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  1. #51


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    NOW

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  2. #52


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Was that 'now' 10 min ago, or 'now' as in now?
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  3. #53


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    Win 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Techwavy View Post
    The matter has been changed to about the windows 8 interface. Though the topic is about windows Tablets under $600 with a processor faster than the intel atom Z2670. If there are any.*But if there are no windows 8 tablets faster than the intel atom Z2670 processor in windows 8 tablets under $600 ,then I will stick to and compare to an Ipad 4. Which will make my final decision based on money wise.
    this really depends on what you will be comparing it to.
    If it is the WinRT to Ipad4, that is a fair comparison.
    If you are trying to compare it to Win8 Pro, there is no contest, and no way to compare it. It's crackers and sharks.

    there is no contest, all you have to do is look at the prices of the iPads.... then realize what you are not getting with an Ipad, that you DO Get with a Win8 Pro Tablet.

    iPad with Retina display - Apple Store (U.S.)
    iPad - Compare iPad Models - Apple Store (U.S.)

    The ipad, really is a rip off by comparison, even to the WinRT in my opinion.

    In other words, if you are only looking for the WinRT, then that's great and I encourage anyone to look at the differences between ipad and winrt., but if you are looking for Win8 Pro, you should save your money and work towards that.

    The OS choice is relevant to what you will be doing with it. Anda gain, you can't compare any Ipad to Windows 8 Pro on a tablet. Crackers and Sharks.
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  4. #54


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Anything from apple is a ripoff....
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  5. #55


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Techwavy View Post
    The matter has been changed to about the windows 8 interface. Though the topic is about windows Tablets under $600 with a processor faster than the intel atom Z2670. If there are any.*But if there are no windows 8 tablets faster than the intel atom Z2670 processor in windows 8 tablets under $600 ,then I will stick to and compare to an Ipad 4. Which will make my final decision based on money wise.
    this really depends on what you will be comparing it to.
    If it is the WinRT to Ipad4, that is a fair comparison.
    If you are trying to compare it to Win8 Pro, there is no contest, and no way to compare it. It's crackers and sharks.

    there is no contest, all you have to do is look at the prices of the iPads.... then realize what you are not getting with an Ipad, that you DO Get with a Win8 Pro Tablet.

    iPad with Retina display - Apple Store (U.S.)
    iPad - Compare iPad Models - Apple Store (U.S.)

    The ipad, really is a rip off by comparison, even to the WinRT in my opinion.

    In other words, if you are only looking for the WinRT, then that's great and I encourage anyone to look at the differences between ipad and winrt., but if you are looking for Win8 Pro, you should save your money and work towards that.

    The OS choice is relevant to what you will be doing with it. Anda gain, you can't compare any Ipad to Windows 8 Pro on a tablet. Crackers and Sharks.
    That's what I've been trying to say. If you want a tablet that can run any Windows program, and want Windows 8, then you can find many tablets that were designed for Windows 7 that run Windows 8 and associated programs quite well, for almost half the price.

    That is, if you are happy with something that is competent, but not necessarily the most high powered device around. That usually means people that want to use programs like Office etc while on the move, but are not interested in the latest intensive gaming programs.
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  6. #56


    South Carolina
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    Windows 8

    To make it clear for my cluelessness.


    Thank you for telling me the intel atom is great.The reason why I did the Ipad 4 for a comparison was for its portability and coreA6x processor with Retina display. But most of the choice was for the app selection particular: RACING GAMES.I picked a windows 8 tablet over a rt because if an rt tablet can run it good then an intel atom can run it better Intel is faster than Arm cpu wise.I just feared as tho the stores selection on apps. I fear to know if there are any good racing games. Or would I have to download them of the internet?My tablet choice is the Samsung Ativ Smart Pc 500t
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  7. #57


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I like the Samsung ATIV a lot. The screen is great. When it's not docked, it feels good as a tablet. When it is docked, it acts just like a laptop (folds and closes like a regular laptop). The keyboard is good. It comes with a pen.
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  8. #58


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Ideally, if you wanted a tablet for some amounts of gaming like that, one that has an AMD APU (which there aren't many unfortunately) would be FAR superior to the Atom in that respect.
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  9. #59


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Anything from apple is a ripoff....
    Not an unexpected statement from our #1 Windows 8 fan. While I don't have anything from Apple, their devices are solid and some are not badly priced (Apple TV, Apple AirPort Express both come to mind).
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  10. #60


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Anything from apple is a ripoff....
    Not an unexpected statement from our #1 Windows 8 fan. While I don't have anything from Apple, their devices are solid and some are not badly priced (Apple TV, Apple AirPort Express both come to mind).
    330 dollars for an 8 inch tablet when every other tablet in that space is a good 100 dollars less at least? Or a 500 dollar ipod touch, or a 900 dollar ipad with 128 gigs of storage and data connectivity? Seriously right now? I don't dispute their build quality, but that's WAY too high.

    And I've owned apple products before, won't make that mistake twice.
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