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Old 12-25-2013, 09:18 PM
 
Location: New York City
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If a tablet won't fit in my pocket I won't buy it. Simple as that.

I walk down the street listening to audiobooks. I don't want to have to carry anything to hold my tablet. I admit the problem is the things being cheap. My Nexus 7-12 died after 14 months.

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I would use a smart phone for that task, not a tablet. Some people use phablets, but to me they’re too small to replace a tablet for business purposes.
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:20 PM
 
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well my brief love affair with any tablet that does not have a full size keyboard is over... I'd consider them fine for vacations or emergencies otherwise I want a full size keyboard running windows... they can't even get Bluetooth controllers working right and don't get me started with clumsy touchscreen typing, and the random behavior of being unable to properly backspace to delete text also that annoying typing option dialog on the right hand side of the space bar that gets accidentally pushed all the time.... reminds me of Google chrome.... clumsy just because.... android still needs work.
The ThinkPad Helix comes with a nearly full size thinkpad precision keyboard that you can attach/detach. It's not like any of those crappy other keyboards that you can buy as addons.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:34 PM
 
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I am in the market for a new tablet. I am currently using an ipad 2....but I have thought of buying a windows tablet instead on an ipad for my next. My issue is that I honestly have no clue what to buy, what's good, and what's bad. It may sound crazy but. Think this is where Apple has an advantage....they basically give you one choice...in a couple of sizes. And it works.

Can someone tell me....what is a good windows tablet in the $700-$800 range, good quality? And why?
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Convertible Ultrabook Laptop & Tablet | Ideapad Yoga 13 with Windows 8 | Lenovo (US)

Good Quality, Yes. Better then the MS offerings IMO.

Why? It's everything you asked for. Widows? Check. Quality? Check. Price? Check.
Might be a little bigger then you want, but this is the best one out there IMO.
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:29 PM
 
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Convertible Ultrabook Laptop & Tablet | Ideapad Yoga 13 with Windows 8 | Lenovo (US)

Good Quality, Yes. Better then the MS offerings IMO.

Why? It's everything you asked for. Widows? Check. Quality? Check. Price? Check.
Might be a little bigger then you want, but this is the best one out there IMO.
Now...if I've got a legal version of Office 2010 can I just install it on this?
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Now...if I've got a legal version of Office 2010 can I just install it on this?
Yep, it's just a regular copy of Windows.
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:00 PM
 
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Convertible Ultrabook Laptop & Tablet | Ideapad Yoga 13 with Windows 8 | Lenovo (US)

Good Quality, Yes. Better then the MS offerings IMO.

Why? It's everything you asked for. Widows? Check. Quality? Check. Price? Check.
Might be a little bigger then you want, but this is the best one out there IMO.
Been doing some research on that. Most of the issues tend to revolve around the issue of the keyboard. Some folks say the keys stick, some keys don't work. I guess my concern would be to have an exposed keyboard like that. When you fold it open, the keyboard is now on the bottom of the machine. In your experience, is that an issue?

There was also someone that said the fans are loud. I just assumed with an SSD, there would not be a fan. My iPad doesn't have one. Is there fan noise with this?
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:46 PM
 
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Tablets that use laptop CPUs tend to have fans. Tablets that use low-power CPUs like Intel Atoms tend not to have fans.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Been doing some research on that. Most of the issues tend to revolve around the issue of the keyboard. Some folks say the keys stick, some keys don't work. I guess my concern would be to have an exposed keyboard like that. When you fold it open, the keyboard is now on the bottom of the machine. In your experience, is that an issue?
I don't have that, I just know that it is a top rated one. Keys don't work? You have to understand these are isolated issues. People complain far more then they compliment. And if they keys don't work you get it replaced under warranty. That "complaint" doesn't even make sense to me.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:08 AM
 
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I don't have that, I just know that it is a top rated one. Keys don't work? You have to understand these are isolated issues. People complain far more then they compliment. And if they keys don't work you get it replaced under warranty. That "complaint" doesn't even make sense to me.
Good point. My concern would be how it holds up over time. Its easy to replace a keyboard that isn't built into the unit.
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