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Old 11-15-2012, 11:29 PM
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I want to get a windows RT to use as a second computer(instead of only being in one room while online). But all these rt tablet are too expensive.
So, I was thinking of buying a touch convertible netbook. And put windows 8 on that(or, do they sell rt buy itself?).

What's the best touchscreen netbook.
I want it to be between $200-$350.
I don't card about any cameras.
2-3lbs. the lighter, the better.
Min. 1366x768.
at least 100gb hdd.
at least 2 gb ram (4gb will be better, to run smoothly).

And how well will Windows 8 be running on an atom?
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:42 PM
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Frys has tablets for under 300 dollars all the time.

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Old 11-17-2012, 03:02 PM
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Frys has tablets for under 300 dollars all the time.
That didn't answer any of my questions.

It also has to have a built-in keyboard.
That's why I want a netbook, and not specifically a tablet only.

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Old 12-02-2012, 05:34 PM
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Windows RT is only for ARM based devices and it's only provided pre-installed!

For anything else though you can just install regular Windows 8/Pro... Modern UI just requires a minimum of 1024x768 to work and 1366x768 minimum for all the features like Snap to work.

Other than that, just verify that the hardware has Windows 8 drivers for things like the touch pad, etc. It's preferable to get a new system with Windows 8 pre-installed because then you'll know the hardware and its drivers are up to date.

A possible cheap solution would be to get a Acer Chromebook C7, $200... And put it in developer mode to install Windows on it. It has a 320GB HDD, so it has the room for a full OS install.

Or get one of those 11.6" low cost Pentium or Celeron based laptops or even a AMD E-350/450 if you don't need it for anything serious. Windows upgrade promotional sales price should still be in effect, so getting a system with Windows 7 should be an option too.
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