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+ - New Lenovo N20p Chromebook - is this your next laptop?->

Submitted by Ruger
Ruger writes: I think the Chrome OS has gotten to a point where I can strongly consider it for my next laptop. Since I don't use my laptop for any serious computing (e.g. gaming, work, office apps, etc.) I think it's suitable/superior for email, browsing & media consumption. I've tried a tablet, but I find I miss the keyboard. Just wish this folded all the way back like the Yoga.

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Comment: Re:In the words of an ancient tagline... (Score 1) 592

by Ruger (#27996425) Attached to: What Did You Think Of The New Star Trek Movie?

Star Wars is a western, Trek is an old WWII Navy saga. The captain goes down with his ship and stops the invasion/attack by the enemy fleet (in this case one massive powerful ship).

While I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, I've always though employing time travel in any plot was a bit of a Sci-fi cop-out...unless it's crucial to the story (e.g. Terminator).

Comment: Only certain Vista titles are eligible for down... (Score 4, Informative) 315

by Ruger (#26904539) Attached to: Microsoft Says No Profit In Vista-XP Downgrades

...grade. An XP "downgrade" can only be purchased with a Business or Ultimate version of Vista. So if a customer is looking at a configure-to-order laptop such as with Dell or Lenovo, then in many cases customers have to upgrade their OS from Home Basic or Home Premium in order to get the XP downgrade option.

Is this charging more for many people's minds, yes. But legally (Full disclosure: IANAL), they are paying for the Vista upgrade, not for the XP downgrade.

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+ - The future of online commerce - Lenovo eLounge

Submitted by Ruger
Ruger writes: Launched during CES this year, Lenovo and Nortel have created a virtual store, manned by avatars (sales people and product specialist) who are happy to talk to you about specs & product can even buy a laptop. The environment uses the Unreal engine. Interaction is talk, not chat. You can interact 1 to 1 or 1 to many. There are even videos and demos that a visitor can participate in. The experience is very rich and growing. When will more eTail sites spring up? When Home Depot launches their store, will you still have trouble finding someone to cut your virtual boards?

Air pollution is really making us pay through the nose.