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Which tablet should I get?

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    Which tablet should I get?


    I'm looking to buy a clovertrail based tablet. I have the following 3 options in my grasp. Which one do you think is the best?

    1. Asus Vivo Tab Smart (47.5k JPY)
    2. Acer Iconia W510 (52k JPY)
    3. DELL Latitude 10 Essentials (50k JPY)

    All are 64GB model and comes with no physical keyboard. The DELL will come with an inner case. (a special deal)

    The DELL is a bit heavier (580g vs 650g I think), perhaps because it comes with a removable battery. (AFAIK) Will that extra 70g be a deal breaker? I would definitely have gone with the DELL if the extra weight wouldn't be a problem. It weighs almost as much as the iPad.

    I hear that the DELL runs significantly cooler than Acer W510 after using for a while. Perhaps there is more material in it to insulate the back more than the other two? Maybe that's why it is heavier.

    Only DELL can be bought with English version of Windows 8 installed but I hear that you can change the language of the non-pro version of Windows 8 as well so this shouldn't be a problem?

    What do you think guys?

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    between those, I'd lean either the Asus or the Dell.

    the weight difference isn't much. I think weight is an overblown issue. If you can get to a store that has some models, you'll realize that even the "heavy" machines of today are only heavy in comparison to the lightest models out there. that's really the best way to figure out if it's too heavy for you.

    if the Dell has a removable battery, that's a major selling point. anyone that's owned a laptop know that batteries are finicky and unreliable. so if you can easily swap, that's a great situation. a removable battery also means that you can have a pair and when one runs out, just swap it for the other. great for when you can't get near an outlet.
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    Just found out that the Latitude Essentials does not come with removable battery. Only the regular model does. And it is a about $60 more expensive.
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    a removable battery is always a wonderful thing. I'd put a tremendous amount of value in being able to replace the battery on my own easily.
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    For that price point the Asus Vivo Tab Smart is the way to go. No removable batter or digitizer on the "essential" L10 but none of them have that for your price range. The Dell L10 with battery and digitizer is $150 more.
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    The Acer w510 I have heard only gets warm in a certain place so it won't be a bother. But it has a 1080p camera and a dock that totals up to 14 hours of battery life. The Asus vivotab is more of a light design wich is the cheapest windows 8 tablet on the market. It does infact have no keyboard but I have heard good reviews as it is god for its price. It has a cool transleve though. And it comes in many colors. The Dell laptop is good though. Removable mattery and more accesories. But its said is a buisness laptop so thats why its so weighty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techwavy View Post
    The Acer w510 I have heard only gets warm in a certain place so it won't be a bother. But it has a 1080p camera and a dock that totals up to 14 hours of battery life. The Asus vivotab is more of a light design wich is the cheapest windows 8 tablet on the market. It does infact have no keyboard but I have heard good reviews as it is god for its price. It has a cool transleve though. And it comes in many colors. The Dell laptop is good though. Removable mattery and more accesories. But its said is a buisness laptop so thats why its so weighty.
    I'm looking at the Acer W510 which does not come with a keyboard dock. The model that comes with the keyboard dock is the W510D. It's about $160 more expensive than the W510, and $220 more expansive than the Asus. The DELL Latitude Essentials model doesn't come with the removal battery unfortunately. Still, the DELL is the best choice IMO because of better warranty (I'm getting this straight from DELL), free inner case, English version of the OS...given that the extra weight won't be a problem. Will I notice the difference of an extra 70g? I know it differs from person to person...but there isn't any way to check prior to getting one.
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    really, all of these machines are good in their own way. there's not much difference anyway. it seems you want the Dell and if you're leaning that way, you wouldn't be making a big mistake if you picked any of these machines.

    is there a reason the Asus is not among your updated list?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    really, all of these machines are good in their own way. there's not much difference anyway. it seems you want the Dell and if you're leaning that way, you wouldn't be making a big mistake if you picked any of these machines.

    is there a reason the Asus is not among your updated list?
    The ASUS is sold by a third party. Claiming warranty support, especially in the case of a usability issue such as lackluster touch responsiveness (I've seen on Dell's twitter feed that they replaced the tablet in such an situation.) , it would be either impossible or be a pain in the butt. Not to mention that I will have to talk in Japanese because these people don't understand any English. Chances are that Dell will have English speaking customer support agents.

    The other thing is that I can choose to get the English version of the OS only with the Dell. No such option with the ASUS or Acer. Even though I think you can change the language to English, having English natively might come in handy when I give it away to a cousin or someone in a couple of years. (I doubt these will have any resale value in a couple of years.)

    On top of it, I get a $30 worth inner case for free. If I buy one for the ASUS, it will become more expensive than the Dell.

    My only question is, will all those 3 pros with the Dell be negated by the extra weight?
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    no one can know except you whether that weight negates the Dell's benefits to you. there's no way you can get your hands on one?
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