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    News - ASUS Vivo Tab banks on Intel Atom and Windows 8

    Can it provide a genuine alternative to the ARM-dominated market?
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    Re: News - ASUS Vivo Tab banks on Intel Atom and Windows 8

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    Re: News - ASUS Vivo Tab banks on Intel Atom and Windows 8

    Now make it affordable and I am all in. In my opinion this is exactly what all tablets shoud be - Intel x86 compatible, with rear and front HD cameras, dock-able with keyboard, with Windows 8 pre-installed and Wacom pen support. Ideal companion for any real user - student, professional, family PC or whatever. Unlike ARM that is just for kids and beta testers IMO (for the moment anyway).

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    Re: News - ASUS Vivo Tab banks on Intel Atom and Windows 8

    A tablet not stuck in Windows Stupid (TM) mode, very tempting. I wonder how the Atom chip and 2GB RAM will hold up in real world use.

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    Re: News - ASUS Vivo Tab banks on Intel Atom and Windows 8

    Ah but how much does it cost?

    Because even thou this is a "Pro" device, I doubt anyone would ever want to use it for long outside of metro.

    My cruddy AMD tablet runs nicely in Metro, but struggles still with anything complex on the desktop.
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    Re: News - ASUS Vivo Tab banks on Intel Atom and Windows 8

    Keeping an eye on these Atom machines - I think they could prove to be very popular. The extra power and access to legacy hardware is well worth the (likely) modest trade-off in battery life.

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    Re: News - ASUS Vivo Tab banks on Intel Atom and Windows 8

    Stopped caring at Atom.

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    Re: News - ASUS Vivo Tab banks on Intel Atom and Windows 8

    All you Atom haters do realise the average ARM chip is no faster right?

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    Re: News - ASUS Vivo Tab banks on Intel Atom and Windows 8

    Just cheaper and more power efficient. The only thing (and it is, admittedly a big thing) going for Atom is the x86 support. If 8 RT takes off and/or ARM Linux gets organized then Atom needs to be doing a lot more for it to compete.

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