What's better for Smart Glass IPad or Surface?

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3 years ago#31
This is what I read:

Starting off with the main device in this discussion, the Chromecast is a $35 HDMI dongle that can mirror your computerís display wirelessly over your home Wi-Fi network. The only catch is that the content has to be going through the Chrome Web browser, so youíll be able mirror a website and Google Docs content, but you wonít be able to mirror your actual desktop.
There are slight workarounds for this, though, one being that you can beam a piece of local content by entering the file path into the Web address bar in Chrome to have it show up on your television. This even works for locally-stored videos as well, including .MKV files.


http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/google-chromecast-is-it-the-cheapest-mirroring-option

Maybe this still doesn't work for your specific scenario.
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3 years ago#32
regsantotomas posted...
This is what I read:

Starting off with the main device in this discussion, the Chromecast is a $35 HDMI dongle that can mirror your computerís display wirelessly over your home Wi-Fi network. The only catch is that the content has to be going through the Chrome Web browser, so youíll be able mirror a website and Google Docs content, but you wonít be able to mirror your actual desktop.
There are slight workarounds for this, though, one being that you can beam a piece of local content by entering the file path into the Web address bar in Chrome to have it show up on your television. This even works for locally-stored videos as well, including .MKV files.


http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/google-chromecast-is-it-the-cheapest-mirroring-option

Maybe this still doesn't work for your specific scenario.


I'd rather it beamed movies and emulators.
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3 years ago#33
TheApd_Returns posted...
As someone who has owned an iPad, Surface Pro, and now a Nexus 7... Nexus 7. Unless you intend to do serious document/office work. The larger tablets seem kind of silly after owning a 7.


I adore my Nexus 7. It really is just about the perfect size for a tablet.
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3 years ago#34
Reflex-Arc posted...
TheApd_Returns posted...
As someone who has owned an iPad, Surface Pro, and now a Nexus 7... Nexus 7. Unless you intend to do serious document/office work. The larger tablets seem kind of silly after owning a 7.


I adore my Nexus 7. It really is just about the perfect size for a tablet.


i have a nexus 7, but for some reason i am eying 8 inch tablets. Need to pick up something soon, my nexus has gotten immensely slow. It hangs up all the time for 10-20 seconds.
3 years ago#35
I'll have to check out the nexus 7. Seems like that's what I'm looking for
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3 years ago#36
Apple products are over rated and over priced.
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