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  • bacbacker bacbacker Sep 28, 2013 2:10 PM Flag

    Interesting note on the Asus Transformer T100

    techreportDOTcom/news/25375/hands-on-with-asus-349-bay-trail-based-transformer

    "You'll notice that the T100 lacks a Windows "home" button below the screen. In fact, it doesn't have any Windows-related branding at all. Instead, there's a lock button on the top left edge of the device in portrait orientation, a decidedly Android-esque button placement. Although the T100 is shipping first with Windows 8.1, we know Intel is working feverishly to enable Android on Bay Trail-based systems. My guess is that, eventually, the T100 hardware could ship virtually unmodified with Android as its primary OS.

    You've got to think dual-booting Windows and Android is a possibility, too. I've gotta admit, right now, if I owned one of these, I'd probably prefer to use Android in tablet mode and Windows when docked."

    [This is why OEMs are loving Bay Trail. They can stock pile Bay Trail without fear since, it can run both TRUE Windows AND Android...BIG advantage]

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    • Agree completely. The value to the user of being able to run Windows or Android eclipses a lot of debate about SoC benchmarks that most consumers won't understand or care. Windows has too many important apps that people need to ignore. It is hard to imagine good spending money on quality tablet hardware and be limited to an Android-only device. Multi-boot is critical and a huge win for Intel.

      • 1 Reply to sanddollars586
      • techreportDOTcom/news/25375/hands-on-with-asus-349-bay-trail-based-transformer

        "You'll notice that the T100 lacks a Windows "home" button below the screen. In fact, it doesn't have any Windows-related branding at all. Instead, there's a lock button on the top left edge of the device in portrait orientation, a decidedly Android-esque button placement. Although the T100 is shipping first with Windows 8.1, we know Intel is working feverishly to enable Android on Bay Trail-based systems. My guess is that, eventually, the T100 hardware could ship virtually unmodified with Android as its primary OS.

        You've got to think dual-booting Windows and Android is a possibility, too. I've gotta admit, right now, if I owned one of these, I'd probably prefer to use Android in tablet mode and Windows when docked."

        [This is why OEMs are loving Bay Trail. They can stock pile Bay Trail without fear since, it can run both TRUE Windows AND Android...BIG advantage]

    • Yes, Intel has BIG advantage here. Everyone is talking about upgrading their laptop, with Intel's 2-in-1 and dual boot, consumers can both upgrade their laptop and get a new tablet at the same time.

      • 1 Reply to mark.moss44
      • techreportDOTcom/news/25375/hands-on-with-asus-349-bay-trail-based-transformer

        "You'll notice that the T100 lacks a Windows "home" button below the screen. In fact, it doesn't have any Windows-related branding at all. Instead, there's a lock button on the top left edge of the device in portrait orientation, a decidedly Android-esque button placement. Although the T100 is shipping first with Windows 8.1, we know Intel is working feverishly to enable Android on Bay Trail-based systems. My guess is that, eventually, the T100 hardware could ship virtually unmodified with Android as its primary OS.

        You've got to think dual-booting Windows and Android is a possibility, too. I've gotta admit, right now, if I owned one of these, I'd probably prefer to use Android in tablet mode and Windows when docked."

        [This is why OEMs are loving Bay Trail. They can stock pile Bay Trail without fear since, it can run both TRUE Windows AND Android...BIG advantage]

 
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