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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by OrbitzXT, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. OrbitzXT

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    A friend of mine is interested in getting a Tablet. He gave me very little to work with and just said "Find me a tablet with Windows 7 on it". I'd like to give him 3 or 4 options to choose from. Can anyone recommend a couple good ones to me? What're the selling points when dealing with Tablets? He owns an iPad, so I think he wants something comparable, just with Windows on it. Does such a thing exist?
     
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    I would wait for Windows 8 to come out before recommending anything, because Win7 is not optimised for tablet use and it will come across as very clunky. If you really want a tablet, it will be iPad 2, the Eee transformer, then nothing. Both of them are non Windows.
     
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    I thought the transformer was the best until I learned about the keyboard input lag in the web browser. That makes the Toshiba Thrive #1 for me.

    As far as windows 7 goes, boom baby :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215081

    It is exact same specifications as the droid tablets. I wouldn't bother between the 16gb hdd and the 32gb hdd, the on board size doesn't really matter. He can hook up to way more external drives with windows that droid can, nevermind connecting to the cloud through wifi.
     
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    Motorola Xoom:D well thats the one I wanna get:toast:
     
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    remember the Transformer is getting major revision as early as October. probably worth waiting for.
     
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    I disagree.

    The iPad 2 has the lowest resolution screen, and the highest price. It also has no usb slots, and no sd card slots. The A5 chip has nowhere near the gaming capability of the tegra chips.
    http://www.tegrazone.com/news/sprinkleinterview
    http://www.tegrazone.com/games/galaxyonfire2
    http://www.tegrazone.com/games/arma2

    It also does not support HD video out, only SD. It lacks a hdmi port. It does not support flash. You can only get it while subscribing to a complex data plan. The camera specifications are sub-par.

    The transformer is fine, but it is laggy. The Toshiba Thrive is the best option for a non-windows tablet.

    I still recommend the first tablet in the link Delta 6326 posted, in regards to windows tablets.
     
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