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4 average (at best) devices that probably use at least 3 different charging cables and you need a purse or backpack to carry them all with you. Data transfer between the 4 devices is crappy (at best). And there isn't a decent camera on any of them.
You really don't understand the idea of a really nice smart phone?
I think $1,000 for a phone, and right there, that is likely the problem.
But he spent $1000 on 4 devices that even together in many ways aren't as good as the phone. I'm not suggesting that a high end smart phone is the right fit for everyone but I find it amazing that so many folks here (on a tech site) are so short sighted as to not see beyond their own personal situation.
So you are saying that a 15" screen notebook or a 10" screen pad is not better than a 5" screen smartphone? I can whip out that pad pretty much anywhere, although the smartphone is a little more convenient, like when walking down the street (I would have to stop walking to effectively use the pad).
So you are saying that a 15" screen notebook or a 10" screen pad is not better than a 5" screen smartphone?
No, but it all depends on what you're doing. You may do things that warrant a 15" screen. Others may not.
I'm not suggesting that a high end smart phone is the right fit for everyone but I find it amazing that so many folks here (on a tech site) are so short sighted as to not see beyond their own personal situation.
Don't think a notebook and a smartphone have the same functions anyway. Spending 1K for a really nice smartphone that doesn't what you want to but, has a really good camera, awesome video quality and does everything else in the world. Good trade I'd say.
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I like the iPhone - it works well though I think it a tad expensive. Having said that, my iPhone 6 is still going strong and I see no reason to upgrade until the phone stops working - it's over 3 years old and still works without a problem. I tried an android phone and it was ok but lacks the finesse of the apple product. Buy what suits your needs.
Because they can. The same could said about cars, breakfast cereal, pencils,... Let 'em buy whatever they want to, if they have the cash good for them. As for me I have a $12 flip phone, and I think that was $5 too much.
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HP Pavillion 15 Notebook = $500
ASUS Transformer 10" Pad = $250
Samsung Phone = $40
Sony Walkman = $170
Digital Camera = $100
Total = $1060
Granted you cannot do pro stuff like you do on your Laptop, but Walkman and Camera (IPhone does have a really nice camera or so I've heard). Now given that most people are not devs and don't require that extra power behind their laptop and really need a full-blown laptop. Not to mention you can put it in your pocket use for a full day on a tiny battery compared to all the batteries required by all other gadgets. With no baggage and everything fitted into one place, for most people this is just a good purchase with little fuss.
Personally I'd never buy a $1000 Phone on principle. The best thing to do is wait a couple of months and all the companies will follow suite and make a competing powered phone for a little less. Wait a whole year and you can get same specs for half the price from a brand.
The Insanity is amazing. I used a TREO. back then, very expensive by comparison.
But I had all my data transfer over from my palm device. It was worth it. I knew someone who spent DAYS re-entering info into their phone.
If that is your argument. I get it. Time is money.
My daughter can type 50 WPM on her iPhone (5s)... The samsung keyboard is not that good, I will admit it. But I have a computer when I have any amount of typing to do. I don't even like to SURF on my phone.
I love a phone with all my contacts, and a chance to get to my emails (especially when Irma takes down the power, and you are traveling). The camera is nice on the phone. I don't video chat.
I see a SMART phone as a useful tool. I can see spending $200 - $500 depending on usage, expecting to keep it 2-4yrs...
But I agree... $1,000 on a phone... One that has KNOWN flexibility issues... (Pun Intended)
Is insane. That is more than I paid for my first 2 cars (each).
So I just noticed Windows 10, and I just tried searching around for a solution or setting toggle, doesn't display a notification when updates are downloading?!
Am I missing anything here? I hate this because just when I am about to turn off the computer, I check the windows update and its in the middle of a download. I can see end users doing this (just turning off their computer without checking windows update) often and never completing downloads and it never getting updated. Most of the headaches I have encountered with Windows 10 is mostly with updates.
pretty sure it will just continue where it left off when the computer is powered-on.
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You are probably correct but I haven't verified this. It would still be nice if it told me to leave on the computer until the updates are finished, if possible. Next time I turn it on, I could get compromised because I didn't know to finish the update