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Comment It depends (Score 1) 262

If you use a laptop just like a desktop replacement, then it'd make some sense.
But if you use a laptop as a ... ehm ... portable computer sitting atop your laps, then it doesn't.
Two screens means twice screen consumption, heavier laptop etc.etc.
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Do Two-Screen Laptops Make Sense? 262

An anonymous reader writes "With two 17" HD LED displays, the SpaceBook goes against every trend in laptop design I can think of (well, apart from the Core i7 and Core i5 processors). It's more than 1.7" thick, weighs more than 4.5 kilograms, and apparently has the world's largest laptop screen space. As odd as lugging a 4.5kg laptop around sounds, it can actually make sense in some situations. Sure, there are now plenty of powerful laptops that can replace a desktop PC. But for some of us, it's never the same as sitting in front of a desktop. Especially if you're used to having two screens. Someone must think there's a market for the twin-screen laptop — this isn't the first. Lenovo brought one out a couple of years ago. Given the number of people who prefer a multi-monitor setup, surely someone can come up with a lighter, less cumbersome, and cheaper design?"

Comment Fictional names? (Score 1) 722

Why just fictional people?
You have plenty of names from sagas (Star trek, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Borges' novels ...)
And, yes, I do confirm, whatever they put in this poll stuff there will always be at least a trivially missing option.
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Submission + - Buy Your Own Quantum Computer (tomshardware.com)

VincenzoRomano writes: "A Canadian company in Burnaby, BC is now selling a quantum computer that you can buy, for a mere USD 10M, for your lab, or even your home if you have the resources and needs of Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark.
Ther manufacturer of the marvel, the "One", is D-Wave Systems and is not releasing a lot of information about the product.
Just that's built around a 128-qubit processor (and not the weird 129-qubit reported by Tom's hardware) called "Rainier".
The final selling price can be found in another article published by Engadget.
The computer itself is not a general purpose one. It can only solve optimization problems using Quantum Annealing approach.
So, as stated by TH,

No, it cannot play Crysis.

and I'd also add that you cannot use it to update your tweets as well."

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