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Tablet with Hard Disk Drive?

Would anyone know what the advantages would be to have a tablet with an HDD installed for it's memory?

Is it so you can install pc windows or linux based programs on it like a PC?
I have a tablet but don't like the Android versions of apps like Google Chrome, therefore I want to use the PC version but on a tablet.

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Tablets don't have a HDD but a some form of SSD. And you can install Windows on a SSD just like you can install Windows on a HDD. So that's not the problem.

The problem is that Windows should support the hardware (CPU, motherboard) of the tablet. Luckily, it does on a device like the Surface Pro https://www.microsoft.com/surface/devices/surface-pro/overview, so you can use it in tablet mode with all apps that are available in the Windows Store or that come with Windows.

Even better, it already comes with Windows installed. No need to install that yourself.

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There are tablets with HDD's but I haven't seen them for a while. Gigabyte S1080 for example.

I know you can install windows and windows programs on tablets but are they the same, and behave the same as the PC versions?

For example, Google Chrome on a windows PC allows you to install an Add Blocker on it. But the android version will not! See what I mean?

So, I assumed that a tablet with and HDD might allow you to install PC based programs on it, but with the compactness of a tablet (a little thicker of course).

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Have one years ago.

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It was an Asus 10 inch with the HDD in the keyboard. I don't recall the original OS but at the end it had W10. Today I doubt such can be had new since they would put in a large SSD such as the Surface and for a stretch the Lenovo Yoga line.

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