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Asus, Nvidia Intro First Windows RT Tablet on Video

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June 5, 2012 2:10:23 AM

eh, disgusting. windows 8 should be for non-touch PC's.
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June 5, 2012 2:44:11 AM

ARM processor should be more affordable than intel processor.
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June 5, 2012 2:46:03 AM

This form factor with an x86 chip and real windows, please.
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June 5, 2012 3:02:52 AM

throw in an Atom CPU and I'll be all over that like a fly on poop!
I have been using win8 on my little ASUS MT101T, and it is AWESOME (granted, not so awesome on the desktop platform, but that is not the point). The latest win8 release runs much faster (though the setup time was much longer, and the first hour was nearly unusable while everything was syncing with various online services... but after that it is very slick), improved my battery life by an hour or more, the touch finally works flawlessly (first version I could only use the touch screen like a mouse, and I could not get charms to work. second version was better, but touch would revert to mouse mode after sleep, but charms and multi touch worked finally. Now it all works right and I can use it in touch or key/mouse mode with no problem on either interface.).
My only complaint is in the graphics department (but it is an old Atom... so what do you expect?). Throw in a better gpu, more efficient cpu, and a monitor that does not have to run in stretch mode to work right and I will be all over it in a heartbeat.

Win8 is not worth upgrading to for the desktop, but for small netbooks and tablets it is really something wonderful. And if it runs this snappy on a 3 year old netbook (or rather a netbook using 3 year old parts), then I bet it will be much better on something more modern.
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June 5, 2012 3:51:12 AM

"Nvidia said in a bog."

Doesn't anyone take the time to proof read this stuff. I know that it's petty to scoff about such issues. but it is so common on this site that I think it is worth mentioning. It really doesn't take much effort to spot these kind of mistakes, just basic misspellings that any middle/high school student could find. This is especially baffling because this is supposed to be professionally written material.
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June 5, 2012 4:38:28 AM

Now that is a multi-function device. I have not get a tablet yet because they're just toys.
I would buy one of these.
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June 5, 2012 5:48:54 AM

I too would prefer to see this with an x86 class processor too ... but stuff Intel ATOM

My dream tablet PC would be as follows:

CPU: Either a High-End AMD Brazos (E-450) OR a low end, single module (Dual Core) AMD Trinity such as the A6-4455M
DISPLAY: 12 inch IPS panel (I find 10 inch too small) with 2560 x 1440 resolution
and a keyboard dock like the ASUS Transformer

WINDOWS 7 Dual Boot with ICS Android (Android for quick boot/checking emails via touch-screen, Windows 7 for real work)
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June 5, 2012 6:29:39 AM

Windows 8 looks interesting, but Windows 8 RT is doomed for failure. First off, it has NONE of the benefits from a traditional Windows installation; it kills software compatability, doesn't include explorer.exe, IE10 didn't have flash in consumer preview, and the boot-loader is locked and requires Verisign signatures. From a technical stand-point it's already a nightmare. Now, in addition it's going to be competing with Android, with some of the higher-end devices featuring an Ubuntu environment when docked, and will also be cheaper to produce (since both Android and Ubuntu are free). There is also the merging between iOS and Mac OS X. Windows 8's only chance for success is in the x86 realm, but with MS pushing Metro so hard and making traditional non-Metro app development a pain, Mac OS X and Linux are already starting to gain traction. Metro is an interesting, but unnecessary redundency in mobile computing, and MS is shooting itself in the foot by pushing Metro so hard essentially forcing it upon it's user-base. Metro should be introduced as an optional feature, not shoved down our throats, especially with fierce competition from Google and Apple.
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June 5, 2012 7:57:45 AM

"I know that it's petty to scoff about such issues. but it is so common on this site that I think it is worth mentioning."

No capital letter after a full stop. You should not start a sentence with but. If it was supposed to be a comma then that's still a mistake.

"It really doesn't take much effort to spot these kind of mistakes"

Kind should be plural.

If you are going to be a dick about spelling and grammar at least get it right yourself.
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June 5, 2012 8:24:24 AM

nvidia proving that tablets can be used anywhere, especially the bog.
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June 5, 2012 9:25:57 AM

erunionThis form factor with an x86 chip and real windows, please.

say hello to "20min" battery life =(

They gotta "scale down" mobile form factors with weaker chips that barely sip power insted of drinking it wholesale. It really is a tradeoff untill they make a seroius breakthough in batteries.
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June 5, 2012 11:35:44 AM

frombehindsay hello to "20min" battery life =(They gotta "scale down" mobile form factors with weaker chips that barely sip power insted of drinking it wholesale. It really is a tradeoff untill they make a seroius breakthough in batteries.


And that would not be the whole issue. Who would like to hold in their hands a portable heater that blows hot air in the summer. It might be good during the winter nights but it won't be very cool during hot summer days.

Wishes like the one above show that there are lots of kids who have no idea what they are talking about.
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June 5, 2012 7:16:27 PM

I can't believe the brilliant minds at Microsoft didn't recognize the letters RT as the commonly known acronym (R)ock (T)its.


Unless maybe this Operating System will be best used for searching porn...
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June 6, 2012 1:25:52 AM

ukee1593I too would prefer to see this with an x86 class processor too ... but stuff Intel ATOM My dream tablet PC would be as follows:CPU: Either a High-End AMD Brazos (E-450) OR a low end, single module (Dual Core) AMD Trinity such as the A6-4455MDISPLAY: 12 inch IPS panel (I find 10 inch too small) with 2560 x 1440 resolutionand a keyboard dock like the ASUS TransformerWINDOWS 7 Dual Boot with ICS Android (Android for quick boot/checking emails via touch-screen, Windows 7 for real work)
That's too power hungry for a tablet. A Brazos-T running the more-efficient and faster-booting Windows 8 would be better. With a modern SSD, you wouldn't even need the dual boot. Win8 would be starting so fast there'd be no point. Oh, and since you're talking x86, you'd retain Explorer and backwards compatibility, if that matters since you're getting a TABLET instead of a real laptop.
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June 6, 2012 2:41:47 AM

^^ The current Samsung series 7 slate has an intel core i5 in it! From what I have seen of it ... it flies.

I don't understand why tablets have to have low-spec hardware (netbook hardware). The ultrabooks are essentially similar in size, and they use higher-powered hardware.

Tablets do not necessarily need to be "toys".
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June 7, 2012 4:22:57 AM

frombehindsay hello to "20min" battery life =(They gotta "scale down" mobile form factors with weaker chips that barely sip power insted of drinking it wholesale. It really is a tradeoff untill they make a seroius breakthough in batteries.

The iPad 3 has a 42.5 Watt-hour battery. With the A5X chip, it gets 6-10 hours battery. My 11.6" Acer netbook has a 47 Watt-hour battery, and gets about 6-7.5 hours battery, which utilizes an AMD Fusion C-60 APU. An x86 isn't going to mean 20 min battery. With a rough calculation (assuming 6 hour battery-life), my unit drains ~8 watts per hour, which includes screen, wifi, CPU, GPU, and chipset. in a "normal" tablet unit (say, an iPad 2, which uses a 25W-hr battery), that would translate to about 3 hours battery, assuming the same 8 watt drain. Obviously down-scaling the screen, motherboard, using low-voltage RAM, and utilizing a more efficient x86 CPU, such as AMD's Z-01 APU (5.9W TDP vs the C-60's 9W TDP) will decrease power draw, so it would look more like 5 hours battery, vs 7. While a significant difference, it's still do-able. Also keep in mind, this is all on the aging 40nm fabrication process. 28nm is the norm, which will further decrease power draw.
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