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Windows RT's race to the bottom

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    The people I worked with were research scientists, engineers and technicians working on leading edge technology, if there was a supporting technology that was useful, practical or applicable to assist/further the work being done, it would be used. The point is, we weren't bedazzled by the supporting technology, these were but tools to aid in achieving the prime objectives.

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    Win 8 (64) : Win 7 (64) : Vista (64) : Android JB 4.2 : iOS 6


    This is a long discussion but so far, I have not read anything that the hybrid can do that an android can't. Hybrid or android is a personal preference. To use it for work or not is still a personal preference. So, love your own.
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    RT isn't going anywhere. Haven't anyone seen the new Nvidia chips? All ARM based.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtweaker View Post
    RT isn't going anywhere. Haven't anyone seen the new Nvidia chips? All ARM based.
    Hmmm? More power to Android?
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  5. #25


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    The people I worked with were research scientists, engineers and technicians working on leading edge technology, if there was a supporting technology that was useful, practical or applicable to assist/further the work being done, it would be used. The point is, we weren't bedazzled by the supporting technology, these were but tools to aid in achieving the prime objectives.
    Well, I wouldn't describe any of these tools as bedazzling. At best, they are incremental. Meaning, if you take my hybrid away from me, I'll just go back to my old setup and everything will be fine. It's not a life changing thing. Just has been a lot more convenient.

    I can't remember the last time I had a life changing, bedazzling tool that changed everything.

    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    This is a long discussion but so far, I have not read anything that the hybrid can do that an android can't. Hybrid or android is a personal preference. To use it for work or not is still a personal preference. So, love your own.
    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post


    I know what you mean. I used the asus infinity for the longest time.

    Here's the thing. Both iOS and android are buggy as hell. Yes, iOS crashes just as often as android, if not more. The difference is it doesn't display an error message, giving the user the illusion that nothing went wrong.

    On the android side, asus infinity was and still is the best hybrid money can buy. I used it for almost a year for everything. For the most part, I was satisfied. What bothered me was there never was an app that adequately replaced MS office, something that I needed to use very often.

    When I bought my first windows hybrid, it was an RT device. And holy cow, everything about it was just better than the infinity. I sold my infinity shortly after that. Shortly after, I traded my RT device in for a windows 8 hybrid. After trying out the samsung, asus vivotab, and hp envy x2, I decided to keep my x2 and sold the other 2. The satisfaction level is way higher than the infinity.

    Just sayin'. MS has a good platform going here. They just need to nurture it to adulthood... assuming it will survive that long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    The people I worked with were research scientists, engineers and technicians working on leading edge technology, if there was a supporting technology that was useful, practical or applicable to assist/further the work being done, it would be used. The point is, we weren't bedazzled by the supporting technology, these were but tools to aid in achieving the prime objectives.
    Well, I wouldn't describe any of these tools as bedazzling. At best, they are incremental. Meaning, if you take my hybrid away from me, I'll just go back to my old setup and everything will be fine. It's not a life changing thing. Just has been a lot more convenient.

    I can't remember the last time I had a life changing, bedazzling tool that changed everything.

    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    This is a long discussion but so far, I have not read anything that the hybrid can do that an android can't. Hybrid or android is a personal preference. To use it for work or not is still a personal preference. So, love your own.
    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post


    I know what you mean. I used the asus infinity for the longest time.

    Here's the thing. Both iOS and android are buggy as hell. Yes, iOS crashes just as often as android, if not more. The difference is it doesn't display an error message, giving the user the illusion that nothing went wrong.

    On the android side, asus infinity was and still is the best hybrid money can buy. I used it for almost a year for everything. For the most part, I was satisfied. What bothered me was there never was an app that adequately replaced MS office, something that I needed to use very often.

    When I bought my first windows hybrid, it was an RT device. And holy cow, everything about it was just better than the infinity. I sold my infinity shortly after that. Shortly after, I traded my RT device in for a windows 8 hybrid. After trying out the samsung, asus vivotab, and hp envy x2, I decided to keep my x2 and sold the other 2. The satisfaction level is way higher than the infinity.

    Just sayin'. MS has a good platform going here. They just need to nurture it to adulthood... assuming it will survive that long.
    I think we got everyone confused here. We are arguing about the usability of tablets/hybrids. But I think we should limit the argument to non-productivity tasks. Like in my case, I can never consider using hybrids for work purposes. The nature of my work is engineering. I do my designs in 3D and I need a workhorse machine with more than one monitor. All our files are in remote servers. I am in Toronto right now but our server is in New Jersey. And imagine how big the files I am working on.

    So for me, I am using my tablet for passing the time and basic communication tasks. I don't need an MS OS for that. But personally, I like big machines... multiple monitors. I have a Vista laptop too, but right now, it's just paper weight at home.
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    I understand. Had I gone that route I'd need a workhorse as well. But I'm in construction management and inspection. We leave the design to the guys back at the office. Someone's gotta go around making sure everything is done right. That's where guys like me come in.
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    Lol! I'm in between trying to make it look like the picture.

    Different tools for different tasks no matter what we do.

    BTW, I've been on job so big it took two guys to carry my plumb bob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post

    It doesn't matter what language I use.

    https://www.eightforums.com/software-...ows-8-tab.html

    I'm talking about the led that flashes when you take a picture.
    I know the language doesn't matter. I am curious which one you chose...
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