no point - just I hate W8

Started Feb 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
David Tallboys Regular Member • Posts: 275
Re: David - W 8.1 "OK" on tablet?

CAcreeks wrote:

David Tallboys wrote:

Frankly I prefer my windows 7 and XP laptops, but 8.1 is just about Ok on a touchscreen tablet.

That is an interesting remark.

When you say it is just about OK, are you comparing it to an iPad or Android tablet?

Is 8.1 markedly improved from 8 on a touchscreen tablet?

Sorry about all the questions, but I have been ignoring Windows 8 for several months now and this has me curious.

I have an iPad and a Nexus 7. The iPad is the best tablet - it just seems to flow better - but the T100 I mentioned in my full original post is a tablet but with an attachable/detachable keyboard. It is full Windows 8.1 (not RT) so it runs pretty much all windows programs and the machine comes with Excel and Word. So at £350 in the UK - less in the US - I think it is quite a good deal.

In tablet mode the Fisher-Price squares are Ok for those of us who are rotten shots with our fingers. You flick up and down to scroll the screen - but it is not as smooth as the iPad as mentioned earlier.

Clip in the keyboard, add a mouse and you've got a reasonable laptop/netbook. I also have an external screen to use when I want to sit at my desk at home. I wouldn't suggest trying to do photo or video editing. It is a sort of return to the netbook.

I think HP do a similar type of machine but with a bigger screen.

I hope that is of use to you.

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