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Samsung Launches 3200x1800 Pixel ATIV Book 9 Plus Laptop

samzenpus posted about 10 months ago | from the brand-new dept.

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sfcrazy writes "As expected Samsung has updated its Ultrabook family giving direct competition to Apple's MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. When Apple launched its MacBook Air with 12 hours of battery life every one was looking at only one company to outdo Apple and that company was Samsung and the leading Android maker did not disappoint. With the launch of ATIV Book 9 Plus featuring:

* 256GB SSD (seems 128GB would be the base model)
* 3200x1800 resolution
* Touch Screen
* Haswell Processor
* 12 Hours battery life
* More 'standard' ports as compared to Apple's proprietary ports."

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Now imagine... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066721)

A Beowulf cluster of these!

Resolution (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066727)

The high resolution is a major win over the Macbook Air. Typing this on a MBA and the one thing I wish it had was higher screen resolution.

Re: Resolution (-1, Troll)

SpaceMonkies (2868125) | about 10 months ago | (#44066917)

I'm not sure how this resolution compares to the MacBook Pro 'retina' displays, but I agree with you that the resolution is the main weak point of the Airs. I was surprised they didn't introduce a retina version with this refresh cycle. That being said, no matter how good Samsung ( or whoever) hardware gets, it will always lack the single most important feature of the MacBook Air: OSX. As a person who after many years of playing with various unix and Linux distros decided that my work machine needed to be as hassle free as possible, I just couldn't tolerate having to use any current offering other than OSX. It's a sad state of affairs.

OSX needs more hardware choice and new mac (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about 10 months ago | (#44066977)

OSX needs more hardware choice and new mac pro just seems to make the mini to pro gap even bigger.

Where is the mini plus with a desktop cpu, and at least mid range video? Don't want AIO's.

borat (1)

noh8rz10 (2716597) | about 10 months ago | (#44066729)

very nice, how much?

Re:borat (1)

Sponge Bath (413667) | about 10 months ago | (#44067071)

very nice, how much?

And when will it be available to test the claimed specs? Hopefully soon, I'm looking for an upgrade for my Windows laptop and this could fit the bill if the price is not bonkers and the performance is as claimed. I've grown accustomed to the portability of my Macbook Air and would like my Windows machine be as light. If Samsung really has leapfrogged Apple with the display, maybe that will prompt Apple to get back in the game after their "silent" year of minor bumps to existing products.

Series 9 was great this one looks event better (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066735)

I've got the previous Series 9 machine and it just rocks. Very light weigh (2.5 lbs), great battery, great experience (though the keyboard could be a little better). Still it is an awesome machine. Now this new one, the name aside, looks wonderful. Can't wait to try it out.
Oh, first post.

Left out the best feature (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066743)

FTFA:

weighs only 1.39 grams

Apple's has proprietary ports? (5, Insightful)

dugancent (2616577) | about 10 months ago | (#44066755)

Care to name them?

Re:Apple's has proprietary ports? (2)

stephanruby (542433) | about 10 months ago | (#44066869)

Care to name them?

They're probably comparing it to an iPad since the MacBooks don't have touchscreens.

Re:Apple's has proprietary ports? (2, Interesting)

R3d M3rcury (871886) | about 10 months ago | (#44067049)

"Proprietary" may be the wrong word, but Thunderbolt display output may certainly qualify.

Is there anybody other than Apple who makes a display which works with Thunderbolt?

Re:Apple's has proprietary ports? (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067091)

Many, many mini-DP compatible displays out there.

Thunderbolt is more than just a graphics port--it is an all-purpose port.

Re:Apple's has proprietary ports? (5, Informative)

jtownatpunk.net (245670) | about 10 months ago | (#44067113)

Any monitor with a displayport. Mini-displayport plugs directly into thunderbolt. Nothing special required except a cable with the correct plug on each end.

I'm a little shocked and a lot disappointed that this is still uncommon knowledge.

Re:Apple's has proprietary ports? (0, Troll)

Charliemopps (1157495) | about 10 months ago | (#44067199)

Why does it have to be common knowledge? What is common knowledge is Apple likes to have fucked up ports and charge a fortune for the rights to makes a cable that fits them.

