lower their prices....
900 euros? seriously
"is Microsoft trying to gain monopoly again on the tablet market? "
my friend that was the whole purpose of windows 8, they thought that by releasing the same OS in desktops and tablets and then used the same tactics they used to dominate the x86 world they would also dominate the post-pc world.
But they made a terrible mistake, and that is delivering a OS that is neither suited for a desktop or a tablet
But it's fun to see where the allegiances lie, intel amd apple microsoft are a cancer that is keeping technology closed, expensive and unaccessible
The reason I like arm is that they license their designs and anyone can build a CPU and then you only have to pay them like 10 cents.
If they would open the cortex a15 and the mali gfx it would be a technological jump of many years
Have you seen anyone making a serious attempt to create a non-x86 personal computer. There are many architectures (PPC ARM TILERA MIPS etc) you can choose from with each one having its pros and cons but as it seems noone even tried to make a business case out of it.
And its probably quite difficult because we are at a day and age in which the consumer doesn't tolerate sub par products.
http://www.a-eon.com/ . But its not available yet on a large scale and i am not sure about its performance. (Michael benchmark this please :p;) )
but I will fight it, when the grafics stuff is not open... and it looks like no arm vendor releases there specs lets not even talk about releasing free drivers.
theoreticly should the cpus + the 8gb ram + ssd be fast enough for anything but gaming, but it could be faster. just browsing task-switching etc. its ok dont get me wrong but not extremely fast... like I would think a dualcore + ssd should be. As example you just cant use 1 virtualisation, especialy if you have on movie playing beside but even if not, its a painful experience... not even close different in the factor 5 or so like I install and use one on my windows bulldozer computer. (I have that to game, because it makes no sense to use linux for gaming, because the purpose is to get somewhere near freedom and backdoorfreeness, so installing backdoors aka drm is even if you dont care about freedom to copy and study the source code and so on just stupid security-wise.
And I dont use flash btw, minitube is a good alternative as example, but they do good work with other flash-replacements that are totem-browserplugins.
hmm I did not mean that but there is a coming alternative for minitube thats directly from the gnome devs:
ahh I did mean the vegas plugin, its basicly there since a year or so ;)
but canonical hides it for me... had just to install the gnome-ppa to maybe be able to test it.
AND 3. google wanted to switch away from flash ( I thought so...) but I guess they make that slowly in 100 years ;)
and lets be onest... most people dont want flash, they want youtube and maybe vimeo... yes some people need more, but apple phones would not be such successfull (still) if flash was the big issue.
We have to kill that crap someway or another god bless most people only want youtube not really flash it self.