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    Unhappy windows tab for programming?

    ****extreme noobishness ahead****

    I haven't used a windows tab before.
    Can it be used like a pc? Can it be used for programming like C, C++ , python?
    And also a bit of Blender?

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    Subscribing to this thread as I'm also interested in windows tab.
    BTW I'm pretty sure it can be used as a traditional computer but what matters here is how comfortable you'll feel. I think it's great in some ways that if you find something interesting you can write it down almost instantly. And it's easy to carry it with you while traveling.

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    Programming from a tablet does not work, you need a real keyboard. Anyone saying otherwise hasn't tried building something serious in their life. Laptops / ultrabooks however work fine.

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    if u do c and cpp u will frequently need # > < / buttons, and keyboard is the best solution here.
    yet one senior vai once told me he had found a c compiler for his tab.

    then again if u wanna do programming i will suggest desktop/laptop
    if ur budget is tight go for the cheap dual core laptop, devcpp or codeblocks don't need much horsepower to run.

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    If someone already have a desktop I don't see point of buying a laptop. Buying a Windows tab like surface pro is better decision IMO. You can use it as a ebook reader, media device and even for little bit of programming if you attach the keyboard.
    And by windows tab I mean only W8/8.1 tabs not the RT edition.

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    Of course C compilers exist.

    Android's base is Linux, gcc and normal cc both exist for Android if you really need them.

    The entire notion of programming on tablets = dumb.


    As to 8.1 tabs, the only one around is Surface Pro 2, and that's priced at 120k.

    I dare say buying that would be retarded if your notion for purchasing one is programming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codex View Post
    As to 8.1 tabs, the only one around is Surface Pro 2, and that's priced at 120k..
    But some newer models are available under $350.
    Like this one @$299. They were like $229 a few days ago.

    http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Venue-Pro-Tablet-Windows/sim/B00FEE7B1I/2

    I think these windows tabs are far better option than laptops and android tabs around this price range.

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    They aren't available to us, are they?

    Sure, loads of things are 'available,' doesn't quite mean general public have the luxury of getting them.

    As to your last comment, I strongly disagree. Tablets are novelty items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z!mM3r View Post
    ****extreme noobishness ahead****

    I haven't used a windows tab before.
    Can it be used like a pc? Can it be used for programming like C, C++ , python?
    And also a bit of Blender?
    It is just fine.

    When you want to use it for entertainment/consumption, you can do that without switching/carrying another device.

    When you need to work, you can work on it. Get a model with keyboard if you prefer (surface 2/surface 2 pro etc).

    When you need to do heavy work, use a usb adapter and plugin 3x monitor and full sized kb/m.

    "Traditional laptops" are going to be obsolete soon.




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    Tablets are novelty items.
    By that definition, laptops are a novelty too. Whenever I try to "work" on a laptop, I feel like smashing it with a sledgehammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codex View Post
    Of course C compilers exist.

    Android's base is Linux, gcc and normal cc both exist for Android if you really need them.

    The entire notion of programming on tablets = dumb.


    As to 8.1 tabs, the only one around is Surface Pro 2, and that's priced at 120k.

    I dare say buying that would be retarded if your notion for purchasing one is programming.
    dont have any tab so dont have first had experience but i do strongly agree u with the marked portion.

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    I was eyeing the Surface 2 @CvP bhaya....
    I dont mind getting a comfortable keyboard but i need one for on-the-go

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    I have a budget of $600... So i guess i can get a good one.

    I have a stupid laptop.

    How is the ASUS Transformer Book T100 @CvP bhaya compared to the Surface 2?

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    The surface 2 is pretty awesome if you can afford one, that's not what anyone is arguing about.

    The argument is that a same budgeted laptop will beat the pants off a tablet costing in the same league.

    Being compact has its costs, ULV series CPUs are not cheap.

    Either way, this is a deadbeat argument that will just keep going around in circles.

    My advice would be getting one of the $350 8.1 tabs brought from abroad some way, if your tabletmania is really that strong.

    > "Traditional laptops" are going to be obsolete soon.

    Depends on what traditional laptops are. If you mean the 17", heavy (and thus crappy) kind, absolutely.

    But things like MBPs / Ultrabooks are not going anywhere anytime soon.

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    In this days almost every tab comes up with otg support by that you can use any usb devices in your tab,and for python,c and c++ any tab should run them smoothly

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    But buying a laptop is always a better option than tab if the purpose is study and littlebit entertainment and doing some work

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    You may have a look at this touch and type laptop at least it will fullfill your dream slightly http://startechbd.com/laptops-and-notebooks/Asus-Laptop/Asus-VivoBook-S300CA-3317U-Touch

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    I guess i'll stick to a tab... I have a laptop
    And my sole purpose would be for studying :3
    Entertainment er jonno Nexus 4 ase :3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z!mM3r View Post
    I was eyeing the Surface 2 @CvP bhaya....
    I dont mind getting a comfortable keyboard but i need one for on-the-go

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    I have a budget of $600... So i guess i can get a good one.

    I have a stupid laptop.

    How is the ASUS Transformer Book T100 @CvP bhaya compared to the Surface 2?
    For $600 and wanting a comfortable keyboard on-the-go, T100 is your best bet.

    Keep in mind that Surface 2, while I'd rate it much higher than T100, runs Windows RT. It will have issues with low level compilers like C++. I'm not saying there isn't any work-around but that's a compromise.

    Surface 2 pro...that's the best machine in this class. But unfortunately, it costs almost double of your budget.


    Personally, if I were at your place, I'd have sold the laptop, nexus 4. Add that money with $600 and buy the best one: Surface 2 Pro, touch cover (for lite typing), USB dock that has multiple display ports (hdmi, dp, dvi etc). It can replace everything except the gaming machine.
    I just wish it had a thunderbolt port with external GFX support...
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    @CvP bhaya, thanq for the suggestion
    I'll try for the Surface 2 Pro then.

    @Mods, plzz close the thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z!mM3r View Post
    @CvP bhaya, thanq for the suggestion
    I'll try for the Surface 2 Pro then.
    For what it is worth, you can use bluestacks on windows to run most (if not all) android apps.
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    For $600 and wanting a comfortable keyboard on-the-go, T100 is your best bet.

    Keep in mind that Surface 2, while I'd rate it much higher than T100, runs Windows RT. It will have issues with low level compilers like C++. I'm not saying there isn't any work-around but that's a compromise.

    Surface 2 pro...that's the best machine in this class. But unfortunately, it costs almost double of your budget.


    Personally, if I were at your place, I'd have sold the laptop, nexus 4. Add that money with $600 and buy the best one: Surface 2 Pro, touch cover (for lite typing), USB dock that has multiple display ports (hdmi, dp, dvi etc). It can replace everything except the gaming machine.
    I just wish it had a thunderbolt port with external GFX support...
    Can Asus transformer run visual studio?(this one)

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