1. KJW23's Avatar
    I have to say the Surface Go Have inspired me to start a Hardware Company. Work on Windows 10 Tablets I'm calling slate.
    1 device will be a 10' Tablet comes with a pen
    2 device will be an 8' Tablet for ebook and app games
    3 device 7' Tablet for kids.
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    07-26-2018 09:37 PM
  2. Jcmg62's Avatar
    Go for it :) there's a big market out there just waiting to be tapped
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    07-27-2018 01:29 AM
  3. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Good luck with it!
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    07-28-2018 08:19 AM
  4. Drael646464's Avatar
    Not enough smaller form factor windows tablets out there. With the introduction of windows on arm as well, and windows core, and MSFTS continuing work on fully integrated inking, there's some real possibility in the smaller scale both now, and increasingly in the future.

    Let us know if you get to a kickstarter or production.

    Using the surface go screen, with an arm chip, in a couple of years might be a no brainer for people - because you could use their digitizer, and get a fantastic pen going.

    I've always though it'd be nice to have rather than "configurations", just laptop ram slots, and an m.2 ssd slot on the smaller tablets. I've always wanted to carry "power", in a small form. Intel seems to be reaching a point where even mobile chipsets can game okay too, for that side of things.

    For kids, there's a host of educational apps, and also creativity stuff to play around with.
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    07-28-2018 12:53 PM
  5. ochhanz's Avatar
    2 device will be an 8' Tablet for ebook and app games
    , this would be interesting if it would have an option for an e-reader screen, so battery life would improved even further and it would be better to read books on it (e-ink screen is more relaxed for the eyes, reads like paper). Of course it would not be great to game on it or watch videos, but browsing would be doable (with only stutters when scrolling / changing pages).
    07-30-2018 01:32 PM
  6. anthonyng's Avatar
    What size would you start with? 10 is already too common? Maybe it's the 8 to start with? I'm unsure about a 7.
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    08-01-2018 11:45 AM
  7. Jcmg62's Avatar
    What size would you start with? 10 is already too common? Maybe it's the 8 to start with? I'm unsure about a 7.
    8" would be a sweet spot for a highly portable w10 device for sure :)
    08-04-2018 01:37 AM
  8. ochhanz's Avatar
    I never really understood the benefit of 8 inch (I have had one). It is often too big for the pockets and too small for some productivity work. The non-eink screen is also not perfect for ereaders. Only as a handheld gaming device is it perfect, if the games are available. Perhaps a 4:3 8 inch like the Ipad Mini for browsing etc, but you would miss the Apple apps I guess.
    08-06-2018 05:58 AM
  9. Drael646464's Avatar
    I never really understood the benefit of 8 inch (I have had one). It is often too big for the pockets and too small for some productivity work. The non-eink screen is also not perfect for ereaders. Only as a handheld gaming device is it perfect, if the games are available. Perhaps a 4:3 8 inch like the Ipad Mini for browsing etc, but you would miss the Apple apps I guess.
    I had an 8 inch for awhile. It was frustrating to use. Maybe with a pen, but generally, not great.

    I feel like around 8-9 is the minimum for the current windows UI. Nobody makes those though, and you can still technically fit that in a large jacket pocket.

    Amazon and some reader focused android devices make 8.9. Perhaps there's a market there in a "just one handable" windows device, that is also just big enough to be pleasant to use with windows 10. Pair it with a pen, and that might be pretty solid.

    (My dream tiny windows device would be 8.9, have a good pen, and have laptop ram slots so you can max out the chipset's performance. Two microsd slots is something you never see, and that'd be kind of handy in a small form factor, could give it decent storage - either than or m2, if it can be fit - like the ram, there might be space limitations)

    I did as you say, use my eight inch with one of those telescoping blutooth gaming pads. That wasn't bad for mobile gaming, but at that size, and power, battery life for gaming isn't great.

    For smaller devices you need smaller batteries. Which means cpu's with lower power draw. None of which work well with gaming apart from really light stuff (part of why I always dream of ram slots when I think of mini-pc's and small tablets, they use crap all power).
    08-06-2018 06:49 AM
  10. ochhanz's Avatar
    , forgot about the tiny battery, that was also an issue. I do still find the idea of small windows tablet really cool, for me something like ~6/7 inch with phone-like features, a decent camera and pen support as cherry on top. (maybe one day lol)
    08-06-2018 09:05 AM
  11. Drael646464's Avatar
    , forgot about the tiny battery, that was also an issue. I do still find the idea of small windows tablet really cool, for me something like ~6/7 inch with phone-like features, a decent camera and pen support as cherry on top. (maybe one day lol)
    With cshell and one core. Maybe 3-5 years?
    08-06-2018 11:48 AM
  12. ochhanz's Avatar
    With cshell and one core. Maybe 3-5 years?
    , that sounds like a realistic guess yeah, ~2 years would be nice but that probably be unrealistic.
    08-06-2018 02:49 PM

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