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#1 Gabe3

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:17

I've noticed the windows 7 samsung series 7 tablets with an i5, 4gb of ram, intel 3000 graphics going for 600-700 used, and $950 new. looking at the new samsung ativ 700t, it has higher res display, larger ssd, and slightly better graphics for $250 more. if you don't need these things, seems like the old series 7 would be a good choice? am I wrong? I'm curious if the touch screen tech is better in the new win8 tablets?

I want to get the best tablet for the money, my budget is around $600, getting a older win7 tablet seems like it could be a good way to get the best specs for the money. I'll probably wait and see what a used ativ 700t goes for, but my guess it probably won't be under $800. Or maybe a acer W700, no sd slot on the W700 is kinda a deal breaker.


#2 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:21

I would have thought that the win7 tablet could run win8 fine, tho win8 wasn't my cup of tea, it is supposed to be great even on older hardware, I suppose there could be one or two issues with the touch hardware maybe, but all in all, I can't think of a reason why you couldn't get a win7 tab and just buy a win8 upgrade for it, and it not to work.

#3 Dot Matrix

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:22

Skip 7. Trust me. I had a Win7 tablet, and the UX is horrible. You're going to have to up the DPI scaling to at least 125% or even 150% to get the UI elements to be touchable.

#4 OP Gabe3

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:41

Skip 7. Trust me. I had a Win7 tablet, and the UX is horrible. You're going to have to up the DPI scaling to at least 125% or even 150% to get the UI elements to be touchable.

why would I keep win7 on it? sorry, I should have said I would upgrade it to win8. when I said windows 7 tablet, I meant tablets that have windows 7 on them originally.

#5 Dot Matrix

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:43

why would I keep win7 on it? sorry, I should have said I would upgrade it to win8.


Sorry, missed that part.

#6 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:45

YES!! Finally got my invisibility back :woot:

#7 +goretsky

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:02

Hello,

I have a Samsung Series 7 Slate that came with Microsoft Windows 7 that I purchased for testing Windows 8 on. It worked well with both operating systems, but for touch-centric functionality, Windows 8 outshines Windows 7.

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Aryeh Goretsky