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  1. #41


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    ray8, you really need to step back and read what you write. you rail against people as the luvvies. and yet it's you that's constantly derailing multiple threads and turning every thread into an anti-Win8 thread. that's the common element I see whenever I see you joining a thread. "oh, ray8 is here to try to tell people all the problems with windows 8 again."

    sheesh. even in a thread that was supposed to be about machines was mutated into a discussion on Windows 8.
    Why would anyone want to start a thread about devices in general, if it didn't relate to using Windows 8 on such a device? This is afterall a Windows 8 forum, not: Tablet PC Forums, Discussion and Support.

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    Ray, now you are getting ridiculous. I guess you have not been around long enough on the forums - else you would know that we have always discussed matters of general interest - on the Vista forum and on the Windows 7 forum. There has never been an objection to do so.
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  3. #43


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Ray, now you are getting ridiculous. I guess you have not been around long enough on the forums - else you would know that we have always discussed matters of general interest - on the Vista forum and on the Windows 7 forum. There has never been an objection to do so.
    The Tablet and Touch section is about: Support for Windows 8 tablet and touch devices.

    The Chillout Room is about: Off topic chat

    To that end, my interpretation was that the question related to a tablet with an Atom processor being able to run Windows 8 effectively. My very first response was to give an example of a tablet that ran an Atom processor and could run Windows 8 perfectly. A quite innocent statement. That was then followed by several vitriolic posts about the crappiness of the Gigabyte tablet and Atom processors - talk about going off-track and then the pot calling kettle black.
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  4. #44


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    I am not arguing about what followed the initial post. I have, however, reservations about this statement you made.
    Why would anyone want to start a thread about devices in general, if it didn't relate to using Windows 8 on such a device?
    After about 20.000 posts on these forums here I have seen that happen a lot of times and nobody took exception. If the mods will have problems of what is being posted, they will let you know.
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  5. #45


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I am not arguing about what followed the initial post. I have, however, reservations about this statement you made.
    Why would anyone want to start a thread about devices in general, if it didn't relate to using Windows 8 on such a device?
    After about 20.000 posts on these forums here I have seen that happen a lot of times and nobody took exception. If the mods will have problems of what is being posted, they will let you know.
    I'm not a mind reader, so I can only interpret the intent of a post from the words contained within.

    Looking at the original post:

    I was used to the android Cortex A9 processor but i wanted to know if the Intel Atom Z2670 processors are very efficient. Or are there any tablets with a better speed and good camera quality under $600. with a lightweigh design
    Is there anything wrong with interpreting that to mean: 'Will an Atom processor (in this case a Z2670) run Windows 8 without issues and is there one with better features?' I gave an example of a tablet with an older Atom processor and plenty of features that runs Windows 8 quite well, inferring that newer Atom processors should do so as well.



    In fact, I was being very positive about Windows 8 being able to run on an less powerful system and do so very well, but the usual culprits took that as Windows bashing. There is an instinctive, knee jerk, reaction, by some, that whenever I mention anything about Windows 8, that it's immediately interpreted as bashing or hate speech.
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  6. #46


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    nuff said.
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  7. #47


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    ray8, just let it go. you don't have to convert everything into a battle to be won.

    you were hurt that your Gigabyte tablet was criticized. every device has its pros and cons. but you felt offended that your device was slighted. so you dragged in a bunch of strange arguments. you brought in the Surface when no one was talking Surface. you then converted the entire conversation into the merits of Windows 8 yet again. and now rather than letting it go, you go on about how all of this talk about Windows 8 hardware devices was off-topic.

    just let it go. The OP can get an Android tablet if that's what fits his needs. someone asks a question for help on buying a Windows tablet. people offer points/counter points. person makes decision. you don't need to bring in all your baggage or get offended if people don't agree with your recommendations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    ray8, just let it go. you don't have to convert everything into a battle to be won.

    you were hurt that your Gigabyte tablet was criticized. every device has its pros and cons. but you felt offended that your device was slighted. so you dragged in a bunch of strange arguments. you brought in the Surface when no one was talking Surface. you then converted the entire conversation into the merits of Windows 8 yet again. and now rather than letting it go, you go on about how all of this talk about Windows 8 hardware devices was off-topic.

    just let it go. The OP can get an Android tablet if that's what fits his needs. someone asks a question for help on buying a Windows tablet. people offer points/counter points. person makes decision. you don't need to bring in all your baggage or get offended if people don't agree with your recommendations.
    No battle and not hurt, but I note that it was you that started the dispute about what the tablet could or could not achieve.

    I was merely pointing out that what many consider a less powerful device, be it the Gigabyte or anything similar, can quite adequately run Windows 8. Isn't that one of the major points that Microsoft has been making, that Windows 8 can run on lower powered devices? Yet you just push that everyone should get the latest and greatest.

    Not everyone can afford the latest and greatest, so why not fairly acknowledge that less expensive devices will quite happily run Windows 8, rather than putting people off completely. But then, you're basing your views on technical specifications and not personal experience.

    And if you're so virtuous, why don't you practice what you preach and be silent, rather than going on about what I've said and thus inevitably giving me cause to issue another rebuttal.
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  9. #49


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    Ray, you have to know when to stop.
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  10. #50


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Ray, you have to know when to stop.
    When is that?
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