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    Looking for advice on laptop/netbook/tablet

    Hey guys i'm trying to get out ahead of christmas early this year and my g/f really needs a new device for school. the requirements are pretty basic as she doesnt do anything besides browse the internet or type papers/ do presentations.

    must be light weight, at least a 12 in screen, attached keyboard (or a really easy to use touch one), microsoft office is a plus, enough RAM that it won't chug to load a simple web site, and enough hard drive space to store a few semesters worth of work (so like 15-20 GB max) my budget is between 250-400, other than that im pretty wide open on brands, etc. except Dell. fuck them up the butt they get nothing.
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    Re: Looking for advice on laptop/netbook/tablet

    sounds like an RT tablet, esp with the Office requirement, but with Bay Trail a lot of the builds are coming with full Windows. Most of the tablets are 10", though.
    I won't go into the ultrabooks, they're super light at 12" but the cost is usually in the $500+ range.

    If you can wait, the newer Bay Trail or Haswell builds will be fantastic, and they're mostly coming in between $250-$350.

    here's a nice preview: http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/fa...tablet-preview


    A perfect system for her sounds like the lynx: IdeaTab Lynx K3011 11.6" Tablet PC with Windows 8 | Lenovo (US)

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    Re: Looking for advice on laptop/netbook/tablet

    thanks coffee, those look like some good options, the ideatab is sweet but a tad out of my price range.

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    Re: Looking for advice on laptop/netbook/tablet

    yeah, i was thinking of a used one, with all the new models coming out there might be some up on ebay soon

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    Re: Looking for advice on laptop/netbook/tablet

    i tend to shy away from used electronics. just no way to know how well they were treated before you buy it.

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    Re: Looking for advice on laptop/netbook/tablet

    Looks like the Lynx is $299 if you buy today.

    I've always been happy with Lenovo stuff. Picked up a thnkpad twist a while back and it's been great so far. Higher price range than you're looking for, but it also has more power than you need. The Lynx looks like a nice little machine.

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    Re: Looking for advice on laptop/netbook/tablet

    The Asus T100 looks great if you can wait - included dock, bay trail cpu, full Windows, $329

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    Re: Looking for advice on laptop/netbook/tablet

    I really wish some of these options were available back when my old laptop died. There are a lot of great, compact solutions out there for cheap.

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    Re: Looking for advice on laptop/netbook/tablet

    i've got plenty of time to wait, this is a christmas/anniversary gift (yes im one of those shmucks that gets cleaned out from december thru february)

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    Re: Looking for advice on laptop/netbook/tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by MajorMalfunction View Post
    Looks like the Lynx is $299 if you buy today.

    I've always been happy with Lenovo stuff. Picked up a thnkpad twist a while back and it's been great so far. Higher price range than you're looking for, but it also has more power than you need. The Lynx looks like a nice little machine.
    where was this? wish i woulda seen it i totally would have snagged it.

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