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#1
Similar to the other £50 ones, because of the 1GB Ram you have to keep near everything closed to get over 2 hours battery.

No GPS.
3 Likes #2
LadyEleanor
Similar to the other £50 ones, because of the 1GB Ram you have to keep near everything closed to get over 2 hours battery.

No GPS.
well i brought my kids one each and they spent all day on it yesterday watching video, playing games, both still had charge on them when i went to have ago on them last night, would say was at least 7 hours useage from them yesterday so were you got 2 hours from i dont know .


Edited By: mikecobb on Dec 26, 2014 12:01: spelling
#3
I think going on balance, 1GB RAM will be more than enough for anyone who doesn;t need super instant mega gaming.

With HP you get a known quantity with solid backup and updates, not sure China Inc will give you that
12 Likes #4
LadyEleanor
Similar to the other £50 ones, because of the 1GB Ram you have to keep near everything closed to get over 2 hours battery.

No GPS.

Yes quite.

I'm just sat here on mine editing RAW photos from my dslr with photoshop cc and using xbmc with the odd bit of browsing and youtube thrown in. Oh and don't forget the facebook app and ms office.

But I'm sure you're talking from experience too and aren't just another person who hasn't so much as looked at one.
#5
mikecobb
LadyEleanor
Similar to the other £50 ones, because of the 1GB Ram you have to keep near everything closed to get over 2 hours battery.

No GPS.
well i brought my kids one each and they spent all day on it yesterday watching video, playing games, both still had charge on them when i went to have ago on them last night, would say was at least 7 hours useage from them yesterday so were you got 2 hours from i dont know .


To get a full Windows tablet for under £100 used to be unheard of so some corners have been cut but not on battery life or user experience. 1GB is a bit stingy but that's a restriction of the CPU and frankly, Windows 8.1 is more than capable of managing what little RAM it has, I've not felt it not being enough - you can even run World of Warcraft on it!
#6
fatdeeman
LadyEleanor
Similar to the other £50 ones, because of the 1GB Ram you have to keep near everything closed to get over 2 hours battery.

No GPS.

Yes quite.

I'm just sat here on mine editing RAW photos from my dslr with photoshop cc and using xbmc with the odd bit of browsing and youtube thrown in. Oh and don't forget the facebook app and ms office.

But I'm sure you're talking from experience too and aren't just another person who hasn't so much as looked at one.
How is it powered? Is it another one that can only be charged via the one-and-only micro-USB port?
1 Like #7
Signature Edition, that makes it better definitely. Whose signature is on this? Is it Andy Murray's or Russell Brand's or maybe The Queen? Or is it some bloke from HP?

Marketing t^&t: I'm an idiot
Marketing t&*t's boss: I know but we pay you do to something
Marketing t^£t: Ok how about this, you know those tablet things that consumers are all raving about, they don't know why they need them but everyone else has one so they must be good right and if other people have stuff and you don't then you're missing out right?
Marketing t^%t boss: yes
Marketing t&"t: I went in to a lot of effort there, less of the one word answers dude. Well anyway why don't we get some geezer from down the pub to sign a bit of paper, give him a pint and with his signature he also waiver's his rights to any royalties, and we sell a load of tablets, we can be tablet pimps and get the word addicted.
Marketing t^&t's boss: You're a right t%"t, brilliant we'll make loads!
1 Like #8
This currys/pc world glitch is still working if it helps anyone!
HERE
#9
plewis00
you can even run World of Warcraft on it!
How, pray tell? WoW folder is 29.2 GB and this machine has maybe 16 available for user data and software from its 32 total.
#10
Would it have really killed them to put 2GB of RAM in there? 1GB makes it practically unusable, even for the applications that a tablet is intended for. ****, even Chrome will struggle to run with that.
#11
Jason587
Would it have really killed them to put 2GB of RAM in there? 1GB makes it practically unusable, even for the applications that a tablet is intended for. ****, even Chrome will struggle to run with that.

