Cube Mix Plus (Kaby Lake) tablet review

Discussion in 'Other Brands' started by surfaceproartist, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. surfaceproartist

    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    If that thing can run Android, it might be really fast...Thanks!
     
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    PhoenixOS or RemixOS will run on it.

    I hope mine arrives soon.

    Gearbest has a flashsale atm, $399.99
     
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  4. jmthomas

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    Why would anyone want to ruin a perfectly useable tablet by running Android on it? Never have understood that.

    Android is a resource hungry pig for what you get out of it, and a large portion of the software for it is second rate at best.

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  5. FZelle

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    Because people are used to their phones.

    And as it is still some kind of "hip" to bash MS, and Linux isn't where it could be, what else to use if you don't know anything?
     
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    True, you make good points. I hadn't thought about it from that perspective.

    It also just show that for a large part, the last generation or so really are just "button pushers". Having grown up with technology, they really don't "get" how it works, nor do they really care. They just expect it to work when the push the button. Kind of like the light switch on the wall.

    I am old enough to remember spending hours learning BASIC programming language on an Apple IIe, and DOS 3 command line structure on an IBM ST.

    Back then, you had to understand the hardware and software both.

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  7. FZelle

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    I do SW Development since 84, and nothing really has changed.

    Nope. My wife is an accountant.
    She uses computers for ages, but has no clue how they work, nor any interest in learning.
    This is also true for 90% of my friends ( male and female).

    It's the same with every technology.
    Nearly no one I know, knows how an engine works, but all drive cars.
     
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    The alternate OS suggestion is helpful, thanks! I agree that familiarity helps people relate. IMHO more and more that seems to be a mobile environment.

    Anyone with a bias might find it "hip to bash" the "other"...?


    Interesting observation.

    An older generation grew up learning Basic, DOS and so on, for some it was a means to an end as some tools where not available.
    Many today want the OS to get out of way of what they want to do and what they are comfortable with, IMHO Android on a touch screen, for now, seems to be it. Younger people growing up today find a touch screen is second nature to them and what they prefer. Probably some rarely touch a mouse or even a keyboard.

    IMHO
    Many artists like to paint, they may know how to mix and make paint, but don't want or care to do so now. In order to drive a car do you need to know who to hitch a horse to a wagon? I can fix my own car but don't judge others, who have no interest in how it works.


    Glad to see a new Wacom EMR tablet.
     
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  9. FZelle

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    I think you misinterpreted my words.

    With cars it is accepted that you don't need to know the technology to drive it.
    But most of "us" assume that with computers the normal user is just a "buttonpusher".

    I know how an engine works, but the last one I dug into had 9540cc in it's 20 cylinders, each ;-) (ship diesel with 5000 BHP)
     
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    If I didn't already have a i7 Book I'd be on this in a second. The i7 Book turned out to be the closest thing to a perfect replacement for my SP2 that exists (even if I hate the keyboard and would prefer a kickstand).
     
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