Discussion in 'Asus' started by Amy, Oct 21, 2014.
Not bad. If it will be azerty keyboard, I could tempted.
If it was a little cheaper (Intel Atom x5...really?)........I'd be tempted just for the Novelty of it. Gonna be doing a big one month trip this summer where luggage space is a concern....I usually like to bring two devices....This would actually be a sufficient back up for my Galaxy Book 10.6
I still think with the 8GB memory, it'll be massively faster than our VivoTabs. The Z3740 was never really a powerhouse to start with, and all our other specs are worse.
So I did a little more reading on that... turns out that pen is OPTIONAL. MSRP in China is CNY 2999 (~$471), and the pen is CNY 199 (~$31).
Pipo have a 10.1" 2-in-1 with detachable keyboard and EM digital pen - no battery in the pen!
I bought a Pipo non-pen 8.1 tablet a while ago. Screen was superb. Problem was when W10 came along they never provided an updated BIOS or drivers. Still, at USD 230 I must say I am rather tempted.
Edit: Okay. Forget that. Reviews on YouTube show the pen to be unreliable.
To be fair... neither did Asus release updated drivers, lol. I reinstalled Win 10 from scratch and had to experiment with drivers in the Windows Update Catalog.
At least Asus released a Bios that works with W10. Pipo announced that they were building a new Bios and drivers and we should please wait and they would let us know when it was okay to update. Nothing happened.
By the way, do you follow Woody Leonhard's articles on PCWorld's site? I believe he used to be a Microsoft employee and he always recommends delaying updating as long as possible.
MS goes with the Pentium? That's interesting. I would have expected Arm. I've not kept up with the Pentium/Celeron level of processor, and I usually just sort of write them off.
What would be the advantages of using a Pentium instead of either Snapdragon or core M (or whatever they call the core-I processors that replaced the Core M line)?
Just reading the word "Pentium" takes me back to the late '90s.
I actually can't think of many scenarios where this would actually be useful to me. But this, along with devices such as the Asus TaiChi of yore, is one of those devices I would get if I were independently wealthy just for the novelty of it, like Darmagistric says.
Also, what's up with the double-rip-off of Lenovo's Ideapad Miix *and* Yoga lines?
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