Well I can do this on my Linx 7 with the same specs:

Photoshop CC, hardly lightweight
#12
steve252
fatdeeman
LadyEleanor
Similar to the other £50 ones, because of the 1GB Ram you have to keep near everything closed to get over 2 hours battery.

No GPS.

Yes quite.

I'm just sat here on mine editing RAW photos from my dslr with photoshop cc and using xbmc with the odd bit of browsing and youtube thrown in. Oh and don't forget the facebook app and ms office.

But I'm sure you're talking from experience too and aren't just another person who hasn't so much as looked at one.
How is it powered? Is it another one that can only be charged via the one-and-only micro-USB port?
I'm not entirely sure what your rant/point is? My phone is charged via a microUSB port...... As are most....
#13
fishmaster
Signature Edition, that makes it better definitely. Whose signature is on this? Is it Andy Murray's or Russell Brand's or maybe The Queen? Or is it some bloke from HP?
Marketing t^&t: I'm an idiot
Marketing t&*t's boss: I know but we pay you do to something
Marketing t^£t: Ok how about this, you know those tablet things that consumers are all raving about, they don't know why they need them but everyone else has one so they must be good right and if other people have stuff and you don't then you're missing out right?
Marketing t^%t boss: yes
Marketing t&"t: I went in to a lot of effort there, less of the one word answers dude. Well anyway why don't we get some geezer from down the pub to sign a bit of paper, give him a pint and with his signature he also waiver's his rights to any royalties, and we sell a load of tablets, we can be tablet pimps and get the word addicted.
Marketing t^&t's boss: You're a right t%"t, brilliant we'll make loads!
I dont think you have grasped the idea of microsoft signature edition hardware.
Signature Edition means no bloatware. Which actually is kind of a big deal
#14
losdamianos
fishmaster
Signature Edition, that makes it better definitely. Whose signature is on this? Is it Andy Murray's or Russell Brand's or maybe The Queen? Or is it some bloke from HP?
Marketing t^&t: I'm an idiot
Marketing t&*t's boss: I know but we pay you do to something
Marketing t^£t: Ok how about this, you know those tablet things that consumers are all raving about, they don't know why they need them but everyone else has one so they must be good right and if other people have stuff and you don't then you're missing out right?
Marketing t^%t boss: yes
Marketing t&"t: I went in to a lot of effort there, less of the one word answers dude. Well anyway why don't we get some geezer from down the pub to sign a bit of paper, give him a pint and with his signature he also waiver's his rights to any royalties, and we sell a load of tablets, we can be tablet pimps and get the word addicted.
Marketing t^&t's boss: You're a right t%"t, brilliant we'll make loads!
I dont think you have grasped the idea of microsoft signature edition hardware.
Signature Edition means no bloatware. Which actually is kind of a big deal

What you mean is Signature Edition means it works properly and then they use it as a marketing ploy. Hey we're selling you something that works, that's a big deal guys! Get in for the win.
#15
james-young
I think going on balance, 1GB RAM will be more than enough for anyone who doesn;t need super instant mega gaming.

