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[Future Shop] Futureshop: Asus Vivo Tab RT $399 + Free Dock !!

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[Future Shop] Futureshop: Asus Vivo Tab RT $399 + Free Dock !!

Noticed FS has the Asus Windows Rt tab $200 off.. Sale price $399
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/ ... 3e862den02

Looks like free dock from Asus too!
http://event.asus.com/Vivotab/Mobile_Dock/



Try a PM at Memory Express for $361 , not bad for the tablet and dock?
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Pretty good deal - I really liked the UI and build of this when I was testing it at FS. There was a huge thread when this was $399 at the Microsoft store (some liked it, others didn't): http://forums.redflagdeals.com/microsof ... a-1268696/

Also, Windows RT was recently hacked to run desktop programs.
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klover wrote:
Jan 18th, 2013 10:33 am

Also, Windows RT was recently hacked to run desktop programs.
Of course if one just gets the Acer Atom Win 8 tablet no hacking required
and it will run all x86 desktop programs not limited to just a few recompiled ARM versions.

That's my issue with RT, it just seems a hard sell when the Atom Win 8 tablets last as long and run more software?

Still I don't think you can find a Atom based tablet and battery/dock for $360 so its a decent price if you dont care about desktop programs.

The Acer Atom tablet / kb is $749 , Asus RT / kb is $360 . Less than half price.
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klover wrote:
Jan 18th, 2013 10:33 am
Also, Windows RT was recently hacked to run desktop programs.
Source? RT and x86 are not even binary compatible, so this sounds impossible to me
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great, but I am thinking about vivotab smart.
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Newbee question ..
Is Window RT = Window 8 RT ?
thanks..
Sound good deal if pm success..
Did anyone have any luck pm?
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antaholics wrote:
Jan 18th, 2013 10:46 am
Source? RT and x86 are not even binary compatible, so this sounds impossible to me
Its hacked to run ARM compiled programs in desktop mode, not x86 ones.

Which means the hack offers basically nothing...

If you want to run all windows programs get a Atom or i5 based tablet like the Acer w510, w700, etc.
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jurassic98 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2013 10:46 am
Newbee question ..
Is Window RT = Window 8 RT ?
thanks..
Sound good deal if pm success..
Did anyone have any luck pm?
Windows RT is often called Windows 8 RT , same thing. Both do NOT run normal windows desktop programs.
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I tried it in store a while back, and it just wasn't my cup of tea. Thanks nonetheless OP! Im sure many people would appreciate this deal!
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jurassic98 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2013 10:46 am
Newbee question ..
Is Window RT = Window 8 RT ?
thanks..
Sound good deal if pm success..
Did anyone have any luck pm?
I have initiated the pm process with memory express. now waiting for the approval. not sure how long it will take
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Aug 21, 2011
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Don't expect to be able to run just any desktop software, as mentioned, it's only arm compiled desktop apps for now, and if you perform the hack. Perhaps the process will be improved upon and more programs compiled for arm. For now I'd say, if you will need to run desktop software, it's best to assume that you won't be able to run it.
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Guess the iPad 3 for $329 at Futureshop is a better tablet and price ... ?
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DoneDeal wrote:
Jan 18th, 2013 11:19 am
Guess the iPad 3 for $329 at Futureshop is a better tablet and price ... ?
Depends what you are in to and what you need. If you want an option to have a close to a full desktop experience with flash, office, printer support, mouse/keyboard support...as well as an option to go tablet or full laptop with the free dock, and have battery life of up to 16 hours with dock... Asus Vivo RT beats the iPad.

If you want an entertainment tablet, with much more apps and like playing in the Apple ecosystem (Airplay, Apple TV, iTunes)...iPad wins.

Also, full USB, SD card, and HDMI out built in to the tablet is something iPad doesn't have but Asus does. I'd take the Asus myself but then again, at any price I'd take the Galaxy Nexus 10 or Surface Pro over either lol.
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Just got approved PM with ME for local pickup... got it for $362.49 + tax.. (around $400 after taxes).. thanks OP
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Very good deal, very tempted, but I can't imagine this providing any advantages over a Android tablet or full on x86 Windows 7/8 machine besides battery life.
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