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Good Budget tablet.

Question: Good Budget tablet.

I am a tech enthusiast who does not have the money to fund his habit. As such I am not able to update my tech as often as I desire. Also when I do it requires much saving and a painstaking amount of research on what I will ultimately spend my hard saved money on. Now obviously research should always be done especially on such pricey purchases so as to avoided the dreaded buyers remorse that undoubtedly occurs because Technology updates so frequently. So while I mull over slash save toward my next computer purchase which I am hoping will be a fanless Surface device I find myself surrounded by ancient technology by which to check email, browse the web, and use social media at home. While my Lumia Icon is great at this I really want a tablet with a 7 inch and up screen to use at home both for the added screen real estate and so my Lumia is not discharged when I need to venture out of my home. So my question is what is a good budget windows tablet that I could purchase for under $100 while I save toward my ultimate goal? I have heard that the HP Stream 7 and WinBook TW700 might fit this bill and was wondering if anyone could offer their experiences with these devices. Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: Good Budget tablet.

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Answer: Good Budget tablet.

I use a Linx 8, bought off Amazon UK, haven't had any problems within the past month of having it so far.

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Hi all
My mind is boggling with all the tablets that are available.
I would like your opinions on which is the best on a low budget.
I have been leaning towards a Gemini joytab.
I need a 10" screen and I will be using it for the Internet and basic things such as email etc.
Thanks in anticipation

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Question: Budget Tablet?

does anyone have knowledge of/experience with the Insignia Tablets? I saw an 11.6" screen model, 32GB, Android 7.0 with a detachable keyboard for $130, which seems fairly reasonable. I only need a tablet for the most basic things: email, surfing the net, etc.

Are there any other tablets in a similar price range? Thank you.

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My budget is below RM 1000 (around 250USD right now..., max 350USD), I want a tablet that can play 3D games (like Six-Guns, Halo: Spartan Assault, Project Spark, Windows 10 Store games) and was running smoothly.
Specs I HOPE I can get:
64-bit Windows (32-bit acceptable, if possible, please tell me some apps that doesn't support 32-bit)
4GB RAM (2GB minimum)
Thank you.

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i'm thinking about getting a budget 8" display tablet, i think that on actual windows view is too small but from videos i see on line with windows 10 should be much better, more usable UI on small screen
would windows 8 bing be upgraded as other versions?
i would like a budget tablet but with 2Gb ram
at this moment Eve T1 seems the best
i can wait a couple of weeks if something new is coming

Answer:Best 2Gb Ram 8 display budget tablet

Windows 8.1 with Bung is pretty much Windows 8.1, just with an additional requirement for the OEM. It'll be upgraded to 10.

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I am looking for the cheapest Windows 8 tablet available. I am getting one to replace my ipad and one for my uncle. The best I can find is a refurbished Dell XPS 10 with winRT for $200ish. I can also get a new Vivotab Smart with atom proc for $400. Ideally I want an atom proc, but the price difference may be a bit much. Are there cheaper atom tablets for less than $400? I don't want to spend that much since its mostly for leisure use.

I am also curious about web browsing performance. The atom will be faster than the ARM one, but by how much? And will the ARM one be faster than my old ipad? The other thing is there is supposedly flash support for both. How good is the performance?

Lastly. Is there any news of Windows 8 getting Words with Friends? It's available on Windows Phone 8, but not regular Windows 8. I am a WWF addict. I also play a lot of Scramble with friends. Other than web surfing, these are the only two must have apps. I have a bunch of friends both real and fictional that play them so substitutes wouldn't work.

Answer:Help me decide on budget Windows 8 tablet

The ARM will have much better battery life than the Atom, but the Atom will be somewhat faster and can run x86 applications (doesn't use RT).

For only $400 i'd go with the Atom, but it has half the battery life of the ARM version.

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Hello and good evening to you all, I currently have a samsung galaxy s2 fone, which I think is absolutely superb, I also have a laptop as well. Now i'm considering getting an andrioid tablet as well, ive ben looking at a few on amazon, etc
Including this one....
I must stress though that i'm on a budget...i'm looking for one thats got a usb port as well, at least one, lol. I'm not after anything too fancy,...
my friend bought this one, and I saw it but i didin't really like it its here...screen response seems a bit slow
My budet is around 100, so pls if i can get some advice links to the ones at a reasonable price, that would be much appreciatiated, as my cosin would like one also, will use to watch vids on youtube, emails, general web surfing....maybe a camera, webcam, and maybe some purchases...i would pruchase the lookout prem for 1 year for eztra security.

Answer:Best Budget Android tablet please for myself and my cousin

The first capacitive touch screen option is streets ahead of the second one, it also comes from Wendy Lou she is probably one of the best known and trusted android tablet sellers on amazon but do read the reviews and also check in the support forum
Cheers HC

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I am looking for a Windows tablet within £200 to £400.
I need it for basic Microsoft Office programs and I need to be able to run the python IDE "Idle". What are your recommendations and if you recommend a tablet, can you also recommend a keyboard and case if available. Thanks for any help provided!

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i am saving up like 500 bucks for a custom build pc that can multitask and be able to play light games like 18 WOS
so here are the parts i am looking foward to.


asus cd/dvd burner :

rosewill challenger computer case:

amd athlon II x3 3.0ghz triple core:

samsung spinpoint f3 :

gskill 4gb (2x2) drr3 pc3 10600:

asus M4A785TD-V EVO motherboard:

Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W psu:

so this is the parts i am intrested in so let me know if its a good build for a 500 $ budget thanks,

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Current Spec: K7S5A motherboard (only AGP x4) click here 1.5Ghz Athlon 512Meg RAM Creative GeForce3 Ti200 64Mb GPU Looking to upgrade GPU to a DX9 compatible one - but I don't have money to burn - nor does the motherboard support anything over x4 AGP. Do you think I would get any benefit in upgrading the GPU to a Sapphires Radeon 9600 128mb which I can get for 50 + vat? Or do you think it will make little difference to being able to play HL2? I know this card is x8 AGP and I wont get the best out of it until I upgrade the motherboard - but is it worth the pennies... Comments and views appreciated. Kenny

Answer:Good Budget Card for HL2?

all AGP cards are and/or should be backward compatible so you can use AGP x4 my recommendation would probably be this one click here its 128MB RAM and there are a host of other stuff on it too...check it out and see what you think. i am thinking of getting that card too as I need a new card to play Doom 3...

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I can't seem tomake up my mind as to what i should go out and spend my $$ on today! As my $$ are somewhat limited, I submit for your review the following configs. If you ahve any comments/recommendations let me know.
I heard that via / sis chipsets are somewhat garbage. Also I am unsure of whether or put up with the integrated Vid card or to add a basic 128mb.
I will install win 2003 as the OS

I use this for MS Office; internet; and 2D Autocad (no rendering).
There should be a flopy drive. Added to the following:
thks in advance for ya help!

ECS 741GXM 333MHz FSB SocketA
WD/Samsung 40GB 7200rpm
256MB PC3200 DDR400 RAM (add another 256MB) 28$
LG 52x32x52x CDRW W/Nero
Integrated Enhanced 64MB AGP
Integrated 3D Sound Card
10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Card
MT-5062 350W 17" Tower Case
Aopen Windows KB & Wheel Mouse
Aopen 30W PC Stereo Speaker
6 USB 2.0 Ports / 2 Front USB / Support 8x AGP / Up to 2GB DDR

AMD XP 2600+ / 2800+ ............ $369/$389
Sempron 2500+ / 2800+ .............. $335/$359

OR Basic #2:
Intel Celeron or Pentium 4 CPU
WD/Samsung 80GB 7200rpm
256MB PC3200 DDR400 RAM (add another 256MB) 28$
LG 52x32x52x CDRW W/Nero
Integrated Enhanced 64MB AGP
Integrated 3D Sound Card
10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Card
MT-5062 350W 17" Tower Case
Aopen Windows KB & Wheel Mouse
Aopen 30W PC Stereo Speaker
6 USB 2.0 Ports / 2 Front USB / Support 8x AGP / Up to 2GB DDR... Read more

Answer:Trying to buy a budget/good system.. HELP!

