- 02-02-2013, 10:57 PM #1
Just a quick post to say hi and I love this thing so far. Everything seems to be just right compared to other units. The price is perfect, resolution is just a bit tighter compared to the 11.6" units. And it's not too high res like on the Surface Pro so desktop apps are still very usable.
I had to get an Intel unit because my work has some custom software to remote in. That stuff installed fine and I can now remote in on a super-portable tablet. Something my iPad can't do. I'm also loving the fact that I can manage my songs in my Amazon cloud acct including uploading songs.
This thing really makes me question why RT even exists.
- 02-03-2013, 11:19 AM #3
Welcome to the community it sounds like it a great all in one device I was considering buying a tablet with Windows 8 but I can't choose there are too many
But it will have to be at the right price but one of the tablets I was thinking about buying is the surface pro, asus, sony one of these I would pick.
- 02-03-2013, 11:48 AM #4
Ugh that was the worst part. I still haven't gotten the drivers to update from Asus. It just hangs at 100%. The bios update seemed to kill WiFi but that came back after the next restart. Windows updates hung after 25 or so and that killed any Store downloads too. At least the Microsoft troubleshooter in control panel fixed that. I'd say all that took 3 harrowing hours.
My system is pretty stable now though so I'm not gonna mess around with it.
- 02-03-2013, 11:54 AM #5
- 02-03-2013, 05:34 PM #6
I may need something little more powerful properly i3 or pentium I have pentium on my laptop which I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro and it so much faster
Windows 8 is awesome
- 02-03-2013, 11:04 PM #7
just FYI I was wrong about the resolution on the surface pro. played with one today and it scales nicely in desktop mode so it's pretty usable.
overall the screen is beautiful, the stylus works great and from the little time I used it, it's fast.
also in reply above, I finally got the driver update to install. I was being impatient because the asus app doesn't give any feedback. just let it sit for about 15 min and it'll go through.
i used the asus ll day today from around 11:30 am to 10:30 pm minus about 2 hours. I had 12% left so its probably right around 9 hours. and after the driver update it charges from my portable USB battery pack. really pretty amazed that I now have a full blown windows device that lasts as long as an ipad and charges from your basic ubiquitous USB charger.
- 02-04-2013, 09:12 AM #8
My update went fine with the ASUS stuff... The MS stuff however took several reboots and attempts before (After 4 days) it was all up to date. It would just keep saying downloading and stay at 0%. Then after a reboot it would jump up to 75% or so and try to finish. Had to cancel and restart multiple times. And then bam! it was done :D
I LOVE mine so far!!! I had the Surface RT for about a month and decided nope, not for me and returned it for this bad boy!
My system is pretty stable now though so I'm not gonna mess around with it
- 02-04-2013, 09:14 AM #9
02-07-2013, 12:17 PM #10
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- 02-08-2013, 11:26 AM #13
02-08-2013, 06:46 PM #14
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Mine arrived today and I've been enjoying it since. My only issue so far is the capacitive windows button, which could stand to be much more sensitive. After I installed all the updates, everything is great-and after the internet explorer tracking protection tweak the browser is even better.
A note about updates-install the windows updates before the Asus patches or app updates. You may need to go through the desktop windows update mechanic rather than the metro settings one.
02-08-2013, 10:36 PM #16
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02-10-2013, 04:33 PM #17
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Here's the link I used: Buy Office today, get the next version free - Office.com
Again, it's NZ specific, so you'll need to check in your local country!
- 03-05-2013, 01:51 AM #18
Hi guys, I am from Singapore :)
I'm planning to buy the Vivotab Smart this weekend but want to know whether is the MS Office suite pre-installed in the tablet or do I have to separately installed it myself ???
Kindly advise, Thanks ;)Sent from my Windows 8.1 Vivotab Smart Tablet PC
- 03-05-2013, 01:35 PM #20Sent from my Windows 8.1 Vivotab Smart Tablet PC
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- 03-07-2013, 03:01 PM #24Sent from my Windows 8.1 Vivotab Smart Tablet PC
- 03-08-2013, 06:26 AM #25
I'm considering selling my Surface RT. I guess I should start by posting it on CL to see how much I can get out of it. I've the type KB too. If I could get $450 + 80$ for the type KB, that'll be great. I'll miss the kickstand and the easy snap in of the KB the most. Those are the 2 physical attributes I use the most conveniently.
I read the review of this on engadget a while ago and I was fairly impressed. And I think Amazon has i for $480 or so now sans the surface-type KB.
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