Re:Apple's has proprietary ports? (3)

jtownatpunk.net (245670) | about 10 months ago | (#44067281)

Reality shouldn't be uncommon knowledge. Maybe I'm also one of the few people that knows you can plug a monitor with a DVI port into an HDMI port with a simple cable. And that i-link and Firewire are the same thing.

Re:Apple's has proprietary ports? (-1, Redundant)

mjwx (966435) | about 10 months ago | (#44067125)

Care to name them?

Thunderbolt, Firewire, mini display port.

This is to say nothing of their hard drive connector which locks out 3rd party HDD's. Newer Macbooks use a custom connector, even though it's based on SATA, the connector makes it incompatible with other SATA drives.

Remember that even though they base them on open or accessible standards that they do not own, they can change the shape and pin configuration AND make that proprietary (I.E. how Coke owns their bottle shape). The three ports I menioned above are proprietary to Apple.

Re:Apple's has proprietary ports? (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067153)

Thunderbolt is Intel's not Apple. Fireware is an IEEE standard. Only minidisplay port is an Apple "proprietary" port.

Re:Apple's has proprietary ports? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067525)

Which part of mini displayport falls under this?

PC's have had it since.. let's see... PRIOR to 2010:
http://www.slashgear.com/ati-radeon-hd-5870-eyefinity-6-gets-official-850mhz-gpu-2gb-of-gddr5-3179782/

Proprietary ports? (5, Interesting)

Roogna (9643) | about 10 months ago | (#44066757)

Which port is that exactly? The USB, the HDMI, the SD slot, or the Thunderbolt ports. All of which are standards.

Re:Proprietary ports? (1)

Guspaz (556486) | about 10 months ago | (#44066785)

The mac air doesn't have an HDMI port, it has a MiniDP port. Which is still royalty free... Oh, and don't forget the headphone jack :)

In fact, my mac air has more "standard ports" than the Ativ in the article is depicted as having (they mention/show nothing but a single USB, headphone, and HDMI).

Re:Proprietary ports? (2)

noh8rz10 (2716597) | about 10 months ago | (#44066811)

the magnetic power cable port is proprietary.

Re:Proprietary ports? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066839)

Oh, so all one of Apple's proprietary ports. Got it.

Re:Proprietary ports? (2)

grub (11606) | about 10 months ago | (#44066921)

I love that magnetic power port. It has definitely saved my Air from damage when the dog/girl run by and pull it out.

Re:Proprietary ports? (1)

Stewie241 (1035724) | about 10 months ago | (#44067087)

You know, a lot of people say this. And while it does accomplish that, the implication is that a regular power connector doesn't come out when you pull on it. My Acer laptop has a power connector that comes out just fine with a little bit of force on the cord.

The MacBook is decent and the magnetic power port is an elegant design. It was a major pain when I somehow ended up with a tiny piece of metal stuck in it though. Had a challenging time trying to get it out. Can't shake it out because the magnet holds it on.

Re:Proprietary ports? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067233)

maybe you shouldn't work in a metal shop with your macbook then.

Re:Proprietary ports? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067411)

Your Acer connector may come out when pulled directly away from the machine (plus or minus 30 degrees in any direction) but try yanking on it perpendicular to the connector - the laptop will likely spin around and possibly fly off the table/lap on which it rests even if the connector does eventually come out in the end.

Re:Proprietary ports? (3, Informative)

Nerdfest (867930) | about 10 months ago | (#44067449)

The magnetic connector was used on deep fryers for a very long time before Apple managed to get a patent on it.

Re:Proprietary ports? (1)

Cinder6 (894572) | about 10 months ago | (#44067359)

I've used an Apple laptop (exclusively) for years, so I have to ask--are power adapters standardized on PCs?

As an aside, I love the Magsafe adapter. It's so much better than any other adapter I've used.

Re:Proprietary ports? (1)

Hadlock (143607) | about 10 months ago | (#44067443)

Many laptops have standardized on a 20v power input, HP Dell and Lenovo all run on 20V DC, 3.5-6A generally for a 15" workstation. I think HP and Lenovo use a standard Barrel connector, but Dell changes every so often. The actual brick is compatible however. Some netbooks were 19v (HP mini in particular) but generally they will take 20v as well.
 
