Took some photos of my new windows 8 tablet running Hatsuyuki Sakura and Leyline2. This one is called Acer Iconia W700 [engadget review] [arstechnica], bought it for AUD$1,000. The image quality on this thing is really good.
The reason why I call it my ‘almost’-dream tablet is because it’s whooping heavy. My dream tablet would have been 10", can run all modern eroge (e.g. win8), has 8+ hours battery, is under 400grams. This one is 11.6", can run all modern eroge, has 7 hrs battery max (when looping a 720p video), and is 950grams!! (And also a bit pricier than I wanted) But I figured it will be 2014 before they release the next revision of the Atom processor and I couldn’t toss up the 7hours battery (and plus, this one has 3rd generation i5 so this is quite a reasonable machine). So I broke down and bought this. I’ve looked at the Microsoft Surface Pro. Although cheaper, it only has 3 hrs when watching video even though it’s exactly the same processing power! The battery life was a huge difference to me, so I dismissed the surface garbage and went with Acer. There is also another one called Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T that weights 888grams, comes with a wacom pen and has similar battery life and exact same specs. But the asking price was another extra $200 (comes with keyboard dock). I said no thanks.
The other option was to buy an Atom tablet like the ASUS VivoTab (10.5 hrs battery running video) or the ThinkPad Tablet 2 (10 hrs?), but you would be buying a netbook, which means it might struggle with modern eroge. It would also be extremely outdated in 12 months because Atom will get double or triple the speed in the next year or two.(^ Click to Enlarge)I put a Madoka Nendoroid on the left as a size comparison. You can see this is really a handheld machine. Also Windows 8 is completely UN-useable until you restore the Start button using Classic Shell. I’m still looking for a way to add/customize gestures because on my win7 tablet, I can customize gestures to close window, alt-tab, ctrl-tab, copy & paste, etc. Anyone know a way?