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News InFocus launches 55in Windows 8 BigTouch

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 27 Mar 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I liked the surface table thing and yeah i'd have one. this though... what happened to 4k?
    and are you supposed to get up off the sofa every time to touch it or does it come with an extendable arm with a pointy finger on the end?
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    "So that's what things would be like if I'd invented the fing-longer. A man can dream..."
     
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    Go go gadget finger!
     
  5. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Kinect?
     
  6. David

    David RIP Tel

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    1080p at 55 inches will look frikkin awful.
     
  7. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Your not kidding, not sure this is right but does this display not work out to be 40 PPI.
     
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    HDTVs are 1080p and they look decent enough at 55inch.
     
  9. Shirty

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    :hehe:

    You and I would almost certainly be friends in the real world, based on that quote alone.

    Remember though, at 10ft this will look similar to a 24" screen at 2ft*, so it might not be as bad if controlled with the aforementioned fing-longer.



    * Not necessarily scientifically accurate.
     
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    But not if you're going close enough to control it by touch!
     
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    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    That's where the fing-longer comes in, someone needs to patent it is all.
     
  12. David

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    At 10ft away, it isn't a touch screen though, is it? :lol:
     
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    Fing-longer, fing-longer, fing-longer, fing-longer, fing-longer, fing-longer, fing-longer!
     
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    I'll hold off buying the screen until they bundle it with the Fing-Longer 2.0
     
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    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    By the way, this type of monitor was presented by Microsoft with Windows 8.

    Steve Ballmer showed it in a picture and talk about it, that he has one in his office. Showed one, I think 85inch, at the Win8 announcement, and other events.

    Bill Gates having fun with his when he did the Reddit Q&A (AMA) session:
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    Other pictures
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    Did you just copy and paste the article, or are you seriously suggesting to your techy focusgroup (us) that you consider dual gigabit ethernet ports "High End"? :D
     
  17. Gareth Halfacree

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    No, I didn't copy and paste the article - and I resent the implication, most strongly. Go ahead, Google any given phrase (though not the quote from the press release, obviously) and see if anyone else said the same thing.

    Having two gigabit Ethernet ports is a feature that marks a device out as being aimed at a higher end of the market than having a single Ethernet port. It's not a feature 90% of the population needs, so it's not something that typically appears on entry-level devices. My desktop only has one Ethernet port. So did my last desktop, for that matter. Hell, so does the machine in your signature.

    Any other questions?
     
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    I consider myself an enthusiast, but I've never had a need for more than one Ethernet port.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I don't consider my machine "High End" (far from it, it was quite nice for it's size when it was new, but even then not high end).
    Still the amount of ethernet ports isn't something I'd judge the orientation for a market segment by.
    What they've revealed so far it's a very mediocre PC behind a big screen.
    Probably good enough as the presentation device it's supposed to be (heck, overpowered really) but far from "High End"
     
  20. Gareth Halfacree

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    Which is why I said "some aspects are pretty high-end," not "the PC is pretty high-end." You should be aware of that phraseology: you quoted it.

    Or do you think it's impossible to have some aspects of a device be high-end, and some low-end? If I put a GeForce GTX Titan in my A10-5800K desktop, would it suddenly become a low-end graphics card? No. (CPU-limited graphics card, yes, but still a high-end graphics card.)

    Two gigabit Ethernet ports marks a device out as having high-end networking for the consumer and office segment. Four gigabit Ethernet ports or better marks a device out as having high-end networking for the server segment. These are, you will note, phrased as facts. There's a reason for that.
     

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