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    News - E FUN launches 10.1-inch 2-in-1 Windows tablet priced at $179

    Budget Intel quad-core hybrid will be available from Walmart from mid-November.
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    Re: News - E FUN launches 10.1-inch 2-in-1 Windows tablet priced at $179

    Ah, cheap Windows tablet revolution is here

    One thing worth noting: Any tablet with the quad-core Atom Z3735F - easily identifiable by having only 1GB of RAM, if the processor model number isn't given - is limited to a 32bit memory interface (AFAICT it interfaces directly with a single 8Gb DRAM chip) - you need the Z3735G to get the benefits of a full 64bit single-channel interface. Personally I'd be wary not so much about the amount of RAM on offer, but the fact that it has very low memory bandwidth (imagine running single channel DDR2-667 and you're there). Now, it might not cause any real problems - very few programs are bandwidth limited - but the slightly more expensive 2GB tablets will provide twice the bandwidth as well: IMNSHO it's probably worth paying that bit extra for.

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    Re: News - E FUN launches 10.1-inch 2-in-1 Windows tablet priced at $179

    1GB is enough for very light use - but I reckon it won't take much to push this thing to the limits - even wonder how it will do with 1080p MKV video.

    The Asus T100 and T200 run well with 2GB of ram, but it doesn't take much to bog them down.

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    Re: News - E FUN launches 10.1-inch 2-in-1 Windows tablet priced at $179

    I just hope Microsoft/Intel learnt a lesson with netbooks but I expect not seeing this. Very low spec devices may sell well initially but could put people off in the long term. Also need to remember the Vista laptops with 512Mb of RAM - they where also dire. Sure these device can just about do simple web browsing/word processing but try and open word + excel + browser as most school kids do and it'll struggle like crazy. It'll be even worse when they've installed no end of junk-ware...
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