Aftermarket laptop power adapters are cheeeeeeap. Like, $10 for commodity, $20 for name brand. I picked up a 12v car adapter for my Thinkpad for $20 shipped.

Re:Proprietary ports? (1)

The Grim Reefer (1162755) | about 10 months ago | (#44067483)

I've used an Apple laptop (exclusively) for years, so I have to ask--are power adapters standardized on PCs?

IEC C13 has been around for years and still is.

Re:Proprietary ports? (4, Informative)

Crudely_Indecent (739699) | about 10 months ago | (#44067061)

Mac Air:
2xUSB 3.0, HP/Mic, SD (Air 13), Thunderbolt

Ativ:
2xUSB 3.0, micro HDMI, mini VGA, RJ45(Dongle), SD, HP/Mic

Ativ beats air by 2 video outputs and wired ethernet. Also by SD when compared to the Air 11.

So, going by the dictionary definition of the word "more", I'd have to say the the Ativ beats the Air when it comes to standard ports.

Re: Proprietary ports? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067273)

And no RS-232 on either of them.

Re:Proprietary ports? (1)

Cinder6 (894572) | about 10 months ago | (#44067383)

RJ45(Dongle)

Does it come with the dongle? If not, then you can't include that in your comparison. Not only does Apple offer both USB and Thunderbolt Ethernet adapters, you can also use any off-brand adapter you want. If you do want to include it, then the Air also offers HDMI, DVI, and VGA via dongles.

Re:Proprietary ports? (2, Insightful)

martinX (672498) | about 10 months ago | (#44067405)

While micro HDMI and mini VGA might not be proprietary, if you expect to plug them into anyone else's displays and you aren't carrying an adapter cable, you're going to be disappointed. Samsung should have put in a Thunderbolt port and sold adapters.

Re:Proprietary ports? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067441)

You mean "Ativ beats air by one video output" (Thunderbolt does video and a dongle isn't a port, dumbass). Not to mention Thunderbolt does a lot more than just video out, so you could also say "Air beats ativ by one Thunderbolt port" just as easily.

Re:Proprietary ports? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066801)

Thunderbolt is a standard now? Show me a non-Intel Thunderbolt host implementation then.

Remember kids, calling something a standard doesn't make it a standard. Documenting it doesn't make it a standard. Documentation plus multiple independent implementations capable of interoperating makes it a standard.

Re:Proprietary ports? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066823)

Note that I should make clear, for the benefit of any idiots who may be reading, I don't propose that it's "Apple's proprietary port" as per TFS, either -- it's Intel's, so TFS is ridiculously wrong. But your claim that it's a standard is equally wrong, because right now it's Intel's proprietary bullshit.

Re:Proprietary ports? (1)

guruevi (827432) | about 10 months ago | (#44066883)

There are AMD motherboards and non-Apple systems with Thunderbolt. The specification is open AFAIK, there are companies developing their own implementation.

Re:Proprietary ports? (1)

Hadlock (143607) | about 10 months ago | (#44067447)

Google "lenovo thinkpad t430s" and see what comes up. It's not common, but they exist on the high end. I don't think you're going to see a low end laptop with an expensive to implement port on it.

Re:Proprietary ports? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067489)

try this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Thunderbolt-compatible_devices

Literally unbelievable (5, Funny)

sqrt(2) (786011) | about 10 months ago | (#44066763)

...and weighs only 1.39 grams

Wow! It must be constructed from helium infused aero gels and space age nano-materials. Almost makes the horrible OS worth enduring. Almost.

Re:Literally unbelievable (5, Funny)

ClickOnThis (137803) | about 10 months ago | (#44066859)

...and weighs only 1.39 grams

Wow! It must be constructed from helium infused aero gels and space age nano-materials. Almost makes the horrible OS worth enduring. Almost.

Careful. Wipe the bloated Win8 OS and the damn thing just might float in mid-air. I mean really, it needs some kind of paperweight.

Re:Literally unbelievable (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067401)

Well, at least now we know it's vaporware.

