Want iPad...use Logmein and Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by linkgx1, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. linkgx1 macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2011
    Hello. I've been thinking about getting a tablet and I've been heavily considering the iPad. But I hate the limitations of Apple (actually, any mobile OS. Currently have a Nexus 7) and was wondering if anyone has tried iPad +Windows8viaPCsharingsoftware? Any tips? Thanks!
  2. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    There are lots of very nice PC sharing programs out there. I used to use Splashtop on my ipad, but then I realized I wanted a real OS, not a remote sharing application. If you dislike the limitations of iOS you should really consider a full Windows tablet, if you get an Atom powered variation you will still have the same size/thickness, battery life, etc as an ipad but with full Windows 8 at your fingertips.

    Otherwise if you need to have an ipad I think Splashtop is the best program out there, although I haven't tried Logmein in a while but if I remember correctly it was quite expensive. Splashtop works nicely with the Nexus 7 as well, although the screen is a bit small.

    Keep in mind that it is streaming a lot of information over the air so it will never be quite like actually having windows 8 on the tablet. Over wifi it's not bad at all, but over 4g it's kind of laggy.
  3. linkgx1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2011
    Well that escalated quickly. Darn I'd be loosing access to iPad apps. Darn. #firstworldproblems
  4. watchthisspace macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2010
    You've got to make a compromise sadly, Spinedoc77 sums it up perfectly.

    What's wrong with your current Nexus 7??
  5. linkgx1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2011
    It's like Lamborghini with no radio or cushions. Lack of tablet apps.:(
  6. Switchback666 macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2012
    Get a Nexus 10 mate or a nice windows tablet.
  7. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    A nexus 10 won't solve his issue with the nexus 7 (lack of dedicated / tablet optimised apps on Android). Many apps still just act like resized phone apps.

    A windows tablet could be significantly more expensive too (especially one running full windows 8 - and you may have to compromise and get an 'atom' processor otherwise your talking Ultrabook money)...
  8. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    Splashtop remote desktop app has all of the windows 8 gestures and everything. Use that :)

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