Winbook tablet (Tw100): Requesting 64 bit UEFI bios

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Winbook tablet (Tw100): Requesting 64 bit UEFI bios

Postby Ulincsys » 15 Jan 2015 14:16

First off, I'd just like to say that MicroCenter has always been, and will always be my favorite tech store. That being said, I felt kinda sad when I found out that the tec masters at MicroCenter decided to include a 32 bit bios on a 64 bit computer. This is an official request from a loyal MicroCenter customer that MicroCenter create and release a 64 bit uefi bios for the Tw100/801/800/700 tablet models so that us superusers can have a full fledged 64 bit experience.

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Re: Winbook tablet (Tw100): Requesting 64 bit UEFI bios

Postby TSDavidP » 15 Jan 2015 15:59

Thank you for contacting us. The issue is that the tablets only come with 32 bit Windows 8.1 with Bing, not 64 bit.
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Re: Winbook tablet (Tw100): Requesting 64 bit UEFI bios

Postby Ulincsys » 15 Jan 2015 22:07

My point is that the tablets come with a 64 bit processor, so using a 32 bit bios makes no sense to me. I would like to install a custom OS, but 90% of uefi compatible OS's can't even boot with a 32 bit uefi bios. If micro center doesn't wish to unleash the full potential of the winbook tablets, I'll just write my own 64 bit uefi bios.
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Re: Winbook tablet (Tw100): Requesting 64 bit UEFI bios

Postby Chucky » 16 Jan 2015 07:32

<< so that us superusers can have a full fledged 64 bit experience. >>

I can see where you are coming from. But the reality is such that these very, very inexpensive Winbooks are more intended for the mainstream..... and the vast-vast majority at these price points are using them for bread and butter things like surfing, watching movies, using replacement, listening to music. For these events, I must say the Winbooks deliver just fine with the bits they have.
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Re: Winbook tablet (Tw100): Requesting 64 bit UEFI bios

Postby Rednroll » 16 Jan 2015 08:19

This seems to be pretty common on Baytrail processor mobile devices. I also have an Asus T100 Transformer and read the same moaning a groaning posts on user forums of why they can't install 64 bit Windows....or 64 bit Android.....64 Linux....etc,etc on their T100 which has a 64bit Baytrail processor. So this is not just the techs at MC doing this, I'm sure there's a good reason for it, otherwise it wouldn't seem to be so common on Baytrail Windows devices.
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Re: Winbook tablet (Tw100): Requesting 64 bit UEFI bios

Postby Ulincsys » 16 Jan 2015 09:36

the Dell Venue 8 Pro and Dell Venue 11 Pro tablet models come with 32-bit Windows and an Atom processor, yet still have a 64 bit BIOS. I don't see why there couldn't be a 64 bit bios available for these other devices, I mean at least make it an option. The main reason I bought the winbook tablet was so that I can have a low price 10 inch Linux tablet, I saw that it had a 64 bit processor, and I thought it was a dream come true.
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Re: Winbook tablet (Tw100): Requesting 64 bit UEFI bios

Postby Chucky » 16 Jan 2015 09:43

<< and I thought it was a dream come true. >>
It wasn't in this case. As the saying goes 'you get what you pay for'. Those Dell Venue products command higher prices than the Winbooks. I do believe the Winbooks pack a great deal of value in their present form. Those wanting more will need to shop around and purchase another device. Luckily we as consumers have many, many picks......from the most basic to the most top of the line full featured.
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Re: Winbook tablet (Tw100): Requesting 64 bit UEFI bios

Postby Ulincsys » 16 Jan 2015 09:50

okay then, I guess I'll just return my winbook and buy a Dell Venue 8 Pro.
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Re: Winbook tablet (Tw100): Requesting 64 bit UEFI bios

Postby Rednroll » 16 Jan 2015 18:00

Ulincsys wrote:
> okay then, I guess I'll just return my winbook and buy a Dell Venue 8 Pro.

Cool, I love those MC "Open Box item" discounts. :D
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Re: Winbook tablet (Tw100): Requesting 64 bit UEFI bios

Postby Ulincsys » 16 Jan 2015 19:36

I can get an i5 venue 11 pro for 325, I'll go with that one :D
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