I have one of these and concur with everything in the CNET review. I got mine for free but I wouldn't pay $100 for it. Also the broadcom wireless nic it comes with does not work with the Cisco routers or access points in my office, due to some incompatibilities with Windows 8 that I've heard require firmware upgrades to the routers. Good luck getting your IT to upgrade your office router.
Zon said: I have one of these and concur with everything in the CNET review. I got mine for free but I wouldn't pay $100 for it. Also the broadcom wireless nic it comes with does not work with the Cisco routers or access points in my office, due to some incompatibilities with Windows 8 that I've heard require firmware upgrades to the routers. Good luck getting your IT to upgrade your office router.
Please to know that it's not just me the connectivity issues. And all this while I was blaming my modem for the poor connectivity.
posted: Jul. 16, 2013 @ 12:50p
Win8.1 release has these connectivity issues. I had to try more than one thing to get it corrected. Definitely not for the average end user. May not be the device but the OS upgrade to the driver or something (I could be wrong as this could well be running 8.0). But if it is the 8.1 preview, search around online and have a temp fix until MS stops screwing with us.
posted: Jul. 16, 2013 @ 10:10p
I would love to get a 7 or 8 inch win8 tablet but so far there are no appealing options. Here's my must haves: - Exterior dimensions must be the same as the nexus 7 (NOT larger since that is the only tablet that fits into jacket pockets, and even pant pockets) - at least 4gb or better 8 GB ram - WiFi (n!), Bluetooth, GPS, microSD, microUSB or USB, HDMI out for dual display with an external display - ideally a GPU that can at least compete with laptop graphics from 3 years ago - the new bay trail CPU would be nice, or better fanless haswell - surface touchpad like cover (NOT larger than the device!) - I would probably acessorize with a USB hub/Ethernet docking station (cheap!) -
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posted: Jul. 16, 2013 @ 11:28p
An 8 inch Haswell would be nice, and it would cost $1,000. Reminds me of UMPCs in days gone by.
Still, in for one. May be able to hack something relevant to your interests.
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