Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 22

Thread: Windows 8 tablets to "lead the tablet race in 2014"

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    28,790
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,863 times in 636 posts

    Windows 8 tablets to "lead the tablet race in 2014"

    Latest faster, lighter, cheaper Windows 8 tablets expected to be popular.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Gentoo Ricer
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Galway
    Posts
    11,031
    Thanks
    1,011
    Thanked
    944 times in 704 posts
    • aidanjt's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Strix Z370-G
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7-8700K
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsiar LPX 3000C15
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung 960 EVO
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0
      • PSU:
      • EVGA G3 750W
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define C Mini
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus MG279Q
      • Internet:
      • 240mbps Virgin Cable

    Re: Windows 8 tablets to "lead the tablet race in 2014"

    How long have we been hearing: "Windows 8 will be a massive success any day now! Seriously!"?
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

  3. #3
    Senior Member Brewster0101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,614
    Thanks
    45
    Thanked
    54 times in 44 posts
    • Brewster0101's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus m5a99x evo
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX 8350
      • Memory:
      • 8GB (2x4) Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600mghz
      • Storage:
      • Western Green 3TB + Samsung 850Evo 512MB SSD, + 2TB NAS
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI 280X
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AXi760
      • Case:
      • Corsair 650D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 27" 27EA63 IPS LED
      • Internet:
      • 120Mb Bt

    Re: Windows 8 tablets to "lead the tablet race in 2014"

    Microsoft need to crack the £200 market first then move onto the consumer sweet spot of £150.

    There is not one Windows tablet that can rival the Nexus 7 at that price point - until Microsoft can do this then all bets are off.

  4. #4
    Does he need a reason? Funkstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    19,874
    Thanks
    630
    Thanked
    965 times in 816 posts
    • Funkstar's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte EG45M-DS2H
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core2Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz)
      • Memory:
      • 8GB OCZ PC2-6400C5 800MHz Quad Channel
      • Storage:
      • 650GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB ATI Radeon HD4550
      • PSU:
      • Antec 350W 80+ Efficient PSU
      • Case:
      • Antec NSK1480 Slim Mini Desktop Case
      • Operating System:
      • Vista Ultimate 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 + 2408 monitors
      • Internet:
      • Zen 8mb

    Re: Windows 8 tablets to "lead the tablet race in 2014"

    hmmmm

    Perhaps in the pure tablet market £150 - £200 is about right.

    But throw in an attachable keyboard and you are suddenly competing with £400+ laptops.

    I really need to get myself a 2-in-1 in the next few months.

  5. #5
    Oh Crumbs.... Biscuit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    N. Yorkshire
    Posts
    11,192
    Thanks
    1,392
    Thanked
    1,091 times in 833 posts
    • Biscuit's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI B450M Mortar
      • CPU:
      • AMD 2700X (Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3)
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Patriot Viper 2 @ 3466MHz
      • Storage:
      • 500GB WD Black
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic Focus Gold 750W
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-V359
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 80/20

    Re: Windows 8 tablets to "lead the tablet race in 2014"

    My Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga should arrive any day now

    Doubt i will ever use it in any mode other than laptop though tbh!

    Edit: Just checked the tracking, its last location was Shanghai... so it might be a bit of a wait :/
    Last edited by Biscuit; 13-01-2014 at 08:04 PM.

  6. #6
    Senior Member SUMMONER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    London
    Posts
    634
    Thanks
    694
    Thanked
    125 times in 110 posts
    • SUMMONER's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M5A99X Evo R2.0
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX-8320 with a Cooler Master Nepton 280L cooler
      • Memory:
      • 4 x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer DDR3-1866
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 850 Pro/830 SSDs, Western Digital Green HDDs and a rather large stack of HP MicroServers
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Windforce 3GB GDDR5
      • PSU:
      • EVGA 750 GQ 750W 80 Plus Gold
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Core V71 with 4 x 200mm fans
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x 23" LG IPS234V mounted on Jetmaster arms + 1 x 22" HP Pavilion 22xi
      • Internet:
      • 38Mbit VDSL Broadband via Talk Talk

    Re: Windows 8 tablets to "lead the tablet race in 2014"

    I can't wait for my Thinkpad to die, so I can replace it with a 8"/10" Windows 8 (non-RT) tablet.

    I love my Nexus 7 (2012 version with 3G), but only see it (Android) as a stop gap until I can replace tablet and laptop with "one" (Windows) device.
    Last edited by SUMMONER; 13-01-2014 at 08:17 PM.

  7. #7
    Does he need a reason? Funkstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    19,874
    Thanks
    630
    Thanked
    965 times in 816 posts
    • Funkstar's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte EG45M-DS2H
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core2Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz)
      • Memory:
      • 8GB OCZ PC2-6400C5 800MHz Quad Channel
      • Storage:
      • 650GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB ATI Radeon HD4550
      • PSU:
      • Antec 350W 80+ Efficient PSU
      • Case:
      • Antec NSK1480 Slim Mini Desktop Case
      • Operating System:
      • Vista Ultimate 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 + 2408 monitors
      • Internet:
      • Zen 8mb

    Re: Windows 8 tablets to "lead the tablet race in 2014"

    The Lenovo Miix 2 10"/11" looks interesting.