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hey guys i just ordered a new comp, tell me how u feel.

Amd 3200+ (will be overclocked)
512(x2)XBL Patriot RAM(overclocked)
nVIDIA Geforce 6600GT 128mb RAM(overclocked)
Epox mother board
80GB Western h/d
17in Flat screen
MGE 400W case
4 fans

Price- 860$

Answer:GoOd Computer?// Low BuDgEt

is that price american?

I got my system for $450 canadian.

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Hello guys and girls, I'm after a new webcam. I have a budget of 30 maximum.I just want a good quality image, a microphone would be nice.This looks ideal?click hereAny thoughts guys? Or other suggsetsions?Thanks Andrew

Answer:Good Webcam On A Budget.

The D-Link NetEasy 350 Pro is about the same price from click here, is equivalent to webcams costing three or four times as much and has a CCD rather than CMOS sensor.

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Does anyone have suggestions? Btw, I'm not very partial on DFI, they just dont appeal to me.

Antec P160 w/ window'd side panel - $140 Already have
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice - $150
Abit AN8 - $138
Kingmax Dual Channel 1GB - $74 Already have
eVGA 6600GT - $160
Coolmax 450w PSU - $50 Already have
Seagate Barracuda 80GB SATA - $68

The total is $780. I only plan on OC'ing a little, thats why I went skimpy on the RAM. Thanks in advance.

Answer:A good budget machine

Get a cheap DFI.

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MSI P43 Neo3-F LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard please let me know thanks in advance i am on ssi and can only get one thing at a time and want to make shure i get what i need no mastacks this will be for an internet gameing pc

Answer:Is this a good motherboard for a budget build

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard or should i use this motherboard

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Hi i was wondering if you guys could find me a good low budget agp card, my budget is 140 and lower (tax and shipping included)

Im using the card for gaming, so i need a good and fast one with high clocks and pipelines.

The current one im planning on getting is

Answer:whats a good low budget agp x8 card?

Thats a pretty sweet card.
Just as another option, heres a pretty good nvidia card:

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I am curious to find out what the best budget power supply might be for around $50-$60. I am considering a power supply for an older computer. The parts it has are AMD 4500+, 8800gs, with only 2 80mm fans. Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:What's a good budget power supply?

the question you should really be asking is what is the BEST kind of power supply I should get?

Why have a nice computer only to risk destroying it with a cheap PSU?

Google "PSU Calculator" add 30% to the results, then buy a decent brand. If you aren't sure, go to and look at some of their PSU reviews.

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A DIY computer almost always means picking out hardware.I have built some desktops myself, but never anything to be proud of. I look for budget stuff and I get stung by low cost junk. So now I ham asking. If I do a search for budget hardware guides, How will I know if it is junk or not?Example: I looked for 'Budget Gaming PC Guides' and found: any of the above honest? If not, please provide a good link.Thanks 

Answer:Budget Gaming PC Guides. Any good?

They are all a bit of a jumble if I'm honest.  Especially that first one that tells you to use the power supply the case includes, it should be basic knowledge that these are generally terrible.As far as quality on parts, brand is important, For motherboards I only look at Gigabyte or ASUS and for power supplies I only tend to look at the likes of XFX, Corsair (Non CX/VS series), Antec, SuperFlower, Seasonic.etc.  The brand of RAM isn't that important though and if budgets are really tight you could always get a cheap case, although they can be noisy and a right pain to build in.The key thing to remember is to stick with quality, even the most basic Celeron based office PC I build will still get a Gigabyte/ASUS board and a good power supply (Usually Seasonic OEM ones at that level).  It's a bad idea to compromise on quality just to save a bit of money, it'll likely cost more in the long run.Gaming PCs are not cheap, when you start trying to cut corners you will have trouble.  You get what you pay for.

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Hey just need some advice. I need to know whether there is a new budget ATI card and Whether the 6800 is any good

EG. is the 6800 a lot more powerful than the 9600XT

Answer:Is there a new ATI budget card and is the 6800 any good?


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Hi guys thanks for looking specs for my new pc below just wanted a second, third and fourth opinion.

Processor: I5 750
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D
Cooler: Corsair H50
Ram: 4GB Corsair DDR3 1600Mhz (2X2GB)
Gcard: XFX ATI RADEON 5770
Psu: OCZ 750W Fatal1ty Psu
HDD: 1TB Samsung F3

it comes to 530-ish all parts from ebuyer but processor from pc world.

so would this be ok or any serious improvements needed

Answer:Budget gaming computer, any good?

Graphics card is rather weak compared to everything else.

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yeah.. i recently fried my mobo apparently and my old one was agp 8x compatible.. im planning to get around 70$ for my old video card but i can spend to up 90$ or so on this card... is there anything 256 bit that i can get? im lookin for a 512mb video card... so far i've come up with a radeon his iceq 6500pro, its like 80$ but it only has 128 bit support..

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Well my parents desktop is finally dieing, and their laptop wont turn on any more -_- ./sigh.

So I'm trying to come up with a decent build for them so my younger siblings can play some games, do homework, get online etc.

Planing on using the budget box build for the tower. But now I want a decent graphics card to pair with it. Any good recommendations? Have another $75 or so to spend on this build.

Kinda leaning towards:
ASUS ENGT430/DI/1GD3(LP) GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

But would love any better recommendations.


Answer:Good graphics card to go with the TS Budget Box,2761-2.html

They recommend a 5670 ~$80 or 5550 for ~$60. I'd say the Radeon 5550 would be more than fine for a general purpose machine and a little gaming.
These are meant to give comparable performance to a Geforce 9600 GT, and more than enough for a little gaming at 1650x1080 resolution or below.

I don't think any of the lower end fermi offerings are particularly good from what I've read. Have to go for GTX 460 and upwards or not at all.

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Hello, I'm new here and I'm searching for a new phone that could take high quality pictures. The main use of a phone will be calling, texting and taking photos. I will not use it for playing, web browsing or anything that requires high end hardware. I don't mind buying and older model, it just have to work smooth.

Answer:Best value (budget) phone with good camera?

Depending on your budget: The 830 will likely suite your needs. If not, perhaps a Lumia 730/735, or even a 720?

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Buildings a new internet/gaming rig, and I want to avoid dropping the extra $$$ on a s939 setup if possible, so what are some cheaper alternatives? The only thing I wont skimp out on is the GPU. Overclocking is not out of the question.

Answer:Budget Gamer - Whats a good combo?

Socket 939 is only a couple of bucks more than socket 754, plus I'm not sure how many (if any) socket 754 boards support PCIe which would be a vital addition to any gamer.

Regardless though, I would recommend...

AMD Athlon 64 3200+
MSI nforce 4 socket 939
nVidia 6600GT
2x512MB G.Skill

The rest isn't too important, those are your basic components that will matter the most performance wise.

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As most of you know, im getting a Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB for christmas.

well, my moniter CURRENTLY only has a maximum resolution of 1280x1024........

and i was thinking........i want something that can do at least 1600x1200 (and at maybe about 85 Mhz) and has a low dot pitch

what's a good CRT that can do those things and has a good price (under 200 bucks)

what im ASKING is.....what is the best i can buy for under 200 bucks............

also...any that are like 150?

Answer:I want a good CRT moniter (HIGH RES) that won't blow my budget...

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Hi, I'm either gonna get a duelcore 2.5ghz or quadcore 1.8ghz pc soon with 6gb and 4gb memory soon and I'm wondering what kind of card i should get to go with it for around 0-100 bucks.

Answer:What would be a good budget PCIe card for up to 100 bucks?

This card is in your budget with a 10 dollar mail in rebate.

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I currently have an ASUS RT-N56U with custom firmware(not DD-WRT though), obviously a consumer grade model, and I'm in the process of putting together a "home lab".

I'm also going to be bringing a DIY rack server up soon in a lack rack and I wanted a rack mount router to go along with it. But I'm also interested in the extended security features and other things not available in consumer routers, if possible and whatever they may be. I also wanted something a little more higher end so that I could practice on it, maybe like a cisco router or switch or something.

