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Windows 8.1 touchpanel 14-inch notebook PC

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By Yoriko Takahashi

Onkyo's new Windows 8.1 touchpanel 14-inch notebook PC (R6A-51E29) features a 10-point multi-touch 14-inch LCD display (1366x768), Intel Celeron Processor N2920 CPU (1.86GHz), 4GB memory, 500GB HDD, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, 1MP Web camera, SD card slot, USB 3.0, 2 x USB2.0 and so on.

Price: ¥63,000 Size: 342×237×12.3~23.6mm Wight: 1.8kg Battery life: 10.5 hours

Source: AkihabaraNews

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Guaranteed for five minutes or fifty feet! I'll stick with my MacBook Air, thanks.

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Guaranteed for five minutes or fifty feet! I'll stick with my MacBook Air, thanks.

Yeah, and the cheapest 13" MacBook Air is almost 2x the cost of this. Poor value, that.

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Not really. The MBA will last longer, work faster, and because you aren't dealing with windows, will save you hours of hassles over the years. It ends up being a much better deal in the long run.

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What "hassles" are you referring to? I am far from a Windows advocate (I am a Linux user) but Windows since Windows 7 is pretty darn bulletproof. Plug things in, they work. Want to do something? Easy to do.

As far as MBA lasting longer - doubt that. No computer is designed to last more than 3 years. Apple just gets you to pay 2x as much for a decent design and the cachet of the Apple name. Hey, why not - Fujitsu does the same.

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I have a windows 7 computer at home, and we use Macs in my company. My Windows 7 computer freezes 1/3 times when I wake it up. Occasionally I get the BSOD. I have to deal with malware scans and anti-viruses. None of these are issues with any of my Macs

As far as MBA lasting longer - doubt that. No computer is designed to last more than 3 years.

Five years and counting on three Macs in our office. Third year for our MBA. None of them have slowed down. Anecdotally, I know many people who have been using Macs a lot longer than 3 years. I do agree that windows computers only last about 3 years though.

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@Pandabelle

No computer is designed to last more than 3 years.

& @Strangerland

I do agree that windows computers only last about 3 years though.

Fallacies! Software doesn't dictate how long a computer lasts, the quality of the hardware is the real test. My dear Mother bought a Dell Laptop Computer in April 2006 with Vista (which we all agree is crap), upgraded to Windows 7 in 2008, the battery was only good for 30 min by 2011 (compared to 3 hours when new) so we bought a new one for about 30USD. Sure the screen isn't as bright as before, but not noticeable unless you compare it to a new laptop screen (which has better technology anyway). Everything else on it is hunky dory and running even faster than when first bought (remember it came with Vista). If my calculations ar correct, that would make it 8 years old and counting.

As for this machine:

touchpanel 14-inch notebook PC

Have you ever tapped a normal laptop on its screen? It's springy, I don't believe this one would be any different One would have to place it against a wall for it to be not so annoying, even then, 90 degrees angle is also quite uncomfortable (most walls I know of are pretty straight).

14-inch LCD display (1366x768)

Not even full HD, pixel density on that must be awefull. The new MacBook Pro 13 inch!!! has a retina display, that's 2,560 × 1,600 resolution. I know, it is in another class, but still, a Full HD 14" display is not unreasonable.

Intel Celeron Processor N2920 CPU (1.86GHz),

Celeron!!? Seriously?

500GB HDD

Solid state drives are much faster, if you need a lot of storage space (not that 500GB is that much anyway) buy an external. Why would you put an operation system on a slow HDD when you run it on a cheap, albeit low capacity SSD?

1MP Web camera

This doesn't even deserve a comment

USB 3.0

This is at least good.

2 x USB2.0 and so on.

"And so on"? Very specific, thank you.

Price: ¥63,000

Pretty expensive for what you get.

All in all, I'd rather save up my money for a proper machine, Windows or Mac.

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People still use windows? Lol

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My Windows 7 computer freezes 1/3 times when I wake it up

Sounds like a hardware issue. I use a Windows 7 machine at work (Lenovo) and have had no such problems, nor do any of the Windows 7 machines in my office (Mostly HPs).

I do agree that windows computers only last about 3 years though.

Huh? It has nothing to do with the OS! You do know you can run Windows on a Mac and OSX on a computer that originally had Windows installed, right? There's no difference.

I have an old laptop at home that I bought in 2005, dual boots Ubuntu and Windows 7. Still works great, though is obviously showing its age now.

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Software may not dictate how long a computer lasts, but with macs, the hardware is decided by your choice of using a Mac, and macs generally have better hardware than windows machines. The comparison I was originally responding to was comparing the PC in this article with a Mac Book Air - the latter will have better hardware.

Used to be a windows defender for years. Until I bought a Mac. I'll never go back - the additional money you pay up front pays itself back many times over in the long run. If I didn't, I'd buy my employees windows computers.

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macs generally have better hardware than windows machines

Nonsense. They use the same hardware. Go pop one open and take a look, same components as in an Asus, just marked up 40%.

I'll never go back - the additional money you pay up front pays itself back many times over in the long run.

Apple loves customers like you! The rest of us get better specs for cheaper, just as reliable. Just not as trendy.

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"macs generally have better hardware than windows machines."

That's what the Kool Aid drinkers used to say when Macs ran on Motorola CPUs and PCs on Intel. LOL.

The hottest, state of the art CPUs, GPUS, etc. are first used in PCs, and then later maybe Macs.

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Sorry, but you're both wrong. Macs do have better hardware than most Windows machines. Though if you spend the the same on a windows machine, as a mac, you will probably get better hardware. But most windows users don't spend that much.

But the bigger issue is that because the hardware is chosen for macs, they are tested specifically with and for that hardware. The components are ensured to work well with each other, and with the OS as well. Windows on the other hand has to work with any configuration. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but you don't know until you try. With a Mac, not only do you know before trying, on the rare occasion when something doesn't work, Apple will replace it for you.

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I havent had a single virus since windows 7. I got a Y$37000 15 inch vaio. Quality is great and loved the price.

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