Who needs a surface? Splashtop 2 and Windows 8!

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ChazUK, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. ChazUK, Nov 17, 2012
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    ChazUK macrumors 603

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    I've just discovered that Splashtop 2 combined with Windows 8 supports multi touch gestures and full Win 8 swipe gestures. :)

    Been testing it on my nexus 7 and it works flawlessly. Very minor latency on my wireless n network but this has been a very cheap way to try out the windows 8 touch experience and I must admit it isn't bad at all.

    Before starting I set splashtop to display the screen resolution at 1366*768 so metro applications would work and it has been fine from there.

    Give it a go if you wanted to see what windows 8 was like on touch and didn't wan to fork out for a surface. As you're connected to an x86 PC, its more akin to surface pro too. :D
     

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  2. ChazUK thread starter macrumors 603

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    Multitouch on Splashtop doesn't work on my iPad 2 sadly. Thinks my finger is a mouse cursor. :(
     

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  3. hyteckit Guest

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    Try changing from mouse cursor setting to multitouch setting.

    Or get the Windows 8 Metro version of splashtop.
     
  4. ChazUK thread starter macrumors 603

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    Where would that be? Help a n00b out? :eek:
     

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  5. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Splashtop is AMAZING, I used it all the time before I got my windows tablet. Works nicely on my ipad and on my N7, it's a bit small to touch on the N7 but it's workable.
     
  6. ChazUK thread starter macrumors 603

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    I have spent a bit of cash on their products. Bought the original phone version on Android, the HD version for tablets when I had my Xoom and the THD gaming version when I got my Transformer prime (spent hours playing Civilization V via Splashtop on my tablets).

    When Splashtop 2 came out and went to a yearly subscription basis for remote access (on Android) they did an offer of a free year's subscription for Splashtop 2 if you contacted them. In the end they gave me a lifetime subscription once I contacted them. :D

    Great app, dev and support team IMO. Had real positive experiences with them.
     
  7. bainsie macrumors newbie

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    Just touch the screen with 2 fingers toggles between touch mode and cursor mode.
     
  8. ChazUK thread starter macrumors 603

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    Back when I wrote that (November 2012), none of the Win8 gestures worked. They've since been fixed though.
     
  9. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    "Who needs to have one computer when you can have your tablet simulate Windows 8 if you have another Windows 8 computer already on!"

    Also, it's only like a "surface pro" in the way that it runs x86. The Surface Pro is... basically an ultrabook, it's on a whole different level. >_>
     
  10. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Splashtop is VERY cool, but it doesn't come close to having a real windows tablet. I do use it sometimes to pull up windows on my Note 2 and freak out co workers.
     
  11. TheMTtakeover macrumors 6502

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    I've never heard of this before. That is ********** awesome though!
     
  12. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    Man that's cool, gotta try it out. Happy this got necroed :D
     

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