Windows 8 Tablet - Anyone tried?
Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:24 PM
I am contemplating getting one (there is a deal for $299 from Staples), instead of using a laptop due to its extended battery life and lite weight.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 04:50 PM
Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:17 PM
Item: 188405Model: NEXUS7 ASUS-2B3
Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:37 PM
I did bring one home to evaluate as an astro-companion, and while the screen was beautiful, I found it too difficult to type on, the lack of USB ports frustrating, and the LiveTiles seriously wonky.
Went with an HP3125m instead. Awesome.
YMMV of course
Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:27 AM
@obin robinson: Staples has $100 off coupon all Win8 tablets. The Lenovo one is selling for $399 (w/coupon bring down to $299.) It is OOS now so the next up is Asus.
I may have to take a plunge as today is the last day...
Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:38 PM
It is a myth. One can make a device using a low-end power-efficient processor and going into sleep mode more often.
If the astro applications are CPU demanding and constantly require attention (i.e., cannot go to sleep), then the quoted best-case figure may turn out to be a disappointment.
BTW, USB peripherals, if not active powered, will consume additional battery power from the computer.
(Sure X-day return policy helps.)
There is no free lunch. It's just a reality that is being viewed in a different way.