However, I don't really want to spend much on it. Can anyone make any recommendations? I would want it to be a relevant piece of hardware that you might find it an actual business.

Answer:Good budget/beginner rack mount router?

I am guessing most on here will recommend a UniFi Edge Router.

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I want budget tablet (at max 20000 INR) for reading and some basic editing. My requirements:
1. Good battery life
2. 4 GB RAM
3. Better multiasking (split screen view)
4. Good processor
5. At least 64GB storage
I was searching for Mi Pad 3. It runs Android. And fortunately Microsoft have good office apps on android. But is not yet launched in India.
So I googled for alternatives and for more info.
I realized that Mi Pad 3's MIUI 9 does not yet have split screen view. So it was deal breaker. Also I realized that I wont be having any Android updates. So I was quick to look for Windows tablet.
But then there is simply no budget Windows tablet in India. I wish to have tablet which will Windows update for at least five years. Or may be I will install Latest Windows from USB, so that I can always have latest build on tablet.
I come across fact that Mi Pad 2 ran Windows:
And this awesome multitasking in iOS 11 with iPad:
So I realized if I can have full Windows on tablet, it will be a lot beautiful than both.
I read recently that Windows on snapdragon will have huge battery life. How long we should wait to get such budget Windows tablet? Or is there any such available already?

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I don't really know the brand but it seems to be pretty popular and has good scores on amazon, I'm still a bit skeptical since the price point is... very cheap? just need it to do skype calls and Netflix, maybe some browsing, nothing fancy, do you have one of these? if so, how's your experience with it?

Answer:Is this tablet good?

It will work for what you want it to do... if that's what you're asking...

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Hey guys. I'm going to buy a new tablet I want it run with windows 8 pro not with rt and battery life is important for me I watch lots of movie and I love storage things like music and photos and cost must be chepy but anyway it can be expensive but not too much can you suggest one for me?

Answer:Looking For a good tablet

How cheap are you looking at? A tablet with an Atom processor will be much cheaper than a tablet with a Haswell processor.

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Looking to get a good Windows tablet other than an SP, SP2, or SP3?? Any ideas??

Answer:What is a good Windows 8.1 tablet to get other than a SP3??

price range? the samsung ativ tab 3 looks great but the complaints i read is what put me off tbh

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I recently broke my Dell venue pro 8 and am looking for a replacement. Don't want another Venue pro, it was a bit of a hassle when it came to the driver/firmware and the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth never seemed to work right.

Answer:What is a good 7 - 8" tablet to buy?

I'd heard good things about Micro Center's WinBook tablets. (notable for having full size USB)
The ThinkPad 8 is one of the best, albeit, one of the most expensive in the size bracket. (battery life isn't quite as good)
Many of the Venue 8 Pro's competitors are pretty similar, with smaller differentiators. The ASUS Vivotab Note 8 has Wacom stylus support.

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I saw windows 7 had better handwriting recognition and features over Vista...

Anything else that really stands out?

Answer:Windows 7 good for Tablet PC's?

I assume you're talking tablet features. Two words, hell yes!

The two things that I like. The TIP is MUCH better and inking is noticeably more fluid. If you like the tablet pc, 7 is a MUST HAVE upgrade. There's a fair amount on this topic out there.

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Asus Vivotab RT TF600TL B1 GR 10 1" 32GB at T 4G LTE Wi Fi Tablet 886227306992 | eBay

Asus VivoTab RT TF600TL-B1-GR 10.1",32GB, AT&T 4G LTE, Wi-Fi Tablet

I want to know if this can run PC games at good speeds.
I want to get it now while its on sale if possible

Answer:Is this a good gaming tablet

It's running Windows8 RT, which is the ARM based windows. That means you won't be able to install any normal Windows programs; you'll only be able to install apps from the Windows appstore.

Plus it's only a Tegra 3, which is equivalent to what I have in my Nexus 7. So really it would depend on what kind of games you're wanting to play exactly.

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If I were to pull the trigger on a Windows tablet, I think that would be it. Seems like a great compromise of price, performance and features.
I'm keen on Windows RT, but Win 8 would be even better if they can keep the price down and get the battery life up, which it looks like the did with the TPT 2 pretty well with the Atom processor.
Atom seems like a perfect solution because it's able to run Win 8 and it will outperform any ARM SoC and at the same time the newest Atom can just about match the ARM for battery life.
I think the perfect storm will be when the "Bay Trail" Atom's come out later this year. It should mark the first really major upgrade for the Atom architecture. They will have quad core versions, much better onboard graphics and out-of-order execution (the lack of this is probably the biggest reason Atom's real-world performance falls so far short of better processors)
So... NOKIA.. give me a Win 8 tabelt with that Bay Trail Atom in it for under $700 and I will run to the store with a wad of sweaty $100's in my hand the day it goes on sale.
Questions? Comments?

Answer:Thinkpad Tablet 2 looks good

The only potential gotcha is if you ever need to use Hyper-V, say for playing with the Windows Phone 8 emulator, you will be out of luck on an Atom. Curious, since the AMD equivalent runs Hyper-V just fine.
Otherwise, other than a little bit of lag when starting up applications and during web browsing, Windows 8 runs just fine on an Atom, even on the current models. (I expect some of the lag I experence on my netbook isdue to using a standard HDD instead of SDD.)
I think you'll be quite happy trading a little speed for more battery life between charges.

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Things that must still improve / are still missing:
Full Screen/Immersive Edge (auto-hiding and animated menu bar / address / favourites bar + Swipe Back/Forward, like Metro.IE11);
Official support of TPLs (Tracking Protection Lists) inside Edge settings pane (no need for manual hack);
More customization options both for Desktop Mode and Tablet Mode (independent auto-hide taskbar and Sync between devices for example);
Better Multi-Display support (Tablet Mode on one, Desktop on one other for example);
3+ Snappable Apps in Tablet mode.
Make "Auto-Hide Taskbar" setting independent between Tablet Mode and Desktop mode (with independent Sync between devices);
Bring back gestures from the left and from the top by swiping between app or clossing in task manager by swiping and not only by X;
Give the option to disable the hamburger menu at start screen in tablet mode;
In notification/action center give the option to adjust brightness level from 0-100% just like charm bar;
Give the option completely disable the taskbar at start screen in tablet mode;
Fix the switching language on touch keyboard just like ios/android keyboard behavior;
Enable Swipe Virtual Keyboard like Windows Mobile 10
Enable interactive Live Tiles
Import Metro.IE Web Live Tiles into Edge Web Live Tiles
Improve snapping with mouse while in Tablet Mode.
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Answer:10166: Tablet Mode still not good enough.

You're spot on. I have a DV8P that I've tried the last several TPs on and until some MAJOR changes get made, it will remain on 8.1. That said, I am enjoying W10 on the desktop and using it exclusively on my work laptop.

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Hi there. Found this place while trying to find what I was looking for, and seeing as how I wasn't finding anything on my own...well, I figured I'd ask and see if anyone more tech-savvy than me can help out. ^_^;

My mother recently gave me her NextBook as she plans to get a newer tablet soon, and I'm mainly wanting to use it to work on writing some of my novel ideas while at work. The problem however is that there's no word processing program at all on it, and so far I've been unable to find one that is free-to-use and says that it will work on a NextBook (most things are just saying iPad or Android). I don't need anything fancy per say, just something like a word document, perhaps similar to OpenOffice for the PC? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Good, Free Writing App For A Tablet?

most things are just saying iPad or AndroidClick to expand...

isn't your nextbook Andriod?
what the exact model of the nextbook ?

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Can anyone recommend a good quality graphics tablet supplied with decent software - with USB connection for Windows XP O.S.

Answer:Good quality graphics tablet

For ages there has been only one important name -Wacom........They have a whole range from large design office types up to A3? @ 1000 plus, and for ordinary mortals a tablet the Graphire range, @ < 100

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Is there any reasonable app that has voice navigation and can be downloaded on a Windows 10 tablet?
It seems that no default app (like HERE or Bing) has voice navigation on a "desktop" Windows 10... or I couldn't find it yet.
Thank you!