Apple's proprietary ports? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066773)

The only proprietary one I see is magsafe for the power...

Re:Apple's proprietary ports? (1)

Arker (91948) | about 10 months ago | (#44067223)

Thunderbolt is proprietary (although it isnt *Apples*) as is the 'mini display port' which is the only way to attach an external monitor.

The larger issue in my mind is the lack of standard ports. A notebook that has only one USB port, NO ethernet (the option to add it is with a dongle that will then occupy that single USB port,) and NO standard display port on it is pure fail, without even considering the lack of a replaceable battery. It's small and light which is wonderful, but in order to actually USE it one would have to first buy and then carry a second case full of dongles, adapters, USB hubs, and quickchargers, and at that point you might as well just buy a real laptop - the total package will be lighter and less bulky as well as less expensive.

WTF is a muktworld? (5, Interesting)

Sez Zero (586611) | about 10 months ago | (#44066799)

At least link to an article with more than 300 words. Review at CNET [cnet.com].

Re:WTF is a muktworld? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067111)

Does CNET's parent company support that article? We don't a repeat of CES debacle.

In case your sarcasm detector is broken - No, we do not go to CNET anymore for unbiased information.

Ya know... (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066805)

I've NEVER gotten the battery life i was sold out of any portable device.

Ever.

And laptops? Not even close... be lucky if i got %50 at best.

And that's not even doing much. just browsing.

Re:Ya know... (1)

datavirtue (1104259) | about 10 months ago | (#44066925)

The rating is based on the device sitting there doing nothing. My god, how are they supposed to know that your were going to send and receive data over a wireless connection or update the screen with graphics! Pft!

Re:Ya know... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067287)

The half-life endurance-per-charge to get out of your mobile battery life is of about nine months. 18 months down the road you have a quarter of what they said, if you barely use the system. Likely, you'll be closer to about 30 minutes at idle, which means about 5 minutes if you're downloading a torrent file while unplugged from A/C power.

Re:Ya know... (1)

smash (1351) | about 10 months ago | (#44067317)

Just browsing, I've had 8 hours out of my Macbook pro before. It is advertised as getting 7.

crap article (4, Insightful)

Ritchie70 (860516) | about 10 months ago | (#44066815)

TFA is hideous. Poorly written and says nothing really factual except that Samsung has a sexy new laptop out.

Samsung's strategy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066817)

I'm just guessing here, but given the history of litigation with Apple, if I were Samsung, my thinking would be something like this:

Samsung: "Apple just buys in South Korean technology, dictates a few rounded corners, adds hype and a massive markup, and rules the world. Fuck that. We actually make things. So let's make devices and gadgets that are way beyond what Apple even begins to imagine, and then let's see who wins in court."

Dunno if that's their real strategy, but there is no doubt that the vast majority of leading edge manufacturing is done under contract in the far east. And the world's leading SoCs are definitely not made in USA or Europe.

I suspect that Samsung was a sleeping giant, and that Apple's clueless lawyers have awakened it.

Re:Samsung's strategy (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066915)

No. It is designed in the west and farmed out to the east where labor is cheap and copying/stealing is considered an honor.
Samsung doesn't design shit. They copy.
   

Samsung Linux? (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066847)

I wish Samsung created its own Linux based operating system

Why on earth would you want to use a Samsung Linux distro?

It's not like there are heaps of great, easy to use distros out there already...

Re:Samsung Linux? (3, Insightful)

Arker (91948) | about 10 months ago | (#44067253)

"Why on earth would you want to use a Samsung Linux distro?"

First reason - to be sure you have all the drivers. (Better way to ensure that is simply to donate the drivers and specs to the kernel team for maint but people still think this way.)

Second reason - a fantasy that Samsung would actually clean up the UI and make a more polished OS. (Doubtful, the last time I saw a company try this it was Asus and their Linux version was exactly the opposite of polished. And I mean it was bloody awful. It was clear that it was made by someone who had no clue about linux, and I expect Samsung would do little better.)

The curse of price in Windows World (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066855)

Will the price become obstacle for this one?

280dpi (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066863)

Very nice. However, they did comment on how it lacks in software (Win8 and not so good touchpad).

