Online manuals, in my experience, have many more mistakes, mostly due to being produced/edited by people for whom American-Standard English is not their first or second language. While they may be readily updatable, without the resource of a native language speaker, those errors are never seen. Work in a country where English is an official language (anywhere in the middle east) and you will see what I mean. Chinglish and Hindlish are actual things that impair clear understanding by North Americans, as well as the Brits, Aussie and Kiwis, who are the target markets for these devices.Good move, printed manuals can contain errors and problem causing really anyway
Generally paperless online solutions use a lot less carbon than printing and distributing paper books. It’s the shipping more than anything as most paper is responsibly sourced these days.So, you are a first-time PC builder, with no computer and where are you supposed to get the manual?
Yeah, I read the article. Maybe my scenario is unlikely in this day and age, but I bet that some people will skip MSI as a motherboard choice because of this.
All this in an effort to go green. I have to wonder, though, how green this option really is since a significant number of users will have to consume power, and thus, carbon to view the manual.
Yes they can. But that doesn't necessarily indicate that they will be.But online version can be updated.
The pins and jumpers thing is the only thing people use in a box. You want to talk about volume, get rid if the other 100 pages of garbage but keep the pin outs. Looking it up on your phone is a pain, the PDFs are never phone friendly and as someone who builds enough computers to have to use my phone, you have to make sure you have the right model number or else you can brick it.
You want to talk about 70 million million motherboards? Dont put the other 100 pages in and reduce it by 6.9 billion pages. Or, like I said, print it on the inside of the box.
That diagram is so small it's almost useless. I'm not talking about just the power switch pins on the header. But I have yet to have someone tell me why IT COULDNT BE PRINTED ON THE INSIDE OF THE BOX.Most motherboard already have the pin outs labeled on the motherboard itself already, you don't need those and they will not brick your motherboard for sure.