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post #31 of 33
If you want something inexpensive maybe a Nook Color and load CM7 or CM9 on it
post #32 of 33
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Originally Posted by cshaw88 View Post

Good point, having x86 based hardware would be a major upside to waiting for a Windows 8 tablet. I'm very curious to see if Windows 8 on ARM will be compatiable with any x86 software.

Acer actually has a cheap model: AMD C-50 based Iconia W500. Loads of users have loaded Win 8 on it and its runs quite well. Plenty of YT videos on the topic. However, the battery life isn't that great as compared to the Samsung slate, which runs for over $1000.
And that is the biggest challenge; getting 8-10 hrs of battery, whilst keeping it below $600.

MS has already said that Win 8 RT (the ARM version) will not run any x86 software, only the Metro Apps.
post #33 of 33
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Originally Posted by rdb4133 View Post

If you want something inexpensive maybe a Nook Color and load CM7 or CM9 on it

I have one and it can only run CM7; CM9 is not there yet, due to drivers not being released.
Also, the Nook Tablet would be better than the NC. Dual-Core processor, plus has a microphone.
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