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Do you think Tablets will replace laptops in the future?

  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The Surface Pro is a lovely device, but $1,000 dollars for it just seems to high for me when I spent almost $1,100 on my desktop rebuild.
    That's why I got the Transformer when it was on sale for $329. It is a great machine. Fast and flexible and the battery seems to last forever - they say 11 hours.

    The SSD is small but after installing Office and another dozen programs I still have 13.5GB of free space. All my user data is on the 64GB MicroSD card. I also put a couple of images on there - just in case. And should I ever need really large masses of data, I'll put them on my 128GB USB3 stick - I got it for $49.99. It is also good to run virtual machines off it.
    I actually had the pleasure of working on one of those just recently. It's actually a very nice little PC. The only thing I had issue with was that it seemed as if a piece of double sided sticky tape was needed on the back left section of it as the case was able to be flexed in a bit. Not a big deal though. The speakers are lovely on that thing! Oh my gosh! That hands down takes the cake for best Windows tablet speakers!

    If it had a Wacom stylus, I'd buy it for sure. It would match my ASUS motherboard.

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  2. #22


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    Coke, You are too picky. I actually bought it for my wife. She wanted a small laptop for travel and that was the best price/performer. All the other 10" options with the dismal AMD A4s cannot match it and they cost about the same. Of course I have to maintain the thing so I have to use it from time to time.
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Coke, You are too picky.
    I know.....
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  4. #24


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The Surface Pro is a lovely device, but $1,000 dollars for it just seems to high for me when I spent almost $1,100 on my desktop rebuild.
    That's why I got the Transformer when it was on sale for $329. It is a great machine. Fast and flexible and the battery seems to last forever - they say 11 hours.

    The SSD is small but after installing Office and another dozen programs I still have 13.5GB of free space. All my user data is on the 64GB MicroSD card. I also put a couple of images on there - just in case. And should I ever need really large masses of data, I'll put them on my 128GB USB3 stick - I got it for $49.99. It is also good to run virtual machines off it.
    I actually had the pleasure of working on one of those just recently. It's actually a very nice little PC. The only thing I had issue with was that it seemed as if a piece of double sided sticky tape was needed on the back left section of it as the case was able to be flexed in a bit. Not a big deal though. The speakers are lovely on that thing! Oh my gosh! That hands down takes the cake for best Windows tablet speakers!

    If it had a Wacom stylus, I'd buy it for sure. It would match my ASUS motherboard.

    Hi there
    I think you've answered your own question here --- the configuration you are using is by any stretch of the imagination a PC even if it's called a tablet.

    Some tasks need to be done on a more PC like device - other tasks can be accomplished on a simpler device without any extra peripherals (i.e a "classical tablet").

    Sure things like micro SD cards and usb sticks can be made smaller and have much larger capacities -- but once you start adding peripherals --even tiny ones to a tablet it essentially becomes a computer -- so the real answer to this thread is actually - that there isn't a real answer.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. #25


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    Jimbo you are right. As soon as you have a keyboard, mouse and lots of storage, it is a computer. The only difference is that you can take off the screen (tablet) part and use that for 'consumption'. But doing serious work on that piece is far fetched.
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  6. #26


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    That's why I got the Transformer when it was on sale for $329. It is a great machine. Fast and flexible and the battery seems to last forever - they say 11 hours.

    The SSD is small but after installing Office and another dozen programs I still have 13.5GB of free space. All my user data is on the 64GB MicroSD card. I also put a couple of images on there - just in case. And should I ever need really large masses of data, I'll put them on my 128GB USB3 stick - I got it for $49.99. It is also good to run virtual machines off it.
    I actually had the pleasure of working on one of those just recently. It's actually a very nice little PC. The only thing I had issue with was that it seemed as if a piece of double sided sticky tape was needed on the back left section of it as the case was able to be flexed in a bit. Not a big deal though. The speakers are lovely on that thing! Oh my gosh! That hands down takes the cake for best Windows tablet speakers!

    If it had a Wacom stylus, I'd buy it for sure. It would match my ASUS motherboard.

    Hi there
    I think you've answered your own question here --- the configuration you are using is by any stretch of the imagination a PC even if it's called a tablet.

    Some tasks need to be done on a more PC like device - other tasks can be accomplished on a simpler device without any extra peripherals (i.e a "classical tablet").

    Sure things like micro SD cards and usb sticks can be made smaller and have much larger capacities -- but once you start adding peripherals --even tiny ones to a tablet it essentially becomes a computer -- so the real answer to this thread is actually - that there isn't a real answer.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    That's the great thing about the Personal Computer, it can quite literally be whatever you want it to be: desktop, tablet, laptop, or phone.
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  7. #27


    I have a W700, too. It has a wonderful and vivid display, but the battery performance is horrible.
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  8. #28


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    Quote Originally Posted by jupit3r View Post
    I have a W700, too. It has a wonderful and vivid display, but the battery performance is horrible.

    Battery life is what was keeping me from trying out a windows tablet in the first place. The Asus Transformer T100 has pretty good battery life. I get at least 8 hrs of normal use (web browsing, email, some video streaming, sometimes some work).

    It is pretty good. My only issue with it is I wish it was an 8" screen. I like the smaller iPad mini form factor (yes I own a rMini and love it). Well the form factor and the cellular connection since I hate having to tether my phone to the laptop for connection while I am out.

    But the T100 is a pretty good product with a great price.
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  9. #29


    Welcome to Windows EightForums, jupit3r.

    Not so good, hah? Doesn’t last as the specs say? Are you sure it’s not just a “lemon” battery?
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  10. #30


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    But the T100 is a pretty good product with a great price.
    I absolutely agree. It is a great machine that performs well, has Office included and the battery seems to last forever.

    I don't think it would do as well with an 8" screen. I compare it to my Nexus 7 and I think it is much more useable because of the bigger screen. I have a BT keyboard with trackpad for the Nexus too, but it is not the same to operate on the small screen.
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