  8. #8
    Registered+
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    40
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    3 times in 2 posts

    Re: Windows 8 tablets to "lead the tablet race in 2014"

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    How long have we been hearing: "Windows 8 will be a massive success any day now! Seriously!"?
    2 years and now all the rumours of win 9 .....

  9. #9
    Hello :)
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    bridlington, east yorkshire
    Posts
    494
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    11 times in 11 posts
    • ionicle's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus A8N SLi Premium
      • CPU:
      • AMD Athlon 64 4200+ 939
      • Memory:
      • 2Gb Samsung DDR400
      • Storage:
      • 1x 80Gb Samsung SATA-2, 1x Hitachi 500GB SATA-2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATi Radeon HD3650
      • PSU:
      • Akasa 400W Paxpower
      • Case:
      • Akasa Mirrage 62
      • Operating System:
      • Microsoft Windows Vista
      • Monitor(s):
      • Hyundai 22" 1680x1050
      • Internet:
      • Pipex 8mbps unlimited up/down 19.99 a month

    Re: Windows 8 tablets to "lead the tablet race in 2014"

    i think ill stick with my iPad

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    2,597
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked
    106 times in 94 posts

    Re: Windows 8 tablets to "lead the tablet race in 2014"

    I've just bought a new tablet - went for a Nexus 10. The Surface 2 was a serious contender and if I had the money, the Pro version would have been my number one. At the minute though it's just too expensive and the apps aren't quite there yet - closing the gap. Had a windows phone in the past and liked it - Microsoft will get it right in the end.

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts

    Re: Windows 8 tablets to "lead the tablet race in 2014"

    Nope. Sorry. Next topic.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    2,929
    Thanks
    396
    Thanked
    362 times in 252 posts

    Re: Windows 8 tablets to "lead the tablet race in 2014"

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Perhaps in the pure tablet market £150 - £200 is about right.
    Throw in a $80 operating system and you have used around half the $150-$200 already.

  13. #13
    root Member DanceswithUnix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    In the middle of a core dump
    Posts
    10,055
    Thanks
    501
    Thanked
    1,037 times in 881 posts
    • DanceswithUnix's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X470-PRO
      • CPU:
      • 3700X
      • Memory:
      • 16GB 3200MHz
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Linux, 1TB Games (Win 10)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Strix RX Vega 56
      • PSU:
      • 650W Corsair TX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Fedora 30 + Win 10 Pro 64 (yuk)
      • Monitor(s):
      • Benq XL2730Z 1440p + Samsung 2343BW 2048x1152
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb/20Mb VDSL

    Re: Windows 8 tablets to "lead the tablet race in 2014"

    Was last year the year of the Ultrabook?

    I hope these analysts don't get paid too much for this nonsense. I think Mystic Meg could do better.

  14. #14
    Does he need a reason? Funkstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    19,874
    Thanks
    630
    Thanked
    965 times in 816 posts
    • Funkstar's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte EG45M-DS2H
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core2Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz)
      • Memory:
      • 8GB OCZ PC2-6400C5 800MHz Quad Channel
      • Storage:
      • 650GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB ATI Radeon HD4550
      • PSU:
      • Antec 350W 80+ Efficient PSU
      • Case:
      • Antec NSK1480 Slim Mini Desktop Case
      • Operating System:
      • Vista Ultimate 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 + 2408 monitors
      • Internet:
      • Zen 8mb

    Re: Windows 8 tablets to "lead the tablet race in 2014"

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    Throw in a $80 operating system and you have used around half the $150-$200 already.
    But it won't be $80 to an OEM buying thousands of licenses at a time.

  15. #15
    root Member DanceswithUnix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    In the middle of a core dump
    Posts
    10,055
    Thanks
    501
    Thanked
    1,037 times in 881 posts
    • DanceswithUnix's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X470-PRO
      • CPU:
      • 3700X
      • Memory:
      • 16GB 3200MHz
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Linux, 1TB Games (Win 10)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Strix RX Vega 56
      • PSU:
      • 650W Corsair TX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Fedora 30 + Win 10 Pro 64 (yuk)
      • Monitor(s):
      • Benq XL2730Z 1440p + Samsung 2343BW 2048x1152
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb/20Mb VDSL

    Re: Windows 8 tablets to "lead the tablet race in 2014"

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    But it won't be $80 to an OEM buying thousands of licenses at a time.
    But the value has to be better than Google can manage, and they seem to give people what they want at zero software entry cost on cheaper hardware with a quarter of the RAM and flash storage.

    Giving people what they want is where Microsoft is falling down for me atm.

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    466
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    29 times in 21 posts

    Re: Windows 8 tablets to "lead the tablet race in 2014"

    Well, the analyst's name is Andrew Borg, and you will be assimilated. (I bet he's never heard THAT before.)

    Anyway, I agree that for BYOD a tablet with full Windows has many advantages in Windows based work spaces. A lot of work can be done directly on the tablet simply by docking it, and it's easy to carry it and continue working anywhere, which is what companies would like you to do.

    For home users, Android and iOS do offer benefits, but I'm sure quite a few (like me) will get a Windows tablet to take advantage of the Windows desktop software. I'll still keep my Nexus 7 and might use it, but I intend to buy an ASUS VivoTab Note 8 and make it my main gaming PC.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •