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Windows RT vs. Windows 8 Pro: Choosing the right tablet

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    Windows RT vs. Windows 8 Pro: Choosing the right tablet


    There is a diverse array of tablet options to daze and amaze shoppers this holiday season. Microsoft has a solid contender with its current Surface tablet, but it runs the more limited Windows RT operating system that was designed for use with ARM-based processors. Iíve already examined how the Surface RT beats the iPad, and how the iPad beats the Surface RT, but how what about tablets that run the more powerful Windows 8 Pro OS?

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    Windows RT vs. Windows 8 Pro: Choosing the right tablet | PCWorld

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    That was an underwhelming article.
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    It's a good description of the differences of the usual tablet vs the full powered Windows 8 tablet.
    I'm seeing many compare the price to a standard low level tablet. The full power x86 tablets do much more and cost more, as should be expected.
    I think the Windows RT does much more than the standard tablets out there, for a reasonable price.
    It all depends on what you are going to use a tablet for, everyone has different needs.
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    I bought a Surface RT and have been very pleasantly surprised by it and it certainly ticks all the boxes for me.
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    what peripherals come with it, like usb ports, any vga ports? with the surface running windows 8 Pro. I need to get a windows 8 laptop after January for my business and if the Surface windows 8 comes with ports like a laptop I might consider that instead
    robin
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    Ports:
    Full-size USB 3.0
    microSDXC card slot
    Headset jack
    Mini DisplayPort
    Cover port

    Surface with Windows 8 Pro Specs
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    One problem. I need to connect it to a projector that runs VGA , or it is useless to me
    Do they make a cable that goes USB to VGA ? If so then it might just work otherwise I will get a laptop
    Robin
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    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    Amazon.com: Monoprice Mini DisplayPort: Computers & Accessories

    You will probably see an array of these about feb or march
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    The Gigabyte S1080/S1081/S1082 come with a VGA port as standard, plus a whole lot of other ports.
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    I think Windows RT would be awesome, but Microsoft stripped out so many features and is relying on third party support that doesn't exist.
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