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Question about Tablets....

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Basically, I am looking for one that I can use at ReaperCon to take pics, check email forums, Skype and hangouts.

Some simple card type games.

Not into reading on a device, I like books...

And watching a movie, naaaah...

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I am seeing Surface 2 refurbished for a little more than the $200 I was planning on...

Comments on this tablet?

 

Specifications
Processor Type: Nvidia Tegra Color: Silver ,  Beige Display Technology: Capacitive Touch Display Contained Battery Type: Lithium Ion Connector Type: 1 x Cover Port, 1 x Headphone, 1 x MicroHDMI, 1 x USB 3.0 Operating System: Windows RT 8.1 ,  Microsoft Windows Battery Life: 10 hours Hours Model: Surface 2 Screen Size: 10.6\" Inches ,  10.6" Inches Brand: Microsoft Video Game Platform: PC Condition: Refurbished Manufacturer Part Number: P3W-00001 RAM Memory: 2 GB Gigabytes Accessories Included: AC Adapter Features: Ambient Light Sensor ,  Digital Compass ,  Gyro Sensor Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 Inches

 

I like the fact that it has the USB port....

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The only downside to my Surface is that Google Hangouts don't seem to work with IE. And the Google+ client should be able to join the hangout, if I could just figure out how. Maybe it's just that I've got an older one, but just wanted to warn you that I haven't figured out a way to join.

 

I can start a hangout, but I can't figure out how to join one already in progress via the link.

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The Surface will probably work for your needs.

 

Pegazus, how well does Chrome run on your Surface?

 

Ron

Not available. I don't have a Surface Pro, just the Surface with Windows 8RT. I don't find any version that's been ported to 8RT.

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The Surface will probably work for your needs. Pegazus, how well does Chrome run on your Surface? Ron

Not available. I don't have a Surface Pro, just the Surface with Windows 8RT. I don't find any version that's been ported to 8RT.
Can you run Windows 10 on your Surface?

 

Ron

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I'm pretty sure that Win10 only runs on the Surface Pro, not the Surface.

Ouch. In that case, knarthex, you might want to think twice about that refurbished Surface if you want to do Google Hangouts on the Surface.

 

Ron

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looking further....

 

LINSAY 10.1" NEW QUAD CORE w BLACK LEATHER KEYBOARD Android 1024x600 HD Tablet Bundle

 

Specifications

Product Specifications
Dimensions and Weight:
  • Item Weight (lbs.):
    2
  • Width (in.):
    7.75
  • Height (in.):
    11.75
  • Thickness (in.):
    1
Product Overview:
  • Color:
    Black
  • Product Bundle:
    No
  • Expandable Storage Capacity:
    64GB
  • Condition:
    New
  • Communications:
    Wi-Fi
  • Expandable Storage:
    Yes
  • Features:
    Webcam
  • Features:
    Touch screen
  • Features:
    Front camera
Batteries:
  • Battery Life Range:
    6hrs - 8.9hrs
Included with Item:
  • Package Contents:
    English Spanish User Manual, Ac Power Adaptor and USB
  • Keyboard w/Dock Included:
    No
Power:
  • ENERGY STAR Compliant:
    No
  • Battery Type:
    Lithium-Ion(LiIon)
  • Battery Capacity (mA):
    5600
Warranty:
  • General Warranty:
    1 Year Parts and Labor
Memory:
  • Media Expansion Slots:
    MicroSD
  • Flash Memory Capacity - Max:
    64 GB
  • Built-in Memory:
    8GB
Communication Functions:
  • Network Carrier:
    No provider specified
  • Cellular Technology:
    None
  • Wireless Networking:
    802.11B
  • Wireless Networking:
    802.11G
  • Wireless Networking:
    802.11N
  • Bluetooth Version:
    No Bluetooth
Connectivity, Interfaces & Ports:
  • HDMI Ports:
    None
  • Total 2.0 USB Ports:
    1
  • Total 3.0 USB Ports:
    None
Display:
  • Maximum Screen Resolution:
    1024 x 600
  • Screen Features:
    High Resolution
  • Sensors:
    G-sensor
  • Display Size Range:
    10" to 10.9"
  • Display Type:
    TFT
Operating System / Software:
  • Operating System:
    Android
  • Operating System Version:
    4.4 KIT KAT
Processor:
  • CPU Series:
    Cortex A7
  • CPU Core:
    Quad-core
  • CPU Speed:
    1.2 Ghz
Video:
  • GPU Chipset:
    PowerVR
 
 
Under $100....
 
will this run Hangouts / Skype?

 

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The no bluetooth kills it for me (I love my bluetooth keyboard plus bluetooth headset ftw). Not sure about KitKat 4.4. It's 3 years old and has been discontinued.

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Well, I figure I would have been bothered incessantly for the past six months should I be able to upgrade, so I think that's a "no".

As someone who has had to do the upgrades on demo units, I can divulge that the Surface 3 and Surface Pro will both run Windows 10, though you definitely want the Pro if you are going to try running 10, it is sloooooooooooowwwwww on the 3.

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