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I am thinking of getting a win 8 tablet. The ones that have core ix in it and run the desktop win 8. I'm still curios about many things though, like can it run old windows games? Can it run 3d in general? How fast are they?

But this has got me hooked. Having windows desktop on something that is as portable as a tablet is something i always dreamed of. If the tablet performs like a laptop, $800 is worth it. I currently have Nexus 7 that I will replace.
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I preordered a Surface last night. Can't wait to check it out and start programming for it, should be mucho fun.
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I'm thinking about getting one as well. I love Android tablets but I have a feeling these Windows 8 tablets are going to destroy them in usability. They run Ultra Low voltage versions of the i3/i5/i7 CPU but that is still a lot of processing power for a tablet. It definitely won't beat a high end gaming laptop but it can certainly replace your daily driver laptop/desktop as well as a tablet.
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I am thinking that if the Surface gets good reviews I may make it my first tablet. It is looking a little enticing. Especially since the price point is going to be not outrageous.
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I'm planning on grabbing one to replace my IPad 2 64GB. I absolutely hate it's reliance on ITunes.

1366x768 10.6-inch screen with five-point multitouch, it's 0.37 inches (9.4mm) thick, and it weighs 1.5 pounds (0.68kg). The processor is an NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, which is a quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex A9 part coupled with a 520MHz NVIDIA GPU, and it has 2GB RAM, and either 32 or 64 gigabytes of flash storage. Surface also has two 720p cameras (front and rear), two microphones, an ambient light sensor, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a compass. Connectivity is provided with 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4, a microSDXC slot, mini-HDMI, and a USB 2.0 port.

$699 for the black 64GB model with touch cover included.

That's less than I paid for my IPad and this thing has a Micro SD slot... biggrin.gif And Mini HDMI out thumb.gif

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Can you run existing windows programs on the surface rt version, or does that require waiting for surface pro?
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I'm planning on grabbing one to replace my IPad 2 64GB. I absolutely hate it's reliance on ITunes.
1366x768 10.6-inch screen with five-point multitouch, it's 0.37 inches (9.4mm) thick, and it weighs 1.5 pounds (0.68kg). The processor is an NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, which is a quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex A9 part coupled with a 520MHz NVIDIA GPU, and it has 2GB RAM, and either 32 or 64 gigabytes of flash storage. Surface also has two 720p cameras (front and rear), two microphones, an ambient light sensor, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a compass. Connectivity is provided with 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4, a microSDXC slot, mini-HDMI, and a USB 2.0 port.
$699 for the black 64GB model with touch cover included.
That's less than I paid for my IPad and this thing has a Micro SD slot... biggrin.gif And Mini HDMI out thumb.gif
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From iPad 2 it might make sense. From iPad 3 its a downgrade.
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Can you run existing windows programs on the surface rt version, or does that require waiting for surface pro?

Windows RT is more like iOS/Android but looks like Windows 8. Since its ARM version of the OS you will only be able to use apps from Windows Store just like Apple Store and Android Market. You would have to get the $1K version for normal x86 apps.
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From iPad 2 it might make sense. From iPad 3 its a downgrade.

How so? Still stuck with IOS, sure it has a higher resolution screen but where else is the IPad 3 superior?
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How so? Still stuck with IOS, sure it has a higher resolution screen but where else is the IPad 3 superior?

You cant say RT is better until it proves itself. Also OS is different preference for everyone. For TAB i prefer iOS over Android and for phones the other way around. I love the simplicity of iOS and the fact it can do almost anything Android can.
The Screen in a TAB its the main thing 50% of its appeal. Hardware matters not really unless it was slow or something.
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Lenovo Twist for me.

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Lenovo Thinkpad2 for my wife

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