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Tablet PC search
07-16-2013, 16:29
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Hello guys,

I would like to buy a tablet this or next month.
My current cellphone is a Samsung Galaxy S2.
However, this doesn't automatically mean that I want an Android tablet.

The main reason why I want the tablet is to replace my working laptop.
So there is no need for me to take it with me, unbox it and turn it on.
(And vice versa.)
This means I would connect my future tablet to an HD monitor, and use a bluetooth mouse + keyboard.
Of course it's also possible that I take the tablet to another room for "lounge surfing" Big Grin
Also even for outside.

My main requirements (for the tablet) are:
- Full HD display
- at least 16 GB internal memory
- at least 10,1"
- no mobile Internet, only WiFi

Interesting tablets for me are
- Galaxy Tab 3
- Asus Memopad HD
- Microsoft Surface Pro
- Acer Iconia W700P

Any ideas, suggestions etc?

Thanks.

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07-16-2013, 19:26
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We've got some ASUS tablets in the company I work for. They're pretty nice and work perfectly fine. There's also some new Windows RT thingy running on them instead of Android, it seems to be very fast.

Don't really like the way Metro looks like, though.

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07-16-2013, 19:53
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Thanks for your feedback, old friend Smile

The price difference between Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 Pro is huge,
but with Win8 Pro you're almost independent.

The Asus tabs look fine to me, but there was one thing that made me doubtful:
The resolution of 1920x1200
I mean why this stupid resolution??
Most tabs work either with 1280x800 or with 1920x1080.
Having a tablet whose res is full hd would mean there wouldn't be any problem to connect it to an HD monitor or TV.
But with 1920x1200 I have no idea if this would work without any problems.

I saw some videos about the Samsung Ativ Q.
Really cool, but too expensive and I have no idea if I would ever use so many of its possibilities.

Para, in your company, do they connect their tablets also to monitors, or do they simply use them as normal tablets?

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07-16-2013, 21:28 (This post was last modified: 07-16-2013 21:30 by dage5.)
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(07-16-2013 19:53)Nightmare85 Wrote:  The Asus tabs look fine to me, but there was one thing that made me doubtful:
The resolution of 1920x1200
I mean why this stupid resolution??
Most tabs work either with 1280x800 or with 1920x1080.
Having a tablet whose res is full hd would mean there wouldn't be any problem to connect it to an HD monitor or TV.
But with 1920x1200 I have no idea if this would work without any problems.
Well 1920x1200 means that you have better resolution than full HD. Tongue

It would probably work but there would be black strips on sides... Or it would not work at all but I can't imagine they would not think about it.

You still can connect it to my monitor because I have the same resolution. Big Grin

When I do something on 16:9 I feel like it is sooo wide but still so small, especially when working with Word. xD I am used to 16:10 too much.

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07-16-2013, 23:02 (This post was last modified: 07-16-2013 23:06 by _RattleSN4K3_.)
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A android tablet basically ouputs the resoution in a different size. I can speak for some of the Android tablets, you can get FullHD output without having a physical monitor resolution of FullHD.

One think you didn't mention and ... which is my main concern when buying new stuff ... what's the price compared to the quality/quantity of features and how much you want to spend on it.

And i can gara-damn-tee that Tablets of the current-gen don't last long. PC will stay a PC. Not like a Tablet. Even the nowadays tablets are different to the ones from 10 years ago (before i-Devices ... some may know them Wink Tongue).

Android nor iOS never fits in a work scheme. You won't get the full workflow of a full multi task system (*cough* not speaking of Win8 Modern UI *cough*) on these both mobile system. Windows RT is basically has that problem in a minor degree. But you only get limited access to your system (well not a big difference to non-jailbreaked iOS or non-rooted android).

If money is not a problem, some of the new ASUS laptops (if you prefer a Windows/Linux setup) like the TAICHI or the Transformer BOOK! would be my choice for having a tablet-like experience. In 10 years, your smart phone will be as big as the current tablets - +7'' Wink. And in 20 years, ... .
Who knows ...

Here are some references:
ASUS Transformer Book



ASUS TAICHI



Check some (video) reviews to get a better objective view on these products. However, i recommend these two. (but i prefer ASUS Zenbook Wink).

If you're a Mac guy, you won't get past a MacBook Air. Don't buy a iPad. It's a gaming/meda center.

If you wan't to get the full experience of many products of the same brand, stay with Samsung or Apple products (mostly differ in prices).

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In short:
A tablet is never working as a standalone/laptop PC replacement. Try printing on mobile devices...
Tablet's are the new netbooks Wink. There's are cheap/less-expensive convertibles or Ultrabooks with Touch.

Keep in mind. A X86-Architecture is worse for mobile devices. The most Windows RT devices are getting to hot (not working for a lap-tablet) or usaully drain the battery that quick, you won't get the fully mobility advantages.

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07-16-2013, 23:45
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Thank you all for your feedbacks!

Currently, I'm using my working laptop mostly for:
- simply surfing (Amazon, forums, youporn eh I mean youtube Big Grin)
- watching some movies (yes, think what you want)
- sometimes watching soccer matches (live stream)
- working with Excel

This is more or less most of the stuff I'm doing.
So no games (unlikely for me, I know) and no special software.

My requirements aren't so high so in theory a new tablet might satisfy me.
The only thing is that I cannot imagine to sit in front of it for hours because of the small screen.
I mean normal people work on monitors with 20 - 24 inches.
So even 13,3 inches would be a step backwards - if you want to use like a normal PC.

The Asus transformer book looks good and I saw it on Amazon a while ago.
Surely it's not cheap but I think for me it would be more price efficient to get a tablet that doesn't have any keyboard attached.
A simply small bluetooth keyboard costs about 20 €.

My tablet should be able to let me do the things I already mentioned and additionally
I would also like to use it as a note holder (music notes, when I play on my music keyboard).
I can't read notes yet, but I'll learn it the next week Big Grin
(My parents are musicians...)

For me it's not such a big problem to spend a bit more money, but it must be used efficiently.
(You don't buy a high-end gaming PC to play Solitaire and to be on Facebook the whole day, do you? Wink )

Cheers!

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07-16-2013, 23:54
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Lenovo Ideacentre Horizon 27
http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/lenovo-...61100.html
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A tablet is currently a step back in any case. It works for me as addition but i would never replace a standalone/laptop.

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07-16-2013, 23:59 (This post was last modified: 07-16-2013 23:59 by Nightmare85.)
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LOL.

"Hey guys, what do you think about my tablet?"
"What tablet? I only see a big television."

Edit
Well, best thing would be a laptop and a tablet...

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07-19-2013, 01:51
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By the way,
I found some good videos on Youtube that answer some of my question.
If anybody of you has the same thoughts to get a tablet in order to use it as a laptop (additionally to its normal use), try these:


(Also part 1 of it.)

Really interesting!

Cheers!

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07-22-2013, 14:09
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A standalone PC of equal quality (and performance) will only cost 200EUR. Android never fits when you're working on your device. Everything he's mention (and which is quite working well) is mulitmedia based.

You should definitely check all the OS of the devices. The hardware is more or less the same for all devices (probably more expensive for iOS).

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