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  1. #31


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    Why an Ultra Book ??

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  2. #32


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    It looks like Gigabyte has come up with the goods for their latest model, all the features of the S1080 and then some: GIGABYTE - Slate & Tablet - Slate & Tablet - S series - S1185. Knowing how well the S1080 works, I'd have no hesitation in getting one of these if didn't already have a tablet. And it has a built-in kickstand: Hands-on with Gigabyte's S1082 and S1185 Windows 8 tablets (video).
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Why an Ultra Book ??
    Doesn't have to be an Ultra Book? I suppose what I really meant is that a touch screen is necessary for me, if the touchpad is decent and fully supports Windows 8 gestures...
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  4. #34


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    That looks nice and has superb specs. But it is bulky and expensive. I really wonder whether there is a market for those machines. They are too expensive for a toy and not really fit to replace a desktop or even a laptop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    That looks nice and has superb specs. But it is bulky and expensive. I really wonder whether there is a market for those machines. They are too expensive for a toy and not really fit to replace a desktop or even a laptop.
    If you mean the Gigabyte, the S1185 is bigger than the S1080. I'm not sure why they did that, rather than improving on the previous S series tablets. Maybe there will be similarly specced, but 10" tablets later on. There's no reason why they can't, as they've already shown that they can.
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  6. #36


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    What interesting times we live where two to three pounds is considered "too heavy."

    I take a tablet PC with a good Intel i5 or AMD APU over an android or ipad. I just don't comprehend how there are legitimately people that spent upwards of almost a thousand dollars or more on taking an ipad and trying to use it as a laptop/ultrabook PC. For that money, this is a tablet PC with keyboard, an ulrabook, or even a touch enabled laptop, minus any constrictions on the software or hardware.
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  7. #37


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    Try to hold 3 pounds in your hand for 30 minutes and operate on it - then you know it's heavy.
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    Normally, a three pound tablet would be put on a dock when operated on, no?
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  9. #39


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    Just don't touch the sides. It'll buzz.
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  10. #40


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Normally, a three pound tablet would be put on a dock when operated on, no?
    Then it's a PC - in my book. A tablet has to be mobile and I must be able to use it in any position - standing, sitting, lying down, standing on my head, LOL.
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