|Subject||Posted By||Forum||Category||Last Activity||Activity|
||shark47||Microsoft||Hardware||7 minutes ago||
||shark47||Apple||Hardware||1 day ago||
People within Microsoft seem to treat Panos Panay as some kind of genius, but he seems like a one trick pony, who's basking in the success of the Surface Pro 3. Apart from that, he seems to have released devices before they're ready. One of the latest examples seems to be the Surface Pro X (another is the Surface Duo, but at least it has apps). It's a beautiful device, but terribly underpowered for the price. What did they get by releasing it in 2019? Why not either: A. Go the Amazon route and releases plasticky $200 tablet where people expect poor performance or B. Do what Apple did and release it when ready. Surely when they used the device, they would've noticed that the performance was crappy. I just don't get how he gets away with this.
I've seen a lot of reviews and benchmarks that show that the M1 chip outperforms even Intel Core i9 and Ryzen 9 chips. Just wondering about what this means long-term for the x86-64 platform and for Windows. There are four possible options, if you were looking to buy a new PC, as I was:
- Buy a new PC now
- Buy a Mac
- Wait till next year to see what Microsoft and its partners have in store (I doubt it'll be anything exciting) or
- Wait for the next iteration of the M1 chip to to come out next year.
In any case, this seems like a BFD.