Originally Posted by vantt1
Originally Posted by mechgamer123
Win 8.1 tablets are pretty nice if you wanna do stuff you can only do on Windows PCs like play VNs and whatnot, or you actually wanna get some work done.
The Dell Venue 8 Pro is pretty cheap (at least over here in the States, I can pick one up for you if it would be cheaper from the M$ store, hehe)
Also look at Lenovo's new 8" tablet too which has a 1200p screen IIRC. And don't forget to look at the ASUS Transformer Book T100 as well. :3
Windows 8 is weird. It's a terrible laptop operating system, and a terrible tablet operating system.
As I've mentioned before, I have a Sony Vaio Duo 11, which is a slider ultra-portable 11.6" Windows 8 machine. It's too heavy and operates too hot to be used as a proper tablet, and the screen and keyboard is too small to type comfortably. The battery life is average for PC standards (3 hours of use), but way behind that of Android tablets. I intended to get it as a substitute for my old 15.6" laptop and my Asus eee Pad Slider SL101 (which was a terrific tablet with a very nice keyboard for Android tablet standards), so I wouldn't have to carry two devices with me all the time.
Now I have something that's not quite a Windows laptop, but also not quite a tablet either, whilst wishing that I had spent that $2000 on a laptop and an Android tablet instead, possibly even with money to spare!
Also, Windows 8/8.1 has terrible backwards compatibility with XP based VNs. I've practically stopped playing Clannad (and stopped reading manga online) because of it.TL;DR
: Don't get a hybrid Windows 8 machine unless you're fully satisfied with what you're dealing with. Most likely, getting a Windows laptop and an Android tablet as two separate devices will get the job done much quicker, better, and cheaper.
Really? I wouldn't call it terrible for a laptop or tablet. I'd call it good for a tablet and great for a laptop...
Sure is not as intuitive and schiit as Android or iOS, but they also have much less functionality when you look at all the stuff you can do on Windows that you can't do on others.
Sorry mate, I think that's just your fault for buying a crappy device. All the Sony hybrids I've tried at best buy and the Sony store are absolute schiit. Tiny trackpads and gimmicky transformations make them unusable.
Oh, and please do tell me where I could get a respectable laptop and Android tablet for the same price as my $300 transformer book.
Asus got the transformation mode thing right. Want a tablet? Push the button to remove the keyboard dock. No complicated levers and BS. Sure it has issues; it isn't very powerful because of the Atom processor, and 10" is a bit small for a laptop and almost too big for a tablet, it's a decent compromise IMO.
Wait really? Did you ever try running it in compatibility mode?
My friend chase has 200+ VNs uploaded to Nihonomaru and has received hardly any complaints about Win8 that weren't user errors. Furthermore, all the VNs I've tried (including little busters which uses the same engine as clannad) have worked fine.
What's more, Key's new Sigulus engine used in rewrite is almost completely touch optimized. Not that most VNs don't work, it's just that you have to double tap for a single click. Not with rewrite though!
Phew, that was quite a bit to type out on my phone! Time to get some sleep so I can catch the train tomorrow. Oyasumi!Edited by mechgamer123 - 2/3/14 at 12:15am