Dell XPS 12 Convertible Ultrabook Review Comment Thread
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February 25, 2013, 10:48 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Edmonton, AB
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That's a good question.
Personally, I think Microsoft needs to get their heads on straight. They need to make a TABLET OS for TABLETS and a DESKTOP OS for DESKTOPS / NOTEBOOKS. This half-assed thing is a major piss off.
For example, I plug in a USB drive when on the Metro interface. I tap on the notification and immediately get bumped back onto the desktop. When that happens, you're almost forced to convert the XPS 12 to notebook form since dragging files is a hopeless experience with MS's touch interface.
Want to close programs and avoid that massive memory footprint? You'll have to start Task Manager EVERY TIME.
How about compatibility? Because of MS's idiotic approvals process for Flash content in the Modern Mode, many sites' content flat out won't work until you default back to Desktop mode.
There are so many things wrong with Windows 8 I don't even know where to start.....it basically ruined the entire experience Dell's XPS 12 provided.
:S I think you just scared me off getting a Surface. Maybe the summer windows blue update will fix the software and there'll hopefully be some better Win8 hybrid options by then.
My System Specs
Gigabyte G1. Sniper 1366
Intel i7 920 Usually around 3.4gHz or so
24GB Corsair Vengeance 1600
2x EVGA SC ACX 780 SLI
2x RAID 0 Crucial M4 256GB 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 2TB WD Green 1TB Seagate 7200
Corsair 850W HX Modular PS
Corsair 600T White
ASUS Blu-Ray, other random DVD drive
Overlord Tempest 27" @ 100Hz
Windows 7 Ultimate
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