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    Making the hardware switch to Windows 8




    BEST HARDWARE

    Making the hardware switch to Windows 8

    By Michael Lasky

    Planning to buy a new Windows 8 system or upgrade your not-so-old Windows 7 system to the new OS? You can choose from a bevy of new notebooks and peripheral devices to make the transition to Windows 8's touchscreen paradigm easier than you might think.

    The full text of this column is posted at WindowsSecrets.com/best-hardware/making-the-hardware-switch-to-windows-8/ (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

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    My Hardware Wish List:
    I would love to have a fully functional laptop with a full windows 8 desktop version on it that the screen could easily be removed and used as a tablet.
    ...And have windows 8 default to an "RT" mode when the screen is removed from the laptop and used as a tablet.

    The screen would have to have all the capabilities & quality of a tablet on it's own merit, like it's own wifi, battery power,
    memory, processor, SSD, and power button.
    Now that would be truly useful to me, and highly innovative if it can be worked and integrated together properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    My Hardware Wish List:
    I would love to have a fully functional laptop with a full windows 8 desktop version on it that the screen could easily be removed and used as a tablet.
    ...And have windows 8 default to an "RT" mode when the screen is removed from the laptop and used as a tablet.

    The screen would have to have all the capabilities & quality of a tablet on it's own merit, like it's own wifi, battery power,
    memory, processor, SSD, and power button.

    Now that would be truly useful to me, and highly innovative if it can be worked and integrated together properly.
    Now there's an inspired idea. I do not know too much about these matters, but I can say I just saw an advertisement on TV for an HP laptop with W8 and a touch screen. So we might be getting there. Perhaps you should pitch your idea to Samsung, CLiNT. Wouldn't that give Apple a hoot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    My Hardware Wish List:
    I would love to have a fully functional laptop with a full windows 8 desktop version on it that the screen could easily be removed and used as a tablet.
    ...And have windows 8 default to an "RT" mode when the screen is removed from the laptop and used as a tablet.

    The screen would have to have all the capabilities & quality of a tablet on it's own merit, like it's own wifi, battery power,
    memory, processor, SSD, and power button.
    Now that would be truly useful to me, and highly innovative if it can be worked and integrated together properly.
    Doesn't a Surface Pro have all that?

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