Answer:What is a good app for voice navigation (I'm using a W10 tablet)?

Maps app on win 10 is running ok on my Hp Stream 8 with gps included it uses here maps

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I was looking at the Insignia 8" flex tablet Intel Atom 16 GB but I have seen some reviews saying that the sound is very poor quality. As I stated, I really need an inexpensive tablet for a 15 year old that wants it to primarily watch movies so the sound needs to good quality and compatible with movie playing software.

Answer:What is a good inexpensive Tablet for a 15yr old?

Originally Posted by WPCentral Question I was looking at the Insignia 8" flex tablet Intel Atom 16 GB but I have seen some reviews saying that the sound is very poor quality. As I stated, I really need an inexpensive tablet for a 15 year old that wants it to primarily watch movies so the sound needs to good quality and compatible with movie playing software. I can suggest you pipo windows tablets :)

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Hello all, I am new to the forum.

I am looking into getting a Razer Edge or Razer Edge Pro as my next computer. I have a couple questions, however. What is the battery life on both of these tablets, and what external/secondary/backup batteries are available? Is the overall user experience proficient, and is Windows 8.1 available on it? Next, are both good for some gaming such as Titanfall, old Halo games, some Steam games, and possibly would it be compatible with very old Need For Speed titles such as the original (Not the new one) Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit or High Stakes? How heavy is the tablet, and I can't afford the dedicated gaming case/controller so would a regular PS3 controller work for gaming? I am mainly going to be using this computer for school (In mostly every class period), the games I specified, watching DVR'd shows via the DIRECTV GenieGO, usual social media/internet browsing, and as I am learning HTML graphic design and coding. Would this tablet meet my needs, or is there a better choice for me? Also, is the docking station worth it for this device or not? Let me know your thoughts.


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Hi Windows pals. So, the removal of the BBC iPlayer app from W10 mobile whilst MS are still piddling about not announcing the Surface phone and not mentioning if older devices will be able to update to their latest change of direction has convinced me that there is no point waiting for MS to pull themselves together. Abandoned again, I'm planning on trying something different.
So, I can't stand the idea of an Android mess and the Apple ecosystem is too expensive for me to drop all my Windows devices to move to. I'll stick with MS but I'm going to have to be creative if I'm going to do that. MS is not going to help.

Answer:A good small W10 tablet - Advice needed

(Sorry about 2nd post, but the length limit in the app requires it).
So, I need an easily pocketable tablet with FULL Windows 10 (not mobile) on it. Ideally then 7 inch or as close as possible but with an edge-to-edge screen. Of course, it also needs a 4G (LTE) sim slot and needs to have at least comparable spec to my Lumia 930 (ideally better spec so as to be an upgrade). So, at least 2gig ram (ideally 4gig), at least 32gig internal storage (ideally 64gig, with SD slot), a decent rear camera and an acceptable front camera, and great wifi and Bluetooth. Oh, and good enough sound/mic to use to make standard voice calls via the sim.
The plan is to replace my phone entirely with a tablet. I know there are down sides but now I think less down sides than W10 mobile. So, which do you advise I get? Please, I need good advice here or I'll end up with a right mess and I truly can't stand Android (have an original HTC Wildfire somewhere, what a huge disappointment that was). Which is the best?

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My aunt just lost her Dell Inspiron Duo. She has used it for over 3 years.
Now she asking me for help to find a new tablet PC with good design and under $500. I'm kinda in trouble with finding some windows 8.1 tablet PC to review and examine because in my country those are not in good selling.
My aunt only needs web browser, MS Office, and 3rd party Vietnamese IME (Which can't be use on RT version). So she doesn't need a core i tablet PC. We have seen an Asus T100 and it really has a cheap design, she doesn't like it. The hard thing is... She already seen my Surface Pro 2 and really love the surface design language. Of course I can choose Surface RT or 2 and I can root WinRT to make it run exe format files but it will not get any update in the future => not suitable for long term use.
TL;DR: My aunt want an alternative Surface tablet with good design and under $500.
Please leave a comment and give me some advices :( I appreciate it.

Answer:Need an alternative Surface tablet with good design!!!

You cannot root RT and expect it to run x86 exes. It simply won't work. A few would run like .net applications IIRC, but the vast majority would simply not.
Thankfully her needs are modest and fits well with this price range, but the need for surface design does not.
The original Surface Pro can be had for $500, so that's something.
Dell has some solid, but not very Surface-y Venue tablets, and the previous gen Latitude 10 (which may be found for cheap used)
The thing is, I don't know if what you're looking for is available in that price range. 8" tablets are a major option down there, but you may need to push the budget or look into used/refurbished/last-gen hardware.

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I'm a new Dell Venue 8 Pro owner and looking for recommendations for sites/forums that might be of interest. WPC is obviously heavily tilted towards Windows Phone, while it seems like a lot of larger Windows sites are geared towards desktop users. Tablet PC Reviews has been pretty good, but any other suggestions would be welcome.

Answer:Any other good sites/forums for Windows 8/RT tablet owners?

If you're interested in a very technical site, Microsoft TechNet is great. Resources and Tools for IT Professionals | TechNet

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Since the Surface Pro line is a two in one, and because my MacBook Pro died three months ago, I am really considering selling my iPad Air and switching to the Surface Pro line (4, or whatever comes next) to use it as a tablet for simple streaming, and media and also as a full PC for editing documents, presentations and taking notes + playing Xbox One on its screen when I am in a place with no TV (or TV being used by others).
I would like to know how the Surface Pro functions as a tablet so I really wish if you guys tell me your main opinion about it, and if possible also answer the following questions:
1. Can the tablet be kept on 24/7 for like a year (as in locked screen / standby mode). Like a typical tablet? How is the battery in such case?
2. While in standby / screen locked mode. Does it have support for Push notifications and will I actually hear a notification sound? Like a notification for email, Facebook. Also most importantly calls from Skype / Viber contacts?
3. Is an antivirus required or should I just depend on Windows Defender + Malwarebytes? I already have a Norton Security for 5 devices license but I am worried this might slow it down (I am targeting the i7, 16 GB RAM model because I won't be upgrading before it literally dies, just like my 2012 Mac)
4. How does it feel streaming YouTube videos or Netflix on it. Do videos fit the screen like a TV, or it looks like playing a movie on iPad due to different aspect ratio?
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Lenovo sells a "slot-in case" for the Yoga series convertibles.  The box that the cse is shipped in suggests that it can be used to cover the keyboard when using the laptop in tablet mode.  My question is, does Lenovo think it is acceptable to close the screen with the cover still in place?  This means that there is now the thickness of the case fabric between the keyboard and the screen.  Does this place unacceptable strain on the hinges or screen?

Answer:Slot-in case for Yogas: good for tablet-mode?

Lenovo has advertised it for such a use, so I doubt they see a problem with it. I don't own one but have seen them in use; the material of the slot-in case seems too thin to me to cause problems of strain on anything hardware-wise around the hinge when folding the screen up against it (the case). 

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I'm a project engineer in the construction industry managing five different sites and currently finding myself carrying around an increasing number of meeting notes with handwritten notes in the margins, drawings and other small notes in a zip up conference folder. What I'm looking to do is utilise OneNote to use as a site diary and note taking device for meetings. I find most meeting notes and agendas are circulated in .pdf form so putting them into OneNote and making notes on them using a stylus would help cut down on printing and carrying around reams of paper.
As its going to be taken to construction sites I don't really want to shell out on a Surface or anything more than around ?300 - I know I'm limiting my choice but I don't really need a massive spec and if it's damaged I just replace it cheaply. I've seen the Acer Aspire Switch 10 V on sale for ?249 with an active stylus, its processor is pretty much run of the mill for this price point and so is the RAM at 2GB my only concern is will 2GB of ram be sufficient for what I want to do. I've got OneNote set up with drawings converted from their original CAD .dwg format to .pdf and they generally come in at about 0.5-2mb and I'm just worried that it will struggle handling it all with such a small amount of RAM.
Anyone have this device? Is the stylus any good? What's it like for converting handwriting to text? (I used a Dell Axim PDA years ago and loved that feature) is 2GB enough for these tablets or am I going to get a... Read more

Answer:Looking for a good cheap digital note taking and email tablet

There will be obvious slow down if you try to multitask a 2gb ram machine too much. But if you don't wanna shell out too much then that should work on a consistent basis with minor hiccups here and there. I don't own that device but I have a windows 10 tablet with also just 2gb of ram. I'm an IT student and a game developer and I can actually run my game engine when I don't wanna bother opening my work machine with any combinations of few programs open like words, groove, onenote or a browser just fine.
For just pdf viewing and note taking, it will be more than enough that I even suggest looking a much cheaper win 10 tablet and just pick up a stylus individually unless you're all in with the metal body and usb c which really adds quite a lot on the price of that tablet. Plastic is still much better if you're holding the tablet all the time and is always on the move because it is less slippery.

