1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 37
    windows 7, 8.0, and Ubuntu multi-boot laptop / 10 on Surface tblt
       04 Apr 2015 #1

    Buy tablet now, or wait for the release of 10?


    I have a Huge, snorting, chugging laptop... buf am more enamored by lightweight, more portable tablets these days.

    Looking to buy a 10"-12" 'kind of on the light side' Windows tablet. Just don't know when.

    Any suggestions?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       05 Apr 2015 #2

    You can buy now and later make the free Windows 10 upgrade (once it is available in the fall).

    This is the tablet my wife is using. It is 10" and very good. But I have trouble with the small keyboard. I got a slightly bigger laptop with the same specs (watch the video on the link). I paid only $99. The additional 2" in size make a big difference.

    Be aware that those devices are considered Instant Go devices and will be automatically encrypted when the OS is installed. I made a write-up about that and how you deal with it.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 37
    windows 7, 8.0, and Ubuntu multi-boot laptop / 10 on Surface tblt
       05 Apr 2015 #3

    whs said: View Post
    You can buy now and later make the free Windows 10 upgrade (once it is available in the fall).

    This is the tablet my wife is using. It is 10" and very good. But I have trouble with the small keyboard. I got a slightly bigger laptop with the same specs (watch the video on the link). I paid only $99. The additional 2" in size make a big difference.

    Be aware that those devices are considered Instant Go devices and will be automatically encrypted when the OS is installed. I made a write-up about that and how you deal with it.
    How's the quality on those? I have a cheepie Win 8.1 tablet that yes, is inexpensive... but the power connection is already loose, where I have to jiggle it sometimes- to make it connect. Also the screen brightness level for no known reason would dim, then brighten back to normal after a second or two.

    I like how yours has a regular-sized USB jack.

    And wondering if the tablet will automatically be considered decrepit/obsolete when 10 comes out? Yes, I can upgrade to 10 later... but as you know, tablets just barely do the job in most cases now. What hapoens when 10 is rolled out?
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       05 Apr 2015 #4

    I think both of those devices are very solid. The T100 Transformer USB port is a USB3. On the X205 it is 2xUSB2. I really like both machines.

    I would not worry about the W10 upgrade. There is no reason that they should not be upgradeable tp W10. And they are not that cheap. Only now they offer the T100 for $250. We still paid $350. And the X205 was a special on Black Friday. Normal price is $250 - sometimes $199.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 37
    windows 7, 8.0, and Ubuntu multi-boot laptop / 10 on Surface tblt
       05 Apr 2015 #5

    whs said: View Post
    I think both of those devices are very solid. The T100 Transformer USB port is a USB3. On the X205 it is 2xUSB2. I really like both machines.

    I would not worry about the W10 upgrade. There is no reason that they should not be upgradeable tp W10.
    Upgradable, yes. Easy/fun to use????? Or too slow?
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       05 Apr 2015 #6

    Well, Windows 10 is a bit different than W8.1. But not that much. If you did not know you would think it is Windows 8.2. There are some new things like Cortana and the Spartan browser. But right now those are still in an infancy state and work so, so.
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