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Which Windows tablet do you own?

  1. #51


    Well, the Surface 3 might not be as under-powered as I thought.

    I just picked up a NEW IRULU W1002 from Ebay for $215.00 (though now it's at $279.00)...it has a similar processor..here is from the product page--


    Intel® Baytrail-T CPU processor whose main frequency is 1.33GHz-1.83GHz. Based on TURBO CORE technology, supporting Turbo Boost and quad-core four-thread techniques...

    The tablet is VERY impressive. Quicker then the older Asus i5 tablet I had a few months ago. Solid build with lots of ports and nice screen. Came with a magnetic keyboard similar to what you would buy for the Nokia 2520.

    It could be a tad thinner and lighter but for just $215.00 I am overjoyed with the tablet.

    The processor in the Surface 3 is more beefy so it should be great for most users. I still think the $499 is a bit much. Or at least include the keyboard.

    Ebay is selling out of these fast at the $279.00 price and Amazon originally had them at $245.00 but then they were also at $279.00 and now are sold out, as well.



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  2. #52



    I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
    NJ
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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    I have 3 tablets
    1 asus vivotab running windows 8.1 64 bit, 64 gigs 1 gig memory
    1 Surface pro 3.0 128 gigs 4 gigs memory i won on microsoft community connections contest
    1 Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series running windos 8.1 pro 4 gig memory 500 gig hs intel pentium, which I absolutely love. I got it when it first came out, now it has a icore 3. Mine runs great and i give it its all. I have recommended this all in one to 6 clients and they love it. It is light, you get the best of a tablet and laptop and it holds its own, i highly recommend it.
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  3. #53


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Might as well keep this thread going...

    I know that just recently I was singing the praises about my original Surface RT, and trying to be objective, because I admit, it was never a tablet that was going to win any major performance awards, but I thought I'd mention that I decided I reached the end of my patience level with it, and I upgraded to an Acer Aspire Switch 11 with a Core i3.

    Now, I don't regret the 2+ years that I owned the RT. I mean, overall it was a good first try at what Microsoft was trying to do, and I still maintain that it might be okay for someone with very simple needs (I traded it in at Best Buy -- maybe they can refurbish it and find it a nice home). But now that I wanted to get into a mode where I started using it as a hybrid, that is, a small notebook, the performance bottlenecks started to annoy me. Plus I found it just a tad small.

    The Acer Aspire Switch 11 that I upgraded to blows it away in the benchmarks that I tested. The screen is about an inch bigger, so that's nice, and it's also full HD. The keyboard is nice to type on, and it's got all the ports I need. I love the twisting, detachable screen. 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD.

    So far everything is going really well. It's a Signature Edition that I bought through the Microsoft Store. Sure, there are some minor things I could criticize, like the subpar battery life that it gets compared to the Surface. But all in all I think it's a great package. With tax and shipping, it was even slightly less than a Surface 3 without keyboard (I don't know how long that $200 discount is going to last, however).
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  4. #54


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    Just to keep it going - I upgraded from my surface rt to a surface 2. Much the same. Bit snappier and the screen is a wee bit better. Preferred the black casing tbh. Was looking at a pro but then I think why do I want the hassle of a laptop in a tablet? I have a windows 8 laptop - RT suits me fine in tablet form. Strange you never see people on andriod or ipads making the same fuss as windows users that its not a 'full fat' experience.
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  5. #55


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by stupops View Post
    Just to keep it going - I upgraded from my surface rt to a surface 2. Much the same. Bit snappier and the screen is a wee bit better. Preferred the black casing tbh. Was looking at a pro but then I think why do I want the hassle of a laptop in a tablet? I have a windows 8 laptop - RT suits me fine in tablet form. Strange you never see people on andriod or ipads making the same fuss as windows users that its not a 'full fat' experience.
    Yeah I was, at one point, close to upgrading my Surface RT to the Surface 2, but I never pulled the trigger on that.

    And the tide turned with my experience with the Acer Switch 11 that I bought. Turned out it had a defect -- it was turning off at random times, and this was confirmed by a technician at the Microsoft Store (bad motherboard, or bad chip on the motherboard). Long story short, got a refund, and walked out with an Asus T300 Chi! Had to spend a bit more, but I think it's a better device.

    I probably would have kept the Acer had there been no problems, so it's funny how things work out sometimes.
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  6. #56


    To keep it going, I just stay here quietly watching you guys have fun
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  7. #57


    Posts : 20
    windows 8.1


    Just to keep it even more going I wish I had upgraded sooner. The Surface 2 is so much quicker and snappier than the original. Good work and to be had at a decent price these days!
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  8. #58


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    Windows 8


    currently using Surface Pro 2, really love using it,
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  9. #59


    Wife has iPad Air, son has iPad mini, daughter mostly uses my MacBook Pro. I might splurge on a surface pro 4 when they come out. I've git a Surface Pro 1 at work, but I don't really care much for it.
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  10. #60


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    originally purchased a 8" WinBook TW802 Tablet even though i read the reviews beforehand about quality. I just chalked it up to their bad luck. Maybe it was... dunno. All I know is that the power jack started to get loose, after a month. Yes, I could take it for a replacement, but my data is on it, and foolishly, is not encrypted. I read that they are made by a major computer manufacturer. But the company does not put their logo on them. Could be a bad sign.

    Upgraded to a Surface 3 (not Pro)... mostly for the quality. It's expensive, but I feel like I'm saving money by not going Pro. I like the 10.9" screen. I find it much easier to type on. I'm not sure I want the MS keyboard that's designed for it.... as I really like how quiet it is right now. i.e. in just using the on-screen kboard.

    Going from an 8" screen to a 10.9" and to 10 touch-points makes, for me, a big difference in the ease of use of the tablet experience.

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