1. theefman's Avatar
    Looking at bestbuy, Amazon, manufacturer sites, it seems no one is actually selling any of those Atom tablets they've been hyping for so long. Only thing that seems to be available are the Surface, Asus Vivo Tab RT, regular and touchscreen laptops. Am I missing something or could it be true what was rumoured that Intel hasn't got their power management drivers ready?
    10-26-2012 06:21 AM
  2. GreenScrew's Avatar
    I heard from a top Mfg that Intel had a bug that had to be resolved, maybe that's the power driver issue you speak of. I didn't ask for details but I'd sure like to get my hands on an Atom-based Windows 8 pro tablet!
    10-26-2012 06:40 AM
  3. theefman's Avatar
    Sounds about right, ironic since Intel's chief was claiming Windows 8 was not ready....;)
    10-26-2012 07:04 AM
  4. chriscookz's Avatar
    It is only the 1st day that W8 is released... it may take a little bit of time for the manufacturers to get all of their hardware offerings to the stores.
    10-26-2012 07:43 AM
  5. wpguy's Avatar
    A friend of mine has a new Lenovo laptop. He found the full set of drivers he needed for Windows 8 weren't available for the machine until just yesterday.
    10-26-2012 07:58 AM
  6. theefman's Avatar
    It is only the 1st day that W8 is released... it may take a little bit of time for the manufacturers to get all of their hardware offerings to the stores.

    This is atom specific, core devices are available as far as I know. And they have been showing them since June, amole time to get them in stores for launch, so im leaning towards a bug causing a delay.
    10-26-2012 08:39 AM
  7. jdevenberg's Avatar
    ya, I was kind of hoping to be able to pick up an Atom tablet today, but I guess thats not happening. I'll get a Surface RT instead. I've been waiting since July (when I got rid of my MacBook) to get a new computer. I'm not waiting longer when we have no solid time frame. If its within 30 days, maybe I'll return my Surface and get a Vivo Tab Smart.
    10-26-2012 09:55 AM
  8. SoloXCRacer's Avatar
    Best Buy appears to be shipping the Samsung Ativ 500 (the one with the Atom processor).

    Samsung - Series 5 Smart PC Tablet with 64GB Memory - Ice Blue - XE500T1C-A04US
    10-26-2012 10:34 AM
  9. theefman's Avatar
    Effectively that means there are only 2 Windows 8 tablets for sale today, the Vivo Tab and the Surface RT. That cant be what MS had in mind for their big launch.
    10-26-2012 10:34 AM
  10. Jaymil's Avatar
    Not sure where the **** else you'd get this but the Sony store in the mall nearby had the slider in stock today. $1200 for a core i5, 6gb of ram, 128gb ssd with 1080p screen. It was nice.. but battery life was only about 4.5 hours. It was a beast too.. 11.6 in screen but thick and heavy. Only one I've found so far.
    10-26-2012 05:49 PM
  11. texantony's Avatar
    What I find a good deal is Sony's exchange program. They are doubling what your current laptop or computer is worth, which then you can use towards anything they sell in their store. Also, the atom tablet that sounds tempting is the Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2. I called Lenovo and they have a release date of November 16.
    Last edited by texantony; 10-26-2012 at 08:31 PM.
    10-26-2012 08:23 PM
  12. 12Danny123's Avatar
    I tried the Samsung Ativ SmartPC and it's very good actually. I'm gonna get one
    10-26-2012 08:25 PM
  13. GreenScrew's Avatar
    Unfortunate to have to wait but the HP tablet looks like a great Atom based product for the enterprise. Its well thought out with its smart sleeves and serviceability...

    HP ElitePad | Business Tablet With Windows 8 | HP Official Site | HP
    10-27-2012 08:53 AM
  14. ieuser's Avatar
    I ordered the Acer Iconia W700-6465 from amazon. This morning I got an email from amazon asking me to confirm that I still want the device. I just had to click a link and approve that I wanted to keep the order open.
    10-27-2012 09:03 AM
  15. Jaymil's Avatar
    I tried the Samsung Ativ SmartPC and it's very good actually. I'm gonna get one
    Where did you find one?
    10-27-2012 09:25 AM
  16. 12Danny123's Avatar
    Where did you find one?
    it's in NZ. The S pen is good actually. and the feel is perfectly fine and it's smooth and responsive. I tried the Keyboard and it's fine
    10-27-2012 02:27 PM
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