Wednesday, April 05
I just broke down and ordered one of these:
I bought the Asus Zenpad S 8.0", with an Atom, and it's a great tablet, except for 2 things: 2GB of RAM coupled with an overly-aggressive memory-reclamation policy means there's basically no such thing as backgrounding a task, and the GPU is utter crap.
Oh, and mine started failing to charge a month or two back, meaning it didn't even last a full year.
I want something that can play a fairly graphically-intensive Unity game (I use Farmville 2 as a test--it's surprisingly heavy on the GPU) without massive lag.
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, April 06 2017 12:36 PM (ITnFO)
When it arrives I'll give that a try. I mostly play 2D stuff on Android - Kairosoft titles and Final Fantasy - so it probably won't be an issue for me.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, April 06 2017 08:31 PM (PiXy!)
Disappointing, though. Even a game like Polytopia runs like complete crap on that Asus--I want something better but I don't want to spend the $600 of a Pixel C or Samsung S3.
Any estimates on when it'll arrive? If you'd be willing to try out Polytopia and/or Farmville Country Escape on a couple of resoultions, I'd really appreciate it.
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, April 07 2017 03:31 AM (ITnFO)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, April 07 2017 11:14 AM (PiXy!)
I downloaded Polytopia and tried it out on my Nexus 7, and it runs just fine. So it might be something specific to the Asus tablet, maybe because it's Intel rather than Arm. I'll certainly try it on the Mediapad when it arrives.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, April 12 2017 07:42 PM (PiXy!)
Fortunately I just picked up an LG G5 for a song ($120 new--one-day sale at Best Buy) and it's a monster. (And it even has the ability to run games on a per-game basis at a lower resolution if you need it)
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, April 13 2017 07:20 AM (ECH2/)
At my office!
Where due to scheduling changes, I am not! Much as I like being able to work from home, I hope I get a scheduled office day soon.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, April 18 2017 04:59 PM (PiXy!)
Are you not allowed to go in on your day off, or will you wind up getting dragged into working if you show up?
Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:46 PM (ITnFO)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Wednesday, April 19 2017 08:17 AM (XOPVE)
There aren't many new small tablets at all; Samsung haven't updated their 8" model and Apple haven't updated the iPad mini. It's a shame because this is what I use most after my desktop PC.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:33 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, April 20 2017 03:35 AM (ITnFO)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Monday, April 24 2017 04:07 PM (XOPVE)
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