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Old 04-08-2011, 11:46 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by wodin View Post
I have an Asus EEE T-91 MT Windows 7 convertible tablet. Aside from it being grossly underpowered and having a resistive touch interface, my experience with Windows tablets is that while the OS and UI can be optimized for the touch interface, the applications are not.

Sure, I can run MS Office on it, but when the ribbon and buttons are not optimized for touch, and the onscreen keyboard covers most of the useful window all those added features quickly become a hindrance rather than an asset. Usually I found myself rotating the screen and using the keyboard and touchpad instead of the touch screen. And eventually retiring the T-91 and going back to my 10 inch Asus netbook.

Before a desktop/laptop OS can be successful on a tablet the applications need to be optimized for tablet use.
Isn't that the point? Using office on any tablet makes no sense. Even if you had a fully Android optimized version you would still want a BT keyboard for it. If you run Outlook, Word, Excel on a 10" screen and then an onscreen keyboard takes up 1/3 the screen, you can't work very well -- I don't see how that is different in Android or IOS.

That is the beauty of a Windows 7 convertible tablet, a tablet for reading, browsing, watching movies, etc. And a full computer when needed. But my advice is to get at least a core i5 or so, those slow, underpowered machines can drive you nuts.

The next generation (coming soon) of the Asus EP121 would be a very solid choice. The current one's battery life is just too short and you can't swap batteries.

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