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Tablet and PC integration

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Tablet and PC integration


    So I am posting this as I am struggling to find the information I am looking for through google searches but my problem is this. I am considering buying a tablet but what I really want it for and what I'm not sure is possible is;

    Would I be able to integrate a Windows 8 tablet with my windows 8 PC? I want to have all the touch fun and ease of use but with it basically working as a remote for the pc. Like the computer is doing all the processing and software running and the tablet is basically a replacement for my mouse and keyboard whilst also offering a display if I leave the room or such.

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2

    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition

    Hi Paul and welcome to Eight Forums!

    If I understand you correctly you basicly are looking for a device to control your destop pc with touch. But you also want to be able to take it like a tablet with you.

    Well...I guess the closest thing that comes into view is the Surface Pro 2. I myself just started using one. See this thread for a documentation about my first experience with it ==>

    • With the Surface Pro 2 you can remotely take control of your desktop pc. That way your desktop does the computing, but you see and control it via the Surface Pro 2 tablet. You basicly can take control of your desktop pc from wherever you are! (as long as your pc is running Windows 8 PRO version!)

    I must say that buying a Surface Pro 2 only to control your desktop pc is a waste of money. The Surface Pro 2 is so much more!

    Some cheaper and perhaps better alternatives might be:
    • A touch enabled screen for your desktop. That way you can use touch on your desktop by directly tapping the screen.
    • A Wacom tablet inputdevice for your desktop. This device has pen input as well as touch input. It is basicly a mouse replacement.

    I hope my advice is usefull to you. Feel free to ask if you've got any more questions.


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  3. #3

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    If you are using Android devices why not try something like this

    Gmote > Android Remote

    Although this is more for multi-media playing etc I'm sure there are equivalent things out there -- IMO a small tablet to actually PERFORM typical PC applications just isn't worth it -- fine for remote batch things like starting / stopping VM's / multi media services etc - but would you really want to run photoshop on a 7 inch tablet - or even a Surface Pro.

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  4. #4

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Thanks for your replies guys .
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