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    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    Amazon.com: Monoprice Mini DisplayPort: Computers & Accessories

    You will probably see an array of these about feb or march
    ok but it is so short which means you need to be on top of the projector to use it, which would be very awkward
    don't they come longer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    The Gigabyte S1080/S1081/S1082 come with a VGA port as standard, plus a whole lot of other ports.
    I do not see one running windows 8 pro, unless it has not come out as of yet
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    Well, if anyone is wanting a smaller 7 or 8 inch screen Windows RT tablet or such, wait until the Windows Blue update comes out. A rumor is out that the Blue update will have Windows 8 optimized for smaller 7+ inch screens. Which is kind of nice, it'll make Windows RT the first non-smartphone OS to be installed on tablets that have been using ios and android smartphone OS's, as well as the capabilities of RT. But Office on a 7 inch screen is totally different thing....
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    The Gigabyte S1080/S1081/S1082 come with a VGA port as standard, plus a whole lot of other ports.
    I do not see one running windows 8 pro, unless it has not come out as of yet
    robin
    I'm running Windows 8 Pro on my S1080 right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    Amazon.com: Monoprice Mini DisplayPort: Computers & Accessories

    You will probably see an array of these about feb or march
    ok but it is so short which means you need to be on top of the projector to use it, which would be very awkward
    don't they come longer?
    That's because you connect the VGA cable to that adapter. If you look at the third picture you'll see it's the female end.
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    Ahhh it is an adapter. So it goes on the VGA cable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    The Gigabyte S1080/S1081/S1082 come with a VGA port as standard, plus a whole lot of other ports.
    I do not see one running windows 8 pro, unless it has not come out as of yet
    robin
    I'm running Windows 8 Pro on my S1080 right now.
    I looked at the 1082. It has windows 8 pro
    How do u like it? Does yours run fine?
    What do u not like about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    I looked at the 1082. It has windows 8 pro
    How do u like it? Does yours run fine?
    What do u not like about it
    The specs of the S1082 kind of dissapoint me, though I'm no specialist on these, but moving to a slower (and more power hungry?) Celeron processor than the faster Atom in the S1080/S1081 and dropping the USB3.0 seems retrograde, but they have upped the RAM capacity and screen resolution.

    Windows 7 and 8 both run fine in the S1080, but I had to spoof the resolution so that Windows 8 apps would function. Mine's currently a dual boot configuration while I ponder which way to go. Windows 7 is my defaut OS and everything works very well indeed, much better than I had anticipated. The Gigabyte is one of the most full featured tablets I could find, which I can effectively use as my desktop while out and about.

    There's only one thing that annoys me about the tablet and that is that the BIOS is locked down, so it's difficult/impossible to make maximum use of the internal mini PCI-E socket. You can really only use the Huawei 770/770W HSDPA/GPS card. I tried some other GPS cards and they would not work. I don't know if it will work if you use cards that perform other functions; such for additional storage, which would be good.
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    Funny no one is really selling the 1082 yet. Amazon still has the 1081. I want to see how competitive in pricing it will become. I do not need it till January anyway
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    If I had to choose between the S1081 and S1082, I'd take the S1081. It has a faster processor, up to 4GB RAM, USB 3.0 (this is really good) and still with all the other bells and whistles, at a very good price. You can switch relatively easily between screen resolutions if you really want to use the Modern apps, so the lower inherent screen resolution of the S1081 isn't a deal breaker. If you primarily use the desktop, then nothing is lost.
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