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Portable Linx 7/8/10 Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gareth Halfacree, 16 Dec 2014.

  1. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Quick question, if I may: how much of the 32GB internal storage is available with Win8.1 installed?
     
  2. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I am, loving it tbh cracking little machine !
     
  3. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    Still trying to find a decent fitting case for the Linx 8 :(
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    You lose about 13GiB for Windows 8.1, so roughly 16GiB (32GB being 29GiB).
     
  5. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    About 5GB of the drive is used for the hidden restore partition.
     
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  6. loftie

    loftie Well-Known Member

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    Surprised it's even that much, I thought wimboot was supposed to only take up around 5gb.

    Edit: ^ahhhh explains it a bit more
     
  7. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Gareth, that's a bit better than I was expecting.
     
  8. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    You can also enable compression on the system partition (and any external storage devices you've got formatted as NTFS), which can claw back a gig or two depending on your data. The CPU in these things is crazy overpowered for what it is, so don't worry about slow-downs: you could dedicate an entire core to data compression/decompression and still have the other three to work with...
     
  9. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    How are you all finding the 1GB of RAM? Is it particularly restrictive with Win 8.1?
     
  10. sonicgroove

    sonicgroove Radical Atheist

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    It's as nippy as my desktop on my 7. I'm loving the little fella. Portable CM01/02 has been a dream for me for many years.
     
  11. sonicgroove

    sonicgroove Radical Atheist

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  12. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    No to small for mine! Speaking of cases anyone found a decent one for the 10" or a decent keyboard? The bundled ones annoying me.
     
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    Flibblebot Smile with me

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  15. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Official Linx 10 keyboard dock

    £28 though
     
  16. sonicgroove

    sonicgroove Radical Atheist

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    I just noticed that too. I bought a Tech21 D3O case that fits a samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7", for £4 on fleabay. Hope it fits! I'll just use the onboard keyboard instead. I don't fancy the cheapo bluetooth keyboards anway.
     
  17. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Ive got that, its not a nice keyboard you have to hit the keys square on and full travel to get make sure it works. Bar that its a nice stand
     
  18. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Did you get it bundled with the Linx 10? At the sale price?
     
  19. Byron C

    Byron C *psst!* This guy is a loser!

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    HNNNNNNNNGGG!!!

    So...tempting...!
     
  20. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    No got it seperatly after raiding staples for the tablet the keyboard was on amazon prime.
    Dont get me wrong its nice its actually got a metal back and does a decent job of covering it. Just the actual keyboard isnt that good a quality. Unless something better comes out itll do the job.
     

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