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Old March 6, 2012, 03:41 AM
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When you docked the tablet to a docking station which had your monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc. plugged into it, that the tablet became exclusively only for Metro, so your start menu/apps and your monitor was always in desktop mode? Then you could simply tap on things to launch them and then switch to your kb/mouse to use them.

That's basically how dual-monitors works currently. The primary has Metro launch on it (though you can switch to desktop) and the secondary is always in desktop mode.

So I don't see why having a tablet would function any differently. Of course, this is assuming you buy a x86-64 based tablet and not an ARM one which will likely be bulkier and more expensive. If you get ARM, then a lot of stuff isn't going to run and it may not even be able to drive a monitor output, who knows.
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