Ray, now you are getting ridiculous. I guess you have not been around long enough on the forums - else you would know that we have always discussed matters of general interest - on the Vista forum and on the Windows 7 forum. There has never been an objection to do so.
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To that end, my interpretation was that the question related to a tablet with an Atom processor being able to run Windows 8 effectively. My very first response was to give an example of a tablet that ran an Atom processor and could run Windows 8 perfectly. A quite innocent statement. That was then followed by several vitriolic posts about the crappiness of the Gigabyte tablet and Atom processors - talk about going off-track and then the pot calling kettle black.
I am not arguing about what followed the initial post. I have, however, reservations about this statement you made.
After about 20.000 posts on these forums here I have seen that happen a lot of times and nobody took exception. If the mods will have problems of what is being posted, they will let you know.Why would anyone want to start a thread about devices in general, if it didn't relate to using Windows 8 on such a device?
Looking at the original post:
Is there anything wrong with interpreting that to mean: 'Will an Atom processor (in this case a Z2670) run Windows 8 without issues and is there one with better features?' I gave an example of a tablet with an older Atom processor and plenty of features that runs Windows 8 quite well, inferring that newer Atom processors should do so as well.I was used to the android Cortex A9 processor but i wanted to know if the Intel Atom Z2670 processors are very efficient. Or are there any tablets with a better speed and good camera quality under $600. with a lightweigh design
In fact, I was being very positive about Windows 8 being able to run on an less powerful system and do so very well, but the usual culprits took that as Windows bashing. There is an instinctive, knee jerk, reaction, by some, that whenever I mention anything about Windows 8, that it's immediately interpreted as bashing or hate speech.
ray8, just let it go. you don't have to convert everything into a battle to be won.
you were hurt that your Gigabyte tablet was criticized. every device has its pros and cons. but you felt offended that your device was slighted. so you dragged in a bunch of strange arguments. you brought in the Surface when no one was talking Surface. you then converted the entire conversation into the merits of Windows 8 yet again. and now rather than letting it go, you go on about how all of this talk about Windows 8 hardware devices was off-topic.
just let it go. The OP can get an Android tablet if that's what fits his needs. someone asks a question for help on buying a Windows tablet. people offer points/counter points. person makes decision. you don't need to bring in all your baggage or get offended if people don't agree with your recommendations.
I was merely pointing out that what many consider a less powerful device, be it the Gigabyte or anything similar, can quite adequately run Windows 8. Isn't that one of the major points that Microsoft has been making, that Windows 8 can run on lower powered devices? Yet you just push that everyone should get the latest and greatest.
Not everyone can afford the latest and greatest, so why not fairly acknowledge that less expensive devices will quite happily run Windows 8, rather than putting people off completely. But then, you're basing your views on technical specifications and not personal experience.
And if you're so virtuous, why don't you practice what you preach and be silent, rather than going on about what I've said and thus inevitably giving me cause to issue another rebuttal.
Ray, you have to know when to stop.