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Hi, I'm about to buy a t61 or x61 or x61 tablet I've no idea which one is the model, the vendor gave me a number model I can't find any were T61 or X61 or X61 Tablet "7959-CTO". His advertisement is in here Somebody that seems to know told me the machine with the mobile screen gave a lot of problems, and that Lenovo just put it on sale. Even I work allot on the computer, I don't think I need the last technology to do so, but still I need to have some security on my investment. thank you for your advise RosaI

Answer:I can't find the model T or X61or Tablet "7959-CTO" to see if it's a good purchase

Welcome to the forum! Two issues here: a) 7959 doesn not appear to be a valid model number, probably a typo. b) CTO = Configured To Order. You'd have to know the machine's serial number to know what parts went into it. All the models that you've mentioned are fine machines, but meant for different purposes. It's difficult to give any advice without knowing your specific needs. Hope this helps.

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Hi all, I have recently upgraded to windows 7 (64bit) and now when I  put my tablet into tablet mode, the screen doesn't autorotate and none of the tablet buttons work. In order to rotate the screen I have to right click on the desktop and choose graphic properties/rotation.Interestingly if I press the tablet buttons while in tablet mode and then rotate the screen up to notepad mode within a few seconds the button will perform its function (rotate screen, activate tablet shortcut menu, etc). Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I've tried running system update (4.0) to no avail. Cheers

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Just got this, and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. Installed all drivers, nothing funky in Device Manager, but the touchscreen and the pen are not working. Click on Pen Tablet Properties in Control panel and it tells me Supported Tablet Not Found on the System. This is my first time dealing with one of these, and am lost.  Lenovo Thinkpad X220 TabletIntel i7-2640M(2.8GHz)8GB RAM, 250GB Solid State Drive12.5in 1366x768 Multitouch LCDIntel HD GraphicsIntel 802.11agnBluetooth1Gb EthernetUltraNav, Secure Chip,Fingerprint reader, Camera

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Greetings, My system is i7 Multitouch X230t. It was working fine from last 2 months till today when while turning my screen from laptop to Tablet configuration the touch and pen function suddenly disappeared. When trying to access the Pen and Tablet setting it gives an error " A supported tablet not found on the system".Also at the same time i noted that in my device manager a USB device is now labeled as Unknown device. I searched the net and tried everything.  Restarting. - No effectUninstalling the unknown USB device and restarting - No effectUpdating all lenovo drivers from the lenovo Site - No effect System Recovery to an earlier Date (15 days) - No effect When i Tried to update Lenovo Multitouch/pen driver from lenovo site it give error " A supported tablet not found on the system" and aborts installing the driver. I uninstalled the wacom driver ISDdrivers.exe from windows Uninstall utility and again tried to install Multitouch and pen drivers but again it says " A supported tablet not found on the system". Someone please help. I am afraid it might be a hardware issue as the problem started when i turned the screen from laptop to tablet mode. Currently My X230t is just a Laptop and NOT a TABLET as there is NO touch and NO pen input, as if windows doesn't even recognize any tablet hardware on board. PLEASE HELP. Thankyou 

Answer:Help: X230t " A supported tablet not found on the system" Problem. Its not a tablet anymore

Perhaps the cable got severed when you were turning it around? I've had a Wifi antenna cable break this way on an HP tablet... If it's still under warranty have them check it and replace it if necessary. It could also be a loose connector but there's no way to be sure without opening the screen assembly.

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I have a Tablet drawing monitor, and today the pen stopped working, I fiddled with it for a while, I tried uninstalling the drivers for the Hardware and reinstalling, but then I noticed that the Tablet Settings and Calibration Options you normally see in Control Panel are mysteriously gone. After maybe 2 hrs of googling I've given up,. there's very little on google, and now im considering doing a "Rest This PC." Any help would be appreciated.

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I have a projector that I use to project things from my computer, but I have no way to show a drawing process.

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Hello. We've got an unusual problem when applying driverpackage for lenovo x201.OSD with SCCM 2007.. The Audio driver installs successfully during OSD (with silent install switch) and in devicemanager we can see that the conexant 20585 Smart Audio HD driver has been installed. Same with "Intel screen audio". But in the Audio options in controlpanel all the fields is grayed out.There is with other words no associated soundcard / standard device. If we install the driver again, logged in as an user the recently grayed out fields in Audio options automagically now shows the correct input / output devices (Conexant audio) and the sound starts working. Is there some issue when installing drivers in SYSTEM context?Notice: There is no "?" in device manager. BR!

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(I've just tried "preview post" several times and each time it's stripped the whitespace and turned my ten paragraphs into a megaparagraph. I'm going to try pressing "submit new thread" and hope it doesn't do it this time.)

My Wacom tablet's pen has died and I hope to have a new one arriving in a few days but in the meantime I dug out an old Hanvon Rollick tablet which isn't supported under Windows 10 (which I use) but I nevertheless found some Windows 7 drivers for it which people reported working under Windows 10.

The problem is my PC is trying to behave like a tablet e.g. putting that blue teardrop thing on text boxes on Chrome (I'm not sure of its correct name) and when I try to ctrl-click a link, it shows a little "ctrl" label under the cursor and won't open the link in a new tab like it's supposed to and just does it in the same tab.

It takes multiple tries to right-click and open a link and when I hover over the link the cursor keeps rapidly flashing between the arrow and finger icons.

It is very difficult to click minimise, restore or close on Chrome because hovering over them doesn't make them go red and clicking on them doesn't tend to make them do anything unless you try many, many times.It's being profoundly irritating in programs other than Chrome too but those are some examples.

I was used to old my Wacom (Volito 2) trying to do tablet-like things but stopped it doing bubbles with gpedit's "turn off pen feedbac... Read more

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I have a Tablet drawing monitor, and today the pen stopped working, I fiddled with it for a while, I tried uninstalling the drivers for the Hardware and reinstalling, but then I noticed that the Tablet Settings and Calibration Options you normally see in Control Panel are mysteriously gone. After maybe 2 hrs of googling I've given up,. there's very little on google, and now im considering doing a "Rest This PC." Any help would be appreciated.

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Tablet PC Settings not showing in Control Panel Although Tablet PC Components enabled in Programs & Features.
I have tried System Restore, re-enabling Tablet Components...

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I have a desktop that runs Windows 8.1. My x220 tablet runs Windows 7. I was thinking about getting a wacom bamboo tablet for my art in photoshop (which I make on my desktop... x220 isn't powerful enough for what I do in photoshop). Then I realized that my x220 tablet is kind of the same thing. Is there anyway I can connect my tablet to my desktop so that when I'm using photoshop, I can use the stylus on the tablet to control what I do? Many thanks in advance.

