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Folding PCs? Lenovo says "yep"

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So after the "Yoga Book"

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They came up with this foldable thing...I think the "Y tho" is fairly warranted here: Lenovo, like we get it: you want to compete with the Surface line...Get a real fucking keyboard ok? Even a small one, not a lot of travel that's fine just some fucking tactile feedback. Then I can justify paying you 500 and above since I could actually get some shit done in a pinch if I need to type.

 

If I need to bring my own bluetooth keyboard then you fucking failed already. Side note: I am finally seeing Amazon bundling the Surface go with the keyboard cover for a reasonable price so really bad timing for people thinking about a really portable secondary device.


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Yeah, and outward fold (with leather/faux) fabric cover to protect it, like the Yoga book, would at least make this folding "laptop" a folding tablet.

 

But as a laptop, it makes no sense. You need a physical keyboard setup (like the MS slate!). Or the size you can hold with one hand, and use the touch screen with another. A laptop tends to reach out of that.

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18 minutes ago, Misanthrope said:

Even a small one, not a lot of travel that's fine just some fucking tactile feedback.

i imagine they are going to do the same thing that they did on both voga books, just have a small vibration every time you hit a "key". i tried it out at a store, it was abysmal, it was actually worse than just typing on a glass screen (like a phone or tablet) with no vibration.

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2 minutes ago, Arika S said:

i imagine they are going to do the same thing that they did on both voga books, just have a small vibration every time you hit a "key". i tried it out at a store, it was abysmal, it was actually worse than just typing on a glass screen (like a phone or tablet) with no vibration.

That's what I've heard and read from the reviews on the yoga books, yes.

 

Also just to clarify a little bit: I am ok with a keyboardless tablet product but the thing about these is that you're charging a lot more because you're selling them as an in-between product: Better than a tablet yet not quite a laptop. So for that kind of premium yeah, either figure out perfect tactile response on a screen (Hint: not happening on a product under 2k) or include a keyboard option somewhere.


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6 hours ago, TheSLSAMG said:

I mean if you're really arguing semantics, it is technically a personal computer.

 

Is it what some enthusiasts immediately think of upon hearing "PC"? No, but that doesn't change it being one.

The same way a mac or smart phone is "technically a PC".

Literally nobody calls them that.

 


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Lenovo still hasn't figured out how to get a foldable phone to work yet. 🙄

 

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I remember thinking 2-in-1s were a dumb gimmick, and there's some pretty good ones now. I'm willing to give foldable laptops a chance once manufacturers have a few generations to refine them.


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How to pulverize your fingertips:

 

Step 1:  Be a finger-punching style typist like me.

Step 2:  Buy this foldable PC.

Step 3:  Type up a college-level essay using it.

 

How to avoid this problem:

 

Step 1:  Quit drinking the hipster Kool-Aid a buy f**king laptop, dumbass...


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17 hours ago, TheSLSAMG said:

I mean if you're really arguing semantics, it is technically a personal computer.

 

Is it what some enthusiasts immediately think of upon hearing "PC"? No, but that doesn't change it being one.

Yeah, technically one of those goddamn smart-fridges with the screen on them could be a PC, too. 😂


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I've seen this be called "the future" by a few tech pundits so that tells me right away that this is gonna fail to catch on.


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I dunno man.....these folding screen things seem so impractical in terms of long-term usage with a niche market of usability beyond just being a novelty for someone when they first get it.

 

Feels like this is 3DTVs all over again.

 

Edit: In their current form, at least. Once we're at the stage where we have screens that are basically fabric and just as durable, that's different.

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This sounds terrible. Just terrible. 


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On 5/15/2019 at 10:33 AM, Feranoks said:

I mean... It's interesting technology. And I guess some products have to be made for that technology to move forward...

But I don't see the point and I doubt it would be very functional.

Kinda share that opinion but where this tech will shine is in monitor\tv market. Wallpaper tv is similar tech. Folding tvs, folding monitors. For example, having tv that can "pop" out of some box, roll up - is something that is more desirable than phone that can transform into tablet. 


People arent gonna waste money on such gimmicks. They are happy with their screensizes.

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