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It hopes to close the deal in Q2 2013

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By StevoLincolnite on 11/29/2012 1:57:12 AM , Rating: 4
and these gadgets combine the power of PCs

Did you actually write that with a straight face?

Sure phones are getting faster, but it's still at Intel Atom levels of performance which is no better in terms of IPC than the Athlon XP or Pentium 4.

The benefit however is that they don't have to support legacy hardware and software removing a large portion of the bloat and generally are inferior in terms of multi-tasking.

Heck the games are even basic graphically with allot of 3D games using sprites where-ever-they-possibly-can instead of proper 3D models.

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By Flunk on 11/29/2012 11:20:51 AM , Rating: 2
For a lot of people, that's fast enough. If all you ever did was surf the web and email, it would be enough.

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By TakinYourPoints on 11/30/2012 12:02:00 AM , Rating: 2
Doesn't matter, for the way most people use computers, something like a smartphone or tablet do just fine. They are fast enough even for things like word processing, just get a BT keyboard going and you're set.

I'm mainly a PC gamer, been assembling my own since the mid-90s, but I don't kid myself that I'm in a bit of a niche. My own desire for fast hardware doesn't line up with the mainstream. I have a GTX 680 that is great, but I don't kid myself that it is something that only sells in the tens of thousands, not hundreds of millions.

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By Wurum on 11/30/2012 4:09:37 PM , Rating: 2
I'm with ya. Let's just hope there continues to be enough of us to keep the prices of this hardware reasonable.

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By Argon18 on 11/30/2012 12:51:52 PM , Rating: 2
You and I may have an 8-core Opteron with 16 GB of RAM and a GTX680, and can appreciate and use its computing power. But 99.9% of the buying public simply doesn't give a crap about hardware specs.

If it does Email, Web, Youtube, and Angry Birds, that's enough functionality and computing power to satisfy most consumers.

“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads

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