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 PostPost subject: WOA Hardware        Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:33 pm 
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Looking to place an order for a new slate and do not want to purchase an Ipad2? Do you know of any slates that are going to be able to run Windows Arm as the logo requirements are quite high?

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 PostPost subject: Re: WOA Hardware        Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:34 pm 
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System requirements will probably be known upon the release of beta (Consumer Preview)... I suggest you wait until then if not later.


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 PostPost subject: Re: WOA Hardware        Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:33 pm 
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Small but important point to note; Microsoft has stated many times that the WOA variant will only be available preinstalled on devices and not available to download or at retail at all - very likely hardware locked with the new BIOS trickery. Definitely worth holding off for now.


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 PostPost subject: Re: WOA Hardware        Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:05 pm 
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STKD, good point and one I had completely forgotten about.

I am so impatient LOL.

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 PostPost subject: Re: WOA Hardware        Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:07 pm 
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There are Intel tablets out there, too. Here are a few Intel Tabs, for example:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834215081
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834152278

I would get one of those, since they aren't locked down, can run Windows 8, and the higher end ones can convert into a normal laptop, so you can still use it like a normal lappy.


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 PostPost subject: Re: WOA Hardware        Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:10 am 
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I bought one of these:
Samsung Series 7 Slate when they were $1,000. w/ a $200. coupon. They run the regular windows 7 Professional x64 & (will run) windows 8 but not the ARM flavor.


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 PostPost subject: Re: WOA Hardware        Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:23 pm 
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Build your own x86 tablet. That's what I'm going to do if my funds come through.


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Are there any individual components available for building a tablet system (any that are publically available, that is)? I thought that they were all proprietary, and could only be purchased from the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) themselves, unless their components are somehow being made available on eBay, which is also possible.


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WinPC wrote:
Are there any individual components available for building a tablet system (any that are publically available, that is)? I thought that they were all proprietary, and could only be purchased from the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) themselves, unless their components are somehow being made available on eBay, which is also possible.

No, you cannot build tablets or laptops unless you "build" it by choosing options from the manufacturer.


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 PostPost subject: Re: WOA Hardware        Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:50 pm 
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WinPC wrote:
Are there any individual components available for building a tablet system (any that are publically available, that is)? I thought that they were all proprietary, and could only be purchased from the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) themselves, unless their components are somehow being made available on eBay, which is also possible.

It's called laptop components and modding.


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 PostPost subject: Re: WOA Hardware        Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:51 pm 
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Gligar13 wrote:
WinPC wrote:
Are there any individual components available for building a tablet system (any that are publically available, that is)? I thought that they were all proprietary, and could only be purchased from the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) themselves, unless their components are somehow being made available on eBay, which is also possible.

No, you cannot build tablets or laptops unless you "build" it by choosing options from the manufacturer.



In theory you can mix and match components from laptops on ebay , the only challenge is getting/making a good enought case to fit them in


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 PostPost subject: Re: WOA Hardware        Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:52 pm 
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dans34 wrote:
In theory you can mix and match components from laptops on ebay , the only challenge is getting/making a good enought case to fit them in

Too true. Get the dremel out :D


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 PostPost subject: Re: WOA Hardware        Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:48 am 
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I am just going to wait for some decent Arm slates become available. I might even try and blag some from vendors and see how they perform.

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