can manage. Maybe you can bully one of your grandchildren into doing it for you.]
Then you might be a pinhead in need of professional mental health care.
intc_long: What ID were you using before Nov 4th? And why do you need to hide from your previous posts?
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The other night, I phoned a former Republican member of Congress with whom I’d worked in the 1990s on various pieces of legislation. I consider him a friend.
I wanted his take on the Republican candidates because I felt I needed a reality check. Was I becoming excessively crotchety and partisan, or are these people really as weird as they seem? We got right into it.
Me: “So what do really you think of these candidates?”
Him: “You want my unvarnished opinion?”
Me: "Please. That’s why I called.”
Him: “They’re all nuts.”
Me: “Seriously. What do you really think of them?”
Him: “I just told you. They’re bonkers. Bizarre. They’re like a Star Wars bar room.”
Me: “How did it happen? How did your party manage to come up with this collection?”
Him: “We didn’t. They came up with themselves. There’s no party anymore. It’s chaos. Anybody can just decide they want to be the Republican nominee and make a run for it. Carson? Trump? They’re in the lead, and they’re both out of their fword-ing minds.”
Me: “That’s not reassuring.”
Him: “It’s a disaster. I’m telling you, if either of them is elected, this country is going to hell. The rest of them aren’t much better. I mean, Carly Fiorina? Really? Rubio? Please. Ted Cruz? Oh my God. And the people we thought had it sewn up, who are halfway sane—Bush and Christie—they’re sounding almost as batty as the rest.”
Me: “Who’s to blame for this mess?”
Him: “Roger Ailes, David and Charles Koch, Rupert Murdoch, Rush Limbaugh. I could go on. They’ve poisoned the American mind and destroyed the Republican Party.
Me: "Nice talking with you.”
Him: “Sleep well.”