Yes they are. I'm really disappointed how laptops have pretty much stagnated if not gone backwards in development, performance and innovation. With the exceptions of Lenovo and Apple, they've been essentially forgotten in the pursuit of developing tablets and phones, which still fail to provide the power and flexibility of a proper laptop when mobile computing is required.
Post by Fire God Mohamdu on Nov 19, 2012 22:23:11 GMT -5
walking through an electronics store now just makes me sick. every single thing involves a touchscreen somehow, windows 8 is being designed for it, every phone has some shitty touchcreen, the Wii U's whole basis is a controller with a screen. the only sanctity in electronics that can be found is at a computer store where they still sell things designed for keyboards and mice.
i hate this whole tablet bullshit and wish it never started. the only use I can see it having is if in the future every desktop's monitor has a touchscreen as a standard part of it and mice and keyboard are still used alongside it.
Laptops or desktops with touchscreens alongside keyboard/mouse input is pretty much the ideal format. I'd use it for moving windows around or other things that kinda absorb with a trackpad or pointing stick. Typing with a touchscreen is bullshit no matter how good your soft keyboard is and dictation will always be obnoxious. Lenovo seems to be the only one that gets this.
Post by Cheesemaster V on Nov 27, 2012 20:10:03 GMT -5
So, I just took a game off Matt while only using one hand. I ended up losing the best-of-3 though, with both his wins being quota wins with me at around 50. I probably could have won if my key configuration was better, as I'm using A and S to pull down and throw, and the arrow keys to move, so I had to move my hand all the way across the keyboard for every action.