I don't know how different this is from the W500 (released before win8 went gold) but it was REALLY top heavy on the dock and an overall awful experience. From amazon: "Much better put together than the W500, Fit and finish is good. Tablet portion much lighter and the attachment to the keyboard is very solid with a locking catch, no chance of the keyboard getting detached when you hold onto just the tablet portion. With batteries in the dock, the unit balance much better and feels less top heavy but it will still tends to tip over on your lap if your lap is not at least level to the ground."
I have the 64GB version. It's not an SSD, it's eMMC that you see inside cellphones. Performance is smooth. I run mostly in desktop mode with Chrome and Thunderbird. Works great. Not as fast as my i3 W700 with SSD, but is sufficient in what I need it to do. Lasts around 7 hours on my watch.
Screen is great, but has dark areas near the bottom edge of the screen. Noticeable in portrait and landscape for me since I have taskbar on top by default.
Noticed an issue with it having trouble waking from sleep sometimes and I would have to hard reset the tablet. Good thing it's a fast booter.
I also have the keyboard dock with integrated battery that pushes it to 14 hours. The touchpad is the bad spot on this dock because it doesn't support multitouch or gestures. Also, it likes to spaz out at times.
great price for a full windows tablet, but you're going to have to really utilize the micro sd port if you are planning on doing anything other than web browsing (only a fraction of the 32gb of space will be available)
How can this have the full version of windows 8 when the Surface Pro 64 gig only have 29 gig left for user storage?
It's 32-bit Windows, not 64-bit Windows like on the Surface, so it's not an actual "full" Windows experience. As a layman, I would explain it in that it is the exact same Windows OS except the max size of numbers used by the computer for computing are much smaller.
On the other hand, I haven't actually run across any software that requires 64-bit so you should still have a pretty "full" experience. There is a LOT of software that only works in 32-bit though and 64-bit Windows would run that in compatibility mode. 64-bit OSes are required to use more than 3(?) GB of RAM, I believe, which is the reason for the migration to 64-bit and less so because of software requirements. Windows XP was predominantly 32-bit.
32-bit OS actually makes this thing run faster than it otherwise would, I think.
DO YOURSELVE A FAVOR. dont buy it. I bought this one. nice touch screen, nice battery life but HORRIBLE BUILD QUALITY. After 1 month of use the rotating sensor die and then the ssd has problem and i could not get into windows. As a cs major i tried to fix it myself but the disk they shipped with it got a problem too and i cannot reinstall the windows. I guess the ssd is too little that i have to partition it before reinstall.
I have to pay 20$ to have UPS ship it to acer. They didn't fix my but change to a 24gb ssd. what a micky mouse company.
They ship it back: 32GB become 24gb. the screen rotating sensor still not working and the SD CARD reader is broken as well.
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