Answer:Connecting x220 tablet to a desktop to use it like a wacom tablet with stylus

AFAIK, not easily:

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hi guys i really want to try a windows 8 tablet and i plan to buy it either by the end of this month or by next January. I am confused on what to pick though
First of all, the reason why I want a windows 8 tablet IS because i like the interface. but more importantly, i need metatrader and cTrader in legacy app as im a full time forex trader. I have metatrader in my iphone but you cant seriously compare that with the windows version (no tabbing, no lines drawing, no fibonacci, etc.). cTrader doesnt even exist there.
im looking to replace my macbook pro (which btw i also installed windows 8 on it through parallels virtual desktop) with a windows 8 tablet to support my trading while im outside
So basically I dont need a super i7 tablet or something. However, im curious to know how windows 8 atom tablets perform. I have seen enough reviews and some people says atom tablets perform badly in legacy apps. Question is, how bad is that bad? Does it lag so bad even though i dont need to run heavy apps like adobe? I only need to run these trading apps which btw are very light. You can compare them with MS paint i believe, just with constant connection.
would it do well in atom tablets? I dont want lags when i switch from win8 native apps to metatrader and cTrader.
next question - how does windows 8 tablet on-screen keyboard work with legacy apps? Would i have special gesture to show up the on-screen keyboard or it automatically appears when i touch the screen? I personally dont believe ... Read more

Answer:Help Me Choose My Tablet - Thinkpad Tablet 2, Vivotab, Acer W700, Etc.

I forgot to add one more question. how responsive legacy apps (desktop mode) is to your finger? Do i really need a pen or it doesnt help either? Because acer w700 doesnt come with a pen so it's also a crucial question for me

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Hi. Recently, I have noticed that wifi connection in Tablet mode in my Thinkpad X230 Tablet is significantly slower than in laptop mode. Sometimes, it completely disconnected to the network. I tried to test with Speedtest. net and download a file via Internet Download manager. Both show that laptop mode has significantly higher and better speed connection than does laptop mode.  Does anyone have the same experience as me? Is the antena has any problem??? Thank you. I 

Answer:wifi connection on tablet mode - Thinkpad X230 Tablet

which model wifi card do you have? intel 6205, 6300 or ThinkPad 1x1 or 2x2.

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I am currently on a Dell Venue 11 5130 with a Bay Trail Atom Z3770 and 2GB ram. While it serves the purpose of my usage of office suites and web browsing, I could use a little faster tablet. It would stutter if I have more than 5 tabs open on Edge. But there is nothing wrong with this tablet with a plenty of battery life and nothing broken after using if for close to 4 years now.
I am looking at a Dell Latitude 11 5175 tablet with a Core M3 and 4GB of ram. Is this upgrade worth it? Or should I save some more money to get the Core M5 version for around $150 more? My usage is office word, and youtube.

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The latest bios update of X1 Tablet (Model:20GG) breaks the sleep (or hibernation) function. I found the tablet sometimes cannot be waken up by pressing the power button after entering connected standby. The version of the flawed BIOS is1.68-1.21 (N1LUJ30W) After rolling the embedded controller version back to 1.20 (N1LUJ29W), the problem no longer exists.

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After a fatal error in my windows, I had to reinitialize my windows 10. After I did so by the windows original tools, the windows became completely stable, but all tablet features are lost. Even thinkvantage cannot recognize many features and hardwares do not work. What should I do?

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When I use the X220 as a laptop I can duplicate the display through my SmartBoard projector but when I use it as a tablet and it is docked I have to turn the tablet and dock 180 degrees so I am not writing upside down on the smartboard;  that means the dock has the cables coming out the front.  I can undock and plug everything into the X220 but the beauty of the dock is that I don't have to!

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I have a Cherry Mobile Alpha Morph that works without problems aside from the fact that, when I undock it from the keyboard, it doesn't detect that it should now be in Tablet Mode. I have to manually go to the Action Center and toggle it there. Same with docking it back. I have already checked my settings and I didn't disable Tablet Mode either.

Anyone have an idea how I can resolve this? I just want to seamlessly dock and undock the tablet and it should switch to tablet or desktop mode respectively.

I don't know if it's relevant but the OS is Windows 10 Home Single Language.

Answer:Tablet mode doesn't get engaged when I undock my Windows tablet?

I would like to know how to enable this as well - In fact, I was hoping to be prompted to change modes when dock/undocking....instead of having to find the setting and toggle tablet mode on/off every time.

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I think iBall Slide i701 is the cheapest tablet in world (windows) even cheaper than Lumia 430.
Only USD 77$
But i have some questions before i proceed to buy it for my child
1. As it is 16gb tablet but in actual we get only 4gb free space & i have read in reviews that once we update windows & other apps we are left with only 400mb space & we cant install other apps. So is it possible to install software's (.exe) on 64GB memory card which this tablet support ?
I am not talking about APPS, I am talking about .exe files like photoshop, ERP, educational softwares etc.
2. As it is having only 1 USB port so it is possible to attach a USB hub so that we can attach pen drives, KB, Mouse, HDD, 3g Dongel & power adapter at once ?
If anyone of you have used any windows 8/8.1 tablet then please reply.

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I just bought my Yoga 2 13, when I flip it to Tablet mode, the screen turns off. Apparently it goes to sleep. When I open it it turns on again. Do I need to do any adjustments? or is this a defect?

Answer:Yoga 2 13 Tablet Screen turns off when in Tablet Mode

Try updating your drivers first: that does not help, try a factory reset:1. Turn off your Yoga 2 132. Press the tiny button next to the power button on the right3. Follow instructions to perform a factory resetIf none of the above attempts have helped you, it is probably a hardware issue.

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Hi people!, Im pretty sure this topic has been discussed before but im still having trouble making it work. When in tablet mode jabbing any of the buttons doesnt do anything, however when i switch back to normal laptop mode the buttons that i pressed start taking effect (screen rotate, tablet toolbox) . ive tried reinstalling windows and all the drivers i would be great to get this working again! Ive got a X61t with the following installed:-Windows 7-ISD tablet 7.1.0-9-Tablet button driver 4.04-tablet shortcut 6.33 any help is appreciated thanks!

Answer:tablet buttons dont work in tablet mode

download thinkvantage system update, it should load all the missing drivers for you.

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I have a new X220 Tablet, and the Pen and Tablet functions work perfectly out of the box as long as the unit is on the Ultrabase. As soon as I remove from the Ultrabase (or boot while not connected), the Pen & Tablet functions stop working. Conversely, if I dock the X220, the Pen & Tablet functions begin working again. The behavior is the same regardless of whether I have an external monitor attached or not. Any thoughts?

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I have upgraded to Windows 8 64 bit on my X61 Tablet, however I cannot get the tablet buttons, hotkeys, or auto-rotation to work. My understanding is that Lenovo has stopped supporting these products. I think it is a shame to stop using a perfectly working tablet PC with a superior LCD. I don't want to go back to Win 7 leaving all kinds of nice features on Windows 8. Any suggestions? Is there a hope? Koray

Answer:X61 Tablet Windows 8 - Tablet Button and Features Request

Hi koray,
I've been playing around with Windows 8 since the developers preview.  I've ran it on a lot of older systems.  Getting things to work will require some experimentation on your part.  
You can start with your Driver Matrix.  There you can find the Hotkeys Utility for Windows 8.  You will also need the Power Manager Driver for Windows 8.  Not Power Manager,  just the Power Manager Driver.  
Run Windows Update, it will probably find some stuff.  Some Windows 7 drivers will work, others won't.  
I'm running Windows 8 Pro on an x60 tablet and everything works fine.  I also have it on an x61 non-tablet and it runs fine. I had to do a lot of messing around with stuff to get them to work right though. 
Just make sure that you set system restore points before changing anything so you can get back what you had before, just in case something doesn't work right.  And, only install one thing at a time and reboot and test it out thoroughly before you install something else.  
Good luck with this,

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hello all, i would like to set the three Tablet Buttons (the ones on the 'display' half of the notebook) to Shift, Ctrl and Alt, so i can use photoshop  also in 'tablet' mode of the notebook. the ctrl and alt keys were OK to set up, but it doesn't recognize the Shift key in the setup dialog. is there any known workaround?thanks for any reply.

Answer:x200 tablet & setting Shift to one of the Tablet Buttons

Try checking if the SHIFT key is actually one of the items on the drop down menu in the tablet pc button settings.

