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  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by skallal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post

    they are not limited to 2GB of RAM. that's what the current levels are at because of the sensitive pricepoints.

    and these Atoms are not the Atoms of yesteryear. they're far above what was seen in netbooks. that said, unless battery is really the key point, I'd prefer the Core processors. the upcoming Core processors that are 7W will have wider distribution.
    Okay, to be more specific, Clover Trail processors are limited to 2GB RAM. Correct?
    yes, the consumer version of Clover Trail is limited to 2 GB of RAM. originally, there was a statement that Atoms were limited to 2 GB which isn't true. the server version of Clover Trail supports up to 8 GB.

    For a consumer level Atom to support more RAM (unless some OEM decides to put the server version into a tablet), you're looking at Bay Trail later this year.

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  2. #22


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    Windows 8


    So there are mixed feelings on the "Gigabyte1085". The battery life would not support me tho unless I could find a way to legthen the battery to atleast 6-8 hours. Another thing would be does it take a liking to Styluses?Does it have a Accelometer, gyroscope and etc. for apps? (in the windows store)
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    if you're going to spend $600 on a Win8 tablet, you shouldn't get one that has a resolution of only 1024x600 like that Gigabyte. Its brightness is only about 148 nits. Its viewing angle is pretty narrow. it has a hard drive instead of eMMC or SSD. Its battery life is only 4 hours with an Atom. a modern Atom (Clover Trail) tablet should at least get 8 hours and often go up to 14 hours. it weighs 2 pounds. The Atom in the Gigabyte is not Clover Trail and is last gen in terms of performance and battery.

    The Gigabyte's feature set was clearly made in the Windows 7 era.
    People who provide opinions on a product, should only do so if they know what they are talking about. Product specifications only tell part of the story. You clearly do not know what you are talking about.

    Firstly, the resolution can be increased so that Windows 8 apps work correctly, the screen brightness is excellent and horizontal viewing angle is around 170 deg. You can replace the HDD with an SSD of whatever capacity you like and it has a mini-PCIE slot that allows you to install an adapter that will take an SD card or two micro-SD cards to increase internal storage by at least 64GB. It also has an external SD slot for even more storage.

    Yes, battery life without the extended battery is four hours at full screen brightness, but how long is the battery life with a Surface Pro? Does the Surface Pro have an external battery or docking station? It weighs the same as a Surface Pro and has the same physical dimensions as the Surface Pro. It can run any program that runs on Windows 8.

    It also has two USB ports, Ethernet port, SIM card, HDMI and D-sub. It's actually built like a fully functional desktop, PC in a tablet format, no larger or heavier than a Surface Pro and at almost half the price.
    What does the Surface Pro have to do with anything?
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  4. #24


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    Quote Originally Posted by Techwavy View Post
    So there are mixed feelings on the "Gigabyte1085". The battery life would not support me tho unless I could find a way to legthen the battery to atleast 6-8 hours. Another thing would be does it take a liking to Styluses?Does it have a Accelometer, gyroscope and etc. for apps? (in the windows store)
    If you mean the S1185, I don't think that's even out yet and I don't think any of them have stylus capability, though you can use a soft tipped stylus for working on any of them. They don't have gyro/accelerometers built in. You can get an extended battery for the S10xx series tablets.
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  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    What does the Surface Pro have to do with anything?
    Mr Dirty was implying that the Gigabyte was inadequate for running Windows 8 Pro and Windows programs and suggested how the Surface Pro was significantly better. Yes the Surface Pro does have an improved processor and higher screen resolution, but in many respects the Gigabyte has more features for a device that costs significantly less and doesn't fall that far behind in performance either.
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  6. #26


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    What does the Surface Pro have to do with anything?
    Mr Dirty was implying that the Gigabyte was inadequate for running Windows 8 Pro and Windows programs and suggested how the Surface Pro was significantly better. Yes the Surface Pro does have an improved processor and higher screen resolution, but in many respects the Gigabyte has more features for a device that costs significantly less and doesn't fall that far behind in performance either.
    your sniping is just getting ridiculous. i know you're the argumentative type and you never let it go. go back to any of my posts in this thread. I never mentioned the Surface until you kept bringing it up over and over for no reason. you got all defensive that your Gigabyte tablet was old-gen technology and you felt like a cornered animal and lashed out at me.
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  7. #27


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    What does the Surface Pro have to do with anything?
    Mr Dirty was implying that the Gigabyte was inadequate for running Windows 8 Pro and Windows programs and suggested how the Surface Pro was significantly better. Yes the Surface Pro does have an improved processor and higher screen resolution, but in many respects the Gigabyte has more features for a device that costs significantly less and doesn't fall that far behind in performance either.
    your sniping is just getting ridiculous. i know you're the argumentative type and you never let it go. go back to any of my posts in this thread. I never mentioned the Surface until you kept bringing it up over and over for no reason. you got all defensive that your Gigabyte tablet was old-gen technology and you felt like a cornered animal and lashed out at me.
    No sniping. I have a Gigabyte tablet as well as Dell desktop running an i7 processor, 8GB RAM, yada, yada, which has the same programs as my tablet and it's pretty easy to compare performance between the two. You on the other hand, are simply sniping at a product based on specs and not user experience, a big difference.

    The simple fact is that some might want to consider an older product that is going at a much cheaper price, which can adequately run Windows 8 desktop and Windows programs, as well as well as its love child the MPI. I think the cornered animals are those whose love of the latest and greatest is under threat.
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  8. #28


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post

    Mr Dirty was implying that the Gigabyte was inadequate for running Windows 8 Pro and Windows programs and suggested how the Surface Pro was significantly better. Yes the Surface Pro does have an improved processor and higher screen resolution, but in many respects the Gigabyte has more features for a device that costs significantly less and doesn't fall that far behind in performance either.
    your sniping is just getting ridiculous. i know you're the argumentative type and you never let it go. go back to any of my posts in this thread. I never mentioned the Surface until you kept bringing it up over and over for no reason. you got all defensive that your Gigabyte tablet was old-gen technology and you felt like a cornered animal and lashed out at me.
    No sniping. I have a Gigabyte tablet as well as Dell desktop running an i7 processor, 8GB RAM, yada, yada, which has the same programs as my tablet and it's pretty easy to compare performance between the two. You on the other hand, are simply sniping at a product based on specs and not user experience, a big difference.

    The simple fact is that some might want to consider an older product that is going at a much cheaper price, which can adequately run Windows 8 desktop and Windows programs, as well as well as its love child the MPI. I think the cornered animals are those whose love of the latest and greatest is under threat.
    Hmmmmm, specs versus user experience....sounds familiar for some reason....
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  9. #29


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Hmmmmm, specs versus user experience....sounds familiar for some reason....
    And you find that disturbing?
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  10. #30


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Hmmmmm, specs versus user experience....sounds familiar for some reason....
    And you find that disturbing?
    Not disturbing, but more interesting.

    For some reason, this reminds of how some people say Windows 8 is meant only for touch screens and tablets and nothing else. Yet, if most of those people are asked, they'd probably say they've only used Windows 8 for mere testing and toying around versus using it as a main OS for over a year. Specs versus user experience, perception versus actual usage.
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