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

  1. #51


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    Lenovo Windows 8 ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch
    Yes sound interesting and definitely something to keep an eye on... however unless the screen folds completely back on itself like the Lenovo Yoga does I dont think it will be very good as a tablet (esp on crowded spaces when travelling).

    Win8 - a problem?
    Given that I will want to actually use Windows7 as my main o/s, and only start taking Win8 seriously after about a year or so (in order for MSFT to debug the thing properly), what should we do? Reinstall Windows completely putting Win8 in as the base o/s (perhaps with a virtual machine running Win8) or do the opposite... or what?

    J

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  2. #52


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    also check out the Sony and Samung devices. very sexy devices. the sony is more of a convertible. the screen slides back and up. I had a lot of fun with the Sony ones. But since you can't dump the keyboard and base, it's heavy for a tablet. but the sliding mechanism feels very solid and the construction feels like quality. the screen was great.

    But the ability to dump the keyboard/dock is the reason I love the Samsung ATIV ones. acts just like a laptop when you need it but you can dump everything and have just a tight little tablet. the only semi-tricky thing was getting used to the docking mechanism but you do start to have confidence the more you use it. the ATIV also comes with a small little capacitive stylus. kind of short. it felt like it was around 3 inches long.

    The Yoga is very slick as well. But it just seems kind of weird to have the keyboard exposed when you're in tablet mode.
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  3. #53


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    Samsung ATIV Pro is getting close to my desired spec, BUT
    - Only an 11 inch screen, whereas to do proper work I think you need 13 at least.
    - Including keyboard it is already 1.6Kg - I seek 1.5Kg as an absolute max.

    I shall almost always take the keyboard for serious use, but all in all I think detachable keyboard is the probably way to go. Also good to see the ATIV has a stylus... but does it fit into the chassis otherwise I simply wont have it when I need it !(capacitative sounds like Wacom - can it do variable line thickness?)
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  4. #54


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    13" laptop at 1.5kg? wow, you are demanding. it felt light enough for me, especially when undocked.

    how many 13" laptops are 1.5kg??? the mac book pro 13" is 2.06 kg.

    There's a little slot for the stylus at the bottom of the tablet. I only scribbled some notes so I don't know if there are multiple levels of pressure. I don't know about whether it's Wacom since I didn't check the device manager.
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  5. #55


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    Laptops:
    Sony VAIO Z Series VPC-Z21M9E -13.1"screen - 1.18Kg
    Asus UX31A-R4003V - 13.3" screen - 1.3Kg
    Asus Taichi - 13.3in - 1.5Kg
    Acer Inspire S7 - 13.3in - 1.3Kg
    Thinkpad X1 Carbon Touch - 14" screen - 1.36kg (coming soon)
    ...
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  6. #56


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    none of those are touch screens. let's see what they weigh with a touchscreen. I didn't see a weight for the Carbon Touch. that weight you listed was for the non-touchscreen.
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  7. #57


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    none of those are touch screens. let's see what they weigh with a touchscreen. I didn't see a weight for the Carbon Touch. that weight you listed was for the non-touchscreen.
    Looks like you are correct about the Carbon Touch.

    However the ASUS has not one but *two* screens one of which is touch - and both of which are 1080p. Personally I think it's a daft design because I would want the screen you see when using it as a laptop to also be touchable (probably only occassional uses in practise)... Also detachable keyboard would also be useful occasionally - particularly if very easily done.
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  8. #58


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    > Asus Taichi - 13.3in - 1.5Kg
    The Taichi has not one, but TWO 13" screens one of which is touch. Btw, I think having 2 screens is insane, but it shows what can be done for the weight.

    I missed the Lenovo Yoga which has touch, a 13.3" screen and weights just under 1.5Kg. Sadly the screen is only 1,600x900 so it wont be able to play 1080p videos sharply... Nor does it have a stylus attached.
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  9. #59


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    Quote Originally Posted by ship69 View Post
    Samsung ATIV Pro is getting close to my desired spec, BUT
    - Only an 11 inch screen, whereas to do proper work I think you need 13 at least.
    - Including keyboard it is already 1.6Kg - I seek 1.5Kg as an absolute max.

    I shall almost always take the keyboard for serious use, but all in all I think detachable keyboard is the probably way to go. Also good to see the ATIV has a stylus... but does it fit into the chassis otherwise I simply wont have it when I need it !(capacitative sounds like Wacom - can it do variable line thickness?)

    Hi there
    at a REDICULOUS price of over 1200 EUR / 1000 GBP (inc tax) or about 1400 USD (Inc the keyboard) why on EARTH would I bother with one of these when I can get a small laptop with a better spec and having more connectivity to all sorts of peripherals for just over ONE THIRD of the price. What am I missing here.

    Samsung ATIV Smart Pro Tablet PC with Clamshell Keyboard / Intel Core i5-3317UM / 11.6" LED / 4GB / 64GB / Windows 8 Professional / Free 5 Year Warranty / Free 5 Year Warranty - www.misco.co.uk

    cheers
    jimbo
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    sucks to live in the UK...
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