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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post

If you were meaning Medfield vs whatever ARM chipset, you do realise that most of the Android benchmarks are single threaded, and that Medfield is only 1 core with HT? Plus, my SGSII beats it when they're both at 1.6Ghz.

No i'm talking full on atom. Even with the current atom core you need 2 arm cores at equal or high clock speed to even compare with a single atom core. What sucks if your using a single threaded app. The only problem with using a atom right now is it is mostly old tech and hasn't really been fitted for tablet use. The integrated GPU is still vary weak and they still have yet to move to 22nm. A dual core ATOM tablet will not only beat out a quad core ARM tablet but will allow you to run x86 apps as well. For about the same price. Now if only intel would hurry up and release a newer atom architecture running on 22nm suited for better tablet use then why anyone would pick the arm version is beyond me. It will take windows rt a year or two for the software side to become more mature and by then arm's performance may be much better. But the current ARM cpu's lack in single thread performance to much. Even with my HP touch pad OCed to 1.7ghz their is still much to be sought cpu wise.

Even the current atom cpu's will work in tablets considering that they have i5's working in the pro models. Though the lack of GPU performance would be the biggest down side to them in their current form. Though this is where AMD may succeed. Those AMD Brazos may become the best way to get a all round great tablet that can also run x86.
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Waiting until Windows 9. I don't want a mutant OS in my rig.
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PoS OS? How can you call Windows 8 a pile of poo? It out benches Windows 7 and Vista in practically every aspect. And its rock solid stable, fast, and light weight. The only thing thats really different between Vista/7 and Windows 8 is the new Start Menu, and Windows Charms.

... and lack of Aero, and ditching of gadets, and ramming Metro down your throat, etc.

As far as the benchmarks, sorry, but many of the "benchmarks" are biased as sin (see previous post comments) and it's not like the ones where Windows 8 beats Windows 7 does by a wide margin ... and are certainly not worth it, IMO, when you factor in the loss of productivity to learn 8.
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Oh, you mean that thingy where you can hit the Windows key, type three letters, hit enter, and usually have it open what you want? Ya, that's total rubbish. I've never had trouble with the Start Menu. The All Programs list sucks, but I don't use it tongue.gif

Does everyone not realize you can still do this? It just doesn't show up initially when you bring up the desktop.

Try it.
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im getting windows 8 simply because it supports dual/multiple monitors better than win7


How so? I can't think of how I'd Improve Win 7 in this area.
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im getting windows 8 simply because it supports dual/multiple monitors better than win7
How so? I can't think of how I'd Improve Win 7 in this area.
Taskbar/Start on any monitor? Maybe? I can't really think of anything else that's significantly different...
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Does everyone not realize you can still do this? It just doesn't show up initially when you bring up the desktop.
Try it.
I know you still can, my point wasn't about Windows 8 having this feature. It was about Windows 7 having this feature because Warmonger complained about then Win7 start menu.
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Come on guys, try something new. You're so conservative.
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I wouln't touch Windows 8 with you mouse. I've been a Windows fanboy for many years. I have to say this is no longer the case. Android is the future by 2014 there will be more Android devices than there are PC's. That's huge!
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Windows 7 leads in gaming benchmarks because the current Windows 8 drivers are not mature. Windows 8 will clearly win once proper Wddm 1.2 drivers come out. Also there is still no proper network drivers for Windows 8 yet its hows superior performance due to its new network architecture!

I guess you forgot those SSD marks as well. Plus all that startup/shutdown stuff can be edited in registry. My win 7 beats all those times by 75% or more. Utlimatly its down to UI. Which win8 clearly loses.
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