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  1. dstrauss replied to the thread Portable Computing Thirty Years Ago.

    No - the analogy is more direct than that - while you are flash forwarding to better software and a GUI interface, the "baseline" for an...

    Jun 23, 2018 at 11:48 AM
  2. dstrauss liked dellaster's post in the thread Portable Computing Thirty Years Ago.

    I was a latecomer to laptops, my first being in 1992 with the Apple PowerBook 180. When I was taking paralegal courses the guards at the...

    300px-Apple_Macintosh_PowerBook_180c.jpg Jun 23, 2018 at 11:44 AM
  3. dstrauss liked dellaster's post in the thread Best Smartphone Companion for Surface Devices.

    Surely, if it's a "Note X". But we'll just have to see. Wishin' and Hopin'? ;) [MEDIA]

    Jun 23, 2018 at 11:43 AM
  4. dstrauss posted a new thread.

    Portable Computing Thirty Years Ago

    This issue of PC Magazine still has a place on my office bookshelf: March 29, 1988 Power to Go I know I have referred to it before,...

    Forum: Off Topic Chat

    Jun 23, 2018 at 10:55 AM
  5. dstrauss replied to the thread Best Smartphone Companion for Surface Devices.

    And job one - can it S-pen?

    Jun 23, 2018 at 10:08 AM
  6. dstrauss replied to the thread Windows on ARM - Will WOA WOW?.

    So is this Christmas 2019 stuff? Seems the HP Envy X2 on ARM and Lenovo Miix are on sale at Amazon, but what is interesting to me is...

    Jun 23, 2018 at 9:38 AM
  7. dstrauss replied to the thread Best Smartphone Companion for Surface Devices.

    No offense intended - but at the outset it had as many problems as the first Surface Book, that was my only point that truly new tech...

    Jun 23, 2018 at 9:36 AM
  8. dstrauss liked Kumabjorn's post in the thread Samsung Galaxy Book discussion thread.

    While I think @thatcomicsguy is right in his assessment, the sad truth is that not all of us have time to go through all that material...

    Jun 22, 2018 at 9:58 PM
  9. dstrauss replied to the thread Samsung Galaxy Book discussion thread.

    Samsung Galaxy Book 12 Update - just got message from Samsung that it has been repaired and shipped back to me today (6/22) - no...

    Jun 22, 2018 at 5:11 PM
  10. dstrauss liked dellaster's post in the thread Acer Switch 7.

    Because better late than never and, aside from the reported abysmal battery life, it's still a true unicorn device. That said, another...

    Jun 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM
  11. dstrauss replied to the thread Best Smartphone Companion for Surface Devices.

    Ahhhh...yes, wait for "next year" because this has a bit of the look of the Galaxy Note Edge - beautiful design, hot mess until the next...

    Jun 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM
  12. dstrauss liked Bronsky's post in the thread Best Smartphone Companion for Surface Devices.

    A phone you can run over with a car. Hmmmmm.:vbcool:...

    Jun 22, 2018 at 3:58 PM
  13. dstrauss replied to the thread Samsung Galaxy Book discussion thread.

    Sorry old friend, but this feels more like trying to catch a falling knife blindfolded...

    Jun 22, 2018 at 3:57 PM
  14. dstrauss replied to the thread Acer Switch 7.

    These guys in Germany say July 17, at 2,149 EUR, a mere $2,507 stateside...but they did have a hand model give a YouTube review......

    Jun 22, 2018 at 2:45 PM
  15. dstrauss replied to the thread Samsung Galaxy Book discussion thread.

    Look at my picture - do I look like the guy who would reliably remember to re-enable before I reconnect... I rest my case... Besides,...

    Jun 22, 2018 at 2:34 PM