Artist looking for a laptop upgrade

Discussion in 'What Tablet PC Should I Buy?' started by homicidalaoakley, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. homicidalaoakley

    homicidalaoakley Pen Pal - Newbie

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    General Questions.

    1. What is your budget?- $500 CAD ($400 USD) max, preferably lower.

    2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished?- absolutely!

    3. Do you prefer a media/mobile tablet like the iPad, Windows tablet PC, or notebook convertible?- No preference.

    4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer?- preferably 13 or above
    • 5 to7-inches
    • 7.1 to 10-inches
    • 10 to 13-inches
    • Above 13-inches

    5. Which country do you intent to purchase from [where do you live]?- Canada

    6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes?- I'm partial to windows and android OS

    7. How many hours battery life do you require?- minimum 3 hours, ideally around 5.

    8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? (Email/Web Surfing/Drawing/Word Processing/Entertainment/Notetaking etc)- Drawing, web surfing and gaming

    9. Do you have an OS preference? For example, do you own an iPhone and a Mac, or are you a Windows fan? Do you own an Android device and use Google services frequently?- I am a windows and android fan. My current laptop runs windows 7, and I use a galaxy s5.

    10. What software and tasks do you intend to run? (Microsoft Office or other Word Processing Suite/Photoshop/3D Studio Max/Autocad etc)- medibang, possibly photoshop

    11. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list.- yes. Stardew valley, portal 1 and 2, plague inc, SOMA.

    12. Would you like to stream content through your home theater system?- not necessarily, but it would be an added bonus.

    Screen Specifics

    1. Any preference on screen resolution?- 1080p or 1440p

    2. Will you be using the tablet outdoors? Do you need to be able to see it through glare from the sun?
    See the above linked FAQ for guidance- It would be an added bonus, but not completely necessary.

    3. Do you require a pen? With or without pressure sensitivity? Do you prefer Wacom EMR, AES or N-trig?
    See the above linked FAQ for guidance- yes, with pressure sensitivity. Preferably wacom, but it doesn't matter too much.

    Component Specifics

    1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? Would you like expandable memory?- at least 8GB of RAM, and 500GB hard drive. Expandable memory would be great, especially if I can save my art to a microSD.

    2. What sort of inputs do you require, if any? Would you like full-sized USB and SD card slots? Are microUSB and microSD ok? Do you require HDMI inputs?- would prefer USB and SD/micro SD. HDMI is appreciated, but not necessary.

    1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above?- comes with a keyboard, or is compatible with bluetooth keyboards.

    2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration?- I'd really appreciate if it would last me at least a few years.
  2. Shogmaster

    Shogmaster Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    How bout you telling us what you are rocking now so we can determine if an "upgrade" is even feasible with your budget, hmm?

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