-AC now burry me.

Just for windows? (5, Interesting)

gmuslera (3436) | about 10 months ago | (#44066867)

Does it runs Linux? Does gets bricked [dreamwidth.org] if try something different from Windows 8, or even windows 8 itself? With that resolution and battery life even Linus could love it [zdnet.com]... if can run his own system on it, of course.

Re:Just for windows? (2)

Nerdfest (867930) | about 10 months ago | (#44067015)

I'd love this as a Linux laptop to replace my Acer ultraBook. I haven't seen any mention of a price though, and that worries me a bit. The Acers play quite nicely with Linux ... I hope Samsung sticks to fairly mainstream supported hardware for wireless, etc.

What the fuck does it run Android? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066879)

Why the ref to android? Is it or is this just another windows?

Not interested. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066885)

Not interested. It still has win 8 in it.

Commoditized Apple (-1, Troll)

datavirtue (1104259) | about 10 months ago | (#44066909)

I have noticed the Apple brand getting eroded in the market from a disparity in price. I see quite a few iPhone ads offering free iPhones with carrier plans (AT&T/Verizon) while the carriers still ask good money for a Samsung or Motorola Android device on the same data plan. If this were my brand I would want most consumers seeing my old designs being hocked off in troves for free while the competition is selling for at least two hundred dollars each. I think this would influence the customer to think that my product was "cheap." The opposite image of what Steve Jobs busted his ass to create. I give Apple five more years before they're getting bailed out by Microsoft again.

Re:Commoditized Apple (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066957)

Yawn. Troll harder next.

Re:Commoditized Apple (0)

Nerdfest (867930) | about 10 months ago | (#44066989)

The problem is that Apple is now a couple of years behind Android and needs come up with something really outstandingly *new* to get the free advertising they've received in the past. I don't really think it's gong to happen. They'll come up with a refreshed OS, maybe their own 'magical' proprietary NFC or something, or perhaps s new service, but the odds are slim of anything beyond that.

Yes but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44066967)

...does it run IRIX???

13.3-inch screen? (1)

Vinegar Joe (998110) | about 10 months ago | (#44066983)

You're kidding, right? Other than Facebook or playing FreeCell, what is it good for?

Re:13.3-inch screen? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067039)

Some people actually use their laptops for work, not just for sitting at home playing World of Warcraft. Portability is more important than screen size.

Re:13.3-inch screen? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067301)

You're kidding, right? Other than Facebook or playing FreeCell, what is it good for?

Reading slashdot daily at sweet 200dpi fonts without messing with browser zooms and text-to-layout conversion problems. In theory, anyway.

Price? (4, Informative)

hahn (101816) | about 10 months ago | (#44066995)

When they announce a price of $1299, we can start comparing this to the Macbook Air, okay?

Talk about biased propaganda. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067031)

Pull the string and read another story full of flannel and hype as Samdung tries to play catch up.

It looks nearly identical to the original MacBook. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067037)

It looks nearly identical to the original MacBook.

Will it run Linux? (4, Insightful)

sconeu (64226) | about 10 months ago | (#44067059)

Or even Win7?

Does it have the stupid-ass "Secure Boot"? Does it need to be disabled?

DETAILS!!! Even the CNet article linked in the comments doesn't cover this.

*sigh* (1, Insightful)

ArchieBunker (132337) | about 10 months ago | (#44067371)

To conform to the UEFI spec there must be a way to disable secureboot. Its really not a big deal. Yes your beloved AMD is just one of the other members of the UEFI group. Secureboot does as much as the TPM module that Slashdot claimed would kill Linux.

Re:*sigh* (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067531)

chillax br0, you need to disable it for win7

Be wary... (4, Interesting)

djnanite (1979686) | about 10 months ago | (#44067077)

I bought a Samsung Chronos Notebook a year ago, and it was a horrible experience.

The touchpad broke twice.
The headphone socket produced a buzz every time the laptop was plugged into the mains.
The WiFi kept disconnecting
Out of date drivers that have never been updated.
No support for Windows 8.
Terrible support staff who were either incompetent, lazy, or bored.
Badly written system software: it takes a full 20 seconds to enable/disable the WiFi, no support for non-administrators, it's intrusive and yet it's also required for full system functionality.

