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Recommend a Win 8 tablet/laptop hybrid for business/web design?

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    I think you missed the whole point of what I was trying to point out.

    I agreed that on a smaller screen whether tablet or external monitor (a 12 inch screen comes into that category) -- touch is fine --- what I was saying is that if you are connecting up to a LARGE LCD screen say 40 inch TV screen you certainly wouldn't be near enough to the screen (or at least you shouldn't be) to touch it --not that you would want to either.

    Also weight AND SIZE wise carrying around 17 inch laptops is just NOT for me -- what with airport security, airlines baggage policies, cramped space on planes and trains I'd never get anywhere with a 17 inch laptop. (I'm quite large BTW so space for me is at a premium).

    Also once you start thinking 12 inches or even more than 10 inches -- are these things really small portable tablets are are they just another form of laptop.

    The whole idea of a tablet I thought was that it's a small light or compact useful portable device which could be used stand alone - but capable of being plugged in to other accessories (such as external monitor, external disks etc) where available and even being able to connect into your work VPN or a remote server.

    Once we start getting intoi the realm of "Super tablets" then the whole distinction between a "PC" and a "Tablet" becomes fuzzy.

    As for ultrabooks --the latest bunch of them have nice I7 quad Cpu's, decent amount of RAM, USB3 port and can deliver very high quality Video out via HDMI so in any way whatsoever are not "Underpowered"

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    I think the realm of super tablets is already among us. The Lenovo Yoga is just one example. I think there was a Dell touch ultrabook with a swivel screen that can have an i7 in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    . I think there was a Dell touch ultrabook with a swivel screen that can have an i7 in it.
    it's call a XPS 12, roll back to the first page of this tread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    . I think there was a Dell touch ultrabook with a swivel screen that can have an i7 in it.
    it's call a XPS 12, roll back to the first page of this tread.
    Voila!
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    wrong spelling "voilà !"
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    wrong spelling "voilà !"
    I know, I just didn't want to whip out an accent for one a. Je suis un peu paresseux parfois. And no, I did not copy and paste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Rumor has it that the Surface Pro might start at 800 dollars for the base model.....

    too expensive, I prefer throw $ 1200 on a XPS 13 Dell notebook, or a Mac air, $ 400 more but at least I can do serious work with it.
    And why couldn't you do serious work with the Surface Pro? It has basically the same specs as the base XPS 13 and Mac Air.
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    We recently got an XPS 13 at work and words cannot explain how much I HATE that damn thing.

    My fellow IT guys all scoffed the XPS13 and elected for a far more functional latitude e6430. These small ultrabook computers give up way too much. Unless you travel a ton,.it just isn't worth it in my opinion.
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    Are you kidding me , compare my all time favorites XPS 13 and Mac Air to this Surface Pro toy .....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Rumor has it that the Surface Pro might start at 800 dollars for the base model.....

    too expensive, I prefer throw $ 1200 on a XPS 13 Dell notebook, or a Mac air, $ 400 more but at least I can do serious work with it.
    And why couldn't you do serious work with the Surface Pro? It has basically the same specs as the base XPS 13 and Mac Air.
    Yeah, I don't understand why you're physically impeded from doing work. You have a tactile keyboard with a touchpad and mouse buttons. Connectivity is mostly same with the Surface Pro and the majority of ultrabooks, not even considering the Surface Pro is 10.6 inches of screen and makes it better for mobility.

    The XPS 13 at 1,200 has an i7, unless if you're running MAJOR things like daily Photoshopping, VMs, gaming, and the likes on it and using it more over a desktop, OK. But an i5 is rather exceptional for the vast majority of everything and is standard place for ultrabooks, even apple.
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