Farewell, Yoga 11

by Volker Weber

I have reset the Yoga 11 yesterday and sent it back today. Time for a brief wrap-up.

Love the hardware. Minus the keyboard. Too many typos. Minus the clunky power supply. Everything else is just perfect. This is the Windows RT version of the Yoga. No legacy Windows. A brave new world. Low power processor, no bloatware, looooong battery life.

However, there is a problem:

Two circles. The left one contains all software that runs on Windows 7. The overlapping right circle runs on Windows 8. Look at the two tiny slices. On your left the software that no longer works with Windows 8. And on your right, the software that only runs on Windows 8. Or Windows 8 RT. That is the slice you live in with the Yoga 11.

If you go for an RT device, you are an early adopter. The O/S isn't done, IMNSHO. And the software isn't there (yet?). This has the potential to blow up. About half of the OEMs, which wanted to ship RT devices, have scrapped their initial plans. Surface sales are not encouraging.

Why would Microsoft issue a statement of ongoing support for 5 years? That's an IBM move to reassure everyone that they are going to support Lotus Notes in the future.

Comments

Danke, Volker. Ich liebäugle derweil mit einem Samsung Tablet mit Tastatur (x86) oder dem Asus Vivo Tab mit UMTS und Tastatur (RT).

Aber erstmal sehen, was Nokia dieses Jahr zustande bringt. Schönes Lumia im Bild, BTW ;)

Hubert Stettner, 2013-01-03 13:17

I am to (south east + north) asia now for two weeks and Windows 8 on mobile devices (I include the Yoga here) seems to be everywhere. Just a marketing hype, or will Android die?

Volker Kächele, 2013-01-03 15:06

Recent comments

Volker Weber on Instagram Hyperlapse at 09:32
Alexander Hauser on Instagram Hyperlapse at 09:17
Ursus Schneider on Ello at 08:48
Volker Weber on Waage at 23:21
Marc Egart on Waage at 23:13
Helmar Steinberg on Ello at 23:10
Volker Weber on Ello :: Ein soziales Netzwerk, das Datenschutz verspricht und auf Werbung verzichtet at 23:05
Alexander Schäfer on Waage at 21:28
Armin Auth on Ello at 21:18
Lukas Gerlich on Ello at 20:52
rainer kraemer on Ello at 17:57
Jochen Schug on Ello at 15:44
Ursus Schneider on Ello at 15:13
Lutz Lengemann on Ello at 14:49
Helmar Steinberg on Ello at 14:46
Helmar Steinberg on Ello at 14:45
Ragnar Schierholz on tizi Turbolader at 14:37
Ingo Seifert on Ello again at 14:33
Adalbert Duda on Ello :: Ein soziales Netzwerk, das Datenschutz verspricht und auf Werbung verzichtet at 14:04
Stefan Brandl on Ello at 13:38
Lutz LEngemann on Ello at 13:23
Volker Weber on Ello again at 12:50
Matthias Welling on Ello again at 12:48
Sascha Westphal on Ello at 11:45
Michael Oehme on Ello at 10:23

Ceci n'est pas un blog

vowe.net is a personal website published by Volker Weber a.k.a. vowe. I am an author, consultant and systems architect based in Darmstadt, Germany.

rss Click here to subscribe

Hello

About me
Contact
Publications
Certificates
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions
Follow @vowe on Twitter

Local time is 10:02

visitors.gif

Tip jar

Archives

As most of my articles roll off the front page rather quickly, I am making an archive of previous posts available here. You can also use the handy search box at the top of the page if you are looking for something particular.

Last 30 days
More archives

Mobile tag for this page

© 1992-2014 Volker Weber.
All Rights Reserved.

Impressum