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Hi I've looked at every category in the drivers matrix and absolutely cannot find the drivers that control the Tablet buttons on my tablet screen,  Can anyone point me to a link???  I found another thread on this forum that talks about a similar issue and someone posted a link to beta drivers, but the link doesn't go beyond the main Support home page at Lenovo.  Thanks, -G

Answer:X200 Thinkpad Tablet - Tablet buttons drivers NA???

Hey there Cr0sschex77,
To get some clarification to better direct you, what operating system are you currently using? Additionally are you referring to physical buttons or "buttons" on the touchscreen once at the desktop? Thanks Cr0sschex77!

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Well, I've finally had it. I've had my 6365 CTO X60 tablet pc for over a year now and last Monday I lost pen functionality in tablet pc mode in the afternoon after working fine in the morning. It works fine, even now after rotating the screen back to laptop mode. As soon as the screen is rotated back to tablet pc mode, no pen functionality but the mouse still works fine so I know it's functional in laptop mode but rotate back, all ok!  I did uninstall the Wacom drivers, restart, and then downloaded the tablet pc, windows xp version drivers from the site as instructed in a previous post. Unfortunately, the digitizer pen is still disabled in tablet pc mode and works fine when rotated back to laptop mode. I've called Lenovo tech support in Atlanta four times now and they've been totally useless. I wiped out my X60 tablet last Friday and used Rescue and Recovery to reinstall the operating system back to it's factory settings. I went back and unistalled and reinstalled the Wacom driver. Nothing. Since that didn't work either I've requested the box to ship this back to the Memphis Depot. Hopefully, I'll just get a new replacement machine that works but I'm so angry and frustrated w/ Lenovo's support because it's obvious that the people on the phone are not tech specialists and they couldn't even point me in a direction to get this fixed. It's cost me over a week now wo... Read more

Answer:X60 tablet pc digitizer pen functionality disabled in tablet pc mode

Problem solved! While the support folks weren't able to fix the problem over the phone, they did overnite me a prepaid return box which I sent back that day. Two days later they overnited my X60 tablet back fixed with a note saying 'LCD enabled'. I'm impressed how quickly they got my tablet pc back up and running. I'm glad I got that 3-yr. support warranty because I usually opt out of those things. This totally paid for itself. I just wish I hadn't been so reluctant to send back my laptop because I do need it for work and I figured I wouldn't get it back for at least a week or longer. I was so frustrated and pessimistic that I forgot sometimes these problems do get fixed in a very satisfactory manner. It's too bad the initial steps that led to sending it back were so painful. Bottom line: Lenovo fixed my pc quickly, no questions asked. Thanks!

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So the DV port on my asus eee pc 1005peb is failing, and got the idea from android central to look into tablet and tablet hybrids. I kind of like the idea of having a hybrid for both the netbook kind of experience combined with a tablet experience. I'm having trouble discovering what my brands and model options are for that type of device. I'm concerned from what little I have seen so far I'm going to be against a cost prohibitive wall compared to spending $100 to have the port replaced. I'm one to figure if I'm going to toss that kind of cash into a repair I might as well consider replacing it with something else instead of doing the repair.
For my desktop PC I hesitant on going to windows 8 because of a lot of negative stuff I've heard but at the same time I hear good stuff about it too. But when it comes to a portable device like my netbook and a tablet. I think hm windows 8 (not RT) sounds like it would be a good fit since it is designed for both traditional mouse and keyboard input and touchscreen input. Plus I would like to retain the software I use on my netbook to use on whatever replaces it. Something I can't do with my current HP touchpad with webOS and android (CM9) on it. I tried using both as a replacement for my netbook but in the end there were just too many things I didn't like about that. I let my dad take my netbook out of town with him for about 2 month and was trying to use the touchpad as a replacement. I was glad to have my netbook back to use it again.
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Answer:shopping for netbook replacement with tablet or tablet hybrid

Sounds like you have a pretty good idea of what you are looking for. What would be the price range you are looking at?

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Has anyone run into the problem where there is no audio on an X61 tablet even though SoundMax drivers are shown to be installed properly?  Any help would be appreciated. Thx

Answer:No audio on X61 tablet running Window XP Tablet Edition

I have the same issue right now on an X60 tablet that I just upgraded to Vista Ultimate.  All of my drivers are up to date, except it shows on windows update that I have an audio driver still to update.  I go through the process, and then it will not install the update.  I wish I could help with this more, but wanted to let you know that others have similar problems. I hope someone can help us.B 

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Hi I have installed 64bit windows 7 on my machine quite recently in order to utilise the extra ram. When i rotate the screen clockwise to tablet mode, the screen will auto rotate to primary potrait by default and the buttons will work as usual. However, when i swivel my screen anti clockwise to tablet mode, the screen will NEVER auto orientate to primary potrait mode and all the tablet buttons will not work if i rotate the screen ANTI CLOCKWISE. Can anyone help me on this? Thanks alot in advance for the replies

Answer:X200 Tablet rotation and tablet buttons problem

I found another thread in another forum whereby another x200t user has the same problem. Hope someone can give advice regarding this. Thank you

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I have a wierd problem - I have six X61 Tablets, all with XP SP3.  One of them gets the BSOD on every boot during the XP Logo scroll.  This occurs on both its original drive and if I put in an HDD which works fine in another chassis.  Note that it will copy (clone) that disk fine if I follow normal protocol using Acronis True Image Home 2010 CD (on the ultrabase with either CD or DVD) - it clones USB drive to HDD fine, then that HDD works fine in another chassis, but gives the same BSOD when I try to run it in this chassis.  I am pulling my hair out trying to figure what is different, as I am unaware of any setup or BIOS changes.  Any ideas?  Could a bad CMOS battery cause this?  I have yet to try a new HDD setup from Lenovo disk set, but that is my next try.  I hoped to get insight here first, though.  Thanks in advance. Joe Holzer

Answer:X61 Tablet BSOD with XP SP3 using same drive that works fine in another X61 Tablet

hey ideaman911,let me get this straight ...X61 Tablet (Shoddy) + original HDD = BSODX61 Tablet (Good) + original HDD = PerfectX61 Tablet (Shoddy) + HDD (from X61 Tablet(Good)) = BSODX61 Tablet (Good) + HDD (from X61 Tablet (Shoddy) ) = ??is all the unit at bios version 1.25 ?

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I have upgraded my X201 Tablet to Windows 10 32bit. As far as I can tell, everything is working, including the WACOM drivers and touchscreen.  Wireless has worked perfectly so far, not sure about Bluetooth as I don't use it. My only issue is that the buttons on the display do not work. The power button located on the display does work. I tried installing the Tablet Button Driver II and it will go through the install but the buttons do not work.  This is the download link: The document claims Windows 10 compatability and was Last Updated :08 Jun 2015. On inspection, all the files extracted are dated from 2012 and when trying to manually run the software Windows throws up an error that the software is not supported on this PC.   I removed and reinstalled and noted that the driver information page when running the installer does NOT have Windows 10 listed as a supported system. My assumption is that the driver that they have linked on the download page is NOT the most current driver and is infact the driver for Windows 7 from 2012. Does anyone know how to contact Lenovo to get the correct driver posted to the page, or know of an alternate source to try and find it?

Answer:X201 Tablet Windows 10 Tablet buttons not working

hi, I can't help you with your question, sorry! Gooed to hear everything else is working fine on your system. Can you tell me what to do to get the x201 tablet's touchscreen to work!? I will have a clean windows 10 install. Where do i get the (right) drivers (windows, Wacom?) Thanx!Carlo

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Hi all,    I have a really annoying x220 tablet disconnects from the internet whenever I enter tablet mode. The internet can be working perfectly fine while in non tablet mode but as soon as I switch to tablet mode, my internet disconnects. And if I switch back to non tablet mode from tablet mode, my internet returns almost instantaneously. I can load a page in non tablet mode with no problems, switch to tablet mode and the page stops loading. If I return back to non tablet mode the page resumes loading without so much as a pause or a hiccup. Also, when I switch the computer to tablet mode, wifi networks disappear off of the "available networks" list that were there before the switch.     I've tried everything, from updating network device drivers, reinstalling network device drivers, running diagnostics, reformatting my computer, uninstalling Norton Antivirus, system restoring to days before the last known working date in normal mode and safe mode, and contacting customer support (chat and call, managed to get a hold of a rep) but none of them have worked.    I also used to have a networking log before I reformatted/system reset to factory settings and there were a ton of errors with words like avsc manager failed to "something" ... I'll reinstall the thinkpad network managing program to create another log. Can someone please help me? My last resort is calling lenovo support again to have tech support come to hel... Read more

Answer:X220 Tablet Internet Tablet Mode Problem

hey kiul676,that's weird, could you check your bios is at 1.24. if it isnt go here and update :

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plz help
i have lenovo thinkpad 2 tablet it was not running well so i decided to reset it ...
and it keeps on repeating the same thing...
please help me ....


