Discussion in 'Android Chat' started by imranh101, Mar 29, 2012.
@imranh101 did you ever get your tablet?
Yeah! Got it today
Played a little fallout 3 and minecraft to test (didnt really change settings)
Installing windows 8 now
then will do some real testing
I love it already though. It's GPU is better than my full laptop (albeit the laptop I got was a cheap $350 refurbished from microcenter)
Well, a day later, with windows 8, I am in love.
It is running Minecraft w/ Optifine on low settings w/ normal draw distance at 30fps avg, never drop less than 10, but 30 is average.
Fallout 3, running lowest settings except actor (monster) object (trees + fences etc.) and item (guns + stuff) draw distances are set to far so I can see them and they dont appear in front of me - also running about 30fps
Windows 8 is SOOOO great. It's smooth as butter! Smoother! this thing is way better than my iPad ever was.
Any questions, any at all! I'll take and answer for you.
Took a little play to get bluetooth and screen rotation working on Win 8 but if you do go that route I can tell you how (not hard just gotta know how, which I know how now )
I would also like to note how high the DPI of the screen is. Comparing my laptop to my desktop you can see that pixels are much smaller, higher definition. Comparing the W500 to my laptop, they are even smaller - not in a bad way that "you cant read anything" but in a way of "Every game looks better on the screen, albeit smaller".
Ill try hooking it up to my TV through HDMI later and tell ya how that goes
My god I want that tablet now.
Gonna install Steam and a couple games to my external HDD then make one long like 15 minute review including like 5 or 6 games
Desktop : 1600x900 @ 20" = approx 90PPI
Laptop :1366x768 @ 15.6 = approx 100 PPI
Tab : 1200x800 @ 10.1" = approx 142 PPI.
Yeah, much higher resolution
What tablet did you end up getting?
The Acer Iconia W500.
So guys, I just realized...
You know how tiny a Logitech Nano Reciever is? I have a unifying reciever, connects both my wireless keyboard and mouse to the same nano reciever.
Now, you know how the dock blocks the 2nd USb port on the tablet?
Well, the nano reciever is small enough that I can just barely dock the tablet while reciever is in - so I can use the dock with my wireless mouse without having to ever unplug the reciever!
But it's just barely loose enough that the tablet can fall over.
So, I'm thinking make a tiny cut/notch in the dock where the reciever is (it would be less than 1cm long) that the nano reciever can fit into. Then, I literally never have to unplug the reciever.
What do you think?
How is the battery life? How many hours of Minecraft and/or Fallout 3 do you get out of the tablet?
Played both fallout 3 and minecraft and browsed the web for a total of about 3 hours today and had 50% batt left.
Now this was running in high performance mode. So 6 hours of gaming more or less (also had bluetooth and wifi on, with high brightness) , if you turn settings down and put on battery saver you could get a good 10 hours
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