1. John Balacano's Avatar
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    I really dont get laptops this days where they dual boot windows 8 and android DONT BUY THIS THINGS !!!
    06-22-2013 02:30 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I don't see why anyone would purchase such a laptop. I dual-boot Windows 8 and Linux, but rather than buying something with Linux or Android pre-installed, I'd rather just partition/format the drive and install Linux or Android myself.
    06-22-2013 04:00 AM
  3. klcow's Avatar
    it does not look like a dual boot thing, it looks more like android is running in an application. I think its virtualised. For me, I see no benefit in this, you still have to start up windows to be able to use android won't you??
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    06-22-2013 04:10 AM
  4. a5cent's Avatar
    It's definitely not dual-boot, because then you wouldn't see the W8 charms bar on the right. It's just a VM that runs Android on the Desktop.

    BlueStacks has allowed us to do this already for a while now. Any PC can do it.
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    06-22-2013 04:22 AM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Here is what a real dual-boot will look like.

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    06-22-2013 04:44 AM
  6. a5cent's Avatar
    Here is what a real dual-boot will look like.

    http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/u...mporary-56.jpg
    A picture into your soul... grub and mint user! ;-)
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    06-22-2013 04:54 AM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    A picture into your soul... grub and mint user! ;-)
    I did boot into Mint after taking the picture.
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    06-22-2013 04:57 AM
  8. John Balacano's Avatar
    Yeah i really dot see a future for laptops like these maybe there will be a timw but not for now
    06-22-2013 09:56 AM
  9. mase123987's Avatar
    I see a use for this on tablet/convertible windows devices. As the new Samsung computer showed, having Android virtualized can add some missing pieces to Windows devices that are going to be primarily used with touch. Windows Store is rather pathetic overall. It is growing but not enough to compare in the tablet market. There are plenty of Android apps that can be replace by IE, but having a dedicated touch app would be a lot better. Having the option to pin an android app to the start screen and just use it like another app would be very useful until a native Windows version comes out. This, to me, is the only situation where it would be useful. I don't think it makes any sense to use the whole gui/setup/whatever of Android, just the apps.

    And I have tried bluestacks many times and I still think it isn't that great.
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    06-22-2013 12:24 PM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I see a use for this on tablet/convertible windows devices. As the new Samsung computer showed, having Android virtualized can add some missing pieces to Windows devices that are going to be primarily used with touch. Windows Store is rather pathetic overall. It is growing but not enough to compare in the tablet market. There are plenty of Android apps that can be replace by IE, but having a dedicated touch app would be a lot better. Having the option to pin an android app to the start screen and just use it like another app would be very useful until a native Windows version comes out. This, to me, is the only situation where it would be useful. I don't think it makes any sense to use the whole gui/setup/whatever of Android, just the apps.

    And I have tried bluestacks many times and I still think it isn't that great.
    That would be more useful to me in RT, rather than Windows 8. I don't think Windows 8 really needs apps as much as RT, since desktop software could be run. But I agree with you that it could be a really useful feature for RT until more apps are available for RT. Unfortunately, the RT locked bootloader would not permit this option.
    06-22-2013 12:43 PM
  11. Jack Larson1's Avatar
    I may be completely wrong on this, but won't it have little space because of two OS and burn through battery because of android? Anyone else know or have an opinion??
    06-25-2013 10:01 PM
  12. montsa007's Avatar
    It's definitely not dual-boot, because then you wouldn't see the W8 charms bar on the right. It's just a VM that runs Android on the Desktop.

    BlueStacks has allowed us to do this already for a while now. Any PC can do it.
    Thats the exact same thought that came to my mind :), altough I do not own or have played with a w8 tablet but that window bar on the right should have been absent.
    To me it looks more like a wallpaper screenshot taken on some android tablet and stickied on the surface :p
    06-26-2013 06:35 AM
  13. xandros9's Avatar
    Still waiting for an actual HD2 successor...
    06-26-2013 12:53 PM

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