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What do normal people think of new Windows 8 PCs?

  1. #201


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I am waiting for Android to appear on the laptop scene. The new ARM processors are certainly suitable for a PC environment. I wonder whether Google is working on that.

    There is an Android X86 version out, but that is probably a bad compromize.
    They already exist and are called Chromebooks.

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  2. #202


    Hello, DelleMonty. Welcome to Windows EightForums. I agree with Bil and share Cokies excitement. That is rather an excellent post!
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  3. #203


    Thank you for the encouragement, Gypsie (and Bil & Coke)! It's always somewhat hard to take that first step into a new forum. Doubly so for me here, as I'm just so technologically backwards and the majority here are most definitely NOT.

    I do have many questions, yet am leary of repeating those that have certainly already been asked adnauseum.

    In the meantime, if you do have a "pathetic beginners" thread around here somewhere, I would very much appreciate a nod in its direction.... if only just to get a gist of the vocabulary!
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  4. #204


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by DelleMonty View Post
    Actual subpar normal here... meaning I've no experience with an Ipad, Smartphone, or any other app-based gadgetry. My phone makes phonecalls and can now (SUPER recent upgrade) supposedly take pictures (tho I don't yet know how).

    I had a short fling with Vista a few years ago, but broke up and went back to my X(p) after I couldn't take it anymore.

    I've never even seen W7 in action.

    Which basically means that none of this is familiar at all, and I'm coming from a place that's very very far away.

    Having received my new laptop on December 8th, I subsequently spent the remainder of the month (including my entire 2 weeks of Christmas holidays) just trying to make friends. At first, no amount of alcohol seemed to help. We were ugly strangers to each other and apparently destined to stay that way. My X(p) was looking awful appealing again.


    But then it happened.

    I stumbled in here and opened threads one by one. Still clueless enough not to even know how to formulate a question that might reveal a hint of a clue to something helpful, I just decided to read EVERYTHING.

    And one-thing-at-a-time, blemishes were erased, mysteries solved, glories revealed. I slowly began to realize that behind the too-cute and seemingly useless exterior actually lay something quite intelligent and fun. I was learning how to speak 8!!

    And frankly I'm now quite delighted with each new command I learn.........


    Thanks so much to YOU!!!

    That is a cute story. Although even after experimenting with /8 for nearly 1 year, I am still not convinced. I like, however, if others found their ultimate system.
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  5. #205


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I think this question should be asked in six months.

    So far, some of the second gen Windows PCs from OEMs that are being announced at CES this week are just WHOA! Windows 8 is the key that has unlocked just a MASSIVE amount of PC innovation I don't think has been seen in years. What a PC is definitely being redefined. Also, some OEMs have new PCs that are touch enabled, like their laptops, at MUCH lower costs. More like around 7-800 versus 9-1,200 dollars.
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  6. #206


    Windows 8 unlocked a massive amount of pc innovation...

    Dam near spit my coffee on my monitor, you know the one I couldn't reach to touch to save my life.
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  7. #207


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Quote Originally Posted by DelleMonty View Post
    Thank you for the encouragement, Gypsie (and Bil & Coke)! It's always somewhat hard to take that first step into a new forum. Doubly so for me here, as I'm just so technologically backwards and the majority here are most definitely NOT.

    I do have many questions, yet am leary of repeating those that have certainly already been asked adnauseum.

    In the meantime, if you do have a "pathetic beginners" thread around here somewhere, I would very much appreciate a nod in its direction.... if only just to get a gist of the vocabulary!
    Welcome to Eight Forums DelleMonty.

    Great tale of perseverance.

    Try looking around the extensive tutorial forum, there is a lot to digest.
    Windows Eight Tutorials

    Search for the terms you don't know, Wikipedia is a good source of information. What you can't find just ask.
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  8. #208


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    As the others have said good post, also as Dave says if there's something you're not sure of just ask there is always somebody here willing to help.
    Oh and nearly forgot Welcome to the forum DelleMonty.
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  9. #209


    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I am waiting for Android to appear on the laptop scene. The new ARM processors are certainly suitable for a PC environment. I wonder whether Google is working on that.

    There is an Android X86 version out, but that is probably a bad compromize.
    They already exist and are called Chromebooks.
    Yes, the Chromebook. I have been working with one now for nearly 2 months. It's low powered, and doesn't blow you away with it's awesomness....but for what it is and the fact that it was $249, makes it one of my favorite day to day use devices.

    It's light, small, wakes instantly, boots in less than 8 seconds, can be reset to factory in just a few seconds, lasts 6-8 hours on a charge, has a full keyboard, has a touchpad, has USB 3.0, has a memory card reader, etc. It's only $249.

    Sure, it doesn't run installed software...but that's not what I do with the device. I do facebook, gmail, forums, shopping, online porn, etc. It's got a real keyboard, which is great for those of us who spend far more of our time typing.
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  10. #210


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Patrick, do these chromebooks have access to the apps markets (Google and Amazon) ??
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