Windows Connect 9 inch tablet 16GB only £59 in store Tesco
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Windows Connect 9 inch tablet 16GB only £59 in store Tesco

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Found 21st Apr 2016
Window connect 9" tablet

Intel atom
1gb ram
16 HD
2.0 mp webcam

Just checked Tesco direct,looks as if in stock on line as well.
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Do you work for tesco?
One gig.
Don't want to try and hijack this thread, but I found a deal on an 8" Dual Boot with 2gb or Ram for under £60 but at the end of the day this is from Tesco so you can take it back if you've issues, the Teclast is from the dreaded Gearbest so you pays yer money and takes your chance. But I think between these two deals, that should cover most people who want a cheap Windows slate.
I picked up a Lenovo **** 2 cheap on ebay that I'm trying to update to Win10 - if that works out then I might not need the Teclast.
also available on the website for this price. shame that boost isnt on
woldranger

Don't want to try and hijack this thread, but I found a deal on an 8" … Don't want to try and hijack this thread, but I found a deal on an 8" Dual Boot with 2gb or Ram for under £60 but at the end of the day this is from Tesco so you can take it back if you've issues, the Teclast is from the dreaded Gearbest so you pays yer money and takes your chance. But I think between these two deals, that should cover most people who want a cheap Windows slate. I picked up a Lenovo **** 2 cheap on ebay that I'm trying to update to Win10 - if that works out then I might not need the Teclast.



Teclast is now £64.85,initial promo finished,but still a good price
Windows will struggle with only 1GB of RAM. I wouldn't buy this.
I bought one form the last deal. Works fine for straightforward browsing with 1Gb.
ok FROM -oops
does it come with an office 365 licence?
yagos

Windows will struggle with only 1GB of RAM. I wouldn't buy this.



No it doesn't, Windows is way more memory efficient than it used to be, and realistically it's now better than Android.

The big issues might be CPU performance, but only if you want to run big apps, and the tiny 16GB space, you'll find this runs out very quick even if you install very little - my most basic windows tablet has used 12GB already without anything heavier than MPC installed, so you're not getting much space left. You will need to rely on a memory card if you want to do anything.

mike
yagos

Windows will struggle with only 1GB of RAM. I wouldn't buy this.



Windows uses a pagefile by default. Once that's in use the device will be slower compared to just using memory, but it won't stop working once you hit 1024MB used.
mbuckhurst

No it doesn't, Windows is way more memory efficient than it used to be, … No it doesn't, Windows is way more memory efficient than it used to be, and realistically it's now better than Android.The big issues might be CPU performance, but only if you want to run big apps, and the tiny 16GB space, you'll find this runs out very quick even if you install very little - my most basic windows tablet has used 12GB already without anything heavier than MPC installed, so you're not getting much space left. You will need to rely on a memory card if you want to do anything.mike



Yes, it will. I agree that its better than Android but 1GB of RAM it still not enough. I have a Windows tablet with 2GB of RAM and the extra GB makes a big difference.
rev6

Windows uses a pagefile by default. Once that's in use the device will be … Windows uses a pagefile by default. Once that's in use the device will be slower compared to just using memory, but it won't stop working once you hit 1024MB used.


Page file swapping on a cheap flash memory must be terrible.
gorgo2015

Page file swapping on a cheap flash memory must be terrible.



Better than a slow HDD. It's not that bad up until a point.
rev6

Better than a slow HDD. It's not that bad up until a point.


The slowest HDD will be much faster than any flash memory. This is not an ssd but flash memory.
gorgo2015

The slowest HDD will be much faster than any flash memory. This is not an … The slowest HDD will be much faster than any flash memory. This is not an ssd but flash memory.



I haven't had many issues with devices like this. I can't say the same about netbooks with slow HDD's.
It could be down to them having slower 4K, 512K r/w's.




Edited by: "rev6" 21st Apr 2016
gorgo2015

The slowest HDD will be much faster than any flash memory. This is not an … The slowest HDD will be much faster than any flash memory. This is not an ssd but flash memory.



Not true at all, eMMC has much shorter access times and faster performance with random r/w and small files. Even sequential performance with many current ones is much higher. They are definitely more responsive for general computing.

Also, SSD is flash memory.
Edited by: "fatdeeman" 22nd Apr 2016
i have a lynx 8 and it's essentially the same spec - superb device, everyone should own one for internet browsing and it has a hdmi out, BUT.

BUT, it's a sluggish piece of crap, windows in windows take time to open (thing boots in seconds mind you), updates take an age and slow the tablet while running and swapping between even fairly basic games and browser often takes 10sec. so often you doubletap or long hold for right mouse and have no idea if it's registered the input and is just lagging or not.

BUT, i can play XCOM 1 on it, it is superb for visual novels and adventure games and a cheap microUSB/bluetooth keyboard flip case will make it handy for weebs and everyday word processing/emails/whatnots that phones don't do as easily.

anything on an Z3735 chip will be the same, 2gb ram is better but won't stop nasty delays swapping between tasks. till the next supercheap chip comes out the above comment is applicable to ANY z3735 tablet, and you can rest assured any sub-£200 tablet/convertable on this site is using it.

