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Tablet recommendation?

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    Tablet recommendation?


    Can anyone recommend a tablet that will run W8 well?

    I was thinking a duo/convertible type, where it has a keyboard but the screen flips around for just tablet use,
    but I guess a regular slate would work fine as well..

    Thanks

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    No one will know yet becos it's still in pre-beta form. I'd say hold up on buying one at the monent.
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    @3dpiper I am running win8 dp on my acer iconia w500. it has a keybord if you need. win8 runs very fast and smooth. no problems. if you dont need keyboard maybe you can get the msi windpad 110w. these are all expensive relatively now but once arm tablets hit the show prices will fall.
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    CT
    Posts : 33
    Windows 7 64x Enterprise


    Well a journal said "Sinofsky and co offered BUILD attendees high end swag in the form of a Samsung built tablet running a developer preview of windows 8. The 11.6 inch device features SDK, a recovery environment, a dock to connect with a keyboard or dual monitor, a 64 gb ssd (solid state) hard drive, 4 gb ram and was powered by an intel chipset."
    Now human nature says they had this designed to run 8 to it's best performance. I would doubt that a tablet that falls short of the specs would run very well. If it's close Id try it. But a tab like mine which is a cheep POS will never run it.
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    @kira which is your tab? You have to try it to believe it. Win8 runs fast on my anemic processor. Sure it will fly on the samsung series 7 slate but you dont need that unless you plan to run photoshop on your tablet.
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    CT
    Posts : 33
    Windows 7 64x Enterprise


    (braces herself for laughter and finger pointing) Its a china tab from some company called kinstone model s5pv210 samsung processor running droid gingerbread 2.3.1 total mem 378.89 mb and a dinky 4gb sd card
    oh and resistive touch
    I would try but Im not sure how to get my droid back up and running as it was if something goes wrong. Its only a 7 inch square display anyway. Im just starting to learn about android and sdk and roms and things like that. Plus if I brick it I'm down a machine... even if its just a tab.
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    Probably better not to try. I am a PC person. Not sure how you are going to install it on an android device even if your specs are good. You would probably need at least 1gb ram to run things smoothly I would guess.
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    Cheshire, UK
    Posts : 66
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64x /Windows 8 Professional 64x


    the Nvidia Tegra tablets seem to be opimized for W8 so i'd keep an eye out for them
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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie View Post
    Probably better not to try. I am a PC person. Not sure how you are going to install it on an android device even if your specs are good. You would probably need at least 1gb ram to run things smoothly I would guess.
    I got 32bit version to try out...


    slapped it onto one of my pc's here (2.4 dual-core intel, with 2GB mem)..and it only took up 9GB installed...

    so add some on like anti-virus/etc. and it appears to be about same footprint as Win7 on my ViewPad10 tablet...



    Win8 on my ViewPad10 tablet....

    installed WindowsDeveloperPreview-32bit-english

    install went smooth, connected to WiFi fine...install did overwrite my dual boot
    setup with Honeycomb...so just re-installed Honeycomb which adds the
    proper dual-boot..can now boot into Honeycomb or Win8 on the tablet....

    also:
    -Change displ key for Metro UI: hklm\system\currentcontrolset\control\class\(4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0000\Display1_Downscalingsupported to 1
    -reboot
    -set display to 1024x768

    FOOTPRINT is 9.10GB on this tablet...it is partitioned as follows

    2GB ext3 for android / 29GB for windows...
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    Posts : 26
    windows 8 consumer preview


    I purchased a used RM Slate 100 for less than 300 on ebay. I did a clean install of the Dev preview and then upgraded to the Consumer Prev. Both have run great.
    Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
    Processor: Intel Pineview-M N450 + ICH8M, 1.66 GHz
    Connections: Bluetooth 2.1, EDR, integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi 2.4GHz
    Processor Speeds: 1.6GHz, 667MHz, 512K (200MHz)
    Graphics: Discrete Broadcom Crystal 1080p HD Video Accelerator
    Memory: 2Gb 800MHz DDR2
    Mass Storage Memory: SSD 32GB
    Battery Type: Embedded Lithium-ion Polymer 2-cell (35.52Whr, 7.4V, 4800m Ah, 2S1P)
    Battery Life: Over 3 hrs
    Camera: 1.3M pixel (fix focus) webcam
    Screen: TFT LCD 11.6" HD GLARE with increased view angle support (1366 X 768)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Integrated 802.11 b/g/n WiFi 2.4GHz
    Touch Panel: Capacitive multi-touch panel (real two points), display orientation (3-axis sensing)
    Audio: 2x Built-in Speakers (1.5W), 1x Microphone
    Interface: 26-pin dock connector, DC-in jack, Mini-HDMI, 2 X USB 2.0, OMTP jack, SD card slot
    Total Size: 295mm x 195mm x 14mm
    Total Weight: 995g
    Casing: Magnesium Alloy with rubberised grip finish
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