Intel “Pocket PC” prototype is a phone-sized Windows tablet

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Intel “Pocket PC” prototype is a phone-sized Windows tablet

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https://liliputing.com/2018/06/intel-po ... ake-y.html.
I think this is interesting. It is a 'pocket pc'. Perhaps one could install different operating systems on it since it is x86 based?
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Re: Intel “Pocket PC” prototype is a phone-sized Windows tab

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Well, if it ever ends up being an actual commercial device, I'm sure it would be possible to install a different OS on it.

It's kind of a shame that this hasn't gone anywhere, but then it does seem like the tablet market space in general has shrunk to a few specific business segments, education, and entertainment. Smart phones are too pervasive to justify carrying around a small tablet just for fun, and if you need to do any serious work like word processing, a laptop is still the better way to go in most cases. Recently it feels like if you see someone using an iPad in public, it's either a small child or a doctor.

In my opinion, convertibles / Surface-like hybrids suffer from the worst of both worlds rather than bringing together the best. It seems to me that the lightweight "net-top" / Chromebook model is quietly making a bigger impact in the market.

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Re: Intel “Pocket PC” prototype is a phone-sized Windows tab

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There are plenty of Intel Atom low power devices already extant that do the job of running Windows or another o/s. They are plentiful and cheap on ebay. Quad core Atom systems with 64gb of storage, 4gb RAM &c.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/b/Quad-Core-4GB- ... 836?_pgn=2

I am using one now. The Linx 64 tablet.
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As for a different OS, I am not so sure. What if it has Secure Boot and no option to disable that?

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The Intel Atom low power devices already extant that I mentioned can be multi o/s systems and often come with both android and Win 10 o/s installed. There is a raft of Chuwi branded devices that are configured this way on ebay.
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