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Some food for though about the Windows 8 tablets.

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    Some food for though about the Windows 8 tablets.


    Seton Hall Uni to distract students with Windows 8 tablet handouts (video) -- Engadget

    An interesting video promoting the Windows 8 tablet platform, it definitely gives a realistic look on how Windows 8 will be used and I have always found that it will succeed TREMENDOUSLY in education all around. I think it's very true that an ipad or an android tablet just can't do what a Windows 8 tablet does: be adaptable, be flexible. Some call Windows 8 a mish-mosh Frankenstein, it's without an identity but call it what you want it does what you need it to do regardless.

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    Oh my Lord.

    You are like one of those zealots on street corners preaching about the second coming.

    I have no doubt they mean well.

    Don't you think they turn people off as a rule?

    Or maybe we should turn this Forum into a pure advertising space dedicated to MS.
    Last edited by SIW2; 30 Jul 2012 at 09:11. Reason: added wink
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    HEY!! HEY!! HEY!! Behave you two! lets not get into a flame war! I just HATE when Brink puts that RED warning up concerning that type of issue!
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    LOL.

    You are completely on the wrong track there Mike.

    If you read it - it is amusing and quite affectionate.

    Cokie has a great sense of humour.

    ( added a wink to it now.)
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    LoL SIW2 I did KNOW it was in humor, hence my reply and adding the RED text to it.
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    TRWTF is that this school is charging a higher tuition so that it can but overpriced electronics for everyone. If I went there, I would rather get a discount and the ability to buy whatever I want. Also, they're college students with short attention spans. If you gave everyone in a room an iPad, or a Nexus 7, I think the exact same thing would happen.
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    Yes, exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    TRWTF is that this school is charging a higher tuition so that it can but overpriced electronics for everyone. If I went there, I would rather get a discount and the ability to buy whatever I want. Also, they're college students with short attention spans. If you gave everyone in a room an iPad, or a Nexus 7, I think the exact same thing would happen.
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    The MS surface tablet is the first tablet I am genuinely interested in. The reason being, it's not really a glorified smart phone (that doesn't make calls) and is more or less a real computer that can run real applications (meaning...the applications that I am used to running and would want to run, not Metro apps from the Microsoft store).

    The issue I am going to have is going to be sticker shock at the price. If the not Windows 8 RT version (which really is the glorified smartphone that I don't want), of this surface tablet approaches the $1,000+ price point, I would be quite hesitant to outlay the cash over a laptop which would offer additional functionality like eSata ports, optical drives, docking stations, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    The MS surface tablet is the first tablet I am genuinely interested in. The reason being, it's not really a glorified smart phone (that doesn't make calls) and is more or less a real computer that can run real applications (meaning...the applications that I am used to running and would want to run, not Metro apps from the Microsoft store).
    There have been a few windows 7 tabs around, like the eee slate, samsung series 7, and acer w500. Unfortunately, they've all been underpowered or overpriced. I don't see the surface being any different.
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    phailyoor, you have to put in contention that they are new still, so till they mature, it is about ALL we will have/get.
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