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So here's the deal.
Guys as you know as we've talked about several times.
Windows eight the new windows has kind of two totally different things in it.
It has a tablet type.
Interface that's kind of like the -- pattern android tablet where you.
You know you -- they should tap things the -- are full screen -- icons whatever and then it has its -- windows desktop.
Where you really want to be more of using a touch pad and a keyboard.
-- and so the hardware makers are trying to make machines to do both and the -- is -- possibly the most interesting of them want Lenovo.
Has done is to make -- hinge.
The let's be computer.
Four different shapes and a one as a regular laptop one is more likely tablet.
And and so I decided take a look at it and I -- I found some that things I've found some bad thing.
What's got to have bug in the touchpad first and foremost wall yeah and it -- it wasn't gonna stand and lacking and things like.
Battery life and storage right.
Other than that other than that -- that's great.
Now I might battery life tests I would say it was sort of mediocre it was OK -- -- -- get five hours five and a half out of that in normal use.
That's not as good as -- might -- MacBook Air or a number of other.
A light laptops there -- there is a bug in the touch -- I assume they will fix -- this is a quality company in my opinion and I'm I assume they'll fix that but.
You know I would make sure that they -- fixed it before I bought the computer which starts at a thousand dollars.
The storage thing is kind of shocking and I actually think that as.
More of these windows eight computers this may be coming trend.
It turns out -- windows eight and the files associated with it.
Take up a lot more of your hard disk -- -- solid state disk.
Previous versions of windows and prisons on this -- it has a 128 gigabyte.
Solid state disk which is not that huge to begin with but only sixty gigabytes of that are available to -- the user.
And Lenovo is making a change doing something so you'll have seventy gigabytes available but even that.
Is pretty candy and I really small percentage of what you expect to be able to use.
So I think that's a problem.
The sound like.
They sell -- pretty big issues I mean I know there's some.
Some things that it does well it's it's and you talked about in your review is a relatively light and runs windows well -- -- selling pretty big issues that would be give -- reason not survive as opposed to go out there and say.
That's flat that's why I was I was kind of you know I was kind of what I would call -- on it I mean I I think.
I think if you're actually sitting there running the programs.
It worked very well it was fluid it was fast.
And certainly the ability to twisted into those different shapes it could be helpful.
But I agree with you these are these are significant downsides.
Walsh -- do you expect is this kind of a one off for Lenovo and for computers in general in terms of the big gimmickry of these shapes is this something that you we've seen a lot -- already that we'll see a lot more of well.
I don't I here's where things going on -- and I think -- all experimenting.
Microsoft has presented them as I said at the beginning.
With this two personalities -- one sort of operating system misses completely different than what apple did apple said okay here's the touch or handed 14 tablets and we're sticking with.
With the more standard type thing -- four computers Microsoft is Margie knows together so that computer guys.
Are trying to figure out to differences Toshiba has one more that screen sort of slides down into a tablets a big heavy tablet.
But -- slides down into a tablet -- Some of the others have screens come often become tablets are going to be a number of even Lenovo has one where the screen twists and certain way.
But of the yoga itself is not a one off they're doing on eleven inch version of the yoga and I that'll be out next month.
And so I think we're gonna see a lot of experimentation.
And we're gonna see whether consumers want.
These these kind of convertible laptops now.
Thank you Walt good to see in.
They get there we'll see you next week -- -- for -- gang life.
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