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Old 08-09-2013, 10:23 PM  
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Windows RT tablet?

Are those good for school work?


I want something cheap and can last until I can afford something better.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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Are those good for school work?


I want something cheap and can last until I can afford something better.
i thought about getting one but all the research i did say that the RT's suck, so i decided against it and went with a Nexus 10.


I guess there are windows tablets that are just window 8 now, but they are pricey.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:33 PM   #3
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i thought about getting one but all the research i did say that the RT's suck, so i decided against it and went with a Nexus 10.


I guess there are windows tablets that are just window 8 now, but they are pricey.
What about the Samsung Chromebook?
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:45 PM   #4
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As long as you know what you're getting (cheap chrome book), sure. Good enough for Google docs at least. Go to best buy and check it out
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:26 AM   #5
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I have a Lenovo Tablet 2 with Windows 8... love it.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:47 AM   #6
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:12 AM   #7
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If you mean using office apps, the RT is perfect ( much better than an Android or iPad tablet as you get a real Office suite ). RT gets it's bad wrap because you cannot use all Windows software, a problem MS could have avoided with an Atom processor instead of an ARM. So you are restricted to Windows Store apps and .Net apps built for any CPU ( as you won't find many other types of apps built for an ARM processor ).

Btw, RT has a microSD card slot and USB 2 port, so moving files is as easy as with a PC, something Apple cannot say. And get a cover - so much better typing with it than any on screen tablet keyboard.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:15 AM   #8
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The problem with RT tablets is that nobody is buying them so nobody will be developing for them. Taking a class where you need to download some statistics software? You're out of luck. Taking a programming class and want developer tools? Out of luck.
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:50 AM   #9
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They just slashed prices on the surface - both rt and full windows 8 versions.

Think im gonna get a full version surface when version 2 is released. The keyboard cover is so damn slick.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:04 AM   #10
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It's a slick device, but way overpriced and quite lacking regarding available software. I don't think it's a good value at all, but somebody might have use for it. It doesn't seem to be selling very well though..
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:00 AM   #11
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Don't buy anything with Windows RT. It's not Windows. It just looks like Windows, and soon it will be gone, as it is being rejected by the marketplace.

If you want a Windows 8 tablet, go with Windows 8 Pro and install the start button available at classicshell.com. It fixes virtually all of the things about Windows 8 that most people hate.

I have both a Microsoft Surface tablet running Windows RT and a Dell tablet running Windows 8 Pro. After several months of ignoring both of them in favor of my iPad, I finally installed the classicshell start button on my Dell tablet and now I actually use it quite a bit. The classicshell start button will never be available on Windows RT, and it just serves as a reminder that the software available on RT is miniscule compared to a real windows computer or tablet.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:30 AM   #12
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They just slashed prices on the surface - both rt and full windows 8 versions.

Think im gonna get a full version surface when version 2 is released. The keyboard cover is so damn slick.
I have a surface pro and I am pretty damn happy with it. I needed a laptop and wanted tablet for entertainment. Waited a long long time for anyone to address that at all, and I only have minor suggestions for improvements. It is great. I like it so much I switched to a windows phone too when the lumia 928 came out. Now I am fully synced at all times and I kind of laugh at the people still railing against Windows 8 (I get the RT complaints) because it is more than slick. There is no software limitation at all. I have all the PC only software I need for writing and collaborating for work, plus google too if I need it, and the tablet side has nearly all the apps I could want. I will admit there are a couple of apps I miss from Android, but for most I have found an equivalent that satisfies me, and in the case of file sharing between devices, my phone and surface are perfectly compatible.

All I need now is a bit of compatibility between my mac in my home office which is my editing suite. I expect to upgrade my 8 year old G5 when the new mac pros come out and hope it has more compatibility than the old G5 does, but at least the G5 has usb and so does the surface so I can share that way for now.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:17 PM   #13
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I dont understand why ppl dislike windows 8 so much, at least on a tablet. Its everything Ive been asking for. It allows me to use my Surface Pro as a tablet or a actual REAL computer and its programs. I think ppl just love to hate microsoft for some reason
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:51 PM   #14
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I dont understand why ppl dislike windows 8 so much, at least on a tablet. Its everything Ive been asking for. It allows me to use my Surface Pro as a tablet or a actual REAL computer and its programs. I think ppl just love to hate microsoft for some reason
Windows 8 is a piece of shit. Tablet or PC or otherwise. And M$ customer satisfaction(lack thereof) unanimously confirms that. People hate Win8 almost as much as they did Vista. Microsoft seriously screwed up this OS. Instead of building upon everything that Win7 did right, they tried to innovate and change everything just for the sake of change. Which has been met with very harsh criticism from just about everyone. The changes make the OS harder to use for the overwhelming majority. It's a complicated mess now, and the majority of users can't adjust to the new metro BS and the lack of a normal desktop at launch. So much so, that M$ is reportedly reverting back to the old Start button and desktop mode in the upcoming 8.1 update. That itself is acknowledgement that they ****ed up bad and they know it.

Under the aesthetics, Win8 is a solid OS. But they screwed up with the metro interface so completely that it negates the good things about the OS for just about everyone.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:05 PM   #15
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Windows 8 is a piece of shit. Tablet or PC or otherwise. And M$ customer satisfaction(lack thereof) unanimously confirms that. People hate Win8 almost as much as they did Vista. Microsoft seriously screwed up this OS. Instead of building upon everything that Win7 did right, they tried to innovate and change everything just for the sake of change. Which has been met with very harsh criticism from just about everyone. The changes make the OS harder to use for the overwhelming majority. It's a complicated mess now, and the majority of users can't adjust to the new metro BS and the lack of a normal desktop at launch. So much so, that M$ is reportedly reverting back to the old Start button and desktop mode in the upcoming 8.1 update. That itself is acknowledgement that they ****ed up bad and they know it.

Under the aesthetics, Win8 is a solid OS. But they screwed up with the metro interface so completely that it negates the good things about the OS for just about everyone.
This. I can deal with the new OS, but people like my mother can't and won't. For gods sakes she is still on Vista and I can't get her to upgrade. This is coming though as her pc is on it's last legs and she is going to have to bite the bullet. I told her yesterday I will build her one and I for sure am going to put Windows 7 on it.
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