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Is there a tablet with better processor than Atom and 32 bit OS on board

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September 11, 2013 5:39:18 AM

Hello there!

I have some cranky software that requires processor different from Intel Atom, but refuses to run on a 64 bit OS. And I need it to be installed on a tablet.

When running on something like celeron 1.3 gHz it is very slow and totally inconvenient.

So I need a tablet of great performance, but with 32 bit OS, which I couldn't have found yet.

The other way would be taking smth with i3/i5 like surface pro and trying to install 32bit Win8 on it. But as far as I know, it is really hard to be done cause of lack of suitable bios/drivers.

Please, advise, what could be done here.
September 11, 2013 5:51:07 AM

Buy a convertible ultrabook.
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September 11, 2013 5:52:37 AM

This could certainly be done.. I don't recommend it really, because temash tablets are nearly here, along with Bay Trail. But this would run a 32-bit OS. Its not toooo expensive either. It runs the AMD Z-60 "Hondo". Performance is a bit better or the same then atom on CPU and way better on GPU.
http://store.vizio.com/mt11xa1.html
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September 11, 2013 5:53:51 AM

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hsyuts said:
Buy a convertible ultrabook.

That's not a tablet. Not only that, but running 32bit would disable some ram.
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September 11, 2013 7:33:53 AM

the asus transformer book tx300 is coming out soon
if you cant wait i think lenovo already has hybrids for sale
they are powerful, run 32 or 64 bit os, power hungry, and heavy ;P
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September 11, 2013 7:15:10 PM

kirilmatthew said:
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hsyuts said:
Buy a convertible ultrabook.

That's not a tablet. Not only that, but running 32bit would disable some ram.


Yes, they can become tablets. Once the keyboard is detached, the ultrabooks are essentially tablets.
http://www.zdnet.com/toshiba-delivers-portege-z10t-ultr...

The OP specifically said that he wants to install a 32bit OS. If he choose a model with more than 4 GB of ram, some of it will of course be disabled.
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September 12, 2013 5:18:32 AM


This is an interesting device. But it's not easy to get and return it, considering the possibility of refusing to run the application. Unfortunately, the only analogue on Z-60, available around, costs 1.5k euros and has 64 bit win8.

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Yes, they can become tablets. Once the keyboard is detached, the ultrabooks are essentially tablets.
http://www.zdnet.com/toshiba-delivers-portege-z10t-ultr...

Thank you, this is definitely an option. Quite pricey, but still.
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September 17, 2013 6:47:34 AM

That's not a tablet. Not only that, but running 32bit would disable some ram.
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