Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 10:47am

Your Q210 is using a Core 2 Duo AFAICT, which is probably quicker than the AMD SoC in this HP, especially in single-threaded tasks.

I still keep a desktop C2D around from when they were...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 2:46pm

At a conservative 350 to 400 million licenses sold since its launch roughly 7 quarters ago, pure profit from the client business of Windows 8 should be above $13 billion right now.

Of all...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:34pm

"The WP team managed to grow the market share (albeit slowly) for an OS platform that has all the hurdles and perception problems mentioned in this article."

Windows Mobile was at 3.4%...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:06am

I'm not comparing them, merely noting that the Xbox One uses the same building blocks (AMD Cat CPU, GCN GPU, DDR3 RAM) as the SoC in this laptop.

As for performance, you might be surprised...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 8:57am

Fresh from the fun with numbers department:

Windows Phone has shipped about 65 million units since it was launched in 2010. (coming up on 4 years)

Apple has shipped more phones in...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 8:25am

The whole SOC (that's CPU, GPU, hard drive controller, USB) only uses 4,5W when you taxing it, there's simply no need for a fan!

Of course, the resulting performance is very likely to...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 8:13am

"Once you have seen and used an Apple laptop (even the cheapest one) with the wide viewing angles IPS screen you cannot go back."

The regular resolution screens used in the Macbook Airs and...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 3:52am

The funny thing is that the SOC make this laptop the Xbox One's idiot brother with half the CPU cores, one sixth the GPU cores, lower clocks with less and slower memory, too.

The eMMC hard...

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 5:07pm

Paul,

do you know if Microsoft has rebuild its feedback channels from testers for this release? Is there any hope that the new crew in charge would listen to the public's reactions to the...

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 1:08pm

Well, given how Nokia kept losing money, one may argue that by selling fewer phones, Microsoft Mobility is actually losing less. ;)

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 4:56am

So, for every Windows Phone sold through Q2, there were 34 1/2 Android phone, and 4 1/2 Iphones.

Windows Phone would have to quintuple sales to come close to IOS (because of the next gen...

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 2:00am

"I have AT&T and was in Germany last month. I did not see LTE at all, just regular HSPA on a brand new HTC One M8."

That's an artifact of the different LTE bands used across geographic...

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 7:40am

All ultra-low voltage (ULV) parts used in the Surface 3 have the same graphics hardware, but you're right that the i7s could theoretically throttle earlier / more severely if their CPU cores are...

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 3:22am

There's something to be said for the concept of 'good enough'.

We currently have 32/2 at home, for 30 Euros a month (incl. phone stuff). We could get 100/6 and 50/10 for 10 or 12 Euros...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:06am

Wow, thanks for the effort of picking the likely meaning out of that mess of convoluted messaging!

I'm interested to see how long their hardware efforts can withstand the mandate to run "...

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 1:49pm

The fact that the X line was a AOSP + Microsoft bastard and not a proper Google Android phone was a pretty clear indication that this was a bargaining ship rather than a serious product intended...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 1:31pm

"If Microsoft stands firmly by Windows Phone, I will stand firmly with them."

You know the best thing about that? With the new zero dollar licensing "fees," you and Microsoft are equally...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 1:29pm

"I think dropping Android basically means that MS is _very_ confident about WP9."

And? It's not like the people responsible for Windows Phone 7, 7.5, 8, 7.8, and 8.1 so far were lacking...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:25am

Windows Phone worked so well that the one major manufacturer was constantly losing money and basically forced Microsoft to buy them out.

Now Microsoft has realised that its Mobility arm is...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 6:04am

"if netbook represents 10 to 15% of the total number of shipped PC shipment"

Netbook shipments are literally zero, they haven't been made in more than a year, this whole market collapsed...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 4:06am

"A Bay Trail CPU is far from anything close to the old netbook-class Atom's. It's basically just a scaled-back Ivy Bridge CPU, along with scaled back Ivy Bridge HD Graphics."

That's simply...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 3:59am

What's your evidence to support that touch input is an advantageous, desired feature on laptops?

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 2:32am

Looking forward to your proposals on how to make $600 and up RT devices competitive with $200 Chromebooks.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 2:29am

"Why isn't it a good idea, to market low cost, touch screen RT devices."

They can't be made profitably.

"Market them as laptops ..."

There are no Windows RT laptops left (the...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 1:50am

I think you're confusing the big number Apple chose to highlight recently (number of IOS devices shipped since launch in 2007) with their current device / user / usage base.

Office for the...

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 5:26am

Is Windows IoT x86-only for now, or is that simply a function of the limited SDK/dev-board combo?

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 3:59am

"Using Gartner's numbers, device makers will sell 5 million Windows Phone handsets in 2014."

I think you're missing a "0" there, Paul.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 1:02pm

I think they're just missing a "disappear". :p

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:28am

I think I'd probably like to not have to fumble for my phone when I'm out walking the dog, or park on the side of the road when I'm biking, just to see who's calling, who sent a message, read a...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 12:04pm

Phone and RT are both so week, I can't imagine how combining them would result in anything but the certain death of both.

I think RT is much closer to being put out of it's misery, but I...

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