- 09-17-2013, 11:20 PM #1
Picked up a 64 GB RT tonight. I've only had it a couple of hours and I can't believe I didn't do this sooner!
- It's a frekin' PC. My dependency is with web based apps (facebook, gmail, etc) and with a complete web browser, this just blows iOS out of the water!
- X86 apps aren't as important to me as I thought. I have splashtop installed to remote into my 8.1 desktop so it's (almost) like having a surface pro.
- Tegra 3 isn't THAT bad. I've had a tendency to forget a mobile CPU is powering all of this.
- A lot of Windows 8 Apps are actually prettier and more functional than their iOS counterpart.
- Full Office anyone?
This, paired with my Lumia 1020 is an awesome combination. I can't wait for Windows 8.1 to take it to the next level. :)
09-17-2013, 11:35 PM #4
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Sir, i'm thinking to buy a desktop pc and also thought to ditch my win8 laptop for a win8 tablet. And i have htc 8x. I would like to have a complete win8 experience. So, after your experience, Which one is suitable? Win8 desktop for work, rt for portability or win8 tablet for seamless working? (i mean, when u at home, you use desktop win8, and when you are outside, use win8 tablet to cont working). Or, is it already enough with rt? Thank you
- 09-17-2013, 11:36 PM #5
Welcome to the enlightened club.
Sat here working on my RT writing a Word doc while listening to free music, checking news, reviewing PowerPoints and PDFs to include in the doc. My PCs a little busy loading 8.1 RTM so thought I'd switch over for the evening.
Having a full web experience really helps. I like pairing my BT mouse too. Makes for the full PC replacement.
- 09-18-2013, 07:32 AM #7
I would say for your use case scenerio, one 'Pro' or x86 tablet would get the job done. You would have one machine and if you want a "desktop" experience, you can connect the tablet to an external monitor and keyboard/mouse. Take the money you would spend on two devices and get the best tablet device whether it be a surface pro with i5 or an atom based tablet.
Wait until Oct 18 though when Haswell based i5 and Bay Trail Atom machines come out.
I simply couldn't wait so there's a good chance depending on what Microsoft announces next week, I may be returning this RT and holding out for the upgraded models. Either way, I'm done with iOS and I wish more people would realize you're getting a much more 'complete' experience with Windows 8.
Hope this helps.
- 09-18-2013, 10:38 AM #9
I use remote desktop to access my desktop plus the servers at work. Once 8.1 comes out with Outlook so that I can connect to the exchange server, I might just retire my laptop.
- 09-18-2013, 12:44 PM #10
Congrats man, after years of owning a Macbook Pro/Air with Windows on it I got rid of all my Apple tech late last year and haven't looked back. Now if I could just find something to replace my 64GB iPod......
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- 09-18-2013, 10:31 PM #21
Obviously. It has an unfair advantage, BECAUSE ITS A COMPUTER! And the iPad has full iWork, and iLife. I know it may sound like I am hating, but it just pisses me off, when someone insults Apple, and doesn't know the full story. All of those ads, with the RT tablet and the iPad, are all very uniformed. Ooo it has a kickstand, and a $120 keyboard cover, but the iPad just needs a smart cover, and an adapter set to use USB and SD cards. And who reads together, and then just randomly starts playing Halo. Meanwhile, it does not show the iPad playing infinity blade the iPad's exclusive game. Again, this sounds insulting, but I am trying my best not to make it sound that way. But congrats on the RT, I would like to have a Pro because of the Wacom Pen.
- 09-18-2013, 10:46 PM #22
I will agree about music. Playlist management is a disaster. The Xbox Music app for iOS is better because at least you can remove a song from a playlist.
- 09-19-2013, 02:40 AM #24
Honestly I think you made a mistake going with Surface RT. Windows RT for all intents and purposes was a stop gap/mistake by Microsoft. The same people crying for ARM support are the same people that didn't believe Intel or AMD could make a SOC with the power and performance levels of Temash or Baytrail.
I'm not saying that x86 support is necessary either, from a performance standpoint Intel will always be ahead of any of the ARM manufacturers in terms of CPU performance and Intel/AMD will be ahead in graphics too. The only thing stopping x86 from invading Android is the lack of cellular radios from AMD and Intel. Don't be surprised if most of the Android or Windows tablets in 2014 have Intel inside.
- 09-19-2013, 02:47 AM #25
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