[citation][nom]SAL-e[/nom]You mean something like Ubuntu for Android. As soon as the hardware is capable to do so it will happen. That is why MS is pushing Windows 8. I would say at this moment W8 is more beta product, just like Apple's integration between iOS and OS X.This is not a new idea ... everyone is working on it. Just because companies like Asus don't meet your arbitrary spec sheet, don't dismiss their achievements and worship Apple. www.ubuntu.com/devices/android[/citation]
LOL you think the masses will want to use Ubuntu on their laptop / desktop? Are you serious?
Its not an arbitrary spec sheet I'm looking for, that's all hardware-egg heads do. They look at a new smartphone and starting looking just at the CPU and RAM, not realizing the UI, Updates, Customer Service, Apps, integration of OS with hardware is equally important.
The Asus product you mention sucks hence why no one wants to buy it.
Reminds me of an XP tablet back in 2002-2004 times, pieces of crap no one wanted. You need to build a product outside of specs for eggheads and provide a full user experience enough hardware to meet the needs.
Having a "Pro" tablet that is 4GB ain't too "Pro" to me. Or having amazing thin ultrabooks even thinner than Airs (Acer Aspire S3) but not allowing for more than 4GB of ram shows incompetence because even Apple offers 8GB models if someone desires it.
W8 tablets don't know what they are. Are they the hundreds of millions of dollars advertising campaign of Microsoft Surface that has bombed, or are they the new PRO coming out in 2013 that is overpriced.
Apple made ultrabooks that people wanted they existed before, no one cared for them. They were way overpriced, designed poorly and pushed no units. After Apple's push into ultrabooks now we've seen PC manufacturers start to push better products. Same would be true with the iPad -> Air combo, nothing out there can match that if they could succeed with it.
I don't use Apple for my work/personal computing only mobile. I have been trying day and night for 3 months to find a PC alternative for a friend that is 8GB, light as an Air, equivalent CPU, cheaper with good quality customer service if needed. The hunt is till on...