Originally Posted by eduardoo
It kind of feels like we are finding each other on a deserted island, knowing how rare MSI Windows tablets are, and Win 8 upgrade on it being a yet even smaller subset!
About the buzz, it should take quite a long time touching the touch buttons for it to trigger, unless you are still on Bios 1.05 (with which the tablet will wake on any touch of the touch buttons. My Sep11 tablet came with it). Bios 1.06 cures that.
Backlight bleed. There is some on mine, too, but since I don't have my brightness turned too high most of the time and appreciating the nice IPS display and other features for the price, it doesn't bother me much either.
I bring a tiny wired keyboard when I am on trips as it also serves as a USB hub. Together, they probably weigh just over a kg, which makes the combo still lighter than most laptops. I don't do gaming on mine (or maybe I just don't do gaming), but I do play a lot of videos on it and it runs reasonably well, even with hi-def material.
Thanks a lot for pointing out the custom made screen rotation driver, it works so much better than the one with O-Easy. It's awesome when someone takes their own time to improve the user experience and shares their work. Shame on MSI for not fixing this themselves but they have come out with most of the Windows 8 drivers so they are not totally abandoning us.
I know, we are very much in the minority with these niche Windows tablets. WindPad is just so insanely upgradable for a tablet, fairly easy to open as long as you follow the instructions on the web, it's refreshing. I actually just bought it because it was a good deal, I wanted to try full Windows 8 on a touch device, and I just plain love playing with new toys.
I ended up liking it a lot more than I was expecting. There is far too little Windows 8 and customization information about this tablets on the web, aside from that TabletPC forum.
I checked and I do have BIOS v1.06 already. I think I just tend to rest my thumb on that area and I have to learn not to do that.
I agree, the IPS panel is definitely a plus for the device. Acer uses mostly TN panels in their tablets (and in the competing W500), which are just not very good idea for tablets.
I'm not sure how much gaming I'll be doing on it but it's nice to know it can do it at least.
Some slight frustrations, Metro IE10 only appears to support 10 tabs. This is very limiting. Aside from just using the desktop version or another browser that is less touch designed, have you found any workarounds for this? I used the Micro HDMI port to connect the tablet to my TV to watch a TV show (as my HPTC was down at the time). The problem is the 1280x720 res of my TV the Metro app didn't like (it appears to be an OS limitation) and said the res was too low for it to run. I got around this by using desktop IE to access the TV network's web site, and watch the TV show from there instead.
Thanks again, for your continued help. We can call it a deserted island or an elite club.Edited by Ben the OCer - 11/9/12 at 3:56pm