Looking for: Battery Life, Note Taking, >$2000

Discussion in 'What Tablet PC Should I Buy?' started by fldrice, Sep 27, 2008.

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  1. skunkboy72

    skunkboy72 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hey all,

    Just came here looking for suggestions for a new tablet pc. The main function for the computer would be writing and storing notes from class. I am a freshmen in a five year program so reliability and long life is important. Next would be a long battery life so I don't have to worry about plugging in, in case there are no sockets in the classroom or something. Integrated wi-fi is a must. Finally, some basic 3d gaming function, everything on lower settings is fine, as long as most games will run. My budget is somewhere around $1500 to $2000.

    Thanks for the Help!

    PS. I might be able to get a discount from IBM, I know someone who knows someone. ;) but it doesn't have to be from them.
     
  2. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Senior Member

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    if you fill out the faq in this forum we will be able to offer you better recommendations.
     
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    leaftye Old timer Super Moderator

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    Define: long battery life.
     
  4. dmlerner

    dmlerner Scribbler - Standard Member

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    T2010 has beautiful screen, long life, plays basic games fine. Do fill out the FAQ though.
     
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    Seb656 Fujitsu T2010 User

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    ^^^^ What he said

    I actually found out recently my T2010 can run Spore. Needless to say I am quite happy.
     
  6. skunkboy72

    skunkboy72 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    General Questions.

    1. What is your budget?
    >$2000

    2. Do you prefer a Slate, Convertible or Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)?
    Convertible

    3. What size Tablet PC would you prefer?
    * Mainstream ~ 12.1"
    or
    * Large ~ 14"

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

    5. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes?
    no

    6. How many hours battery life do you require?
    greater than 5 hours

    7. What do you intend to use the Tablet for?
    note taking, web browsing, "office" type stuff, basic computer gaming

    8. Do you have an OS preference?
    windows

    9. What software and tasks do you intend to run?
    office, maybe photoshop, itunes, the more multitasking ability the better

    10. Do you intend playing Games. If so please list.
    Call of Duty, Half-Life(Source games), STALKER, the Witcher, Blizzard Games

    Screen Specifics

    1. Do you prefer standard or widescreen?
    i prefer widescreen, but standard is fine

    2. What resolution do you prefer?
    * SXGA - 1400x1050 ~ Small text and graphic icons which require good vision but the gain is a much larger screen.

    3. Do you require an Indoor only or Indoor/Outdoor screen option?
    no

    4. Do you require a Passive or Active Digitizer?
    active

    5. Do you require Wacom, Finepoint, or N-Trig Technology?
    no


    Component Specifics

    1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require?
    100ish GB

    2. Do you require an Optical Drive?
    yes

    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?

    2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration?
    reliability/long life, I will be in school 5 years so I want it to last

    While filling this out I got to thinking, maybe buy a cheaper tablet and get a desktop for gaming, but was wondering how well the cheaper tablets work.
     
  7. fldrice

    fldrice Pen Pal - Newbie

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    The ability to "3d play games" and have great battery life don't really go hand-in-hand. My suggestion is get a well-built business tablet with a minimum of warranty of 3-years since this will be used for school. I think the 2730p offers the best combination between battery life and size right now but you may be able to get a 2710p or x61t for cheaper if you can stand not having a touchpad.
     
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