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Windows 8 Pro tablets: Not a good laptop replacement

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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    I would have to assume you didn't opt for the physical keyboard dock for your Asus Transformer? Otherwise I cannot see how it would take you 20x longer to post on a forum compared to your laptop.
    No, I didn't opt for that. Reason being, it was another $130 on top of the $400 that I spent for the tablet. My price limit was $400, otherwise i was in laptop price territory.

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    Don't feel bad my cell phone has a browser but not even able to log in here. Besides how compact that is compared to a smart phone or IPad there's not enough onboard memory to load pages!
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    Every time I see a keyboard connected to a phablet, I freak out as there isn't a Windows Start key...
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    You don't think manufacturers are going to spend that little bit extra just to add that key in do you?

    As far as buying a Tablet here it would seem to be a waste of time since despite the large screen you can't do much with them except bounce around with touchscreen options since they do not have the capacity for storage or memory capabilities you would typically see with a good notebook or laptop.

    Yet at the same time for those making fast trips and not wanting to lug around a carrying case, ac adapter, a mouse and keyboard even a cordless keyboard/mouse combo but travel light those are just a little over pocket sized in comparison. You wouldn't be running any number of apps, testing a new OS, or much else besides checking the mail and browsing a bit if not having headphones for any form of media playback.
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