2016 and Beyond: What are we missing in laptops/notebooks?

Discussion in 'Notebook Cosmetic Modifications and Custom Builds' started by Mr. Fox, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Kurgo

    Kurgo Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    13
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    6
    The only way you might move seamlessly from one device to tne next, right now and in the foreseeable future, is within apple's hyper-enclosed ecosystem, to be honest. At least so far as you need a laptop/desktop to do serious stuff, a chromebook is probably even handier as the google assistant is better than siri right now. But for microsoft-licensed tech...not happening, especially since microsft has effectively abandoned most "smart" markets and products.
     
  2. Jarhead

    Jarhead 恋の♡アカサタナ

    Reputations:
    4,884
    Messages:
    12,040
    Likes Received:
    2,766
    Trophy Points:
    581
    Honestly, I’d rather have a keyboard and mouse/touchpad/etc than to have a voice-controlled/hand-gesture anything. It’s hard enough to get voice-controlled software to work well with whatever cherry-picked voices used during development/testing, let alone anyone with a “weird” accent, speech impediments, etc. Similar issue applies for hand gestures; not all gestures are universal (https://savageminds.org/2008/09/28/how-not-to-signal-stop/ gives an interesting example).
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2018
    Georgel and alexhawker like this.
  3. Kana Chan

    Kana Chan Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    35
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    107
    Trophy Points:
    56
  4. inperfectdarkness

    inperfectdarkness Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    97
    Messages:
    359
    Likes Received:
    79
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Did I already mention cooling? Like how I'd rather have a thick laptop that can sustain extended gaming use...rather than something "thin and chic" like the gigabyte I have?

    I tried playing Overload in 4k on my laptop...and it will do it splendidly....for about 10m until the GPU is hot enough to boil water. It's sad when you know your display/gpu can handle the game...but he form factor makes it choke. So I'm stuck playing 1600x900 because anything higher disagrees with the GPU.

    P.S.
    CPU/GPU fans are both set to 100% manually.
     
    triturbo and alexhawker like this.
  5. Support.3@XOTIC PC

    Support.3@XOTIC PC Company Representative

    Reputations:
    1,178
    Messages:
    6,710
    Likes Received:
    712
    Trophy Points:
    281

    I think there's room for both types of systems. The fact that "thin and light" is currently more common and trendy is disheartening for some, but big thick desktop replacements with big cooling systems aren't really going anywhere.
     
    Jarhead likes this.
  6. inperfectdarkness

    inperfectdarkness Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    97
    Messages:
    359
    Likes Received:
    79
    Trophy Points:
    41
    I'm not saying i want a 5" laptop. But there's a lot more to be said for MSI's 15" form factor & the cooling it can provide...than Gigabyte's. I get that this is a niche market. It's unfortunate, because it's the market I'M IN...and a desktop is not a viable option for someone on the go as much as I am.
     
  7. Support.3@XOTIC PC

    Support.3@XOTIC PC Company Representative

    Reputations:
    1,178
    Messages:
    6,710
    Likes Received:
    712
    Trophy Points:
    281
    True. I think it's going to be a while before anyone's expectations can include 4K, cool, quiet, ok or better FPS, and 15.6/slim though.
     
  8. inperfectdarkness

    inperfectdarkness Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    97
    Messages:
    359
    Likes Received:
    79
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Well for whatever it's worth, I will compromise on size AND noise. If you built me a 4k with a 1070 in a 15" that was 2" thick and had fan noise like sitting next to an A/C unit--but it NEVER had heat issues...I'd be interested.
     
    alexhawker likes this.
  9. Support.2@XOTIC PC

    Support.2@XOTIC PC Company Representative

    Reputations:
    477
    Messages:
    3,117
    Likes Received:
    3,468
    Trophy Points:
    331
    x2 I believe the next development for mobile computing will need to see better solutions for cooling, in order to really progress with performance.
     
  10. Dennismungai

    Dennismungai Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    102
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    165
    Trophy Points:
    56
Loading...

Share This Page