With HP you get a known quantity with solid backup and updates, not sure China Inc will give you that
HP and quality are two words you can't use in a sentence unless you also make use of rubbish, poor, appalling, attrocios,dreadful, inadequate, inferior,junky as adjectives. Also to descibe the company itself I would use the words unscruplous thieving ****. I say all this because HP is company that knowingly sold me a defective laptop for £950 and then to avoid warranty claims forced a bios update onto the machine making its fan run constantly to push the overheating related failure outside the warranty period. For £950 of spent I got only 13 months of use out of laptop, and lies deciet and extreamely poor customer service from HP. Never again would I give my custom to these ****.I hope and I pray that they are ruined by some miracle.
#16
fishmaster
losdamianos
fishmaster
Signature Edition, that makes it better definitely. Whose signature is on this? Is it Andy Murray's or Russell Brand's or maybe The Queen? Or is it some bloke from HP?
Marketing t^&t: I'm an idiot
Marketing t&*t's boss: I know but we pay you do to something
Marketing t^£t: Ok how about this, you know those tablet things that consumers are all raving about, they don't know why they need them but everyone else has one so they must be good right and if other people have stuff and you don't then you're missing out right?
Marketing t^%t boss: yes
Marketing t&"t: I went in to a lot of effort there, less of the one word answers dude. Well anyway why don't we get some geezer from down the pub to sign a bit of paper, give him a pint and with his signature he also waiver's his rights to any royalties, and we sell a load of tablets, we can be tablet pimps and get the word addicted.
Marketing t^&t's boss: You're a right t%"t, brilliant we'll make loads!
I dont think you have grasped the idea of microsoft signature edition hardware.
Signature Edition means no bloatware. Which actually is kind of a big deal
What you mean is Signature Edition means it works properly and then they use it as a marketing ploy. Hey we're selling you something that works, that's a big deal guys! Get in for the win.
yes excactly it just works, no manufacturers crap and bloatware on top of it
#17
coffoholic
james-young
I think going on balance, 1GB RAM will be more than enough for anyone who doesn;t need super instant mega gaming.

With HP you get a known quantity with solid backup and updates, not sure China Inc will give you that
HP and quality are two words you can't use in a sentence unless you also make use of rubbish, poor, appalling, attrocios,dreadful, inadequate, inferior,junky as adjectives. Also to descibe the company itself I would use the words unscruplous thieving ****. I say all this because HP is company that knowingly sold me a defective laptop for £950 and then to avoid warranty claims forced a bios update onto the machine making its fan run constantly to push the overheating related failure outside the warranty period. For £950 of spent I got only 13 months of use out of laptop, and lies deciet and extreamely poor customer service from HP. Never again would I give my custom to these ****.I hope and I pray that they are ruined by some miracle.

Well I just replaced my 6910p laptop after over 7 years of daily use and the only thing wrong was some wear on the left mouse button so I guess your experience doesn't cover everything.
#18
Jason587
Would it have really killed them to put 2GB of RAM in there? 1GB makes it practically unusable, even for the applications that a tablet is intended for. ****, even Chrome will struggle to run with that.

The O/S on this is Windows 8.1 with Bing - which is free to OEM's that produce devices with 1GB RAM and screen size <= 9 inches. More RAM and the OEM would have to pay Microsoft £70+ for a full license, which would be passed on to the consumer.

Win 8.1 with Bing is 32-bit which helps, but I think they've done some other things to speed it up. On paper, it should be slow running a 5w Atom CPU and 1GB RAM, but it's actually quite responsive to use.
#19
james-young
With HP you get a known quantity with solid backup and updates, not sure China Inc will give you that

You do know these devices are made for HP by a company called Foxconn, which is a Chinese company? Just saying.....
#20
scrumpypaul
steve252
fatdeeman
LadyEleanor
Similar to the other £50 ones, because of the 1GB Ram you have to keep near everything closed to get over 2 hours battery.

No GPS.

Yes quite.

I'm just sat here on mine editing RAW photos from my dslr with photoshop cc and using xbmc with the odd bit of browsing and youtube thrown in. Oh and don't forget the facebook app and ms office.

But I'm sure you're talking from experience too and aren't just another person who hasn't so much as looked at one.
How is it powered? Is it another one that can only be charged via the one-and-only micro-USB port?
I'm not entirely sure what your rant/point is? My phone is charged via a microUSB port...... As are most....
Most (if not all) of these 7" & 8" Windows 8.1 tablets have a single micro-USB port and no alternative port for charging, hence they cannot be charged while connected to USB peripherals without resorting to workarounds that don't seem to work for everyone. If this tablet has a dedicated charging port, it would have an advantage over its competitors.
#21
Please be aware that some users have reported a headphone buzzing noise issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhJHcWhUZKM
#22
#23
Topinio
plewis00
you can even run World of Warcraft on it!
How, pray tell? WoW folder is 29.2 GB and this machine has maybe 16 available for user data and software from its 32 total.

