| | 08-26-2013, 03:20 PM #1
Edit: (Edited post as system updates resolved some of my issues!)
I just picked up a VivoTab RT and have many options on the thing thus far, so I wanted to make a thread for others in the market and for anyone to possibly help me around the shortcomings I see with the device.
Firstly, why I purchased it - I saw it on clearance for $250 with keyboard dock and couldn't pass up giving it a try at that price - been looking for something with a bright screen to use outside and something that could replace both my Nexus 10 and Win7 laptop with one device, to make things simpler, especially when traveling. I found myself always bringing both devices, because even though I much preferred using the Nexus 10 for the majority of things, some tasks along the productivity side were simply much easier with a Windows based laptop.
So Windows RT, I was expecting to hate it based upon the amount of times I have heard it trashed. Metro is not bad at all, a good interface and although the app selection is minimal all the major players are there, I haven't yet found myself needing something that isn't available. Overall, I like it, in some ways better than my loved Android, but now, the two shortcomings:
1. I am greatly missing Chrome, I now know why I left IE years ago and never looked back.
2. Some websites display as mobile and I do not see an option within the browser to request the full site.
Any work-arounds for my issues?
If I were to look into getting a similar device running full win8 what would you recommend? If one of my requirements is 600nit brightness or higher is the VivoTab my only option? I couldn't find any others with brightness even close, but I am not that familiar with all the models available. Also starting to think more than 2MB of memory would be nice if I upgraded to a full Win8 device, things are sluggish with multiple tabs open compared to the 8MB laptop I am coming from.