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Windows RT a necessary disruption

  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Unlike some people I use a tablet the way it's meant to be operated, with touch. If I was writing a novel I'd probably attach a keyboard and mouse, otherwise I whip it out with one hand and start typing on the screen like I'm doing now.
    That's why he uses an iPad, the perfect tool (in more ways than one).

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  2. #22


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Unlike some people I use a tablet the way it's meant to be operated, with touch. If I was writing a novel I'd probably attach a keyboard and mouse, otherwise I whip it out with one hand and start typing on the screen like I'm doing now.
    That's why he uses an iPad, the perfect tool (in more ways than one).
    I've got 4 tablets, oh, I have to respond on the forum, I'd better grab a Blue tooth keyboard and mouse so I can type a response in 5 seconds.

    I nearly bought another one today, I typed the first part on my Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, the second on the screen.
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    So if you're lying in bed or on a recliner, you're telling me you need a keyboard, come on now. I think you need a guide on how to use a tablet.
    To type effectively, yes I want to use a physical keyboard. You might be fine with slow typing, but I flat out guarantee that my responses are taking me a fraction of the time that they are taking you.

    Even with such a small response as above, on a real keyboard that took me no more than about 5 seconds.
    I can't even read that fast let alone type that fast, I very rarely use a keyboard to type on this or any other forum, especially when I'm in bed or lounging around.
    And that is fine if that is a satisfactory experience for you. I'm simply not going to be satisfied responding in such a slow manner. But your comments insinuating that I use a tablet "wrong" or don't know what I am doing are a bit off base. We clearly have very different expectations and that will clearly slant our opinions on technologies available today.

    And I haven't missed the fact that you never supported your statement that I find the surface to be virtually unusable. You seem to have taken some of my criticisms and spun them into what you wanted to hear.
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  4. #24


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    I'd really like to meet the person who can use an On Screen Touch keyboard for typing text - or even a pen writing tool - faster than the classic Keyboard - and for block text selection a Mouse is still the best way to do it.

    Touch is fine for all sorts of things - but as people say about technology "Don't throw out the Baby with the Bath water".

    There's no way I could even start writing a small text base document (say Word) without using a classic keyboard.

    Twatting away on the "Twatosphere" or messing around with "Farcebook" is another issue but for any sort of text composition --classic keyboard every time whether using a tablet or PC.

    Actually I could probably use an old fashioned TYPEWRITER quicker than using an on screen touch keyboard. (Of course corrections etc were HIDEOUS to do -- with tippex etc. !!!).

    Anybody remember using some of these ---

    https://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&scli...w=1183&bih=565

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. #25


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    We still have an IBM Selectric with the wobble ball. It is still being used at times, e.g. for typing a single label or an envelope.
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  6. #26


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    We still have an IBM Selectric with the wobble ball. It is still being used at times, e.g. for typing a single label or an envelope.
    Hi there
    I must come from a sporting background as we called those "Golfballs".

    Still very useful for that type of application -- but in a few years who will even understand what Snailmail is (was) or what the job of a postman was. -- Where did all the old "Comptometer Operators" go -- I remember an acoounts dept with a load of these machines clanking away constantly.

    https://www.google.is/search?q=pictu...w=1183&bih=565

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #27


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    Must have been in 1958 when I worked with those machines during my university summer vacation at the Burroughs company in Frankfurt Germany. They sold a lot of them in those days.
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  8. #28


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I have a Surface Pro in my bag, a few feet from me. But I am posting this response from my Chromebook. The Surface Pro is just more machine than I need for this post.
    What's the point in having both?
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  9. #29


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The future of Windows RT seems iffy to me. Once real decent x86 chips get less expensive (Intel Haswell), the argument for RT isn't there anymore other than for user need, and even then, it'd be best to have an x86 based tablet PC because of the off chance that person doesn't know what they will end up installing.

    Actually, speaking of such, has anyone else seen these touch enabled Acer netbooks? Just around 380 dollars if I remember correctly...
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  10. #30


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    I don't know whether I would buy an Acer. But there is always this one for $599 with coupon code S5555555

    Asus VivoBook 15.6" Touch Screen Ultrabook, Black i5-3317U 1.7GHz #S500CA-DS51T S500CA-DS51T
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