Calling all touchscreens: Windows 8/RT tablets roundup
0. phoneArena 31 Aug 2012, 04:54 posted on
Be it ARM-based Windows RT slates with detachable keyboards and Microsoft Office as a bonus, or full-fledged Windows 8 machines with "Intel Inside", industry juggernauts like Sony, Samsung, HP, Dell and Toshiba all came up with innovative designs, combining the mobility of a tablet, with the productivity of a physical keyboard...
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4. sam_tek (Posts: 105; Member since: 18 Feb 2011)
Sony Vaio Duo 11 FTW
Full HD, good specd & an awesome form factor. Now, if it's only priced right...
8. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Windows and Android are both doing great. I can't wait to see Android become more like a desktop OS and see Windows become more like a mobile OS!
3. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 382; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
i think so next year windows phone 8 will grab a major market share.we are getting higher specs on mobile devices & tablets for WP8 & WIN 8.WP8 is also more snappy,buttery smooth and elegant than android 4.1.lets see what happens
5. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
interesting....think I will get one in a few years....
6. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Damn, I'm really excited for these touch laptops with Windows 8. If only I had enough money to get one when they are released...
7. phonepro (Posts: 22; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)
if apple was asus rite now they would probably sue almost all the companies that are making "transformer like" tablets (tablets connecting the keyboard as docks).
9. Nookie4u (Posts: 133; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
yeah, was juz about to say the same. good thing Asus is more open-minded.
11. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Bright future both for Win 8 and consumers.
12. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 162; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
The Sony VAIO Duo 11 looks really good, but the SSD instead of HDD is really going to raise the price up.
13. Rayvelynn (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Isn't the whole purpose of having a tablet not to have a keypad, I mean I might as well be carrying around a laptop, lol
14. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)
I've been wondering why these tablet/Hybrids are not having the same amount of storage as current laptops? 250GB to 320GB hard drives should be standard if they're trying to have these replace current laptops.
16. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
Its the HDD vs SSD thing. Solid state drives are newer and more efficient than the older Hard Disk Drives. They don't have a disk that spins its more like a giant flash drive that transfers data but at a much higher rate than a standard flash drive. But since they are new and more efficient Solid State Drives are also more expensive. I believe a 250Gb Solid State Drive sells for around 250 bucks and a Hard Disk Drive of the same capacity sells for around 50 bucks. Big difference in price. So essentially if this response was tl;dr type of material it comes down to price. Where Solid State Drives cost more than Hard Disk Drives. And tablets and ultrabooks carry solid state drives
17. valapsp (Posts: 554; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
I don't have a good experience with Atom processors. I already have HP slate 500 and it is I have to admit one of the slowest tablets.