Anyone intrigued by the Nokia 2520?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Prototypical, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Prototypical macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2011

    I've always been tempted by the Surface, but never cared for the design aesthetic. This could be a solid competitor (for me) against the iPad Air or Mini in the quest to replace my aging iPad 2. I suspect this thread will be filled with anti-Windows 8 diatribes, but if you can get past that... Thoughts?
  2. ChazUK macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
    Looks absolutely Amazing. Brilliant design by Nokia, great internals.

    Should be a very competitive RT tablet. An Atom powered model would have me more interested for those times I wanted to run some legacy x86 apps!
  3. kenknotts macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2013
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  5. gotluck macrumors 603


    Dec 8, 2011
    East Central Florida
    If it was full windows, yes. Not interested in RT. More intrigued by dells venue offerings.
  6. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    The only thing that Windows tablets have over other is Excel. At least on Android, I have not found a spreadsheet app that is close to tolerable to use.
  7. NuggetSauce macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2012
    Software is just as important, if not more important than hardware. The hardware looks great, but I won't be looking to buy the device until it has a decent selection of software.
  8. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2013
    Office 365?
  9. Black Magic macrumors 68020

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    Great hardware design wasted because of crappy software.
  10. watchthisspace macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2010

    Ideally Microsoft should of made Windows Phone 8 cater for Smartphones to Tablets, much like iOS (okay, exactly like iOS) and kept the Windows Mobile moniker or label is Windows Mobile 8.

    That way there's no confusion between Windows Phone 8, RT and Windows 8. Developers can develop apps that scale from Smartphone to Tablet.

    Apple got it right, Microsoft should of shamelessly copied it.
  11. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
  12. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
  13. Lloydbm41 Suspended


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    Oh come on Ken... Windows is not garbage. I happen to like Windows 8.1 very much (and liked Windows 7 and XP before it). IMO 8.1 on dual monitors (touch monitors at that) is a very satisfying experience. I am hoping that OSX follows the touch trend soon.
    Now, if you had said that Windows RT was about as good as Vista, you wouldn't have gotten much of an argument. ;)
  14. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Windows RT is not crappy software. It may be confusing and not make sense in the way Microsoft markets it, but it is not crappy.
  15. TacticalDesire, Oct 24, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2013

    TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    If it came with regular windows and not RT I would be more intrigued. I'm more interested in the new dell venue tablets. Especially the 8 pro. Being able to dock it to a larger screen or a station with USB ports and I will buy it in a heartbeat.
  16. Giuly macrumors 68040


    Now it just needs to be rooted and run some distribution of Linux.
  17. paulsalter macrumors 68000


    Aug 10, 2008
    Reduce the price a bit and it would be very tempting

    I want a change from iOS/Android and this would do me nicely, but for $650 including keyboard I won't bother (Rather buy a full laptop)
  18. Prototypical thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2011
    I don't really understand the "full Windows" argument; does the iPad run full OSX? And are you really going to be running CAD/CAM or SAS on your tablet? The tablet form factor is well suited for the kinds of uses RT is designed to handle. Despite what some analysts say, I don't ever see desktop/laptop computing going away entirely. In my case, the job I do is so Excel/resource heavy that a "full Windows" tablet still wouldn't be able to handle workload.

    What does RT lack in productivity software? Honest question, as I haven't used any WP8 or RT products for any extended period of time. A lack of Hipster-gram and Candy Crush apps are meaningless to me though, as are 650,000,000,000 available apps in the app store that are equally unimportant.


    You hate the 2520/RT so much that you'd choose an iOS device instead? YOU?!? :eek: ;)
  19. gotluck, Oct 24, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2013

    gotluck macrumors 603


    Dec 8, 2011
    East Central Florida
    AFAIK there are no downsides to the full windows dell venue line for example. It can do everything RT can and more. For me its more of a why not full windows than why.

    I long for the day osx can run on the iPad, then all of iOS' silly restrictions would be gone. Though , knowing apple, they will lockdown osx before any potential integration with iOS products.

    Full windows with the latest batch of low power x86 processors sounds like more features with really no tradeoffs to me(vs RT)

    If only Nokia would make one of those.
  20. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    City of Angels
    I'd get this over a Surface 2

    Only thing is RT has an ecosystem problem. Huge app gap problem like WP8 had last year and I'm not that confident MS will be fixing this within the next year or two.
  21. b166er macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2010
    I think it looks great. I may pick up a Windows tablet in the next few months and this would be a contender. I trust Nokia's hardware and design. I'd like something portable and Office ready.

    Still, I think the iPad is the best tablet out there. But more for it's app store and the tons of music related apps it offers.
  22. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Had it been Windows 8.1 and not RT then yes I would have checked it out. The fact that it's RT means it all boils down to app store content, and in that regard Windows is lagging vastly behind Android and iOS.

    I actually can not understand Microsofts desire to keep RT when every other manufacturer has abandoned it and opted for Windows 8 (8.1) going forward.

  23. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    Because there are plenty of great distributions working perfectly with a good touch-based UI...

    I'll tell you when I think of one.
  24. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2009
    Yup! This is mine day one, I've been waiting for a Windows 8 tablet with Lumia styling and modern CPU. I don't really care that it runs RT since it comes with office and LTE capability is just icing on the cake. I really can't see any reason why someone would buy an iPad over this(or Surface 2 for that matter). iPad is beautiful, but runs a Fisher Price OS that sucks for any semi-serious work so you still end up carrying a laptop.


    RT will be merged with Windows Phone in 2014 with a unified app store across x86 and ARM offerings. MS has a great long term strategy with the integration of xbox, PCs and tablets running basically the same OS. This is truly revolutionary stuff where you can write an app and have it run on basically any Windows 8 device (with slight UI tweaks obviously).
  25. Vegastouch, Oct 26, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2013

    Vegastouch macrumors 603


    Jul 12, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    Apps still lacking but that looks great. I like my Windows 8.1 laptop.


    The only real difference in RT and the full computer(not sure if RT has full Windows but i know office) is you cant add programs to the RT. The Pro has ports for USB which is why for a laptop/tablet i was looking at the Surface Pro and the Yoga 11s,..which i ended up getting. That and the Pro have USB ports and the Yoga also has a HDMI port.

    But for just a tablet, the RT would work just fine as i wouldnt be looking to add programs to it and i can still get a bluetooth keyboard for it.

    I wouldnt buy anything from Dell except maybe a computer monitor.

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