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  # 1352202 26-Jul-2015 22:15
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Wow .3

I guess it is 1gb ram, so its a bit older gen. It's not often you heard .3 MP though. I think I had a webcam five years ago that was about that. It was basically very blurry, and kind of annoying for the person on the other end. So that's what I'd expect.








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  # 1354277 29-Jul-2015 11:35
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I'm having no luck finding a good one for cheap. Most of them seem to just be 1gb ram.

:-(((

 
 
 
 


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  # 1354283 29-Jul-2015 11:40
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one of my favs

 

a Chuwi Hi8 tablet US$95.  With 2 GB of RAM, 1920 x 1200 IPS screen, and an Atom Z3736F the OS really screams (so much better than the 1GB tabs out there).  Seriously, this tab blows the HP Stream 7 out of the water

Running Windows 10 perfectly fine

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  # 1354317 29-Jul-2015 12:20
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The Stream8 which works fine on skype has 5MP front/2MP rear and is same processor as Stream7 so it will be nothing more that HP cheaping out spec-wise

That Chuwi Hi8 looks like a good bang for buck unit, anyone know why all the dual boot tablets seem to only be Android 4.4? 



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  # 1354328 29-Jul-2015 12:32
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I don't want a dual unit. :-((((

I just want a pure 2gb ram windows 8 tablet.

But that price does look gold and after adding in a keyboard case, 64gb SD card, Bluetooth speaker and tablet its only $215. >.>



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  # 1354901 29-Jul-2015 21:42
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http://m.imgur.com/C3GUVf1

Why can't we get prices like these in nz for

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  # 1354902 29-Jul-2015 21:43
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TyroneB: I don't want a dual unit. :-((((

I just want a pure 2gb ram windows 8 tablet.

But that price does look gold and after adding in a keyboard case, 64gb SD card, Bluetooth speaker and tablet its only $215. >.>


you can blow away Android if you don't want to dual boot

 
 
 
 




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  # 1354916 29-Jul-2015 22:09
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How? Could you please explain or link me. :-)))

Bought the tablet that's dual boot because price is too good to pass up.

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  # 1354918 29-Jul-2015 22:11
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TyroneB: http://m.imgur.com/C3GUVf1

Why can't we get prices like these in nz for


most things are more expensive here

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  # 1354985 30-Jul-2015 01:50
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nathan:
TyroneB: http://m.imgur.com/C3GUVf1

Why can't we get prices like these in nz for


most things are more expensive here


Yeah but thats without delivery costs, and without GST. If you added delivery costs, and GST you would get the same rate as a very competitive NZ retailer. Unless your willing to wait 1-2 months for your package to maybe or maybe not arrive. Take out the gst, you you have the exact price of not being covered by the consumer guarantees act for a under 400 buck purchase.

That's why. Chinese resellers have very slim margins, but the difference you pay is directly in consumer guarantees, delivery, refund, repair, replacement. 

And with most of the brands/models, thats quite a big deal. Some of the factories don't have the same QA. Not to mention they all work in USD, so that price will have changed quite a bit. 




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  # 1354988 30-Jul-2015 02:28
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Dreal:
nathan:
TyroneB: http://m.imgur.com/C3GUVf1

Why can't we get prices like these in nz for


most things are more expensive here


Yeah but thats without delivery costs, and without GST. If you added delivery costs, and GST you would get the same rate as a very competitive NZ retailer. Unless your willing to wait 1-2 months for your package to maybe or maybe not arrive. Take out the gst, you you have the exact price of not being covered by the consumer guarantees act for a under 400 buck purchase.

That's why. Chinese resellers have very slim margins, but the difference you pay is directly in consumer guarantees, delivery, refund, repair, replacement. 

And with most of the brands/models, thats quite a big deal. Some of the factories don't have the same QA. Not to mention they all work in USD, so that price will have changed quite a bit. 


plus you get a free extended warranty included here with the Consumer Guarantees Act



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  # 1354989 30-Jul-2015 02:54
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Delivery was only $10 for me and is a guaranteed arrival in 7/10 days.

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  # 1355184 30-Jul-2015 11:51
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TyroneB: http://m.imgur.com/C3GUVf1

Why can't we get prices like these in nz for


Because NZ doesnt have a market of half a billion people. Its really that simple.
Small market + high local wage cost = it will cost more than in China

Also, major NZ retailers may be reluctant to import electronics that have a much higher than average failure rate, from a country known
to rip off bulk overseas buyers

Ive heard stories of shipments(container loads) of goods having empty boxes + known faulty/dead product + product completely different from what was ordered
The rescent example is the container of copper sent to NZ magically being just rocks when it got here
Its far safer for NZ retailers to sell just the well known name brands .

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  # 1355225 30-Jul-2015 12:47
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nathan:
TyroneB: I don't want a dual unit. :-((((

I just want a pure 2gb ram windows 8 tablet.

But that price does look gold and after adding in a keyboard case, 64gb SD card, Bluetooth speaker and tablet its only $215. >.>


you can blow away Android if you don't want to dual boot


It's not a simple matter to do this. I am attempting it with another brand of tablet now, but generally if you do attempt it, have a powered hub that can boot a flash disk,  a wired mouse, wired keyboard, and a flash disk to two with 4gb or more (one with the appropriate version of windows on it).  Perhaps record you windows key before you start, and set the bios input timeout to a longer count, like four (because it seems you need to get into the bios to boot from the flash).

You'll also need the drivers for your device. Probably the easiest way yo do this is to back them up before you start using double driver. There are a few guides around, just be careful because this is not trivial. 




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  # 1355229 30-Jul-2015 12:49
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Dreal:
nathan:
TyroneB: I don't want a dual unit. :-((((

I just want a pure 2gb ram windows 8 tablet.

But that price does look gold and after adding in a keyboard case, 64gb SD card, Bluetooth speaker and tablet its only $215. >.>


you can blow away Android if you don't want to dual boot


It's not a simple matter to do this. I am attempting it with another brand of tablet now, but generally if you do attempt it, have a powered hub that can boot a flash disk,  a wired mouse, wired keyboard, and a flash disk to two with 4gb or more (one with the appropriate version of windows on it).  Perhaps record you windows key before you start, and set the bios input timeout to a longer count, like four (because it seems you need to get into the bios to boot from the flash).

You'll also need the drivers for your device. Probably the easiest way yo do this is to back them up before you start using double driver. There are a few guides around, just be careful because this is not trivial. 


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