Keith C. Perry on 9 Sep 2015 14:26:30 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Cheap x86 Windows tablet?

I don't have any experience with this but it looks like someone got it going on a Surface Pro.  I don't remember that being a "cheap" model but it makes me think that it is probably possible.

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From: "Greg Helledy" <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 5:12:58 PM
Subject: [PLUG] Cheap x86 Windows tablet?

The recent discussion of falling phone prices got me thinking of 
something else:  my "around the house" laptop is really old and for 
light-duty use a tablet might be more convenient.  It seems like the 
prices for Windows 8 tablets are coming down now.

How easy is it likely to be to install linux on a Win 8 tablet?  Any 
recommendations on models to consider?  Also, I really want a keyboard. 
  It seems like a bluetooth keyboard with a separate battery is going to 
add hassle; is that true (should I limit my search to tablets that come 
with detachable keyboards) or are bluetooth keyboards ok?

Greg Helledy
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