That in 20 years you can sell to a collector for about a grand.
It costs almost a grand today!!
Removable batteries come with the trade-off of a bulkier device and/or reduced battery capacity. The G5 is slightly larger then the S7 (149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm vs 142.4 x 69.9 x 7.9mm) , slightly heavier (159g vs 152g) and has a battery that holds a slightly lower charge (2800mAh vs 3000mAh). Personally I prefer a sleeker device with a higher battery capacity to removable batteries. Fortunately unlike the IOS ecosystem, Android is a open platform and there is a plethora of devices out there to satisfy most anyones needs and budgets
Ok, 2mm thicker (though smaller in the other dimensions) I can almost buy, but 7g heavier - are you seriously saying this is important?
And do you really care about the battery capacity in mAh? It's how long it lasts that matters - until there are relevant battery tests, you don't know if that 200mAh actually translates to something useful.
Never take the receiver out of the USB port, and there's nothing to set up. NUC, power brick, monitor, HDMI cable, power cable, wireless keyboard.
Ah, wireless keyboard! That's what I was missing, now it all makes sense.
Put in a second hard drive - most take them. Make sure they can stay cool, and they'll do the job.
How does this speed up big software builds (the point the parent was making) - especially if you already have an SSD?
A computer is a computer and todays laptops beat the crap out of the machines we were using a decade ago - and this will always be true.
So true. But today's desktops beat the crap out of today's laptops.
Whatever is top-of-the-line today will be thought of as crap down the road. And yet it does the job. "Good enough" computing is here to stay.
For many use cases. But you keep ignoring the use cases others have pointed out which will always benefit from having state of the art hardware.
Even those that travel for work would probably be better off buying a separate portable screen and keyboard to set up in the hotel room.
Probably better off in meetings too. Though imagine the embarrassment when you've spent 3 or 4 minutes hooking it all* together and you realise you've forgotten the mouse.
* NUC machine, power brick, screen, hdmi cable, screen power brick, keyboard
We could put it on all downhills in a certain grade range. Steal power from the brakes.
More and more cars are reusing braking energy by storing it in batteries. So you're still stealing energy that could be better used by the car itself.
Also local roads with traffic that burn gas inefficiently should be ok too. They don't run the engine efficiently so stealing some excess power should be ok.
Isn't that even worse? If the car is running inefficiently, it has to generate more gross energy in order to impart the same net energy in the piezo-roadway - more waste.
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