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As do some current tablets. So yeah its not really at all

But never a full OS has been this "optimized" for tablet use.
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Wait for reviews, then I will sell my Galaxy Tab 7.7 and iPhone.

I hope they do well. Its a great design and Windows 8 is perfect for touch input.
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As do some current tablets. So yeah its not really at all

not really. All the current one's have awful interface issues.
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Wait a second.... Who needs iOS apps if we can play Torchlight 2 on this thing! (hopefully). I mean seriously, as long as the HD 4000 can handle it, strategy games would be a hoot.
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Wait a second.... Who needs iOS apps if we can play Torchlight 2 on this thing! (hopefully). I mean seriously, as long as the HD 4000 can handle it, strategy games would be a hoot.

This pretty much, WoW and other games on a tablet sounds pretty sexy.
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post #126 of 238
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will be ruined by win8 interface. *ducks*

Win 8 interface feels stupid for desktops but it was made for this type of machine. One thing i see being a problem is that this thing won't be easily repairable which many have been saying is a big annoyance of the latest mac laptops. Take that as you will, I think this thing looks pretty amazing.
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post #127 of 238
What are the specs for the Ivy Bridge inside it? I dont know too much about those, is it safe to assume they'll crush anything ARM based without taking up too much juice?

From what I understand this is a full fledged PC, so you can install actual programs on there rather than only crappy apps, or am I wrong?


If this is true, ive just found my first tablet, makes me glad that Asus took so long with the padfone as now I can get a galaxy S3 and this, then I can sell my laptop.

Touch screen Football Manager.....I think I just jizzed in my pants a bit there...
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This is the only way MS will get me to even look at Windows 8.
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post #129 of 238
The people won't like Windows 8 (they saw this coming) only as a software, so they decided to create the hardware.

This is going to be legendary -- just like the release of iPad; although, I hope that this gets a better impression unlike the first release of iPad.
Edited by zrlan7710 - 6/21/12 at 5:11am
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The article was paid for by microsoft or something? They know nothing about the price or the entire specs and they are making these outrageous claims, "Come this fall, you will have two choices: 1) Get a MacBook Air for work and an iPad for play or 2) Get a beautifully designed, ultra-fast tablet with a sleek touch interface that can also be a full computer with the power of an ultrabook."

Have you not paid attention to gizmodo at all over the past few weeks? They were gushing about the MBP like it was going to save the PC industry.

It all depends on the viewpoint of the author, but the part you quoted is true (if we only consider the IB version), nor exaggerated.

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I'm definitely buying the pro version. the mild concern is that it comes with an i5 ivy bridge, which apparently runs a little too hot. I can see this replacing a lot more than just the i-pad and mac book air. This can replace half the laptops & tablets out there. Anything that run can full productivity suits, games & actual application, as opposed to apps, while retaining the functionality of tablets is golden. I expect every other laptop company to scramble to release their own version

IB gets hot while OC'd. Normal usage it's either the same or lower temps, and these chips will be running @ 17w if my guestimations are correct.
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