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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    To be fair, Windows 7 kinda sucked in a tablet interface..hence the reason that Windows 8 was changed so much.
    Amen to that, and long live Windows 8, even if its not 100% perfect now, the vision is there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    The latest tech? Windows tablets, running Windows 7, have been out for at least two years, yet you've chosen iPads? You just had no genuine love for Windows.
    I'm a tech nut, not a nut.
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  3. #63


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I like trying the latest tech too, but unfortunately I gave too many other bills and expenses.

    And as I get older, and the fact that I work with computers everyday for a living, I've actually gotten to the point where I hardly touch them at home except for forum posts, email, and Facebook.
    That's why I like tablets so much, you don't always need a full blown PC when you're getting older, but there are occasions when you do, which is where the Surface Pro will come in handy, you wont need a desktop anymore. To be perfectly honest I cant wait till the day I don't need a desktop anymore at all.

    But even though I'm getting older I still love tech and new advancements, which is why I'm wrapped in Windows 8 especially for my HTPC's.
    I find trying to work on a tablet sucks ass. I'm in no hurry to get rid of a desktop. Give me a full size keyboard, and large multi monitor support, and ability to swap out hard drives and other components.

    Tablets to me are only incrementally better than working on my smartphone.

    And while I love tech, I don't have any love for Windows 8. It's just such a poor disjointed experience as far as I am concerned. Down the road, I think it will get better, but right now I cannot use it for anything real.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I like trying the latest tech too, but unfortunately I gave too many other bills and expenses.

    And as I get older, and the fact that I work with computers everyday for a living, I've actually gotten to the point where I hardly touch them at home except for forum posts, email, and Facebook.
    That's why I like tablets so much, you don't always need a full blown PC when you're getting older, but there are occasions when you do, which is where the Surface Pro will come in handy, you wont need a desktop anymore. To be perfectly honest I cant wait till the day I don't need a desktop anymore at all.

    But even though I'm getting older I still love tech and new advancements, which is why I'm wrapped in Windows 8 especially for my HTPC's.
    I find trying to work on a tablet sucks ass. I'm in no hurry to get rid of a desktop. Give me a full size keyboard, and large multi monitor support, and ability to swap out hard drives and other components.

    Tablets to me are only incrementally better than working on my smartphone.

    And while I love tech, I don't have any love for Windows 8. It's just such a poor disjointed experience as far as I am concerned. Down the road, I think it will get better, but right now I cannot use it for anything real.
    That's why I want to get rid of the desktop I've got that many drives I cant remember what they're all for, dual boots, triple boots etc. I now want a simple life.

    I haven't had a side on a PC for about 10 years because I swap drives so much, plus it helps keep it all cooler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    To be fair, Windows 7 kinda sucked in a tablet interface..hence the reason that Windows 8 was changed so much.
    I'm running Windows 7 on a tablet right now, what aspects suck? When you buy a tablet, you need to have genuine reasons for doing so, as there are compromises that you have to accept. Once you understand those compromises and recognise that they do not negatively affect your usage requirements, then it's a perfectly reasonable device to own.

    I've lived with notebooks and laptops large and small, and the Windows 7 tablet ticked all the boxes that the notebooks/laptops did not. I only had to accept some minor compromises, but overall the tablet trumped the notebook/laptops by a country mile.
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    "When you buy a tablet, you need to have genuine reasons for doing so, as there are compromises that you have to accept. Once you understand those compromises and recognise that they do not negatively affect your usage requirements, then it's a perfectly reasonable device to own''
    And yet you wont accept the compromises of Surface Pro and Windows 8, not that there are many.

    I only had to accept some minor compromises, but overall the tablet trumped the notebook/laptops by a country mile.
    So by saying that you should really love Surface Pro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    To be fair, Windows 7 kinda sucked in a tablet interface..hence the reason that Windows 8 was changed so much.
    I'm running Windows 7 on a tablet right now, what aspects suck? When you buy a tablet, you need to have genuine reasons for doing so, as there are compromises that you have to accept. Once you understand those compromises and recognise that they do not negatively affect your usage requirements, then it's a perfectly reasonable device to own.

    I've lived with notebooks and laptops large and small, and the Windows 7 tablet ticked all the boxes that the notebooks/laptops did not. I only had to accept some minor compromises, but overall the tablet trumped the notebook/laptops by a country mile.
    Typing in general. Hitting the little x in the corner. Clicking with precision in a spreadsheet. Lack of things like pinch to zoom. I just never found interface too receptive to touch and too small on a tablet. At the end of the day, I hate typing on tablets..at least everyone that I have tried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Typing in general. Hitting the little x in the corner. Clicking with precision in a spreadsheet. Lack of things like pinch to zoom. I just never found interface too receptive to touch and too small on a tablet. At the end of the day, I hate typing on tablets..at least everyone that I have tried.
    That's why I have a typecover case and a wireless mouse, for when I'm using the tablet as a PC. I wouldn't dream of doing regular desktop work using touch, I wouldn't do it with Windows 8. My tablet allows pinch to zoom using Windows 7, but it's usually the program that dictates whether pinch to zoom works, not the OS.

    As a desktop, Windows 8 offers no benefits over Windows 7, but foists on people the horrible MPI that few desktop users want or need. Windows 8 compromised everything that was good in Windows 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Typing in general. Hitting the little x in the corner. Clicking with precision in a spreadsheet. Lack of things like pinch to zoom. I just never found interface too receptive to touch and too small on a tablet. At the end of the day, I hate typing on tablets..at least everyone that I have tried.
    That's why I have a typecover case and a wireless mouse, for when I'm using the tablet as a PC. I wouldn't dream of doing regular desktop work using touch, I wouldn't do it with Windows 8. My tablet allows pinch to zoom using Windows 7, but it's usually the program that dictates whether pinch to zoom works, not the OS.

    As a desktop, Windows 8 offers no benefits over Windows 7, but foists on people the horrible MPI that few desktop users want or need. Windows 8 compromised everything that was good in Windows 7.
    Why on earth are you using Windows 8 it seems to me that it's your worst nightmare, just go back to Windows 7, sell your TWO licences on EBay, I might even know someone that will buy them at the right price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Tepid, maybe you cannot get 3 quality PCs for $1500, but I got 2 superb systems for less:

    1. Toshiba laptop with i5, 6GB of RAM, SSD, backlit keyboard, USB3 ports, etc. for $590

    2. This superb Dell XPS8300 for $850

    1 XPS 8300
    1 XPS 8300 Intel Core i7-2600 processor(8MB Cache, 3.4GHz)
    1 8GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 4x2GB
    1 Dell Consumer Multimedia Keyboard
    1 AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB DDR5
    1 500GB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200 RPM
    1 Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, English, No Media
    1 Dell USB 6-Button Laser Mouse
    1 Add 2 USB 3.0 ports
    1 16x DVDRW Drive
    1 Dell 1501 WLAN PCIe card
    1 Dell Hardware Limited Warranty, Extended Year
    1 Dell Hardware Limited Warranty, Initial Year
    Dell Limited Hardware Warranty Plus In-Home Service After Remote

    Subtotal: $801.63
    Shipping and Handling: $0.00
    Tax Total: $51.45
    Total Amount: $853.08

    That beats the M$'s ridiculous tablet any time.
    I have the XPS-8300 and, yes, it's an excellent box. I use it mainly for video processing and flight simulation. My Inspiron 17R I use for everything else. Between the two of them there's quite a bit of computing punch in my lab.

    -Max
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