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    Refurb ACER W500 to play with Windows 8? $374 (updated)...

    Just found this, maybe some may be interested. It can run Windows 8 preview alredy, and it has 10.1", 1280x800 resolution.

    Ebay Auction (Seller Store if auction ends)

    I wonder if the screen is good enough to use in the car? If somebody manages to develop HTML5 apps to run in Windows 8, I think this could be an interesting thing to play and develop. Pretty cheap, considering the next Windows slate is much heavier and 2x as expensive (Asus EP121).

    It's not ARM, but it's only 2.1Lb (my latest Windows Slate was 3.5Lb), about 1Kg, plays 1080p, 5h battery life, 4xUSB, SDXC (meaning 64GB SD card is possible), HDMI out for the rear screens...Looks great for a truck computer, if you ask me.


    Edit found it for 369 at a retailer, see last post.
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    Comparison with the HP500 ($700?) Slate and the Asus EP121 ($1000). The Acer is $500 new, btw.

    http://tablets.findthebest.com/compa...ablet-Computer

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    Found it for $369 +$5 S+H at an authorized retailer.

    http://www.cheetahdeals.com/SearchRe...show=12&page=1

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    That's actually really cool... I might spring for one just to play with
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    I heard it's like 2 sec cold boot. If I start programing for win 8, I might get this.

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    Nice. I'd stick with Win 7 I think. No reason to go with 8, since the frontend would remove the need to even see the underlying OS.
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