iPad iPad Air the best windows 8 tablet?

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  1. ronkuba macrumors member

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    I have always use my iPads from the ipad 2, 3 and 4 with Remote Desktop (jump app) and they always have a lot of lag. With the iPad air I notice that windows 8.1 works flawless on it. I can even edit video from my iPad. Obviously this wouldn't replace a windows tablet and only works great on your home network but it's a nice feature. I haven't tried Microsoft new remote app but I'm sure it works just as well.
     
  2. sracer macrumors 603

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    Best windows 8 tablet?

    No. The iPad is running iOS, it isn't actually running windows 8.
     
  3. ronkuba thread starter macrumors member

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    Really! I didn't now this, thanks for the heads up:rolleyes:
     
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I am wanting to try the Parallels app to run Windows VMs on a Mac and access them via the iPad. Sound promising.
     
  5. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    The term best used in conjuction with Windows 8 is an oxymoron. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    So your saying Remote Desktop is greatly improved?

    Confirmation of this would be helpful
     
  7. protoxx macrumors 6502

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    There's an app for that.
     
  8. Alundra macrumors regular

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  9. ronkuba thread starter macrumors member

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    I always used jump in the App Store. I paid for it and never tried anything else. It works well with RDP on windows
     
  10. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    My guess is the MIMO wireless upgrade is the main thing. More streams means a faster and more stable connection to your desktop over the local network.
     
  11. erawsd macrumors 6502

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    It certainly not better than a surface for w8. However, Splashtop does an amazing job of running remote windows 8 since it activates the touch controls and gestures.
     
  12. sracer macrumors 603

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    When you make the claim that the ipad air is a windows 8 tablet you give the impression that you are ignorant of what is running where. When you run software like Remote Desktop you aren't actually running the target system... It's simply a "viewport" into that system.
     
  13. The.Dude macrumors regular

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    Way confused... how are you running Win 8? Either way, I'm sure it isn't better than my Surface Pro 2 that is specifically built for it.

    edit- what a dumb thread title, lol. Anyhow, upon reading, I have REALLY been liking Splashtop as my remote viewer. I'll have to try these others mentioned.
     
  14. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Remote Desktop is really a generic term.

    I'm interested in Spalshtop and if there is a significant improvement, that would be awesome

    Also, the OP knows what he's doing, and as usual sarcasm is lost to this forum, which is ok as it's so multinational. But I'll admit the thread title is not the best ;)
     
  15. ronkuba, Nov 7, 2013
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    If you don't like the title go look some place else. What exactly can you do on your surface that a desktop couldn't???? Other then taking it with you. I know kind of the point. Hindsight I would probably change the title but it's to late I believe. The jump app has always served me well.
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I'm curious how this is working for you when you don't have an Internet connection?

    Or do you plan on hauling a battery, wireless router, and a regular Windows computer just so you can use remote desktop on your iPad? :rolleyes:
     
  17. ronkuba thread starter macrumors member

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    Did you read my original post? I said you would obviously only use this on your home network. So your smart a** comment are a hit and miss
     
  18. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    You can edit thread title by editing your original post.
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yeah I read you original post.

    In case you couldn't read understand response, it meant I did not see you point as valid. I don't think it's the best Windows tablet.
     
  20. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    Yes. Splashtop is AWESOME!! Controlling windows 8 I can even play games with little lag on a really, really slow network on my iPad 2. I also love the windows 8 gesture support.
     
  21. ronkuba thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea, I mainly use it to control my two media center. I'm a cord cutter and get all my content from OTA, STREAM, and XBMC. It's nice when there a problem to be able to work in the background to fix the issue while my wife and kids are still able to watch tv. Only reason I still have any Windows Pc is because of WMC and the DVR ease of use. Only negative I notice so far with the ipad air is when I airplay NFL Gamepass to my appletv it worse then it use to be. I'm going to give it a little more time but I tried it with my daughter ipad mini last night and it work flawless so I'm leaning toward it being a problem on the air. I would make a thread but after this one not sure I'm doing that anymore;)
     

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