Yeah I must've made it up... Try:

1. Streaming client
2. MicroSD card
3. USB-OTG

Who even uses the phrase 'pray tell'...
1 Like #24
Jason587
Would it have really killed them to put 2GB of RAM in there? 1GB makes it practically unusable, even for the applications that a tablet is intended for. ****, even Chrome will struggle to run with that.

The 1GB limitation is from the Intel CPU, so Intel can sell it cheap. The better CPUs cost more.

1GB isn't a limitation at all, it's perfectly usable, more would be nice but Windows is very efficient with what it has.

Edited By: plewis00 on Dec 27, 2014 08:20
#25
dck
Jason587
Would it have really killed them to put 2GB of RAM in there? 1GB makes it practically unusable, even for the applications that a tablet is intended for. ****, even Chrome will struggle to run with that.

The O/S on this is Windows 8.1 with Bing - which is free to OEM's that produce devices with 1GB RAM and screen size <= 9 inches. More RAM and the OEM would have to pay Microsoft £70+ for a full license, which would be passed on to the consumer.

Win 8.1 with Bing is 32-bit which helps, but I think they've done some other things to speed it up. On paper, it should be slow running a 5w Atom CPU and 1GB RAM, but it's actually quite responsive to use.

well i have in my desktop a amd 8350 along with 16gb of ram and in all fairness to this little tab it doesn't run any slower for everyday use, things load up just as fast and work all just fine, or mebey my desktop is just a little underpowered and unusable and Ive just got used to it struggling all the time.

Edited By: mikecobb on Dec 27, 2014 12:56: spelling
2 Likes #26
Jason587
Would it have really killed them to put 2GB of RAM in there? 1GB makes it practically unusable, even for the applications that a tablet is intended for. ****, even Chrome will struggle to run with that.

Do you have a 1GB Window tablet? Chrome works fine on mine. Lots of FUD about these tablets but I got the £50 Linx 8 from Staples and I'm amazed by what it can do. Probably the biggest bargain of the year for me.
#27
Easy2BCheesy
Jason587
Would it have really killed them to put 2GB of RAM in there? 1GB makes it practically unusable, even for the applications that a tablet is intended for. ****, even Chrome will struggle to run with that.

Do you have a 1GB Window tablet? Chrome works fine on mine. Lots of FUD about these tablets but I got the £50 Linx 8 from Staples and I'm amazed by what it can do. Probably the biggest bargain of the year for me.

I was surprised anyone actually got the Linx 8 from Staples honoured (I didn't look afterwards to be fair) - I am happy with my Linx 7 but realise a bit extra screen would be nice though,
#28
Topinio
plewis00
you can even run World of Warcraft on it!
How, pray tell? WoW folder is 29.2 GB and this machine has maybe 16 available for user data and software from its 32 total.

I'm guessing a OTG adapter with an external HDD. I'm waiting for my Linx 7 and 8 to come, similar specs will see if its possible at all.
#29
Is there much difference between this and the tesco connect tab?
#30
losdamianos
fishmaster
losdamianos
fishmaster
Signature Edition, that makes it better definitely. Whose signature is on this? Is it Andy Murray's or Russell Brand's or maybe The Queen? Or is it some bloke from HP?
Marketing t^&t: I'm an idiot
Marketing t&*t's boss: I know but we pay you do to something
Marketing t^£t: Ok how about this, you know those tablet things that consumers are all raving about, they don't know why they need them but everyone else has one so they must be good right and if other people have stuff and you don't then you're missing out right?
Marketing t^%t boss: yes
Marketing t&"t: I went in to a lot of effort there, less of the one word answers dude. Well anyway why don't we get some geezer from down the pub to sign a bit of paper, give him a pint and with his signature he also waiver's his rights to any royalties, and we sell a load of tablets, we can be tablet pimps and get the word addicted.
Marketing t^&t's boss: You're a right t%"t, brilliant we'll make loads!
I dont think you have grasped the idea of microsoft signature edition hardware.
Signature Edition means no bloatware. Which actually is kind of a big deal
What you mean is Signature Edition means it works properly and then they use it as a marketing ploy. Hey we're selling you something that works, that's a big deal guys! Get in for the win.
yes excactly it just works, no manufacturers crap and bloatware on top of it

