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    News - Nokia Lumia 2520 RT tablet UK release date set as 4th December

    The tablet’s UK TV ad challenges the Apple iPad head on (video).
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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 2520 RT tablet UK release date set as 4th December

    The colourful polycarbonate unibody is a nice touch as its different to other manufacturers tablets, from there on its a hard sell.
    With the move now for premium devices to have a slimmer bezel along the longer edge this design is now old hat, that bezel is huge. I suppose a slimmer longer edge bezel would pose problems for the Windows button placement.
    Unfortunately Windows 8.1 RT is seen as a lame duck compared to full fat Windows 8.1, the marketing chaps at Microsoft have not been anywhere near as good at spin as Apple have with IOS compared to OSX.
    It needed to be cheaper, at least £50 cheaper, however £100 cheaper would have been the sweet spot with the keyboard thrown in. Its going to end up down south of the starting price eventually anyway as its just not going to sell at its present price.
    They should learn from Asus and the Vivotab Smart ME400 which originally went on sale for around £400 (and that includes full fat Windows 8), its now available at Curry's for £280.

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 2520 RT tablet UK release date set as 4th December

    Is that really their UK advert? I thought someone was just doing a spoof voiceover on a US advert and was waiting for the punchline.

    But yeah, Asus Transformer Book T100TA, 9 hours battery, full Windows 8.1 + office, keyboard, and £349.99 from John Lewis. The RT tablet isn't competing against the ipad, it's competing against proper computers at that price.

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 2520 RT tablet UK release date set as 4th December

    For 400 quid they're in the price-range of Bay-Trail tablets running full Windows 8. Who would buy a gimped RT tablet when they could get something that can run all the RT 'apps', along with existing windows programs too?

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 2520 RT tablet UK release date set as 4th December

    If I'd got the near-£500 that the tablet+keyboard combo would cost then no way would I be buying this. Instead, I'd get an Asus Transformer TF701T (which is an Android tablet, and has one less USB port but a higher res screen) or one of the many "proper" Windows devices.

    As it stands it's about £150-200 too expensive.

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 2520 RT tablet UK release date set as 4th December

    There's a few key differences between the Asus Transformer Book T100 and the Nokia 2520:

    Asus
    1376 x 768 resolution
    No network support
    1060g

    Nokia
    1920 x 1080 resolution
    LTE and 3G
    ~ 600g + lightweight keyboard

    Remember you can also get the Nokia power keyboard free up until this Sunday by applying here:
    http://www.tabletkeyboardoffer.com/form/

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 2520 RT tablet UK release date set as 4th December

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    Asus
    1376 x 768 resolution
    No network support
    1060g

    Nokia
    1920 x 1080 resolution
    LTE and 3G
    ~ 600g + lightweight keyboard
    The Asus T100TA is stated as "Tablet: 550g. Tablet & Dock: 1070g", so actually lighter as a tablet. Free keyboard for the Nokia looks to be US only unfortunately.

    Built in 3/4G is a nice touch, but a tablet isn't going to replace the phone (with tethering) in most peoples pockets so it's hardly a deal breaker. It is a shame about the screen resolution though. Deal breaker on a sub £400 device?
    Last edited by jimbouk; 29-11-2013 at 12:22 PM.

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 2520 RT tablet UK release date set as 4th December

    At first I was sceptical of the Windows RT Tablets, but since buying a Surface 2 I've completely been won over. I use it as a lightweight computer, perfect for carrying around all day and I can do all the things I normally do on a desktop, with the exception of writing software and running some high performance games and win32 applications; which if I want to do those things I wouldn't want to be doing on a small screened laptop anyway.

    So, what do I use it for. Email, social media, browsing, watching videos, showing my Nan holiday pictures, writing the odd MS Word document on a train, reading PDFs and the best bit is I don't worry about needing to plug in.

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 2520 RT tablet UK release date set as 4th December

    Edit: misread Jim's post

    Good spot about the keyboard offer though, hadn't realised it was US only, shame.
    Last edited by cptwhite_uk; 29-11-2013 at 01:47 PM.

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 2520 RT tablet UK release date set as 4th December

    I think the tablet is gorgeous. Shame it is running RT and not full fat Windows.

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    Re: News - Nokia Lumia 2520 RT tablet UK release date set as 4th December

    "the first truly connected tablet"
    How do they make that out?

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