Asus VivoTab Note 8 - Reviews

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    nerdteddy Scribbler - Standard Member

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    :)

    For some you who were too young (or not born) to have seen it.

    [video=youtube;bVhcB9ucmdg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVhcB9ucmdg[/video]
     
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    cmergel DBA by trade.

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    Re: Auto rotate not working and the rotation lock missing from the right swipe charm.

    Ended up doing a complete reset and now it is working. Not sure what broke it.
     
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    Were I only as skilled as Dr. McCoy
     
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    They are slowly moving the more common stuff into the tablet-style / Metro PC Settings. I'm glad for all the Control Panel stuff myself, but most people don't need all of those things.

    Not sure which buttons you're referring to but there are ways in the registry to adjust the sizes of some common things. Still, I have no idea why they made those harder to find (there used to be a control panel for it).

    In Windows 8, the desktop side of things has an API for popping up the keyboard, but nobody cares enough to use it other than Microsoft (in Office). It used to automatically pop up in 7 though.

    No idea what the heck you mean by no tablet browser, because there is one.

    Overall though, it sounds like you're concentrating way too much on the desktop. Sure, you can have a great desktop experience on a tablet, but thinking of things in terms of wanting the experience to be exactly like Windows 7 (start menu and all) is kind of ridiculous on an 8" device. Even if you want to use desktop programs, I'd suggest thinking about pinning the important ones to the start screen, for example.
     
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    Picked up a 64GB model today. Looks like a lot of the bloat ware has been removed. Just curious to know if there is an app that will check for updates ie. bios, drivers etc...
     
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    How much was it again?
     
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    Purchased from a local MS store for $379 CND
     
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    @Eternitzy
    But having the soft keyboard popping up automatically is why I prefer it over the Galaxy Note 8. If you have a keyboard connected, either USB or BT, it is very annoying having the keyboard pop up every time you want to enter text. I wish the OS knew when a keyboard was attached so it popped up only when needed.

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    How'd you pull off the $267? I bought my 32 gb online and they applied my 10% student discount. After taxes I was at like $323. Was it $300 in the store w/ taxes included and then you applied that discount?

    We paid very different prices for the same thing and I WILL rectify this mistake =)
     
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    That was the final price after taxes were figured in? What is CND by the way?
     
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