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Tablets with 1GB RAM

  1. #1


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1

    Tablets with 1GB RAM


    Hi All,

    Does anyone have any experience of the budget windows tablets that run 8.1 that come with 1GB RAM

    I am thinking of getting one to try out, but just want to make sure the performance is ok

    My usage is not heavy on my current tablet, Email, Internet, Social Media, Listening to music, Reading Books, nothing that is too demanding

    Would possibly like to use Office also as they come with a free year subscription to Office 365, but this is not a must have due to tablet size I am looking at

    This is the one I was thinking of
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Linx-inch-Ta...rhf_gw_p_img_4

    Any thoughts?

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  2. #2


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Hey Paul, no direct experience but my cheap Lumia 520 runs fine with 512MB of RAM and dual-core processor. I would think that tablet would run just fine plus it has 16GB built in that you should be able to store apps on.

    Pretty sure the tablets run a version of Windows Phone. I'm sure someone will jump in and tell me if wrong.
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  3. #3


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for the reply, been reading reviews and it seems promising

    It looks like it might be 32GB of storage instead of 16 going by the details of it

    Off for some more reading now
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  4. #4


    Posts : 96
    Win 8.1 Enterprise


    Hi there,

    In addition, I only have experience with Surface 2 and I can be productive as it has O365 pre-installed so you can't go wrong. Anyway, I found this one for you that has a better specs that the Linx, the price seems to be reasonable.

    Hope this helps.
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  5. #5


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for the info

    Need to do some comparisons and see how they all look
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  6. #6


    Posts : 21
    Win 8.1u1


    My personal experience is only with a Dell Venue 8 pro with 2gb RAM and 32gb primary storage and 32gb secondary (microSD), but from what I've read, the newer low-end 1g RAM devices generally work well in the "modern/metro" mode and are limited to small simple apps in the Desktop mode. I can run Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom on my DV8p but 1g machines can't. Also, I wouldn't expect any of the new low-end 1g tablets to have a screen display near the quality of the DV8p.

    Check out this post on UMPC Portal: Budget Windows 8 Tablets work well in ?RT Mode?
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  7. #7


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,586
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    I had a netbook with the old N270 Atom processor and 1.5G of RAM that I ran Win 7 Pro on for about 5 years and it worked fine. I could easily have 2 or 3 "normal" desktop programs (Excel, Word & FireFox for instance) running and have decent responsiveness. I didn't try to run processor or GPU intensive programs because that's not what the netbook's intended use was.

    These tablets have the newer, faster quad core Atom processors but less RAM, they should be able to easily handle 1-2 "normal" programs. The fact that they have very little on-board storage can be mitigated by the addition of a 32G microSD card or even cloud storage. There are larger cards that could be used but their cost would be a significant percentage of the cost of the tablet itself.

    I have personal experience with the Dell Venue 8 Pro and the Surface Pro 3, both are nice but expensive compared to these low cost devices.

    It's fascinating to me that some of these low cost Win 8 tablets are down in the $100 range, that's amazing for a device with this capability.
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  8. #8


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    cheers for the extra replies

    I will mostly be using the apps from the metro side, and the way they suspend in the background shouldn't cause any issues I can see

    I wont be using the desktop side too much, 8" seems a little small for using the desktop interface, the only exception is I would like to have office on it (word, excel, possibly outlook but I might just stick to the metro mail etc apps instead of outlook)

    wanted to try out windows tablets for a while, see what the full touch experience is like with windows 8, cant really go wrong with the price of these and looking at reviews of various ones they mostly seem positive
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Hey Paul, no direct experience but my cheap Lumia 520 runs fine with 512MB of RAM and dual-core processor. I would think that tablet would run just fine plus it has 16GB built in that you should be able to store apps on.

    Pretty sure the tablets run a version of Windows Phone. I'm sure someone will jump in and tell me if wrong.
    Wait... A Nokia Lumia is
    1) A Windows Phone
    2) A Crap Windows Phone
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  10. #10


    I would invest another £60 and you will get 2Gb of Ram and 32GB of Storage (Flash) and another 2.1 inches in size which will allow you to use office in the desktop mode fine. +If you order by the 15 May 2015 you get £30 cash back.
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