Greg Helledy on 14 Sep 2015 10:48:48 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Cheap x86 Windows tablet?

While that is cheap, as are Microcenter's equally cheap and equally crappy
BayTrail-based tablets, you won't be running anything but WIndows on them
for some time to come, at least not well.

It's been a while since I looked at the HP Stream 7, but last I looked it
was major tinkering needed for wifi and nonfunctional or buggy touchscreen,
along with only booting Linux one time in three, which really reduces the
usefulness of a tablet, IMO.

With all the progress that has been made in recent years, I may have made an overly-optimistic assumption, that I'd be able to get a current release of Mint/Ubuntu running on one of these Win 8 machines with little work. I don't have hours to tinker to end up with something that *almost* works.

It sounds like I might be better off going with either a small laptop I *can* put linux on, or getting an ARM tablet with android.

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