KDE Platform Profiles

Marco Martin notmart at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 20:06:35 BST 2010

On Monday 12 April 2010, Parker Coates wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 10:18, Kevin Ottens wrote:
> > On Monday 12 April 2010 14:46:47 Thiago Macieira wrote:
> >> I think you're missing a Netbook/Laptop profile in-between Desktop and
> >> Tablet. Maybe even the two split up.
> > 
> > As I said the "Tablet" name is not ideal, but the best one we could come
> > up with so far. But really from the *platform* pov Tablet==Netbook. From
> > *plasma* pov though, you might want two different shells.
> This is just my two cents, but I think the term Tablet is confusing.
> Tablet is a physical form factor, not really a category that can be
> used to classify devices by power. Several companies make tablet
> laptops with desktop comparable capabilities. We're now seeing more
> netbooks in tablet format and I keep hearing about new tablet devices
> that fall in between the typical netbook and phone in processing
> abilities.
> Why not just call the middle profile "Netbook" or maybe even "Mid
> range devices"?
> Parker
 also netbook has become quite a specific formfactor, hmm
but i guess since everybody will rush to do tablets after the ipad, the medium 
sized one will probably have that fairly netbookish standard atom boards, so 
netbook could make sense..

i would vote for mid range right now

Marco Martin

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