If it is still under warranty, call Lenovo. IF you tried to reset to factory defaults, and it is still failing, then you have something else that is going bad. My suspicion would be memory as that is what happened to me although it was on a desktop. Something to check...good luck.

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I'm going to be doing some presentations and teaching online. I'm using Team Viewer 9 running on Windows 7 as my software. I would like to be able to have the equivalent to a whiteboard visible to the participants.
For a demonstration of the sort of thing I want to do see
click here
where the presenter draws circles etc. He doesn't do any handwriting in the YouTube video (but he does in the actual presentation at CBT nuggets)
I'm total newbie when it comes to tablets, but a tablet that allows drawing direct on the tablet and simultaneous display on a Windows monitor. I know that the presentation on You Tube was done with various Wacom devices. Intuos4, Cintiq monitor, or more recently, Cintiq Companion tablet. (I tweeted the presenter Shawn Powers). These devices are a bit beyond my budget. Is there a cheaper alternative? Sadly the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is not yest available in Australia (where I am) - I'm not sure if it's a possible answer, but I'm assuming it would be. Is there anything else that's not going to mean I have to take out a mortgage on my house?
Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:Drawing on a tablet with simultaneous display on the tablet and a Windows PC

I assume you mean you want to use an app on a standard tablet such as a Nexus 7 or IPad and stream the tablet screen content to a monitor or TV?
Maybe something like this is needed

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I'm new to the Tablet community but excited to venture into it.  My workplace provided me with an X201 Tablet type 2985 model C5U.  The pen works great but I can emulate any of the finger/touch demos.  Is this not supported with my type or model?  Or do I need a special driver.  When I open the tablet PC settings, I'm given the option to identify my screen as PEN or TOUCH.  While I select TOUCH, no finger combination (one or two) that presses my screen will invoke anything.  I was hoping this would be a touch solutoin albeit more powerful than the iPad.  Appreciate your responses everyone. Thank you. L

Answer:X201 Tablet Tablet MultiTouch Support (Newbie)

welcome to the forum!
the 2985-C5U model has a pen-only outdoor-viewable display.   it does not support touch input.

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Hi, I have here a X220 Tablet that seem to have a FAN problem.Often in the last days my CPU temperature is often over 90 CAnd the fan has problem to reduce the temperature.I have also situation that the CPU is going too hot and the tablet switch off! With the CPU tool TPFC.62 I can see that the fan speed is 2300-2500 RPMs.But this seams not enough to be. And now the strange thing:When I disable the graphic adapter ?Intel(R) HD Graphics Family? (Driver and reboot and do the same thing that I done to get the temperature over 90 C with the intel graphic adapter the temperature is not going over 83 C!!! The fan speed is 3500-3800 RPMs. Can someone helps me with this issue?  

Answer:X220 Tablet FAN Problem - temperature over 90 °C - tablet switch off :(

Hi giciorek,
I understand that your fan/temperature problems can be frustrating.  I would try updating your BIOS and also updating Power Manager.  (Some on the forum have tried downloading ThinkPad Fan Control, but that is not an official Lenovo solution.)
Download Power Manager here:
Download BIOS Update here:
In Power Manager, click Advanced at top right, you can Set Optimize Fan Control to Balance All Parameters under Battery Settings.  Set it to Reduce Noise Dynamically under AC.
Let me know if this helps.

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Hey all, I have a weird problem.  My tablet buttons have stopped working-- but only in tablet mode.  That is, I can't rotate, or bring up the tablet shortcuts, or move around the screen in tablet mode.  Also autorotate doesn't work.  But if I switch out of tablet mode, I can do all of these things just fine (except for autorotate). Also, when I switch into tablet mode the screen doesnt rotate or anything, but when I switch out of tablet mode the screen rotates to the direction I defined in the settings (sometimes.. to be honest it seems pretty random to me).  I am running 32 bit vista w/ 4 gb ram on an x61 tablet with the latest drivers.  I have uninstalled the tablet button drivers and the lenovo system interface and reinstalled them already.. I have the latest APS. Help me out here.. I have no idea why this isn't working!  Don't make me have to reinstall vista to get the buttons working.. Tha'ts ridiculous!!  Arrrgh.

Answer:Tablet buttons stop working in tablet mode only

sano88 wrote:Also autorotate doesn't work.  But if I switch out of tablet mode, I can do all of these things just fine (except for autorotate).You haven't calibrated it yet and enabled it yet. You have to get into Tablet shortcut menu setting and do it all first. For the rest, uninstalled all ThinkPad Tablet Button Driver, ThinkPad Tablet shortcut menu then restar and reinstall vis System Update. Just let it find for you; that's the only thing I could recommend for this case.

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Does anyone know if there is a program available (free if possible) similar to Quicken (Deluxe) that I could use on my Android Tablet(HP 10 Tablet G2 -2301)? That would keep track of bank accounts and interest earned, and keep track of one stock IRA and interest earned and yearly RMD? And produce reports for that interest earned, etc.? Mainly for using when preparing yearly tax forms.

Answer:Quicken alternative for Android Tablet(HP 10 Tablet G2 -2301

Have you looked at

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The bay trail tablets come with office 2013 preinstalled, I cracked my asus t100 and wanted to move office to my new dell venue 11 pro core i3 version. I downloaded office and it got to the point where it needed to check if any other computers are using the license. So of course with it being activated on the asus it didn't let me. So is there anyway of deactivating it from the asus and transferring it to the dell or is the office version "special" that came with the bay trail tablets?

Answer:Possible to transfer microsoft office from bay trail tablet to new tablet?

Uninstall it on the T100?
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The learning curve on this machine is steep if you want to take advantage of all the input options but I've put the time in and I'm starting to love it. There is one thing I wish Lenovo would address though. I see plenty of ThinkPad users with this problem going back to at least 2008, and no solutions forthcoming. The manual states: "On the display bezel near the screen is a row of buttons with which you can control your computer in the tablet mode, without the use of the keyboard."By default the buttons are set to turn your computer off, press CTRL+ALT+DEL, or rotate the screen 90 degrees. The manual goes on to describe how you can customize these buttons via the Tablet Shorcut Menu, which is accessed via Start > Programs > Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools > Tablet Utility.If you open this program you get a dialog box titled "Auto Screen Rotation Settings." This dialog controls what orientation the screen should switch to when you convert into tablet. So it really doesn't have anything to do with the buttons.The only dialog that allows any assignment of the tablet buttons is Windows Control Panel > Tablet PC Settings. Here the Buttons tab is supposed to list the actual buttons on the front panel and let you assign them, but the only one shown is the Screen Rotation button. This works fine, you can set the button's function for a single press and a long press. (Too bad it's not possible to use Shift by itself, but that is as-designed by MS.)It should go without sayi... Read more

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I just went about searching the web to find out if an X60/X61 Tablet pen fits in an X41 Tablet (as in, stores properly in the pen slot - it will definitely work on the X41 Tablet screen) and couldn't find the answer on any of the popular forums. So, I pinged some Lenovians to find the answer.

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Answer:Does X60/X61 Tablet pen fit in X41 Tablet and vice versa? *SOLVED*

The answer is that the X41 Tablet pen fits in the X60/X61 Tablet slot, but the X60/X61 Tablet pen does not fit in the X41 Tablet slot. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

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