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Windows 7: Buying a new PC

08 Oct 2013   #1
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Buying a new PC

How much of a better upgrade is this than my current setup.

Kindle Fire HDX Tablet - Personal Movie Tablet, Best College Tablet
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08 Oct 2013   #2
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
How much of a better upgrade is this than my current setup.

Kindle Fire HDX Tablet - Personal Movie Tablet, Best College Tablet
It depends on what you want to use it for. If you want to do a lot of typing and run Windows programs, get a laptop of a Surface Pro. If not, you can get that tablet or one of the many different types out there.
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08 Oct 2013   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is not a computer - it is a toy. I own a 7" tablet and know that it has a very limited use. It's OK for looking things up. But if you want to 'produce' anything, forget it.
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08 Oct 2013   #4
Stephanie

Linux Zorin OS x64, Win 7 Pro x64, Chalet OS x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Hi EchoX860

Have you considered building a computer (its not that hard) and you would get all the advice / help you need here
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08 Oct 2013   #5
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

The title of your thread is deceptive, you are not buying a new PC, a PC is a personal computer, you are looking to buy a tablet.

Tablets are great for general web surfing, simple games, facebook, youtube and email. (I guess that is all that many people use PC's for)

But they are a pain in the ass for trying to type stuff, I would recommend getting a keyboard for it, but then that kind of defeats the point of a tablet.

Put it this way, I use my tablet to look at stuff, if I want to do stuff I use my PC. I think that sums it up best.
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08 Oct 2013   #6
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

I wouldn't necessarily consider the tablet an upgrade over your present setup but disagree with others that say that a tablet isn't a computer or isn't a PC. A tablet is definitely a computer, there's no way around that. It has a cpu. memory, storage, etc... just like any other computer would. PC stands for "Personal Computer" and, to me, a tablet is about as personal as you can get.

I have a tablet and consider it a complimentary device in addition to my desktop computer, not a replacement. I also have a laptop and netbook as well.
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08 Oct 2013   #7
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I wouldn't necessarily consider the tablet an upgrade over your present setup but disagree with others that say that a tablet isn't a computer or isn't a PC. A tablet is definitely a computer, there's no way around that. It has a cpu. memory, storage, etc... just like any other computer would. PC stands for "Personal Computer" and, to me, a tablet is about as personal as you can get.

I have a tablet and consider it a complimentary device in addition to my desktop computer, not a replacement. I also have a laptop and netbook as well.
That is fair enough strollin and well put. I just feel very restricted when using a tablet, I feel that I need to head straight to my PC whenever I need to reply in detail to threads or emails as it is a pain in the ass trying to do it on a tablet.
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09 Oct 2013   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
I just feel very restricted when using a tablet, I feel that I need to head straight to my PC whenever I need to reply in detail to threads or emails as it is a pain in the ass trying to do it on a tablet.
Exactly !!
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09 Oct 2013   #9
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

I added a Bluetooth keyboard to my KFHD to aid in surfing and emails. It is no replacement for a PC. It's a great portable device. Smaller, lighter with much longer battery life than my lap top. The newer android phones are even smaller, lighter with a fair to middlin' battery life and do most all what a KFHD well do...on much smaller screen.
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09 Oct 2013   #10
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

I have a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard for my Nexus 7 tablet but in order to use them, I first need to carry them around with me (rather not). Then I need some kind of a stand to prop the tablet up in order to keep my hands free to use the mouse/keyboard. At that point, the tablet is less convenient than my netbook so I rarely use the mouse/keyboard with the tablet. If I need to type more than a line or two then I would much rather use my netbook, laptop or desktop over the tablet.
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