Lenovo Yoga 11.6" Touch Screen Laptop Tablet NVidia Quad Core 2GB 64GB W8 RT £349.99 free delivery @ Laptop outlet
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Lenovo Yoga 11.6" Touch Screen Laptop Tablet NVidia Quad Core 2GB 64GB W8 RT £349.99 free delivery @ Laptop outlet

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Found 1st Dec 2013
trying to finda new laptop for my daughter who would also like a tablet. this seems to meet all needs as flip top makes laptop into tablet 2013. office suite included which is the important addition as for school also. seems a bargain.

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laptop outlet

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Lenovo Yoga 11.6" Touch Screen Laptop Tablet NVidia Quad Core 2GB 64GB W8 RT

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Windows RT is getting dropped by Microsoft, would advise against this purchase

that seems very good, any views? is it a lemon?

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Reddog555

Windows RT is getting dropped by Microsoft, would advise against this … Windows RT is getting dropped by Microsoft, would advise against this purchase



whats wrong with windows RT

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I am not a computer whiz and want a good deal for my daughter. this seems to tick all the boxes, but before I jump in any views on the specs would help. I am 90% there on this one, just want to check its gonna be ok as a gcse computer!!!

Same price at Amazon - would rather buy from there personally.

amazon.co.uk/Len…+11

It's a strange thing though, as if you already have a laptop then you would probs be better off with a tablet; but if you don;t already have a laptop then this won't do quite enough to be a primary computer. Stick a new Atom processor and full windows in this and I would be in heaven - we can but dream.

Windows RT was Microsoft's answer to the closed market originally introduced by Apple. It is actually an almost complete version of Windows complete with the desktop and a reasonably complete copy of Office 2013. It does pretty much what you'd expect of a Windows tablet and it has a very good web browser. There are a number of very good apps as you'd expect. The best feature is that it's a lot safer than normal Windows as you can't run any of the dodge programs which usually slow down your machine or cause security problems. It also supports some basic devices like printers and scanners but not some of the more complex ones like 3G dongles. Basically anything that wants to run a .exe setup program will not work. The huge advantage is if you need to revert to factory settings it's pretty easy to do. It doesn't carry the management overhead of normal Windows and is pretty secure out of the box. If you wanted to install some odd x86 program then you just can't. It is pretty simple and quick and does 95% of what I want it to. Can you tell I'm a fan? Unfortunately, Microsoft have done an abysmal job of branding it, so people just concentrate on what they lose vs a traditional full Windows machine. The fact is, you gain in simplicity what you lose in flexibility. It remains Microsoft's best competition against iPad and yet they will probably ditch it because they can't communicate what it's for very well.

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littld

Windows RT was Microsoft's answer to the closed market originally … Windows RT was Microsoft's answer to the closed market originally introduced by Apple. It is actually an almost complete version of Windows complete with the desktop and a reasonably complete copy of Office 2013. It does pretty much what you'd expect of a Windows tablet and it has a very good web browser. There are a number of very good apps as you'd expect. The best feature is that it's a lot safer than normal Windows as you can't run any of the dodge programs which usually slow down your machine or cause security problems. It also supports some basic devices like printers and scanners but not some of the more complex ones like 3G dongles. Basically anything that wants to run a .exe setup program will not work. The huge advantage is if you need to revert to factory settings it's pretty easy to do. It doesn't carry the management overhead of normal Windows and is pretty secure out of the box. If you wanted to install some odd x86 program then you just can't. It is pretty simple and quick and does 95% of what I want it to. Can you tell I'm a fan? Unfortunately, Microsoft have done an abysmal job of branding it, so people just concentrate on what they lose vs a traditional full Windows machine. The fact is, you gain in simplicity what you lose in flexibility. It remains Microsoft's best competition against iPad and yet they will probably ditch it because they can't communicate what it's for very well.



yes I can tell you are a fan!
its a good machine then , yes? but will it get my daughter through next 2 years of school?

