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What can you possibly do with an i7 on a tablet?
post #12 of 21
Grizzleboy, you should update the OP (original post) with some info/pics on the four lines (TAICHI, Transformer Book, VivoTab, VivoBook).

I'm so excited to see these in person!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bitech View Post

What can you possibly do with an i7 on a tablet?

Everything.
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post #14 of 21
the asus taichi is the one that comes with the i7 and here is what anand's site said
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Prices for the TAICHI start at $1299, with a dual-core Core i5 3317U processor (max clock 2.6 GHz), 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD; and prices max out at $1599 with the Core i7 3517 (max clock 3.0 GHz), 256GB SSD and a digitizer and stylus. All should be available this November.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkpriest667 View Post

the asus taichi is the one that comes with the i7 and here is what anand's site said

*do want face*
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post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post

God I can't wait for the Surface Pro if these look that good.
+1 for the Windows 8 love, Grizzle.

Cheers thumb.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bitech View Post

What can you possibly do with an i7 on a tablet?

Gaming?

It doesn't have a discrete GPU, but I guess I'll take whatever the CPU can give.
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post #17 of 21
Looking at the Transformer Book video, it amazes me how terrible the Start screen is in portrait mode. Half the screen is completely unused. Microsoft really need to fix that if they want to win over tablet users.
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Show me 9 hours battery life on the transformer book and I might be convinced.
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Looking at the Transformer Book video, it amazes me how terrible the Start screen is in portrait mode. Half the screen is completely unused. Microsoft really need to fix that if they want to win over tablet users.

I have to agree -- though I didn't even know it supported portrait mode until now, so it's better than expected haha.
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post #19 of 21
Official ASUS video talking about all four:
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post #20 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by MegaSmiley View Post

Looking at the Transformer Book video, it amazes me how terrible the Start screen is in portrait mode. Half the screen is completely unused. Microsoft really need to fix that if they want to win over tablet users.

That's nowhere near half the screen... The tiles take up more usable space than iOS, OSX, Windows 7, and Android's icons and compared the iPad 3, you get 60% more usable space. Its 1024x768 screen space versus a 1920x1080p screen space.

First it was "the tiles are too big; they take up too much space" now its "there's too much space on the surrounding edge".wink.gif
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