Edited by: "format" 22nd Apr 2016
office 360?
yagos

Windows will struggle with only 1GB of RAM. I wouldn't buy this.



In won't struggle. Windows is good with ram.

Overall experience will be better with more ram, but if you want a cheap tablet to do cheap tablet things then this will be fine
ibblackberry1

In won't struggle. Windows is good with ram. Overall experience will be … In won't struggle. Windows is good with ram. Overall experience will be better with more ram, but if you want a cheap tablet to do cheap tablet things then this will be fine


You obviously never used anything else.

Windows has historically always been rubbish with memory management.
loopz

does it come with an office 365 licence?


anyone?
Pre-Windows 10, Windows was pretty bad on mobile devices. That has improved a lot, but you can never have too much RAM, or CPU speed, or CPU cores. More is better.
Edited by: "nervejam" 22nd Apr 2016
gorgo2015

You obviously never used anything else.Windows has historically always … You obviously never used anything else.Windows has historically always been rubbish with memory management.



Lmao, someone claiming others know nothing, yet spouts the typical rubbish from someone who truly doesn't know what they're talking about.

Windows was really bad with memory management, in the early days, but that was also in the days where you'd dream about having the amount of memory the average phone comes with. From around Windows 7 there was a step change in the ability of Windows to deal with memory issues, but there had been major progress at most changes right from Windows 1 all the way to Windows 10.

What you've have to remember too, this level of specification isn't likely to be running Photoshop, great big SQL databases or any of the other memory hogs, so 1GB is easily going to manage the sort of things you'll want to run on it. To be fair to these tablets, I ran Visual Studio, SQL Server and Photoshop on an old Dell tablet with a lower spec. Atom, 1GB memory and 64GB storage, and although it wasn't zippy it was still just about usable, and provided a stop gap until I got my Venue Pro.

SSD/Flash is not slower than any physical HD, where it really counts, in queued access requests for random data. Because there's pretty much no seek time (or rotational latency), effectively meaning the memory is sitting there waiting for requests all the time, perfect for a system with multiple cores and multi-threaded applications. So although some flash memory might be slower for sequential access, for the normal random access loads in a windows PC, you'll always get a benefit. I also challenge the assertion that flash is slower anyway, I've got a 128GB memory chip costing less than £20 that can outperform my fastest physical HD when writing, and absolutely crucifies it when reading.

I'm sure everyone would love a tablet with 8GB ram, 256GB SSD etc. but you're not going to get that at this price point, my Dell with that specification cost 6x the price, but I still have 5 low specification tablets, similar to these, for other jobs which the 1GB of ram is not a problem and they work fine.

mike

Edited by: "mbuckhurst" 22nd Apr 2016
loopz

anyone?


At this price? Don't be silly.
Please just provide evidence that:

1) windows 10 memory management is better than Linux/Android,

2) eMMc is faster than a HDD.

Some proper benchmark, not your own fallacious anecdotal experience.
Edited by: "gorgo2015" 22nd Apr 2016
nervejam

At this price? Don't be silly.


the Linx 7 does, that was only £40
Does it come with office 365?
Is it windows8 or 10?
Tesco website states it hime10 but reviews suggest otherwise.
gorgo2015

Please just provide evidence that:1) windows 10 memory management is … Please just provide evidence that:1) windows 10 memory management is better than Linux/Android,2) eMMc is faster than a HDD.Some proper benchmark, not your own fallacious anecdotal experience.



How would you ever benchmark the first one? There would be way too many differences in configuration.

My Linx runs very well on 1GB RAM with 32GB EMMC BTW, which surprised me. Compared with my old Hannspree laptop (with Pentium dual core of similar passmark score to this quad core atom), 2GB RAM and a 5400RPM disk, the Linx is noticably quicker. I don't need benchmarks for that, the traditional HDD slows things down, particularly when Microsoft start sending updates out while you're trying to work
gorgo2015

Please just provide evidence that:1) windows 10 memory management is … Please just provide evidence that:1) windows 10 memory management is better than Linux/Android,2) eMMc is faster than a HDD.Some proper benchmark, not your own fallacious anecdotal experience.



Android memory management is different to Windows.

You can search yourself. Easy to find benchmarks.

gorgo2015

You obviously never used anything else.Windows has historically always … You obviously never used anything else.Windows has historically always been rubbish with memory management.



Not that obvious apparently, have a android and iOS tablet in the house.

For 60 this won't be a bad buy for a lot of people
gorgo2015

You obviously never used anything else.Windows has historically always … You obviously never used anything else.Windows has historically always been rubbish with memory management.



I think you meant to say Linux, historically windows has always been one if the best mainstream OS's for memory management, I've never had a windows machine grind to a halt when ram limits are reached unlike the frustrating experience with a Linux box when that happens, yes windows will slow down if you go beyond it's resources but will still function!

