Hi all. I've returned to my favorite computer help site to see if you can help me make a decision on a tablet for my birthday.
The issue is that my family doesn't have very much money so we're going to be ordering through airmiles Canada which we have plenty of. Because of this I'm limited in what I can get so I only ask if you can keep your recommendation only between the tablets that I list here as those are the only ones I can get.
So with that out of the way, I like to jailbreak my devices. I like to be able to read all my comics in Comical or other similar programs. I like to create and edit music on programs like steinburg cubasic and use programs like the Kaossolator pad emulator thing. I like drawing so I'll use one of the artist programs that are availible.
But mostly I like to game, watch movies and read comic books on tablets, listen to music and tinker around.
So now I'm gonna list off the tablets, give a couple thoughts and then hopefully someone can help me make a decision (I'm a piss poor decision maker)
The first is the Asus Predator 8
This is the one I'm looking at the heaviest. It seems to have the speed and power to do everything I want. Since I want it for games and tinkering, and if it has the performance for games it should be able to do everything else, and look sexy in the process. Now I'd like to say that I'm not computer illiterate so I completely recognize that many people get bamboozled by lights and whistles and buy a terrible product that looks pretty. I generally stick to functionality over form but it pains me to say that coolness is a factor and the asus predator has a lot of it. Low battery life though
The second is the HP Pavilion 10-n130ca x2 Detachable Notebook - 64GB - 10''
This looks really nice. It has windows 10 so the possibilities are there. The issue is that it's kinda slow. Has B&O sound which is awesome because I'm a big music guy. Bigger screen for videos and comics which is a big seller on me. With the slower processor though I wonder if it will be able to do lots of tasks at once. Especially considering it's windows 10 I can run more hardware intensive programs. Has the keyboard thing which is very cool. Looks pretty cool too so it's got some style points. However HP has kinda crappy customer support and they're never known for having the greatest of hardware.
The last of my options is the Lenovo Ideapad Miix 300 64GB Windows Tablet - 10.1''
Say's it's good for both work and play. Again, kinda slow ram and processor but has the big 10" screen. Not sure how it stacks up against the HP pavillion one though.
So as you can see I'm really really eyeing the predator because of it's ability to play games and run more taxing programs. But I'm sure I'll get more going with windows 10, but it might run a lot slower. On the other hand the predator has kinda crappy battery life, but it looks so fast and cool.
I need help guys. I'm in existential crisis mode. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.