Yes and my point is this is a 'feature'. Look we're selling you something that works. Cheers thanks for that dudes, well done. Signature Edition = bull excrement.
1 Like #31
fishmaster
losdamianos
fishmaster
losdamianos
fishmaster
Signature Edition, that makes it better definitely. Whose signature is on this? Is it Andy Murray's or Russell Brand's or maybe The Queen? Or is it some bloke from HP?
Marketing t^&t: I'm an idiot
Marketing t&*t's boss: I know but we pay you do to something
Marketing t^£t: Ok how about this, you know those tablet things that consumers are all raving about, they don't know why they need them but everyone else has one so they must be good right and if other people have stuff and you don't then you're missing out right?
Marketing t^%t boss: yes
Marketing t&"t: I went in to a lot of effort there, less of the one word answers dude. Well anyway why don't we get some geezer from down the pub to sign a bit of paper, give him a pint and with his signature he also waiver's his rights to any royalties, and we sell a load of tablets, we can be tablet pimps and get the word addicted.
Marketing t^&t's boss: You're a right t%"t, brilliant we'll make loads!
I dont think you have grasped the idea of microsoft signature edition hardware.
Signature Edition means no bloatware. Which actually is kind of a big deal
What you mean is Signature Edition means it works properly and then they use it as a marketing ploy. Hey we're selling you something that works, that's a big deal guys! Get in for the win.
yes excactly it just works, no manufacturers crap and bloatware on top of it
Yes and my point is this is a 'feature'. Look we're selling you something that works. Cheers thanks for that dudes, well done. Signature Edition = bull excrement.
Oh Im not denying that it is wrong to make this a feature but sadly this is the world we live in.
Manufacturers (Sony/Samsung/Asus/HP) will put as much bloatware as they can so they can subsidize laptop price with 30 days of McAfee etc.. hence sometimes your laptop is so cheap. The problem is that this software even after uninstall will still be in your recovery partition. Im not trying to play devils advocate but Microsoft has no control over that thats why they came up with this signature edition. At least you know you'll get less problems, than standard off the shelf laptop from currys
#32
Great deal. I paid near a hundred pounds for one of these from microsoft. I have own many different types of tablets and for the money I am impressed. screen quality is good and even with 1gb ram it seems zippy. mine came with 1 years microsoft office 365 plus nowadays onedrive storage is unlimited (well 10 terrabytes). no brainer to buy if you need office 365 as you will be getting the tablet for next to nothing.
sound quality is poor battery life could be better..... for the money though at this price I would buy and i am sure vast majority of people will be happy with this bargain.
#33
dck
james-young
With HP you get a known quantity with solid backup and updates, not sure China Inc will give you that

You do know these devices are made for HP by a company called Foxconn, which is a Chinese company? Just saying.....

Foxconn make iPhones and Blackberries and a host of other big names
#34
TCB give 2.1% cashback on a Stream purchase.
#35
dck
james-young
With HP you get a known quantity with solid backup and updates, not sure China Inc will give you that

You do know these devices are made for HP by a company called Foxconn, which is a Chinese company? Just saying.....
But a clever guy put some thought into the design, just like it doesnt matter a guy called Dave painted it
1 Like #36
Purchased this yesterday and it arrived today, so far so great no big issues really.
It's fast and it has a bit of weight to it. Would say that the 7 inch screen is a bit too small for Microsoft Office, but the ability to do it is smashing so there's that. It's brilliant for Netflix and Youtube, perfect sized screen I'd say. Takes under an hour to setup(including updates). It's brilliant for basic web surfing, checking emails and making quick notes. I would recommend this as a very good secondary computer and only for it being a secondary computer. That being because the thing is too small for any real work to be done.
If anyone would like to ask any questions, let me know and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
#37
Says £99 for me. How do you get it for £79?

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