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Discussion in 'What Tablet PC Should I Buy?' started by Rockhoward, May 31, 2013.

  1. Rockhoward

    Rockhoward Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I'm looking for something to be able to draw on, main priority is running Photoshop CS6 or what will come beyond. Something that can also run Maya or 3D Max current versions also would be great but photoshop/2D is priority.

    1. What is your budget?

    1000-2000$
    Higher if something has everything I need

    2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished?

    Yes

    3. Do you prefer a media/mobile tablet like the iPad, Windows tablet PC, or notebook convertible?

    Convertible, Could be heavy as hell, I'm a big guy weight is not an issue.

    4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer?

    Big screen, big resolution.


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

    USA

    6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes?

    Nope

    7. How many hours battery life do you require?

    Any, I would be around power sources often.

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

    Drawing, possibly games to some degree since I tinker in game development

    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?

    Windows, which version it ships with isn't that big of a deal.

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

    Photoshop, Flash, Maya.


    11. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list.

    I would like to be able to game but secondary concern, I have a gaming desktop/workstation already.

    12. Would you like to stream content through your home theater system?

    Maybe?

    Screen Specifics

    1. Any preference on screen resolution?

    Bigger the Better

    2. Will you be using the tablet outdoors? Do you need to be able to see it through glare from the sun?

    Not really.

    3. Do you require a pen? With or without pressure sensitivity? Do you prefer Wacom or N-trig?

    I haven't had a good chance to play around with either but a sensitive pen yes.

    Component Specifics

    1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? Would you like expandable memory?

    500GB, Big is better but if I can hook into a portable HD that is fine too.

    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?

    full sized USB would be great.

    Misc
    1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above?

    2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration?

    Something would Gorilla Glass or like technology.
     
  2. stoneseeker

    stoneseeker Animator and Art Director Senior Member

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    Biggest screen in a current device, most powerful available in a tablet, wacom penabled, heavy convertible, long battery life, capable of light 3D work...

    Fujitsu T902 qualifies best.
    Also, you could look for a deal on a Fujitsu T901 with Nvidia GPU, but the resolution is lower.

    the other big screen tablets out there are the:
    Modbook Pro
    Taichi 13
    upcoming Toshiba device? (may not have pen support)

    Another contender for power but not screen size or resolution is the Lenovo X230t. Seen some cool 3D work done on that thing as well: Yeti Sculpt by ~sourgasm on deviantART
     
  3. Shogmaster

    Shogmaster Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Taichi 13 is best avoided with it's N-trig pen IMO.
     
  4. Zero

    Zero Scribbler - Standard Member

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    There should be Haswell tablets coming out this year.
     
  5. Zero

    Zero Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Here is a T902 on sale.

    Fujitsu LifeBook T902 (SPFC-T902-003) 13.3" Tablet PC - Newegg.com

    You might be able to get $100 off by using a certain coupon. I think the only review there was from a troll.


    BTW here is some important info on the T902 from Newegg.

     
  6. stoneseeker

    stoneseeker Animator and Art Director Senior Member

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    Agreed. Especially true if your planning on using adobe suite or painter.
    I simply listed the other large devices with active digitizer I was aware of for the sake of completeness in regards to the OP's desire for a large screen tablet. I also don't recommend the modbook, but it's still an option for the OP to compare the T902 against.
     
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