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So recently I picked up a gently used Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet running Windows 8.1. Even though I love and frequently use my Nexus 7, I figured I would like to see what another OS on a tablet could do.

 

This is my first exposure to Windows 8. It's also the first time I've used Windows on anything but a traditional desktop and laptop.

 

I haven't had much of a chance to play with it yet. Before I break something, anyone have some advice? Some parts of it seem somewhat traditional while other parts are really odd.

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likewise.

 

i suspect that 8 on a tablet will be right at home.

everyone here knows how i feel about 8 on a production machine (useless.)

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goretsky

Hello,

 

One primary use of tablets for me is as an e-reader, so you might want to look around the Windows Store for various apps. The Big 3 (Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook and Kobo) are there, so that's one use.

 

If the Dell Venue 8 Pro does not have a full-size USB port, you can use a USB OTG Adapter to connect things like USB flash drives and other low-current devices.

 

A Bluetooth keyboard and mouse might be useful, too, as might a case and screen protector.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

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Capt.Crow

Don't forget the mini projector attachment so reading in bed is easier if the pages are on the ceiling . A positive boon the the vision challenged .

 

Hope I got that right

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Capt.Crow

They sure are a piece of tech that takes gaming to a new level .

 

But use it on an internal wall .

Not on a window blind .

You will get visitors else .

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