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Old 11-18-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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I was reading on XDA forums that some have thought of the same as me. Get a Note 3, keyboard and monitor and replace antiquated puter with Note 3 it definitely has the horsepower.

One thing I can't figure out is this, hopefully some tekkie can? The Note 3 is quad core processor, how does it dissipate heat effectively. No fans or vent slots like laptop so I wonder if you really tried to use it in replace of a laptop if the CPU would overheat all the time
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Personally I don't think it is a realistic option as a desktop/laptop replacement. Doesn't have adequate storage and software compatibility as a Windows or Mac computer. Note 3 is adequate for internet browsing/email/gaming/video but it just isn't a full blown computer.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:57 PM
 
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Eh.... SOC isn't comparable to desktop processors. Mobile processors are designed to be slower, use less energy and do as few tasks as possible to complete a job (RISC type design) while desktop processors don't have to be so throttled (CISC type design). Smartphone processors create MUCH less heat because they're designed that way. They also produce MUCH less work per cycle in the process.

You can use your phone all day long and it'll get hot but it won't overheat, the phone will just slow down and if it DOES get too hot it'll tell you.

To replace your computer with a phone, it'd have to be one HELL of an old computer and your requirements must be pretty low as far as productivity.
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:25 PM
 
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Actually, I was seriously considering this for the GN2 and then GN3, purchasing all of the needed accessories/peripherals. But under actual usage conditions, even with multi-application and various pop-up windows enabled, having a laptop or PC is far superior.

It's a cool gimmick and somewhat helpful when traveling sans laptop though! And hopefully, with future versions of the GN phablet it will become more of a reality. But for now, there's just no substitute for a real interface to access files. Not to mention, there's no way to enable phone call functionality with multi-application. So that by itself is a major limitation.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:57 PM
 
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I was reading on XDA forums that some have thought of the same as me. Get a Note 3, keyboard and monitor and replace antiquated puter.
I suppose it might be good to replace an antiquated computer, wouldn't do a very good job replacing a current computer.
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:00 AM
 
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Depending on usage scenario it might work. However, I still found the keyboard/mouse implementation in Android way too roughly axed together and without afterthought. Most apps still fail to adapt accordingly to the fact that you are using a keyboard/mouse and are assuming the touch interface.
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I used my iPhone just as a phone - mobile apps, texts, calls, etc. I use my S5 to do computer-like tasks on occasion, such as BitTorrent.

I have a 3770k, 32GB RAM, and a fast Crucial SSD for my primary machine. I cannot see a phone taking my PC's place, but then again, I'm a fairly heavy user. For many casual users, mobile has already taken over day to day usage
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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I am glad the topic has sparked more discussion but I scrapped the idea long ago after being on XDA forums and watching others try it on YT.

Tablets aren't even there yet. I wouldn't scrap my $600 Core I5 for a tablet or phablet, too slow to type.
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