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Old 01-26-2014, 06:15 PM
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Wife has a decent laptop, and a netbook, kinda wimpy as it was one of the first that came out.

She wants a tablet that would allow her to install the same programs and not be limited by the crippled app versions she has on her Kindle Fire, or her Android phone. Where she can install the very same version of Firefox, have an email client, such as Thunderbird.

I know that the Surface RT is dependent exclusively on apps, and any program we have can't be installed. Do the other version of the Surface allow regular Windows programs to be installed? And what version do you have to move up to achieve this. Of course $$ is a factor as she isn't interested in buying something that would replace her laptop, but tablet based for times she doesn't want to sit at her laptop, which is setup with a 19" external monitor.

Not interested in anything that approximates Windows apps, but runs the same programs, for the same function as without limitations she faces on the Kindle or Android.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:16 AM
Location: Wandering.
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Full blown Windows 8 is the only answer here.

A regular Surface, or any non RT tablet will do.

Newegg.com - PCs & Laptops, Tablets, All Tablets, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1, windows

Double check that list ... I used the filer to remove RT, but some may still have RT on them.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:02 PM
Location: midwest
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