I am in the IT field and need to replace my personal laptop. My home use of my laptop is 75% basic user (internet/email) and 25% IT related stuff. I am currently running Windows 7 and love it. I have an older Android tablet that I may get replaced as a christmas present as well. I would like to get another Windows 7 laptop, which I can still find in some places. My specs for a laptop would be 1TB hard drive, i7 processor (or maybe settle for an i5), 8GB RAM, and a multi card reader would be a plus. I was asked why I don't just get a tablet with a dockable keyboard like Surface. I'm not sure if I am ready for the change to completely mobile, plus I don't think I can give up my num pad or go to Windows 8. Does anyone know of an Ultrabook with a full keyboard or if I go the tablet route, a tablet with a full keyboard availability? I like the concept of the Surface and snap on keyboard. I also like the concept of convertible laptops. The Dell XPS convertible is pretty neat. For IT people out there, is Windows 8 in a tablet environment bad? I've used it on a desktop a couple of times and wanted to bang my head against the desk. My plans for my old laptop involve hooking up to a TV for media center, so it will still be around somewhere.
If I decide to go the mobile route, Windows 8 or Android? I currently use my Android exclusively to play games on. (I have a company iPhone, iOS7 is nice, so Apple isn't completely out of the picture.)
Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
Edited by nikkij07, 16 November 2013 - 11:32 AM.