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Purchase Template: 2 in 1 notebook/tablet for light use


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#1 blubblub

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 03:52 AM

My budget for the new computer is:

€300 - €500

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? 
Web browsing, watching some videos, do some light work in office.

What software do you intend on using on the computer? 
MS Office, Xbmc and SPSS

Do you play games? If so, what type of games? 

Well not really, I mean no counter strike, Halo, etc. I sometimes download a small game like angry birds, but nothing fancy.

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? 

I normally tend to close a program when I'm not using it, and try to run two or three programs max at the same time (i.e. my webbrowser is often open and Excel and sometimes a third program)

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?

No.

Will you be overclocking?

No.

Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?
The Netherlands

How many monitors are you planning to use?
Uh, one. 

 

 

Do you need peripherals? OS?
I like it to be 64bit Windows 8.1. I can get this myself if needed.

Touchscreen is a must. I'm looking for a 2 in 1, so a laptop/notebook of which you can flip the screen so it becomes a sort of tablet. I don't mind a bit of weight and probably prefer a non-detachable keyboard (I really like physical keyboards).


Any particular reason why you are upgrading?
I currently have a very old acer aspire one and a very old cheap tablet (arnova). These are both getting very slow even when I only run ubuntu on it. I like the small size of the acer and would like to replace both machines by one. So either a 11.6 or 13.3 inch will probably be the max screen size. I've been looking at the Toshiba Satellite L10 WB102 (cheapest), HP Pavilion X360 11N050ND (middle), Asus Transformer Book Flip 300LADW123 (most expensive of the three and also too expensive), but if you have another alternative I'm all ears. I guess processing & internet speed are most important. Gaming and Graphical capabilities not so much. 

Thanks in advance for any tips or suggestions.



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 10:49 AM

Another interesting one: Asus Transformer Book T200TA, Seems to be better than the Toshiba Satellite but is 32 bit only :-(.



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 05:47 PM

I think your budget is a bit unrealistic when it comes to ' new ' and Five-hundred dollar convertible tablet/pc.

 

Have a look here at a list of current ones recently reviewed.

 

I guess you could find one you like in a used or maybe yesteryears model.  But then that is not necessarily new.

 

I like the ones with the 5300 graphics as that is intels current ' standard' but the 4600 graphics are more than capable too for what your looking for.

 

Maybe a Chromebook is more something in your realm of budget.



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:27 AM

Thanks YeahBleeping for your reply. My apologies for perhaps not being clear. I'm not looking to replace my desktop and large laptop, but looking to replace my main mobile devices: a very old arnova tablet and acer aspire one (which had win xp on it).

I'm looking at Toshiba Satellite L10 WB102 (around €400) or the HP Pavilion 11-n070eg x360 Convertible (also around € 400). Which of these two might be preferred?



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 05:18 PM

It looks like the Toshiba edges out the HP in the comparison.  I would go for the Toshiba simply based on its USB 3.0 over the HP. with no 3.0 ports.



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Posted 27 February 2015 - 02:07 AM

Thanks for the reply. I went with the Toshiba and so far very pleased. Only had a problem with windows update, but after attempting various options it seems to work now. 



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Posted 27 February 2015 - 04:11 PM

Sounds Great ! Glad we were able to help you find one that works for you!






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