cantonasrightboot

whats wrong with windows RT



you cannot record bbc iplayer

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katieandowen

Same price at Amazon - would rather buy from there … Same price at Amazon - would rather buy from there personally.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-MAS25UK-11-inch-Convertible-Laptop/dp/B00AXYAXVO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385931433&sr=8-1&keywords=yoga+11It's a strange thing though, as if you already have a laptop then you would probs be better off with a tablet; but if you don;t already have a laptop then this won't do quite enough to be a primary computer. Stick a new Atom processor and full windows in this and I would be in heaven - we can but dream.



couldnt see the office suite at amazon

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allowed

you cannot record bbc iplayer



dont really want to.I can watch that on catch up. just want it for the office suite really. anew laptop and office bundle for 350 is my absolute top budget

It's great for creating Office documents and web and printing etc. The challenge is if you needed another program, say, Publisher. Then you're stuck. But for most of us it's absolutely perfect.

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littld

It's great for creating Office documents and web and printing etc. The … It's great for creating Office documents and web and printing etc. The challenge is if you needed another program, say, Publisher. Then you're stuck. But for most of us it's absolutely perfect.



Thanx for thre reply. prob being extra cautiuos , but its an xmas present for a 14 year old to get throughnext 2 years of school. not for anything spectacular, just schoolwork and facebook! memory ok? but she can always bolt onan external hard drive suppose?

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cantonasrightboot

Thanx for thre reply. prob being extra cautiuos , but its an xmas present … Thanx for thre reply. prob being extra cautiuos , but its an xmas present for a 14 year old to get throughnext 2 years of school. not for anything spectacular, just schoolwork and facebook! memory ok? but she can always bolt onan external hard drive suppose?



oh I need to use spell check!

External hard drives all work fine in my experience.

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littld

External hard drives all work fine in my experience.



so its a buy then in your opinion?

Depends on the coolness required! No doubt that an iPad is more cool. I think this is a good practical choice for decent Office and web stuff.

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littld

Depends on the coolness required! No doubt that an iPad is more cool. I … Depends on the coolness required! No doubt that an iPad is more cool. I think this is a good practical choice for decent Office and web stuff.



coolness is like beauty - in the eye! so as long as this can do the job !

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cantonasrightboot

coolness is like beauty - in the eye! so as long as this can do the job !



and an ipad def not in budget!!!

Why get this when you can get an asus t100 with proper windows 8.1 for less?! Heck even the surface is £100 cheaper with the touch keyboard.

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jaydeeuk1

Why get this when you can get an asus t100 with proper windows 8.1 for … Why get this when you can get an asus t100 with proper windows 8.1 for less?! Heck even the surface is £100 cheaper with the touch keyboard.



can you add the link please

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jaydeeuk1

Why get this when you can get an asus t100 with proper windows 8.1 for … Why get this when you can get an asus t100 with proper windows 8.1 for less?! Heck even the surface is £100 cheaper with the touch keyboard.



asus V lenova ?

Touch Surface is a good alternative but note smaller screen. I think 'proper windows' is a downgrade unless you know how to protect against viruses and you get a fast processor.

littld

Touch Surface is a good alternative but note smaller screen. I think … Touch Surface is a good alternative but note smaller screen. I think 'proper windows' is a downgrade unless you know how to protect against viruses and you get a fast processor.



Seriously?!?!

cantonasrightboot

can you add the link please



Asus 339 on currys pc world, surface argos or tesco was best deal

Yes, seriously. RT is the first ever reasonably safe and simple version of Windows that doesn't require active management. It is like a Windows version of an iPad, whereas a full Windows tablet is like a slow crippled laptop lacking a keyboard.

littld

Yes, seriously. RT is the first ever reasonably safe and simple version … Yes, seriously. RT is the first ever reasonably safe and simple version of Windows that doesn't require active management. It is like a Windows version of an iPad, whereas a full Windows tablet is like a slow crippled laptop lacking a keyboard.



Seriously?!?! BTW the asus has a keyboard. Metro identical on a win rt and full fat win tablet too so your argument falls somewhat flat, plus bay trail atoms a lot quicker than these nvidia chips. As regards to viruses, yes if you like to download random .exes and open every email attachment then you may benefit from avast or avg (or perhaps staying off the internet entirely). Its just like sex really.

