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Microsoft's Origami project

  1. Feb 28, 2006 #1

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  3. Feb 28, 2006 #2

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    The general consensus that i've heard is that the product tries to be too many things. It also doesn't help that Microsoft does the design. What you end up with is a bulky and ugly looking device.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2006 #3

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  5. Mar 9, 2006 #4

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  6. Mar 10, 2006 #5
    It looks kinda funky... More of a toy than anything else tho
     
  7. Mar 10, 2006 #6

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    It really looks like a Sega Game Gear, but bigger.

    What I want to know is what type of market is Microsoft trying to capture? If I was going to carry a device that size, I would simply go for a laptop.
     
  8. Mar 10, 2006 #7

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    My Gateway/Motion M1200 TabletPC slate weighs 3lbs and has a 12" screen. While traveling on the bus, that's sometimes too big for me to use comfortably.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2006 #8

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    Here is a video taken at CEBIT of the device.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8303974378445131736 [Broken]

    The saleswomen is completely clueless about the product and demonstrates how clunky the interface is.
     
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  10. Mar 16, 2006 #9

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    ...just like shopping at CompUSA :rofl:

    Yep... step aside and let the end-user play around with it.

    Seriously though... I hope this isn't a repeat of the TabletPC story all over again... with incompetent demo folks, incompetent sales staff, poor marketing, and high sales price.
     
  11. Mar 16, 2006 #10

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    You shop at CompUSA? Their prices are hyper-inflated.
     
  12. Mar 16, 2006 #11

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    True. I browse and play at CompUSA... I buy there when there's a good deal... possibly pricematching against local stores (like BestBuy or Staples). If I know exactly what I want, I buy from newegg or amazon.
     
  13. Mar 17, 2006 #12
    IMO CompUSA is a ripoff, NewEgg everyday.
     
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