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Old 05-31-2013, 10:54 PM
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Not sure if you are still looking to buy a tablet/laptop, but I give +1 for Asus VivoBook X202E. This laptop should suffice even for a CompSci student. This tablet right now sells for $449 at the Microsoft Store, but go to a MS store with your student ID and shamelessly ask and get a 10% student discount. So, an i3 Windows 8 touch computer that is pretty light for $404.

BTW, if you buy the X202E, don't bother buying a warranty (~$200) at the MS Store. If you must buy a warranty, buy it at SquareTrade for $99. ($79 if you get the computer's price to under $400.)
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:40 PM
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I think first you need to decide what size you want.

I have a 7 inch Nexus 7. I would not buy a 10 inch but I have had someone brag to me about his 10 inch as though that makes it better. You must consider how you will use it. A 7 inch fits in a pocket, a 10 inch does not. I walk down the street with the tablet in my pocket listening to audiobooks all of the time. I would not think about buying a 10 inch or bigger.

But it is about how you use it.

The problem with my Nexus 7 is that it is the old 8 gig model and does not have a microSD slot. 16 gig would not be much better though. A microSD slot would mean I could have music and videos and data all on separate cards and no problem with running out of space.

I am keeping an eye on the Hyundai T7s. It is mostly like the Nexus 7 with a rear camera and a microSD slot and under $200. Not too much info on durability and reliability yet. The battery may not last the 8 hours of the Nexus either, more like 5.


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