1. robitaille93's Avatar
    So currently I have a Lenovo desktop and a Surface RT. I was planning to purchase a full non-RT Windows 8 tablet that's currently on sale and give away my Surface RT to a family member. I was wondering if it might become a Windows Phone 7 -> 8 situation where Windows 8 tablets are screwed over and have no upgrade path (whether it be not officially supporting it, or minimum requirements not being met)? Also, would I have to pay for the Windows 9 upgrade cost twice over (one for tablet and for laptop)?

    I would wait for the official announcement but the sale on the model I want is ending in a day or so. Just don't want to purchase a new tablet and have it immediately outdated without a proper upgrade path.
    09-25-2014 11:46 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Could such a break happen? Its not outside the realm of impossibility.
    Will it happen? Pfft probably not. Especially considering the nature of normal and RT Windows.

    My only concern would be manufacturers like HP not bothering doing updated drivers/made drivers that don't play well with 9

    We'll be fine.
    And we have no idea about 9 pricing, it was rumored to be free.
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    Could such a break happen? Its not outside the realm of impossibility.
    Will it happen? Pfft probably not. Especially considering the nature of normal and RT Windows.

    My only concern would be manufacturers like HP not bothering doing updated drivers/made drivers that don't play well with 9

    We'll be fine.
    And we have no idea about 9 pricing, it was rumored to be free.
    09-25-2014 11:55 PM
  4. robitaille93's Avatar
    Could such a break happen? Its not outside the realm of impossibility.
    Will it happen? Pfft probably not. Especially considering the nature of normal and RT Windows.

    My only concern would be manufacturers like HP not bothering doing updated drivers/made drivers that don't play well with 9

    We'll be fine.
    And we have no idea about 9 pricing, it was rumored to be free.
    So I should be fine if I pick up a Windows 8 tablet? The model is specifically the Lenovo Miix 2 8".
    09-26-2014 12:07 AM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    So I should be fine if I pick up a Windows 8 tablet? The model is specifically the Lenovo Miix 2 8".
    yea, save for RT, which has no precedent, any current full Windows 8 tablet will without a doubt be upgradeable. It's just a matter of how well it'll work. (not a problem probably) Since its a full PC, you can upgrade as you want, heck, I've seen I think a version of Fedora thrown into the Dell Venue 8 Pro.
    09-26-2014 09:02 AM

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