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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 19-Apr-13 23:10:27
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HP Ultrabook 1202ea Touchscreen Win 8


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Bought one of these 8pm April 16, from John Lewis, due to the imminent demise of my Sony Vaio.

So far extremely pleased with it and with Win 8. I've just re-read this thread and think most of the criticisms stem from Windows RT.

Getting from the tiled "Start" screen to desktop mode is just a matter of tapping the bottom left (currently) tile for "Desktop". Pulled stuff across on a Seagate GoFlex, ignoring for now the pestilential Memeo backup software packaged with it.

Everything hunky-dory so far, though I am occasionally catching the touchpad with the ball of my right hand and messing things up when I do. It's wider and in a different position to my Vaio.

The touchscreen is a dream for website scrolling, especially on these forums, and tapping the links onscreen far more ergonomically friendly to my wrist and hand than touchpad and button use. Typing this on the real rather than onscreen keyboard, then using screen actions to click, scroll and post through the preview process, is so much easier than touchpad and button.

Just a bigger version of smartphone navigation really. I didn't expect to find touchscreens so useful on a laptop, and by extension on a normal computer.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Fri 19-Apr-13 23:32:31
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Re: HP Ultrabook 1202ea Touchscreen Win 8


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I can't see why Win RT would be responsible for criticisms, more likely using Win 8 without a touchscreen.


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 19-Apr-13 23:38:09
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Possibly. I only re-read it quickly.

But once you get to the desktop screen it is identical to Win 7 so far as I can see. That takes one click.

Where the restart button would be is interesting, as I can only see it from the side-swipe Power button.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Fri 19-Apr-13 23:47:09
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Coincidentally, I just got a Macbook Air which is also quite similar to Win 7 smile


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Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 20-Apr-13 00:28:41
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Same I got mine quite recently.

I tried out a few windows 8 devices. I didn't like the windows updates on windows 8 especially. It always fails and has to retry over and over... It's because it tries to install too many updates at once...
I just find OSX far smoother on websites, touchpad etc.

Overall though I really like windows 8. For me the issue is to get something on Windows 8 that I like is as expensive as the macbook air & then I swing to the apple product. I get around 17% apple discount I think though.

That said my macbook has a habit of randomly rebooting around once every few weeks. Need to go to apple about that at some stage.

I bet the HP Ultrabook 1202ea is beautiful though. It looks stunning.
Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 20-Apr-13 00:29:55
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I'm a big fan of windows 8 though. I don't see the big fuss. It's just like windows 7 with apps added.
Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 20-Apr-13 06:41:23
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Random reboots and shutdowns can indicate that the lappy thinks it's overheating when it's not. Temperature sensor?

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Standard User cavillas
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 20-Apr-13 10:06:40
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I use Windows 8 on my main machne, no touch screen. I find it more responsive than windows 7 also more applications run much better than they did before. Just installed Classic Start Menu button and it loads straight into desktop. Best MS OS yet.

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Standard User Sark
(legend) Sat 20-Apr-13 10:12:34
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I can confirm there are adverts during F1 practice sessions on Sky. tongue

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 20-Apr-13 10:59:18
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[chuckle]
I assume you mean on a TV broadcast on Sky? Don't care. That was flogged to death. There are none during during qualifying or the race. That's all I care about.

Maybe we could stay on the W8/touchscreen topic? smile

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