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  1. #121


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post

    I don't think a 10" tablet will ever replace a real work setup either, but what if the tab and PC are running the same Apps like Photoshop and you save your work to Skydrive, jump on a plane with your tablet and do some editing while you're on a flight, surely that's got to be a bonus and can easily be done.

    Or if you're writing a novel at home, it's a nice day, you go and sit in a park under a tree and start where you left off, it's all possible with Windows 8 and Surface, or any Windows 8 tablet.
    But I can and already do all of that with my iPad (except I don't write novels or connect to the Internet on a plane) Dropbox and GoogleDrive and Creative Cloud, and iCloud as well as SkyDrive are al available. Nothing special about Windows 8!

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  2. #122


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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post

    I don't think a 10" tablet will ever replace a real work setup either, but what if the tab and PC are running the same Apps like Photoshop and you save your work to Skydrive, jump on a plane with your tablet and do some editing while you're on a flight, surely that's got to be a bonus and can easily be done.

    Or if you're writing a novel at home, it's a nice day, you go and sit in a park under a tree and start where you left off, it's all possible with Windows 8 and Surface, or any Windows 8 tablet.
    But I can and already do all of that with my iPad (except I don't write novels or connect to the Internet on a plane) Dropbox and GoogleDrive and Creative Cloud, and iCloud as well as SkyDrive are al available. Nothing special about Windows 8!
    Dropbox works fantastically well. I have mine set up where I can get to the content from absolutely all my machines. Requires practically no maintenance. Very seamless. Can use it on all my PC's (work and personal), all my iPhones and iPads. Great way to tie all the devices together.

    -Max
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  3. #123


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    I think Dropbox is the best of the cloud services, smoother and faster sync than SkyDrive but SkyDrive gave me 25gb for free and I only have 3gb free for Dropbox, so I use a combination of services. They all work perfectly with my iPhone iPad and all my Windows PCs so all of my files are available on any device when I need them.
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  4. #124


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Ask anyone who hates the idea of a tablet what they consider a tablet does, SIMPLE TASKS. A the term PC to tablet, tablet PC, it ends up doing EVERTYHING that a phablet does and what a PC does.
    Except on a tiny display, without upgradeability, and for most people the need to add on and carry around a keyboard.


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    And pparks, yes, I am different. I approach new technology not with hesitation because it's different, I approach new technology as a new opportunities to get to point A to point B better and faster. That's what Windows 8 has been for me, point A to point B faster and easier, ESPECIALLY with a Microsoft Touch Mouse. I don't believe Windows 8 took anything away from 7, things were just added. Some have seen this as preposterous as they firmly believe EVERYTHING was taken away from Windows 8 over 7.
    And I too approach new technology to see if it makes my life better and more efficient. My evaluation of Windows 8 indicates that it does not. The integration between the classic desktop and the new Metro UI is disjointed. Full screen apps are annoying, not helpful. And I'll be honest, I don't want to replace my peripherals to get gesture support for this new OS. I don't want to use gestures, I want to use a regular keyboard an mouse. I'm perfectly happy with my mechanical keyboard and my trackball.



    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    The people I'd be concerned about using Windows 8 are the young, the ones who are more OPEN to new changes versus the older who are dead set in certain ways, like a desktop tower and mouse and Ethernet cabling; not that there's anything wrong with that. It's just that young people are the reason why that's not the norm anymore, laptops with touchpads and even touchscreens are the norm along with wifi. They're the reason why phablets are being used over laptops. That's just change. Windows 8 is change. At this point, I could really care less what the more older Windows user thinks about Windows 8 simply because different times dictate different things will be adopted, and right now, the young and young at heart care more for Windows 8 oddly enough, than some people here on this forum.
    I'm not dead set in certain ways, but I'm not easily convinced and persuaded that another way is better. I won't take Microsoft word for it, or a tech review, I have to see it and use it myself.

    Wifi might be the norm, and I use it when i travel and on my laptop in the house. But I keep many things hardwired because it's more reliable and FASTER. I get about 85MB/sec across my wired gigabit ethernet connection, but am lucky to get 2MB/sec across my wireless. If others want to settle for slow ass wireless...be my guest.

    I've yet to find that that many people, regardless of age, really care that much about Windows 8. I think the average joe probably doesn't even know what it is yet. And from Microsoft advertising, who can blame them. I can barely tell what the Surface Pro is supposed to be based on their crappy ad.
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  5. #125


    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    I think Dropbox is the best of the cloud services, smoother and faster sync than SkyDrive but SkyDrive gave me 25gb for free and I only have 3gb free for Dropbox, so I use a combination of services. They all work perfectly with my iPhone iPad and all my Windows PCs so all of my files are available on any device when I need them.
    I too prefer and use Dropbox over Skydrive. But SkyDrive is getting better. They did add a recycle bin and selective folder syncing recently...which were 2 of my major issues. If they could add bandwidth throttling, I might be close to being able to make the switch. But, i HATE what they are doing with the interface of Skydrive. I much prefer the simplistic look of Dropbox to the damn tiles and color explosion that is Skydrive and all things New UI.
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  6. #126


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    Cokie

    This is an old idea that has been reinvigorated in a time where the idea of a tablet is a neutered smartphone OS on a 10 inch screen that does simple tasks. Keyword here, SIMPLE TASKS. Ask anyone who hates the idea of a tablet what they consider a tablet does, SIMPLE TASKS. A the term PC to tablet, tablet PC, it ends up doing EVERTYHING that a phablet does and what a PC does.
    @Cokie,

    Ask yourself this.

    What is tablet for? What does it try to do ? Why do people buy them?

    If you buy a 10 in notebook/ultrabook - as small as a tablet - not quite as light - which does what a laptop does - why would you want any kind of tablet stuff on there at all?

    For those who don't want/need all that a laptop can do - they can get a tablet - might be even smaller e.g. 7in and might be much cheaper, too. Some available for as little as $60 or so.

    Why are some people going to buy a surface or cheaper oem equivalents?

    Is it because of Windows 8 and all the Metro annoyances - or is it because they are small light notebooks/ultrabooks?
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  7. #127


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    So all that the best tablet in the world can do is copy the others? Innovation, eh?
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  8. #128


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    I think Dropbox is the best of the cloud services, smoother and faster sync than SkyDrive but SkyDrive gave me 25gb for free and I only have 3gb free for Dropbox, so I use a combination of services. They all work perfectly with my iPhone iPad and all my Windows PCs so all of my files are available on any device when I need them.
    I too prefer and use Dropbox over Skydrive. But SkyDrive is getting better. They did add a recycle bin and selective folder syncing recently...which were 2 of my major issues. If they could add bandwidth throttling, I might be close to being able to make the switch. But, i HATE what they are doing with the interface of Skydrive. I much prefer the simplistic look of Dropbox to the damn tiles and color explosion that is Skydrive and all things New UI.
    Dropbox is drop-dead simple to use. It lives in your Documents folder just like any other folder and synchronizes automagically across any connected device.

    At this point in my career (and life) I'm working on simplifying things down, not make them more complex. Dropbox fills that need perfectly. I don't want to use 3 different cloud services. I don't even really use the iCloud that comes with the iDevices, the DropBox works with all my attached equipment. No muss, no fuss. I pay for a 50GB solution which does the job.

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  9. #129


    UK
    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    I use all the different services because they all give me some free storage, I don't pay for any of it. They all work in the same way, I never actually log into the interfaces, just save things to the synced folders.
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  10. #130


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    So all that the best tablet in the world can do is copy the others? Innovation, eh?
    Houston we have a problem.
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