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Windows 8 and windows 8 RT?

  1. #11


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    as long as it's not RT, it'll run Win32 (aka "regular" windows software). If it's RT, it'll only run modern/metro apps from the store and the versions of desktop software that shipped with the device (like Office).

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    NASA, windows 8 tablet will work for me but I can download office 20113 on it right? And other third party software, correct?
    Yes.

    You have Windows 8 on one of your PC's, correct? It will be just exactly like that if it makes it easier.
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    Ok great because the windows 8 are less expensive than the pro ones and I do not need the added features, I already have a windows pro 14" laptop to do what I need to do, and since I can put office pro on it it fits for me, now I wait and see if the pricing goes down or if there is a special, I am looking at the acer iconic w series w 700-6831 tablet. Has an intel core i3 4 gigs. Mem. 64 tv HD
    Goes for $729. But since I am not in a rush I am waiting to see if it comes down on sale more
    It has excellent ratings and comes with the keyboard cover and a full USB port
    It is a tad bigger than the rest. It is 11.6" instead of 10
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  4. #14


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    You know, if you wait it out until the newer Atom processors are released later this year, those tablet PCs will go down in price for sure. Intel claims that 200 dollars tablet PCs with their new Atom chips will be possible, although realistically it'd be around 4-500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    You know, if you wait it out until the newer Atom processors are released later this year, those tablet PCs will go down in price for sure. Intel claims that 200 dollars tablet PCs with their new Atom chips will be possible, although realistically it'd be around 4-500.
    are the newere atom processors suppose to be faster? and will they have windows 8 or pro on them?
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    You know, if you wait it out until the newer Atom processors are released later this year, those tablet PCs will go down in price for sure. Intel claims that 200 dollars tablet PCs with their new Atom chips will be possible, although realistically it'd be around 4-500.
    are the newere atom processors suppose to be faster? and will they have windows 8 or pro on them?
    Well, the new Atom Bay Trail processors I don't think will be considerably faster than right now. The whole emphasis with this series is low cost, VERY low power consumption; so the main benefit I bet will be seen with those is much longer almost all day battery life. I would imagine MAYBE some tablet PCs with the Atom processors will have Windows 8 Pro, I'm not sure since some features of Pro such as Storage Spaces needs a decent processor.

    But since I'm an AMD fan, I say stick to AMD APU based tablet PCs. Their next crop of APUs are claiming a lot better graphical performance, which compared to Intel, is like comparing a desktop PC to a laptop PC in terms of graphical power almost. Not quite, but you get the point. Battery life on the next generation ultramobile APU will be about on par to an Atom processor right now, so about 7-10ish hours. If given the option between the two next gen offerings of CPUs for a tablet PC, I'm going AMD all the freaking way. I personally want that because I know when I decide to buy a tablet PC later on, I know I'm going to need to graphical power for Photoshopping and AutoCADding on the go.

    If you're looking for serious on the go power, I'd check out the Razer gaming tablet PC, it has a mobile i7 chip and a dedicated NVIDIA GPU.
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  7. #17


    Another thing to consider for a serious Tablet user is the Microsoft Store Developers as they develop more and more apps. Those apps are made to run and run great on these Atom processors and without going to Desktop mode. Even Office 2013 works great on my Lenovo with it's Atom processor and I use One Note all day long. I have 8 Notebooks with probably 50 tabs and maybe 200 notes so far and it is set to sync automatically to Dropbox as I use and make changes throughout the day. It flows without a hitch.

    I have found several other key apps for me in the Windows Store that don't seem to require much system resources to run flawlessly. So I'm very happy with my Atom processor, 1.25 pound machine, $600 price tag, and 9 hour battery life. I would hate to lose all those features just for a little power; I might as well just pick up my trusty old 15.6 inch laptop at that point!
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  8. #18



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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    You know, if you wait it out until the newer Atom processors are released later this year, those tablet PCs will go down in price for sure. Intel claims that 200 dollars tablet PCs with their new Atom chips will be possible, although realistically it'd be around 4-500.
    are the newere atom processors suppose to be faster? and will they have windows 8 or pro on them?
    Well, the new Atom Bay Trail processors I don't think will be considerably faster than right now. The whole emphasis with this series is low cost, VERY low power consumption; so the main benefit I bet will be seen with those is much longer almost all day battery life. I would imagine MAYBE some tablet PCs with the Atom processors will have Windows 8 Pro, I'm not sure since some features of Pro such as Storage Spaces needs a decent processor.

    But since I'm an AMD fan, I say stick to AMD APU based tablet PCs. Their next crop of APUs are claiming a lot better graphical performance, which compared to Intel, is like comparing a desktop PC to a laptop PC in terms of graphical power almost. Not quite, but you get the point. Battery life on the next generation ultramobile APU will be about on par to an Atom processor right now, so about 7-10ish hours. If given the option between the two next gen offerings of CPUs for a tablet PC, I'm going AMD all the freaking way. I personally want that because I know when I decide to buy a tablet PC later on, I know I'm going to need to graphical power for Photoshopping and AutoCADding on the go.

    If you're looking for serious on the go power, I'd check out the Razer gaming tablet PC, it has a mobile i7 chip and a dedicated NVIDIA GPU.
    duely noted- thank you
    under those circumcstances I will wait, I am not in a rush and I would rather wait for the better processor then the atom, and I agree the Amd works better better with a tablet and is less money then the Intel Processor I's
    Thanks Coke, really appreciate your help

    also when you see them come out can you post a topic about them? I will watch for that in the future months
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post

    are the newere atom processors suppose to be faster? and will they have windows 8 or pro on them?
    Well, the new Atom Bay Trail processors I don't think will be considerably faster than right now. The whole emphasis with this series is low cost, VERY low power consumption; so the main benefit I bet will be seen with those is much longer almost all day battery life. I would imagine MAYBE some tablet PCs with the Atom processors will have Windows 8 Pro, I'm not sure since some features of Pro such as Storage Spaces needs a decent processor.

    But since I'm an AMD fan, I say stick to AMD APU based tablet PCs. Their next crop of APUs are claiming a lot better graphical performance, which compared to Intel, is like comparing a desktop PC to a laptop PC in terms of graphical power almost. Not quite, but you get the point. Battery life on the next generation ultramobile APU will be about on par to an Atom processor right now, so about 7-10ish hours. If given the option between the two next gen offerings of CPUs for a tablet PC, I'm going AMD all the freaking way. I personally want that because I know when I decide to buy a tablet PC later on, I know I'm going to need to graphical power for Photoshopping and AutoCADding on the go.

    If you're looking for serious on the go power, I'd check out the Razer gaming tablet PC, it has a mobile i7 chip and a dedicated NVIDIA GPU.
    duely noted- thank you
    under those circumcstances I will wait, I am not in a rush and I would rather wait for the better processor then the atom, and I agree the Amd works better better with a tablet and is less money then the Intel Processor I's
    Thanks Coke, really appreciate your help

    also when you see them come out can you post a topic about them? I will watch for that in the future months
    I can definitely keep a look out for the new AMD's, as I do keep tabs on them. I may buy a tablet PC MAYBE this fall or next spring, so I'm for sure going to looking out for the AMD APU based tablets out there. Surface Pro 2 with an AMD APU? One can only hope.
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