The Best $100 PC I've ever owned...

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    Typing this post on that PC now. It's an 8" Bay Trail quad-core CPU tablet running dual Windows 10 + Android.

    What's so good about it?

    1. Stereo speakers. There are really two speakers inside the tablet, not just two opening holes to one central speaker. Newer tablets that look like a smart phone cross over only have 1 speaker inside.

    2. Dedicated DC charging port. I'm really loving the ability to hook up a keyboard and mouse to the thing while charging it at the same time. This is pretty rare for the newer models. The current ones only have one micro USB port. You either hook up a USB device via a micro USB dongle, or you use it to charge the tablet, not both.

    3. 720p 8" screen instead of 1080p. There are some benchmarks where Bay Trail tablets with 720p screens last longer than the newer Cherry Trail ones with 1080p on a single charge. I guess it's no so cool to trade off higher res for shorter battery life.

    4. Windows 10 Pro is free on these devices. You only pay for a license when you buy a device with a larger screen. It means I'm not really supporting Microsoft by owning the tablet.

    5. Intel took a loss by selling the atom CPUs that power these tablets for cheap to the manufacturers. By owning this tablet, I'm in no way supporting the Microsoft-Intel cartel.

    6. The CPU is essentially what some Microsoft Surface entry tablet models would have employed.

    7. Dual OS. I do all the sensitive info stuff like online banking/OneDrive etc. in Android. Windows 10 can collect all the telemetry on this device they want. They'll never find out what I did in Android...
     
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    Is this an update on the machine which you told us you were getting, some months back?
     
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