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  #1201586 21-Dec-2014 20:06
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mAYH3M: Does the 1GB RAM gets in the way of fluid UI and how good it is at playing videos in Flash and Silverlight.


Silverlight doesn't work in the touchscreen version of Internet Explorer so you have to use the desktop mode to use Lightbox. It works ok though, video was pretty smooth. I have heard that the audio is pretty awful using headphones so probably not great as a media device 




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  #1201587 21-Dec-2014 20:17
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I too can confirm the static noise while using headphones on my Stream 8. It comes and goes; not a big deal for music but for TV/movies I imagine it could get pretty annoying

 
 
 
 


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  #1201776 22-Dec-2014 09:56
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss: I too can confirm the static noise while using headphones on my Stream 8. It comes and goes; not a big deal for music but for TV/movies I imagine it could get pretty annoying


I Miracast my display/audio to my TV and it works fine, the glitches just seem to be through the 3.5mm audio plug




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  #1201777 22-Dec-2014 09:56
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mAYH3M: Does the 1GB RAM gets in the way of fluid UI and how good it is at playing videos in Flash and Silverlight.


Windows 8.1 Update 1 on these devices has been tuned to run with only 1GB of RAM, it works a lot better than you would expect with 1GB




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  #1201782 22-Dec-2014 10:04
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I have an ASUS VivoTab Smart (Windows 8, 10", 2GB RAM, 64 GB mSATA storage). Updated it from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 then Windows 8.1 Update using Windows Update. The thing ran very slow. I was so tired of it I decide to blow up the recovery partition and just install from an ISO with Windows 8.1 Update directly from the microSD - if it worked, great, if not, too bad.

Installed and with only Microsoft standard drivers it runs so much faster than before (unfortunately decided to install the ASUS drivers and the Intel Graphics driver is actually older than Microsoft's own. Might reinstall again without the ASUS drivers but now that I know it works it will be a lot less risky).

The point of the post is to say that yes, you can have Windows 8.1 performing well even on lower hardware configurations.





 

 

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  #1201785 22-Dec-2014 10:06
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nathan:
mAYH3M: Does the 1GB RAM gets in the way of fluid UI and how good it is at playing videos in Flash and Silverlight.


Windows 8.1 Update 1 on these devices has been tuned to run with only 1GB of RAM, it works a lot better than you would expect with 1GB


This I 100% agree with.
Using the metro/modern UI it is pretty amazing.
Switching between mail, ie, twitter & reddhub is fast. Apps load pretty fast.
The only time you notice it is when the apps themselves get memory intensive:
Lots of pages open in ie, lots of pictures in reddhub etc.

For $200 NZ this thing is pretty amazing.

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  #1201793 22-Dec-2014 10:13
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I tested audio and there is definitely a fuzzy background noise. It's not terrible if you are watching a show with continuous sound though, perhaps a quiet show would be annoying. Lightbox works fine in the desktop IE client or in Chrome. 




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  #1202370 22-Dec-2014 23:03
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I have done a whole raft of gaming tests on this if that doesn't test the hardware I don't know what will

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL57r9fJ-GMHeSj1EScsdaKDnMWYBYrumo

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  #1202384 23-Dec-2014 00:41
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Stan: I have done a whole raft of gaming tests on this if that doesn't test the hardware I don't know what will

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL57r9fJ-GMHeSj1EScsdaKDnMWYBYrumo


Thanks for those videos, very impressive how well some games run on this wee device. You've inspired me to try a few more games (all I had was Game Tycoon).

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  #1204579 27-Dec-2014 17:40
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But does it run Crysis?
No seriously, I've searched all over the web and no one seems to have tried it out?

Has anyone tried the best buy Insignia 8 as an alternative? This review vs stream 7, the
insignia comes out on top:  (has hdmi out)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE2tkUkqzNw

Still $99, but does anyone know if there is a way to ship from best buy, from what I read,
NZ credit cards wont work.

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  #1204618 27-Dec-2014 19:45
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A couple more points, The insignia flex 8 only has 16gb internal storage, but a nice sandisk UHS1 128gb microsdxc will fix that.
This is very new from what I can find, released around 15 Nov. Not many reviews yet. From a more technical perspective, this device probably requires
compression of winsxs (@ freitasm, hehe), blackviper service modification and NTlite custom os.

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divxmaster: A couple more points, The insignia flex 8 only has 16gb internal storage, but a nice sandisk UHS1 128gb microsdxc will fix that.
This is very new from what I can find, released around 15 Nov. Not many reviews yet. From a more technical perspective, this device probably requires
compression of winsxs (@ freitasm, hehe), blackviper service modification and NTlite custom os.


Problem with less internal storage is that Metro apps can't be installed on External SD :(




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  #1204654 27-Dec-2014 21:31
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Not that I've tried it, but apparently you can:

http://www.howtogeek.com/136404/how-to-install-windows-store-apps-to-an-sd-card-or-another-drive/

metro apps, ick, who uses those!!

:)


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  #1204688 27-Dec-2014 23:21
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divxmaster: But does it run Crysis?
No seriously, I've searched all over the web and no one seems to have tried it out?

Has anyone tried the best buy Insignia 8 as an alternative? This review vs stream 7, the
insignia comes out on top:  (has hdmi out)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE2tkUkqzNw

Still $99, but does anyone know if there is a way to ship from best buy, from what I read,
NZ credit cards wont work.

Cheers,
Divxmaster



Haha I will test crysis and report back with a video if it runs okay.

On another note I ordered something from the microsoft store in the US the other day and it has been shipped.

Used paypal and put my billing address on the microsoft store as my youshop address.

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  #1204729 28-Dec-2014 07:40
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divxmaster: Not that I've tried it, but apparently you can:

http://www.howtogeek.com/136404/how-to-install-windows-store-apps-to-an-sd-card-or-another-drive/

metro apps, ick, who uses those!!

:)



You used to be able to do it on Windows 8, you can't do it on Windows 8.1 though. 




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