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thanks a lot for info, hope it will be like it should be,dont want to use torrents :p or pay extra for software
 
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its been a while since I visited this thread, I have few questions (might have already been answered too)

1. I plan to install Windows 8, how does battery life compare with Windows 7?
2. Does it still integrate well with Windows Home Server (not the 2011 version)?
3. Bluray movies - Do I still need a third party software to decode/watch or is there something built-in?
4. CPU thread scheduling issue much better or acts the same like W7 (especially for BD processors).

thanks

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Info on Office 2013 for Surface RT can be found here: http://www.winsupersite.com/article...fice-2013-home-student-2013-rt-preview-144542

Both have been added to the OP.


EDIT: Some info for anyone wondering what the differences are with the OS between Surface RT and Surface Pro http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-rt-redmond-problem-144554

its been a while since I visited this thread, I have few questions (might have already been answered too)

1. I plan to install Windows 8, how does battery life compare with Windows 7?
2. Does it still integrate well with Windows Home Server (not the 2011 version)?
3. Bluray movies - Do I still need a third party software to decode/watch or is there something built-in?
4. CPU thread scheduling issue much better or acts the same like W7 (especially for BD processors).

thanks

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1. MUCH, much better. On my mid-2010 Macbook Pro I would get just under 3 hours with Windows 7, where as I now get around 5.5 hours with Windows 8
2. I would assume it would integrate the same as Windows 7 did, though I have not tried the connector software yet.
3. Currently you still need a 3rd party player for Blu-Ray's, though this COULD change in the future.
4. Not sure, wonder if anyone with a BD system and Windows 8 installed could do a comparison for us?
 
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probably not going to buy a windows tablet but i am still really enjoying windows 8. it is much better than windows 7.
 
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Surface Pro and RT spec comparison can be found here: http://www.winsupersite.com/article...rface-rt-pro-specifications-comparison-144545

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Both have been added to the OP.


EDIT: Some info for anyone wondering what the differences are with the OS between Surface RT and Surface Pro http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-rt-redmond-problem-144554



1. MUCH, much better. On my mid-2010 Macbook Pro I would get just under 3 hours with Windows 7, where as I now get around 5.5 hours with Windows 8
2. I would assume it would integrate the same as Windows 7 did, though I have not tried the connector software yet.
3. Currently you still need a 3rd party player for Blu-Ray's, though this COULD change in the future.
4. Not sure, wonder if anyone with a BD system and Windows 8 installed could do a comparison for us?
4,Yep have to have Power-DVD here for me to watch BD,No difference then Win7.Other than no BD native (could be in the $10 upgrade for media centre, not sure though)support Win8 just rocks.
 
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A question for those of you in the know, the download version which will be available on the 26th can be installed on a different machine after a while, so it will not be like an OEM version? Will the download come in the form of an iso file so we can burn a disc?
 
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Looks like Microsoft has updated the SmartGlass app.

4,Yep have to have Power-DVD here for me to watch BD,No difference then Win7.Other than no BD native (could be in the $10 upgrade for media centre, not sure though)support Win8 just rocks.
Ya kinda sucks there's no native playback, wonder if it was a licensing issue?

A question for those of you in the know, the download version which will be available on the 26th can be installed on a different machine after a while, so it will not be like an OEM version? Will the download come in the form of an iso file so we can burn a disc?
I'm not sure of to be honest, but that would be a good question for Paul Thurrott
 
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Ya kinda sucks there's no native playback, wonder if it was a licensing issue?
Sure...a licensing issue in that they didn't want to pay for one. They have plenty of arguments such as "no one has optical drives anymore" but money is really what it boils down to, as is usually the case.

Have only tried a few so far and no just-released movies but I play BRs fine with the 64-bit version of VLC + AACS add on (Google it) under Windows 7. Will try 8 when I get the chance. Really glad I don't need any Cyberlink crapware on my box starting with it's exhorbitant price.

EDIT: The Ars Technica article linked above is fantastic. It goes deep into software development technical history as it related to OS's, particularly Windows.
 
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Review of the Asus Vivo Tab RT from The Verge, and here is one from PCMag

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Here's the Asus Vivo Tab RT review from Ars Technica. Being Ars Technica this one holds more weight IMHO.


Sure...a licensing issue in that they didn't want to pay for one. They have plenty of arguments such as "no one has optical drives anymore" but money is really what it boils down to, as is usually the case.

Have only tried a few so far and no just-released movies but I play BRs fine with the 64-bit version of VLC + AACS add on (Google it) under Windows 7. Will try 8 when I get the chance. Really glad I don't need any Cyberlink crapware on my box starting with it's exhorbitant price.

EDIT: The Ars Technica article linked above is fantastic. It goes deep into software development technical history as it related to OS's, particularly Windows.
Ya that's probably true haha.

Hmm I didn't know that, thanks for the info! Was always wondering if there was a free way to play Blu-rays on a PC.
 
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Hmm I didn't know that, thanks for the info! Was always wondering if there was a free way to play Blu-rays on a PC.
Yeah it's far from a perfect solution as I understand it (though neither is PowerDVD) plus no menus and shit but so far for me they play just fine. I was stoked. Can rip them too. Personally have tried Game Of Thrones season one release and an Interview With The Vampire blu ray my gf has.
 
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Sure...a licensing issue in that they didn't want to pay for one. They have plenty of arguments such as "no one has optical drives anymore" but money is really what it boils down to, as is usually the case.

Have only tried a few so far and no just-released movies but I play BRs fine with the 64-bit version of VLC + AACS add on (Google it) under Windows 7. Will try 8 when I get the chance. Really glad I don't need any Cyberlink crapware on my box starting with it's exhorbitant price.

EDIT: The Ars Technica article linked above is fantastic. It goes deep into software development technical history as it related to OS's, particularly Windows.
Thanks never knew bout VLC,Just installed it and about to try it on the The Mummy Dragon Emperor BD.
 
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