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jaydeeuk1

Seriously?!?! BTW the asus has a keyboard. Metro identical on a win rt … Seriously?!?! BTW the asus has a keyboard. Metro identical on a win rt and full fat win tablet too so your argument falls somewhat flat, plus bay trail atoms a lot quicker than these nvidia chips. As regards to viruses, yes if you like to download random .exes and open every email attachment then you may benefit from avast or avg (or perhaps staying off the internet entirely). Its just like sex really.


the problem is the screen size on the asus. I spent half hour on exploritory missin with my daughter and 11.6 smallest she wants! and as long as it does enough for school she is happy. unless you can find a spec that suits then this the one

Metro looks the same but it isn't the same under the hood. Full fat Windows requires active management and RT doesn't. It isn't just about installing any random exes. All traditional setup.exe files to install device drivers have the risk of destabilising the overall system and slowing it down. Then you do a full reinstall or reversion followed by remembering what you installed and what version. It's hell.

cantonasrightboot

the problem is the screen size on the asus. I spent half hour on … the problem is the screen size on the asus. I spent half hour on exploritory missin with my daughter and 11.6 smallest she wants! and as long as it does enough for school she is happy. unless you can find a spec that suits then this the one



Then this is probably your best bet if 349 is your max. There are a couple of other choices but both cost more. Im torn between getting the t100 now or waiting till feb when the larger tablets and ultrabooks and 64bit win 8.1 with instant on is released. Theres a gap in the market for an 11.6" convertible with full hd, 4gb ram, 128 ssd and keyboard for under 500.

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jaydeeuk1

Then this is probably your best bet if 349 is your max. There are a … Then this is probably your best bet if 349 is your max. There are a couple of other choices but both cost more. Im torn between getting the t100 now or waiting till feb when the larger tablets and ultrabooks and 64bit win 8.1 with instant on is released. Theres a gap in the market for an 11.6" convertible with full hd, 4gb ram, 128 ssd and keyboard for under 500.


jaydeeuk1

Then this is probably your best bet if 349 is your max. There are a … Then this is probably your best bet if 349 is your max. There are a couple of other choices but both cost more. Im torn between getting the t100 now or waiting till feb when the larger tablets and ultrabooks and 64bit win 8.1 with instant on is released. Theres a gap in the market for an 11.6" convertible with full hd, 4gb ram, 128 ssd and keyboard for under 500.



thanx appreciate your help. I think this one will do the job and she seems quite happy and excited about it

littld

Metro looks the same but it isn't the same under the hood. Full fat … Metro looks the same but it isn't the same under the hood. Full fat Windows requires active management and RT doesn't. It isn't just about installing any random exes. All traditional setup.exe files to install device drivers have the risk of destabilising the overall system and slowing it down. Then you do a full reinstall or reversion followed by remembering what you installed and what version. It's hell.



I cant say ive experienced any of that since the days of XP. I manage the network and servers at my company, some have been running 24/7 for several years and are no slower than the day i set them up. Our development machines have gb of software and databases installed and other than windows updates never require 'active management'. Windows does a good job of looking after itself, installing poorly written drivers is probably your problem.

We can agree to disagree on active management. I did have a play with an atom-based tablet and it seemed to have all the disadvantages and few advantages. To me. The badly written drivers I mean are things like printer drivers, simple stuff you think will work and it takes a reinstall to get things working. Most people will have experienced this sort of thing with Windows. You try out Chrome for a change and then some of your websites don't work the way they did. Some clever video program promises to play that video format you've not got working and it screws up your file associations and you spend an hour or so in Registry settings and who knows what else. The restrictions placed on RT mean you just have something you can rely on.

littld

We can agree to disagree on active management. I did have a play with an … We can agree to disagree on active management. I did have a play with an atom-based tablet and it seemed to have all the disadvantages and few advantages. To me. The badly written drivers I mean are things like printer drivers, simple stuff you think will work and it takes a reinstall to get things working. Most people will have experienced this sort of thing with Windows. You try out Chrome for a change and then some of your websites don't work the way they did. Some clever video program promises to play that video format you've not got working and it screws up your file associations and you spend an hour or so in Registry settings and who knows what else. The restrictions placed on RT mean you just have something you can rely on.



Was it the newer bay trail atom or the older clovertrail one? The old model wasnt much different to the chip released 4 years ago, but the quad core bay trail quicker than an i3y chip in some cases!
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