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What to replace my laptop with?

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#1 nikkij07


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:32 AM

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.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 02:38 PM

Asus Transformer 701 performs nicely and has a keyboard available. If you want to go the Android tablet with keyboard route.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:53 PM

If you work in IT don't buy gizmos, touchscreens, all in ones etc., they break. Get a good standard Pro-Book or Elite-Book (HP) or something equivalent... You can upgrade them as you move forward, and when your OS is outdated you can drop Linux on them for another extended lifetime of use.... Don't get sucked into the commercial junk.

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