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windows 7 tablet - netbook hybrids

by hekkenboer / May 14, 2011 2:11 AM PDT

Hi
I
am a teacher and I want to digitalize all my books on a tablet pc to
spare myself the pains of carrying around the loads I need daily.


To
make my class-situations at all convenient, I need to be able to
multitask: have more than one book open at the same time, which is
impossible with android or apple.windows 7 seems the answer


but: I have seen how sluggish the dell inspiron duo is, windows 7 didn't seem up to the job of handling touch-pc reality.


recently
I have my mind set on the samsung 7 series slider: that one seems very quick all
of a sudden... or is this too good to be true?

or ...


are those two
devices incomparable?


Moreover: is it worth waiting for windows 8 which boasts better
touch-pc-handling or is windows 7 not as bad as sceptics tend to
believe?any insight is welcome

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Odd concepts?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 14, 2011 2:47 AM PDT

You will see such comments from folk that are trying to slow down the tech advances. Here at the office there are few XP and Vista machines except for testing and machines that are just working. We've moved on and wonder what these skeptics are basing their comments on.

Did you notice that today's machines are faster than the Cray 2 supercomputers of 1985 past? For example -> http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/09/the-ipad-in-your-hand-as-fast-as-a-supercomputer-of-yore/

And that's just an iPad 2! As to Windows 8, you can with a simple search find out if you are willing to wait that long. Maybe by the time you digitize your books it will be shipping.
Bob

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Have you looked to see if
by Jimmy Greystone / May 14, 2011 3:39 AM PDT

Have you looked to see if the books you need/want are available on the likes of the Kindle or Nook? Worst case scenario, and it'd be a LOT of work, is to manually scan each book into something like a PDF that you could then use on a Kindle or Nook. There's probably a PDF reader or two for the iPad as well if the iBook app doesn't support it natively.

Long story short... What you want doesn't exist, or maybe it does, but you've already made up your mind that you don't want to use it. Often times when people pin all their hopes on some as-yet released device or program, they tend to build it up in their minds and are sorely disappointed when the actual product fails to live up to their fantasy.

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kindle or nook
by hekkenboer / May 14, 2011 3:55 AM PDT

@Jimmy
hi, thanks for the reply

I have a kindle, but that's not what I need: I need to be able to have several books (schoolbooks) at my fingertips at all times during the lessons. I think it would start to get really frustrating, if I have to close and open books all the time. (seems to me the same goes for ipad)
They should be 'one behind the other' like in windows (or on different sides of "the cube", if you are familiar with this ubuntu-concept)

as for the scanning: I'll have to do that no matter which device or os I choose!

what you say is true though: I dread products that promise the world, they tend to disappoint.

what do you mean by "you don't want to use it"... are you talking about ipad?

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