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

  1. #61


    UK
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    Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)


    > 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

    Looks like a bit of a bargain but no use to me because
    a) screen too small - esp running at full 1080p the text will be way too small.
    b) only 4GB

    Also slightly heavy at 1.6Kg.

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  2. #62


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    sucks to live in the UK...
    Hi there
    I don't live there
    but remember the USA is also not as cheap as the prices shown on their websites invariably DO NOT INCLUDE state and federal tax. This often makes direct comparsons unreliable since European prices are invariably shown INCLUDING applicable taxes (unless you live somewhere like Texas).

    @ship69 --How can a device costing over 1200 USD which has LESS functionality than a 430 USD laptop be considered a "Bargain" in any shape or form.

    Perhaps I need to go back to the dictionary to discover what defines "A Bargain". !!


    cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #63


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Surface Pro details released. not a big enough screen for some of you, but looking mighty sexy:

    x86 Surface Pro: $899 for 64GB, $999 for 128GB, no keyboard included | Ars Technica

    Available some time in January, the Surface with Windows 8 Pro, as it will be known, will cost $899 for the version with 64GB storage. Doubling the storage tacks $100 on to the purchase price.
    The Surface Pro will be very similar to the Surface RT, with the same VaporMg finish, kickstand, and aesthetic. There are a few differences, however. Unlike the ARM version, the x86 device includes an active digitizer with pen support and an included pen, a USB 3 port, a screen resolution of 1920×1080 (as opposed to Surface RT's 1366×768), 10-point multitouch (instead of 5), and mini-DisplayPort for external screens (rather than mini-HDMI, as on Surface RT). Powering the device will be an as-yet unspecified Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor and 4GB RAM. The system will weigh 2lbs, and is about 14mm thick.
    Neither the $899 nor the $999 price includes a Touch Cover or Type Cover keyboard. These will be sold separately.

    @jimbo, show me a decent $430 laptop.
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  4. #64


    UK
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)


    Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Touch looks potentially interesting...

    BUT I cant see why 8GB of RAM, 256 of SSD, Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge a nice big 14" screen... I might even be able to get some real work done on that. And it's TOUCH so if it I could learn my way around Win8, and if the screen folds back on itself maybe use it as a slightly over-sized tablet... BUT the damned thing is only 1600 x 900. So any HD video will not look HD.
    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook confirmed, available in December | Digital Trends
    DAMN it.

    So for now the best looking appears to be the Sony Z Series. Even though it is horribly, horribly expensive - c. GBP 2000 by the time you have all the things you want... AND it's not touch sensitive. :[ Maybe I'll just have to wait until after Xmas and see if the Sony prices come down any...

    [Deep sigh]
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  5. #65


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    nomenclature-wise, 720P and above is HD.
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  6. #66


    UK
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)


    Sorry - yes I stand corrected - I believe i should have said "Full HD" rather than "HD".

    Either way, I take it that you get my meaning - I mean 1920 x 1080 pixels.

    J
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  7. #67


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Guess you want to spend $1500 --- or more! But if you have a spare hour stop by Staples and take a close look a the Lenovo Twist for $799 until Dec 24. Got one Friday and it is great - fast, super bright screen, and with this page at full zoom no ragged edges to the print. I got the 500gb hd and am getting about 5 to 6 hours with heavy use. But it charges fast.
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  8. #68


    What the heck??
    Surface Pro has a bigger screen resolution than my laptop!
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  9. #69


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    What the heck??
    Surface Pro has a bigger screen resolution than my laptop!
    yeah it's basicly a retina display, apple aren't the only ones that can put high res on a small screen, trouble with high res like that on such a small screen is the interwebs basicly doesn't give a crap about you, so icons/gifs and small pics around 1-300 pixel range look utterly nasty.

    if you can put up with that then you'll enjoy it.
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  10. #70


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    you can get the bigger icons, etc. back by going to Display in the Control Panel and choosing Medium or Larger instead of the default Smaller.

    1920x1080 on a 10" screen can be maddening.
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