Even if all the hardware on this new model is up to scratch, nothing else has changed, and this deal will leave you sour. Basically, don't expect any real after-sales support in the way you probably expect it from most other laptop manufacturers. If you think of it as an appliance (like a TV) and never upgrade it, you *may* be fine.

Re:Be wary... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067179)

I'll see your anecdote and raise you another: I bought a Chronos almost a year ago (series 7, Core i7, 17", non-ultrabook) and have had none of the issues you mentioned. I love mine, not least because it gets pretty great battery life for its power. I'm not sure which Chronos you got or how it compares to mine hardware-wise, but the Chronos brand has a pretty broad line-up. Also, I'm confused as to why you listed one of the brand's best features as problem: no support for Windows 8 ;-)

Re:Be wary... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067289)

no support for something is never a feature.... windows 8 actually is awesome on touchscreen laptops.

Re:Be wary... (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067363)

No support for Windows 8.

Why'd you include that point with the list of failings? That's a feature.

People impressed by the 12 hour battery life (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067081)

People seem to be fairly impress by it having a 12 hour battery life and calling the best laptop... While my laptop weighs probably double that, it is well worth it seeing as it specs blow this thing out of the water (except for the pixel density). I can play things like BF3 and WoW on my comp just fine and while using it for school or lighter usage where they benchmark battery life, I was able to get 15 hours of use on mine...

Apple fanboy alert (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067103)

Clearly this laptops sparks some attention because Apple Fanboys are trolling here as well as in both articles mentioned.

But what I see is that now I have decided which will be my next laptop. Retina Schmetina. I like to tinker. Apple is for non-tinkerers. The hi-res screen is drool-worth as I am really sick of 1366x768 displays that are the bread oand butter of the non-mac laptop world.

Nice to see Samsung beating everybody to that party.

Looks good, but - (1)

onyxruby (118189) | about 10 months ago | (#44067161)

Will it run Windows 7? The hardware looks brilliant and the screen looks incredible. Samsung has ratcheted their game up considerably over the last several years. Unfortunately Microsoft has ratcheted theirs down just as far. The computer comes with Windows 8 and that is a deal breaker if it can't be replace with Windows 7.

Thunderbolt is a standard port (0)

tyrione (134248) | about 10 months ago | (#44067195)

However, selling a laptop by claiming TBolt is proprietary and not standardized is asinine. Leave it to Samsung to think an Intel published standard and licensing like USB makes it proprietary.

Re:Thunderbolt is a standard port (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067239)

Leave it to you to confuse Samsung and a reviewer, apparently

Re:Thunderbolt is a standard port (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067519)

Samsung tends to pay astroturfers and journalist, so the GP can be excused for the mistake.

cue apple-hater about face in 5, 4, 3.... (0, Flamebait)

smash (1351) | about 10 months ago | (#44067309)

12 months ago "Oh retina is pointless, you don't need it".

Re:cue apple-hater about face in 5, 4, 3.... (1)

black3d (1648913) | about 10 months ago | (#44067511)

While I'm sure there have been (and will be) dozens of such hypocritical comments made, the allowance must also be made that some of the folks who made such comments are simply those who prefer to see their pixels and won't be impressed or buying into this resolution. I've tried 4k displays before myself, and the whole thing just feels unnerving to me. Maybe it's because I do so much work in graphics, or maybe it's just "what feels comfortable" the same way we prefer technically inferior 25fps movies to 100fps digital film; I just can't see a way forward where I'll feel comfortable with the 4k revolution (admittedly, this screen is only 3/4ths of the way there, but it won't be much longer before we see 4k laptops).

Laptops, still not good enough (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#44067419)

When they allow you to choose which CPU and GPU you want, which can either be installed by them or by you, as well as and distro, or OS I may buy one.

Buying a laptop is something I have been thinking about, but until they can handle the type of workloads desktops can there is really no point in buying one. Gaming would would be an example. And I am not talking about 8 bits games for the late 80's early 90's or the remakes of such games, I am talking about today's cpu/gpu hogs.

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