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    Windows 8.1 Tablets - Thoughts?

    Anyone have good luck with the Windows 8.1 tablets?

    I was looking at the Dell 8 inch, it uses a Micro USB, but it can be adapted to the regular USB, unless that is a bad idea.

    Some of the others have full size USB anyway.


    Thoughts???


    Thanks!!!

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    I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro and it works extremely well with VCDS.
    Not a huge fan of the OTG USB dongle, but it works - mine stays attached to my HUC.

    Bought a Surface Pro 3 last week and WOW is it sweet !
    Haven't tested with VCDS yet but would be very surprised if there were any issues.

    See this post to see the Pelican case I keep mine in.
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    Toshiba "Encore Mini" WT7-C16MS.

    With MicroSoft handing out free Win8 license for tablets under 10", I think we are getting ready to see a flood of these type of devices on the market. So far, I'm impressed. The biggest issue with it... it is Window 8. The default touch screen keyboard is a joke and lack of Start button are the 2 issues. I'll see about Classic Shell and I figure there are different keyboard options.
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    That looks like something i must have.
    Does it have USB or a way to make usb happen?
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    Micro USB. But with the HEX-NET is doesn't matter.

    Got ClassicShell installed without issue. Rocking Firefox now as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jef View Post
    The biggest issue with it... it is Window 8. The default touch screen keyboard is a joke and lack of Start button are the 2 issues. I'll see about Classic Shell and I figure there are different keyboard options.
    I can't believe nobody makes an aftermarket touch keyboard for these, or even a better 'real' one for the Surface.
    A stylus is almost mandatory for the smaller versions, and somewhat handy for the large one.

    Once you spend a couple days with 8.1 it becomes very easy to use and is fast to navigate.
    It's the first version I've actually liked and enjoyed using since 2000.
    Apparently enough people cried though... Micro$oft is bringing back the now irrelevant start button in v10


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    Quick update:



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    We're did you get the 90 degree micro-USB to USB-A adapter cable?

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    They're commonly available from numerous on-line vendors. For example, search "otg micro usb to usb" on Amazon.

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    Just to add to this.
    I picked up a Linx8 Windows 8.1 tablet in the Amazon sale... £79 for an 8inch 32gb tablet running windows 8.1
    Oh and a £30 rebate when I send in my doorstop HP Touchpad not used for years.

    Works with an OTH USB cable with my HexCan USB VCDS 14.10 setup.

    So a bargain for less than £50.

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