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#1 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 15:54

Do you like Windows but also like android/iOS too, then a Windows 8 tablet might be right for you. Windows tablets give you the tablet experience with the addition of the Windows experience as well. Here are 8 reasons to get a Windows Tablet

 

1.  There are pretty cool designs out there such as Dell's convertible laptop/tablets, Asus's tablets that can become laptops with a keyboard dock, and Microsoft Surface that features a innovative kickstand and a keyboard cover.

 

2. Great Apps, Windows 8/RT is still young and getting more apps, the apps on Windows RT/8 are very well designed and there are a wide variety of apps to choose from just like on Android and iOS.

 

3. The interface on a tablet is very beautiful, the vibrant start screen on a tablet is attention getting. There is lots of customization offered on Windows RT/8 compared to android/iOS. You can change the desktop themes, in addition, you can change the lock screen pic, the color of the start screen, and the start screen theme and rearrange the tiles. Unlike Android and iOS, Windows 8/RT uses live tiles which are always updating.

 

4. External Device support, Windows 8/RT offers the exceptional external device support that has been in Windows for a long time. You can plug about anything into Windows 8/RT and it will have the driver installed.

 

5. The desktop experience, if you love Windows the desktop on Windows 8/RT may be the big reason to get a Windows tablet, it offers the rich desktop experience, with all the longtime Microsoft programs like paint, calculator, etc. File Explorer of course is on the desktop as well and is great to have to keep your files organized , in contrast to Android/iOS that do not. Note: 3rd party programs cannot be installed on the desktop in Windows RT but they can in Windows 8 & Pro.

 

6. Microsoft Office 2013 is installed on Windows RT and  offers a robust experience for work and school etc.  When you buy a Windows RT tablet, you are essentially get Microsoft Office 2013 for free.

 

7. Skydrive, with SkyDrive installed, you can have all your files in the cloud, so you'll never lose them, retain storage space, and have them everywhere

 

8. Accessories, because Windows RT/8 offers a great amount of driver support, you can use a wide variety of cool accessories.

 

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 15:57

I'd get an 8 tablet before RT.  Too much legacy stuff I don't feel like getting rid of.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 16:03

"2. Great Apps, Windows 8/RT is still young and getting more apps, the apps on Windows RT/8 are very well designed and there are a wide variety of apps to choose from just like on Android and iOS." - I'm not sure but windows appstore isn't even close app quality wise, or selection wise compared to android/iOS; even on the mobile front.  This point is a blatant PR lie. 



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 16:04

"2. Great Apps, Windows 8/RT is still young and getting more apps, the apps on Windows RT/8 are very well designed and there are a wide variety of apps to choose from just like on Android and iOS." - I'm not sure but windows appstore isn't even close app quality wise, or selection wise compared to android/iOS; even on the mobile front.  This point is a blatant PR lie. 

8 has all the apps you've ever used on Windows, far more than Android or iOS, so no...it's just half wrong.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 16:06

Good Reasons.. but for a "tablet" i would prefer a iPad or Android.. for a laptop replacement.. I would get one of those dell convertibles.. 



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 16:09

I'd get an 8 tablet before RT.  Too much legacy stuff I don't feel like getting rid of.

I have a Windows 8 Pro laptop and a Windows RT asus tablet. I don't feel shortchanged by not having 3rd party desktops apps on my tablet, because I can use my laptop for that.  Windows RT is more Windows 8 on the go or lite edition.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 16:17

8 has all the apps you've ever used on Windows, far more than Android or iOS, so no...it's just half wrong.

the article says "apps on Windows RT/8". As far as I know to be correct, the only "apps" which they refer to, is Metro Apps. Desktop Applications, do not run on RT, only Metro Apps. So when they state "app", its a specific reference to Modern or Metro UI apps. So then yes, My point is correct, and they are pulling a PR fast one. If you are getting confused or trying to blur the definition or context of what an "app" is, please don't, its pretty clear by now. So then no, there aren't more metro apps available, or better quality wise. So no, its a full wrong, a full attempt at PR maneuvering  :/



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 16:24

the article says "apps on Windows RT/8". As far as I know to be correct, the only "apps" which they refer to, is Metro Apps. Desktop Applications, do not run on RT, only Metro Apps. So when they state "app", its a specific reference to Modern or Metro UI apps. So then yes, My point is correct, and they are pulling a PR fast one. If you are getting confused or trying to blur the definition or context of what an "app" is, please don't, its pretty clear by now. So then no, there aren't more metro apps available, or better quality wise. So no, its a full wrong, a full attempt at PR maneuvering :/


It's articles like these that are main reason behind the RT debacle. Confuse your customers so much that they will just give up and purchase a product from the competitor.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 16:36

the article says "apps on Windows RT/8". As far as I know to be correct, the only "apps" which they refer to, is Metro Apps. Desktop Applications, do not run on RT, only Metro Apps. So when they state "app", its a specific reference to Modern or Metro UI apps. So then yes, My point is correct, and they are pulling a PR fast one. If you are getting confused or trying to blur the definition or context of what an "app" is, please don't, its pretty clear by now. So then no, there aren't more metro apps available, or better quality wise. So no, its a full wrong, a full attempt at PR maneuvering  :/

What you're saying is only relevant to RT, not 8.  So their skew and your skew of the facts are equally lame.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 16:44

'apps' are the name people use nowadays for software on their tablets and phones.

 

'applications' run on the desktop, windows or OSX one.

 

No one says I'm going to install this AutoCAD 'app' now......  If so, slap them ;-)



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 16:46

Apps are generally known as the things on mobile OSs even though they are short for applications. Programs are generally known as the things on the desktop, even though they are the kind of same as application.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 16:47

These threads never get old. :laugh:



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 16:49

'apps' are the name people use nowadays for software on their tablets and phones.

 

'applications' run on the desktop, windows or OSX one.

 

No one says I'm going to install this AutoCAD 'app' now......  If so, slap them ;-)

App is short for application, so who the hell cares what people choose to call their apps?

 

Slap me all you like, I'm on my desktop using an app right now.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 16:56

App is short for application, so who the hell cares what people choose to call their apps?

 

Slap me all you like, I'm on my desktop using an app right now.

 

Ladies and gentleman, the end of proper computational terms. reminds me of apple naming the ip number something fancy, something less "technical" so much that I can't even remember the proper name now.

 

P.D: I'll go and edit audio on my just arrived Cubasis 7 application.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 17:06


"2. Great Apps, Windows 8/RT is still young and getting more apps, the apps on Windows RT/8 are very well designed and there are a wide variety of apps to choose from just like on Android and iOS." - I'm not sure but windows appstore isn't even close app quality wise, or selection wise compared to android/iOS; even on the mobile front.  This point is a blatant PR lie. [/size]

 

androids tablet apps selection is mediocre at best compared to the windows store, it runs mostly phone apps rescaled or blown up. fact, 10inch android tablets were complete and utter failures. where do you get off criticizing rt tablets,which are 10+ inch, yet referencing android in the same breath.

 

rt has full flash support,so you can access the majority of the content from these missing apps by using the browser anyways.





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