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which should I get android based or 8 Pro based OS tab?

by LogicProphet / October 31, 2012 1:45 AM PDT

So I'm in the market for a replacement of my 9" Acer Aspire One. I'm a full time IT student and avid gamer that makes less than a modest living. Still after years of dragging around a very heavy netbook I'm going try and spoil myself this one time. I'm interested in the tablet market but my needs and wants are varied. So here's what I really want the system I invest in to do.

Play PC version of Minecraft
allow me to run VM ware or other virtual clients
run android apps
remote access to my desktop to play my higher end games
HDMI and USB outputs
micro or full SD slot
run MS office suite or be compatible with it.

I've come up with some set ups researching the net on the latest tablets to come and the ones in the market

Acer W510 rumored to be 599 with keyboard
1.run blue stacks to run my android apps
2. install MS office
3.install a remote access program to play games that are on my desktop
4. install minecraft PC version
5.install VM ware

My fear here is that it runs on a dual core atom processor I know no benchmarks are out yet to gauge performance but my experience with my net book has me weary of it being a slow and choppy for my needs. I have yet to read a decent review of any remote desktops. Also so far my experience with bluestacks I've yet to get it to run my android games well or if it'll run nicely on a windows 8 touch tablet.

My other option is the Asus infinity with keyboard currently I'm looking at spending somewhere around 700 for it which is very high for my budget

1.it will already run my android apps
2.comes with an app compatible with office suite
3.splashtop can run as a decent remote access and so can Kainy for gaming PCs

My problem here is I'm not 100% sure the remote access from splashtop or kainy will run my minecraft PC version smoothly when I try to play multiplayer server and I don't think I'll be able to run my class VM programs. Also the cost is as much as my desktop which I'm not too keen about.

I know I'm doing a comparison to a 1st gen of hybrid that hasn't been released yet so this is more of a hypothetical discussion. I'd like to know your opinion on which set up I should go with or offer an alternative. This is more for the sake of me learning something I overlooked.

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The w510 with the Atom CPU? Another netbook?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 31, 2012 1:50 AM PDT

Surely you are kidding my you would be happy with the netbook performance?

Are you pulling my leg here?
Bob

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I'm looking for an upgrade from my Acer Aspire One
by LogicProphet / October 31, 2012 5:04 AM PDT

I'm looking to replace my current netbook the acer aspire one ,with a tablet that meets the needs I mentioned in the post.

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So not the W510?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 31, 2012 5:53 AM PDT

As I don't see any decent gamer tablets out yet, I guess we'll wait a little longer.

Your post with the W510 made me wonder if you knew what that was made of.
Bob

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lol
by LogicProphet / November 1, 2012 2:18 AM PDT
In reply to: So not the W510?

hence why I made the post. I'm really keen on the w510 the pricing and the OS would be great for school . I know it uses the new atom processor "clover trail" which is a duo core, But there's no info on the GPU the W510 which I understand helps with the gaming. I'm not expecting it to run top tier games but at least minecraft on PC. for anything heavy on resources I'm considering using remote access to my desktop.

My lifestyle has me out of the house a lot. I'm hoping to be able to get something that will be able to handle the brunt of the work I do on my netbook plus run minecraft, vm ware,network virtual tools. I'm hoping that when I get a moment of freedom. I can use the tablet to run minecraft, remote access my desktop at home to run my games, and blue stacks to play the games I invested on the android market.

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I own a newer dual core Atom with HyperThreading and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2012 2:37 AM PDT
In reply to: lol

A gamer would be very unhappy. The titles you listed have no chance of performing as well as the normal entry class cheap gamer laptop which I'll step over the line and list such as i3, 4GB, dedicated GPU w/1GB RAM or better.

Then again, I guess some will continue to hope something like the w510 will do better but for me, it's not worth looking at given the titles you listed.
Bob

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