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Recommend a Win 8 tablet/laptop hybrid for business/web design?

  1. #91


    We ordered some HP all in one's at work and they are also on a multi-week backup too. Was supposed to ship end of December, now it's estimated mid January sure to part shortages.

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  2. #92


    UK
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    Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)


    How's about this?
    NEC LaVie X Ultrabook (on display at CES 2013)
    Intel shows off NEC LaVie X Ultrabook at CES 2013The Droid Guy | Top Technology News


    A nice big 15.6 inch screen, 1920 x 1080 resolution, Ivy Bridge Core i7-3517U dual-core processor, 1.9GHz clockspeed, 256GB SSD. Weight is 1.59KG/3.5lbs - very impressive for such a large screen.


    The only weak point for me is just 4GB of RAM. Oh and it doesnt seem to have touch. Damn. Plus the fact that it isnt out yet...
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  3. #93


    Quote Originally Posted by ship69 View Post
    How's about this?
    NEC LaVie X Ultrabook (on display at CES 2013)
    Intel shows off NEC LaVie X Ultrabook at CES 2013The Droid Guy | Top Technology News


    A nice big 15.6 inch screen, 1920 x 1080 resolution, Ivy Bridge Core i7-3517U dual-core processor, 1.9GHz clockspeed, 256GB SSD. Weight is 1.59KG/3.5lbs - very impressive for such a large screen.


    The only weak point for me is just 4GB of RAM. Oh and it doesnt seem to have touch. Damn. Plus the fact that it isnt out yet...
    That is more than enough for a daily usage.
    Most Indonesian computers have RAM varying from 128MB-2GB.
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  4. #94


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    Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)


    The main thing that takes RAM seems to be my desktop searching.

    I use Windows (7 x64) and Outlook 2010 for work.And as a webmaster I have nearly 10GB of emails and 2.5GB of documents that need to be indexed. The problem is that the default Windows and Outlook searching see me to be awful.

    And so I am using something called X1 Professional Client (Version 6.7.4) - which is superb when it works, but it is incredibly heavy on resources and although it has been around for a while it is somewhat flaky (it often fails to index things completely e.g. my contacts. I tried Ultra Finder a couple of months ago and it was sort of OK but not brilliant and then my trial ran out and it needs me to pay $49.95 to continue - so I have not done so.

    A couple of years ago I have previously tried local versions of: coppernic, yahoo, google, bing and for various different reasons I hated each of them.... So for now I am stuck with X1.

    Btw, for just filename searching the best thing is the incredibly light-weight "Everything" from voidtools.com I think. But they have stopped supporting it.

    So if you anything better and lighter that works well with less than 4GB on these kind of volumes of data please let me know.

    J
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  5. #95


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 Pro (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by ship69 View Post
    The main thing that takes RAM seems to be my desktop searching.

    I use Windows (7 x64) and Outlook 2010 for work.And as a webmaster I have nearly 10GB of emails and 2.5GB of documents that need to be indexed. The problem is that the default Windows and Outlook searching see me to be awful.

    And so I am using something called X1 Professional Client (Version 6.7.4) - which is superb when it works, but it is incredibly heavy on resources and although it has been around for a while it is somewhat flaky (it often fails to index things completely e.g. my contacts. I tried Ultra Finder a couple of months ago and it was sort of OK but not brilliant and then my trial ran out and it needs me to pay $49.95 to continue - so I have not done so.

    A couple of years ago I have previously tried local versions of: coppernic, yahoo, google, bing and for various different reasons I hated each of them.... So for now I am stuck with X1.

    Btw, for just filename searching the best thing is the incredibly light-weight "Everything" from voidtools.com I think. But they have stopped supporting it.

    So if you anything better and lighter that works well with less than 4GB on these kind of volumes of data please let me know.

    J
    This is the Win 8 forums. The sevenforum is over here: Windows 7 Forums
    So far I've found the filename indexing on Win 8 to be okay and haven't had to use an external app. Just search from the Start screen. But my needs aren't as high-powered as yours. I'm still only on the trial of X1, and not convinced it's buying me much joy except for email content searches (Outlook and Lotus Notes) where it's been really helpful a couple of times. but for filename searches Ive been using the windows 8 defaults so far.
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  6. #96


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by ship69 View Post
    The main thing that takes RAM seems to be my desktop searching.

    I use Windows (7 x64) and Outlook 2010 for work.And as a webmaster I have nearly 10GB of emails and 2.5GB of documents that need to be indexed. The problem is that the default Windows and Outlook searching see me to be awful.

    And so I am using something called X1 Professional Client (Version 6.7.4)
    I used to use the predecessor to X1 (when it was from Yahoo? forgot because it's been so long ago) before it became for pay. And it was fabulous, especially with indexing external or networked media.

    But have you tried out the indexing in Windows 7 or 8 lately? It's pretty darn good at indexing documents. I can pretty much accomplish what I did in X1. The major advantage of X1 to me was the quick preview of the document so that you can see if it's relevant. I wish they'd add that to the Windows 8 indexing. But as a free feature, the Windows 8 version seems pretty good.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)


    > But have you tried out the indexing in Windows 7 or 8 lately? It's pretty darn good at indexing documents.

    Sorry all I can give is Win7 feedback (I am a *prospective* Win8 buyer!). The filename bit of Win7 searching works *fairly*, well I concede... But how do I get it to do a search on just one directory (and subdirectories)? And how do I get it to index the local network?

    Also, I cant work out how to get it to do email searching. And if I search using Outlook2010/Exchange it is frankly atrocious. VERY slow indeed... AND the indexing seems to keep getting stuck so that it doesnt actually index most of my emails.

    All in all, Win7 searching gets a big thumbs down, (and I'm guessing Win8 is little or no better!)

    J



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  8. #98


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    Windows 8 Pro w/ WMC on all three.


    This thread is still going? Did the OP ever buy anything? It's been over two months already.
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  9. #99


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by ship69 View Post
    > But have you tried out the indexing in Windows 7 or 8 lately? It's pretty darn good at indexing documents.

    Sorry all I can give is Win7 feedback (I am a *prospective* Win8 buyer!). The filename bit of Win7 searching works *fairly*, well I concede... But how do I get it to do a search on just one directory (and subdirectories)? And how do I get it to index the local network?
    here's searching only in one specific subdirectory (D:\kaplan):
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    so I typed in the search box for "mediastinum" and it found all the documents in this folder only that contained that word, either in the filename, or within the file itself. and this was a Microsoft Word DOCX file. DOCX was the reason I dumped the Yahoo/X1 in the first place. It would index DOC files but not DOCX.
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    UK
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    Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)


    > here's searching only in one specific subdirectory (D:\kaplan):
    Sorry to be thick but what is the syntax for searching just directory ?

    J
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