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Surface RT or Vaio T13 Touch ?

by ThotBlade / November 23, 2012 10:08 PM PST

Hello,
I'm a student and i'm looking for something that will be good for studying and for entertainment. Touch enabled .... is for me priority, so should i buy surface rt or vaio t13 touch ? Or maybe i should w8 ... but for what ?

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About Windows RT. Are you up to speed?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2012 12:38 AM PST

That is, are you ready to get all your apps from the Microsoft Store and no where else? And are you ready to forget any software title you own today?

Many are unaware what RT is. I call it a Restricted Tablet.
Bob

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by ThotBlade / November 26, 2012 2:15 AM PST

i see pros and cons for both, i just want to know others opinion. If you wanted to buy something, which one would u take home ?

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I can't take RT home.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 26, 2012 2:22 AM PST
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It's too restrictive. My bet is MSFT may loosen up the iron grip later.
Bob

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I agree with
by orlbuckeye / December 3, 2012 9:18 PM PST

Bob as I wouldn't but ARM based tablet with a MS operating system YET. I recently purchased an Acer V5-V571. It's like the cheapest touchscreen and has a backlit keyboard. This model has the i3 and there is model with the i5 for a little over $ 200 more.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+-+Aspire+15.6%22+Touch-Screen+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Silky+Silver/6936826.p?id=1218815255860&skuId=6936826

I bought this machine with a 14 MS mouse and i rarely use the touchscreen. I basically only use it to bring up the charms menu and everything else I use the mouse. I spend 85% of my time on the desktop and not running panel apps although I do download them. Mostly I use the panel apps for news and sports and my fantasy football on Sundays.

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