Looking for a thin 10" tablet w/ finger touch. Please help.

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  1. Dalvi

    Dalvi Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm still waiting for my HP tx2, this one is for a friend of mine. He's basically looking for a thin 10" tablet w/ finger touch. Please help.


    1. What is your budget?
    Under 2000.

    2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished?
    No.

    3. Do you prefer a Slate, Convertible or Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)?
    Slate or some very thin Convertible.

    4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer?
    Compact ~ 10"

    5. Which country do you intent to purchase from?
    USA.

    6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes?
    No.

    7. How many hours battery life do you require?
    2 hours.

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

    9. Do you have an OS preference?
    Windows 7.

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

    10. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list.
    No. Maybe Flash ones.

    Screen Specifics

    1. Do you prefer a standard or widescreen display?
    Either is fine.

    2. What resolution do you prefer?
    1024 minimum.

    3. Do you require the screen to be readable in sunlight?
    No. Only neon light.

    4. Do you prefer your display to be glossy or matte?
    Glossy, but matte is also fine.

    5. Do you require Touch? (Which one: passive or capacitive)
    Finger.

    6. Do you require a Digitizer Pen ? (Which one: Wacom, Finepoint, or N-Trig Technology)
    See explanation below for guidance.
    No.

    7. Do you require pressure sensitivity?
    No

    Component Specifics

    1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require?
    Minimum 60GB HDD, 1GB RAM

    2. Do you require an Optical (CD/DVD) Drive to be built in?
    No.

    3. Do you require ability to add a second Battery or Hard Drive (Modular Bay technology)?
    No.


    Misc
    1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above?
    As thin and lightweight possible.

    2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration?
    This will be a general purpose/presentation PC. If more power needed, a desktop PC will be used.

    Thank you so much for any suggestions!
     
  2. Dalvi

    Dalvi Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Doesn't anybody know of a tablet like this?
     
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  4. frickendevil

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    If you don't mind a convertible, then you could suggest the Gigabyte T1028M, it is 1.3kg (2.9lbs) and about 1.5" thick with a 10" screen. While this is a cheaper option I don't know if you can buy it in the US, only import. I have never heard anyone complain about the service from www.mobilx.hu, which have the T1028M for sale, with shipping for about $700 (US). This laptop is a cross between a netbook and a tablet if thats what he is after.

    Alternatively you could hang out for the Asus eeePC convertible, which will more than likely be on sale in the US.

    The more expensive option is definately with the Fujitsu P series, which has the more powerful processor, better video card, and more than likely a higher quality build.

    However, while definately slower I think netbook/tablets are fine for web, office and movies (perhaps not 720p, but dvd's should be fine)
     
  5. gordoncahill

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    If you can live with 7" there's also the Viliv X70 or the Samsung Q1 series. Or you could pick up a cheap THC shift.

    Gordon
     
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