Bizarrely everyone seems be an expert without any actual experiance world. Like people who say electric cars are rubbish whilst never driven one

For a cheap tablet it's a good deal. I don't think anyone will buy this thinking it fast, and at least it gets updates unlike android equivalents
yagos

Windows will struggle with only 1GB of RAM. I wouldn't buy this.


No it doesn't.
I've been seeing this product on Hotukdeals a lot - please note that there is no support from Tesco in terms of Drivers. I have taken a full backup of the drivers for this device and stored it on Mega.com.
Please see this thread for link and instructions if you manage to wipe the device drivers somehow:
hotukdeals.com/dea…176
SteadVex

I think you meant to say Linux, historically windows has always been one … I think you meant to say Linux, historically windows has always been one if the best mainstream OS's for memory management, I've never had a windows machine grind to a halt when ram limits are reached unlike the frustrating experience with a Linux box when that happens, yes windows will slow down if you go beyond it's resources but will still function! Bizarrely everyone seems be an expert without any actual experiance world. Like people who say electric cars are rubbish whilst never driven oneFor a cheap tablet it's a good deal. I don't think anyone will buy this thinking it fast, and at least it gets updates unlike android equivalents


Your statement is ludicrous. I confess I have no experience with Windows 10 (last version used was Windows 7) but memory management cannot even remotely compare to Linux/UNIX. Windows stores swap in a page file, which is not efficient, while Linux/UNIX have swap partitions, which are by far more performing. Ext4 is by far better than NTFS and in case of swapping data will do it much faster.

If you had trouble with your Linux box, I'm afraid it's because you're not good enough.

And in terms of experience in the real world, I used to be 2nd line support on Linux servers a few years ago.


Edited by: "gorgo2015" 23rd Apr 2016
gorgo2015

Your statement is ludicrous. I confess I have no experience with Windows … Your statement is ludicrous. I confess I have no experience with Windows 10 (last version used was Windows 7) but memory management cannot even remotely compare to Linux/UNIX. Windows stores swap in a page file, which is not efficient, while Linux/UNIX have swap partitions, which are by far more performing. Ext4 is by far better than NTFS and in case of swapping data will do it much faster.If you had trouble with your Linux box, I'm afraid it's because you're not good enough. And in terms of experience in the real world, I used to be 2nd line support on Linux servers a few years ago.



It's "neater" to use a swap partition instead of a swap file, but "not efficient", where did you get this? Have you got any detailed information showing a swap partition being much better than a swap file on the same drive.

Surely the user shouldn't have to be "good enough" for a Linux OS to function correctly, when talking about memory management. That's the point?

Using low memory devices such as the one in the OP with a swap file performs very well for what it is. 500MB memory used on bootup isn't too bad either.
Edited by: "rev6" 23rd Apr 2016
rev6

It's "neater" to use a swap partition instead of a swap file, but "not … It's "neater" to use a swap partition instead of a swap file, but "not efficient", where did you get this? Have you got any detailed information showing a swap partition being much better than a swap file on the same drive. Surely the user shouldn't have to be "good enough" for a Linux OS to function correctly, when talking about memory management. That's the point?Using low memory devices such as the one in the OP with a swap file performs very well for what it is. 500MB memory used on bootup isn't too bad either.


A swap file can become fragmented, and in the case of NTFS it does. On a modern ext4 filesystem I agree there's no much difference.

With regards to being good enough. If somebody says that Windows is the best in memory management and Linux is rubbish, it means they really don't have a clue.


I don't use Linux that much today and I'm not a Linux fanboi. I use Freebsd occasionally and Android/Windows 7 because I have to.
Edited by: "gorgo2015" 23rd Apr 2016
I wouldn't buy a windows machine with less than 2gb of RAM or 32gb of storage. I'm amazed anyone let them build this.
You're going to have a bad time with 16gb of available storage.

Disclaimer: I do work for Microsoft, views not necessarily those of my employer etc etc.
gorgo2015

Your statement is ludicrous. I confess I have no experience with Windows … Your statement is ludicrous. I confess I have no experience with Windows 10 (last version used was Windows 7) but memory management cannot even remotely compare to Linux/UNIX. Windows stores swap in a page file, which is not efficient, while Linux/UNIX have swap partitions, which are by far more performing. Ext4 is by far better than NTFS and in case of swapping data will do it much faster.If you had trouble with your Linux box, I'm afraid it's because you're not good enough. And in terms of experience in the real world, I used to be 2nd line support on Linux servers a few years ago.



Ah you worked on support for Linux servers some time ago...

Well done, you must be an expert on kernel inner workings and memory management, now go run any Linux distro on a low memory device, set it up without a swap partition, now do the same on windows any edition from 95 up, now which one falls over first?

But I shall take your expert advice as you worked support over any actual fact or first hand experience that I may or may not have.

Thanks for enlightening me on windows memory management as I never knew windows stores 'swap' in a page file
you can get that tablet with 32gb at tesco right now for £69, got my niece one yesterday, kingston park tesco newcastle, lots more
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