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The OEMs and Windows 8

  1. #11


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    The ipad. ipod touch x 4 = ipod touch for older folk. Honestly, it irritates me to bejesus when people consider the ipad a PC. There is a special place in hell for blasphemers as you wouldn't EVER consider the ipod touch a PC. NEVER! EVER! The only reason I see is because of a larger screen.


    I kind of want to see if Windows RT can be installed on an android or even an ipad. That would be real interesting to see.

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  2. #12


    It irritates me when people describe W8 as a desktop OS.
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  3. #13


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    I would think that tablets can be fun. As an on-the-go device, but not for serious work.

    I do not own one yet, but I am looking at the new Google tab for $199 to $249. That is an acceptable price for a toy. And it is 7" which makes it easy to carry around.

    I don't think that the Win8 tablets will make my cut. They will be far too expensive and defeat the purpose of a toy-on-the-go.
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  4. #14


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Yes, I agree.

    Also, for many people something like the nexus will be all they need.

    They won't need any other device at all. Not bad for $199

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I would think that tablets can be fun. As an on-the-go device, but not for serious work.

    I do not own one yet, but I am looking at the new Google tab for $199 to $249. That is an acceptable price for a toy. And it is 7" which makes it easy to carry around.

    I don't think that the Win8 tablets will make my cut. They will be far too expensive and defeat the purpose of a toy-on-the-go.
    Last edited by SIW2; 30 Jul 2012 at 07:20.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 248
    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)


    Quote Originally Posted by DooRules View Post
    It irritates me when people describe W8 as a desktop OS.
    It is a desktop OS. Why else would there be a desktop. Using the metro overlay is optional.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 299
    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DooRules View Post
    It irritates me when people describe W8 as a desktop OS.
    It is a desktop OS. Why else would there be a desktop. Using the metro overlay is optional.
    No it is NOT, you CANNOT EASILY BOOT DIRECTLY TO DESKTOP, like you could in EVERY previous version of Windows OS.
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  7. #17


    New Zealand
    Posts : 91
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Using the metro overlay is optional.
    If it was optional where is the start button? How do you tun off the annoying charms menu? Where has the Aero Theme gone?
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  8. #18


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I would wait and see for the low end Windows RT tablets. After all, one can get a netbook for roughly the same price as the new android tablet. The main difference is the Intel Atom processor in the netbook. A Windows RT tablet could hit the same price point.
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