Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Please MS THIS would be a KILLER device

  1. #1

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Please MS THIS would be a KILLER device

    Hi all
    In this whole PC vs Tablet nonsense I can't understand why MS doesn't make the following piece of hardware

    A fully functioning Stand alone tablet which can plug in to a standard PC case as a detachable screen so the tablet would then function when required as a perfectly "Bog Standard" PC.

    The tablet presumably when it's detached from the PC would run Windows 8.

    I've seen a sort of similar type of device from ASUS but as it only runs ANDROID it's not for me -- but a nice 10 inch (any smaller is too tiny for me) tablet which could plug in to the detachable screen area on a PC would get my vote at once.

    I can't actually understand why this type of device hasn't appeared yet.

    Kills two birds with one stone --and is a perfect application IMO for the upcoming W8.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    United Kingdom
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 / OS X

    I agree. I think the future of many popular computers will be in this sort of form factor, and I think Windows 8 is going to be a winner (if the implementation is good which so far looks promising). I am sure manufacturers will release such form factors with Windows 8, as I too like the thought of having a tablet PC to go and have it docked for when I want to use a keyboard (and perhaps a mouse at certain times - graphics work, etc).
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7

    How about this one. It is a bit different but the way to go: A Mobile Minute with the Motorola Atrix 4G’s Docking Options
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 22
    Windows 7/Windows 8

    I can't understand why MS doesn't make the following piece of hardware
    Well the reason why Microsoft hasn't made such a device...They are a SOFTWARE company. Well mostly a software company. But those devices would be made by other companies like Dell, HP for example.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    By PC case are you talking about a laptop or desktop.
    Didn't Lenovo have that one tablet that could be plugged into a keyboard case with it's own ram, harddrive, x86 cpu, while the tablet itself had it's own hardware also?
    But yea this idea would be great. They're getting closer. The samsung series 7 tablet/slates will have i5s..but at a ulv clock cpu..
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Please MS THIS would be a KILLER device

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Any killer Windows 7 custom themes to tell me of?
I'm currently in the market for a new Win7 theme or two (free, hah), and know there are quite a few custom developers doing their thing. My systems are already patched, so I can use any. Any recommendations? I'm going to head on over to DeviantArt right now and see if I can come up with...
My game (housefly killer)
Hi, i've created simple game. I want to share it with you. Just give me some feedback. I want to upgrade my game soon. Link do download: Housefly app for Windows in the Windows Store
Free Developer Programs and Projects
Windows 8 is no iphone killer
I think investors are being a little cautious - perhaps the phone won't do brilliantly - perhaps desktop users won't flock to it either - but I think it could do ok in tablets - as long as it is priced right.
General Support
Windows 8 OpenXPS, the Latest PDF Killer
Windows 8 OpenXPS, the Latest PDF Killer - Softpedia
Windows 8 News
Win 8 killer feature
Many have commented on the shortcut in the notification area - brings no new functions. Iso mounting - I suppose it's convenient to have it included - but you could already do that and a lot more with free apps. like 7zip, free versions poweriso, etc. How about something you could not do...
General Support

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook