Newbie on Tablets: Need help for buying options.

Discussion in 'What Tablet PC Should I Buy?' started by shane155, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. shane155

    shane155 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    1. What is your budget?
    500 or less.

    2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished?

    yes. Why not?

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

    No preferences.

    4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer?
    • 5 to7-inches
    • 7.1 to 10-inches
    • 10 to 13-inches
    • Above 13-inches
    Not sure -- it would be for school, youtube, movies, and some math programming.

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

    I live in California, USA.

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


    7. How many hours battery life do you require?

    Not many? Plus where I am there is always a charger. College, home, library, etc.

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

    Primarily emailing, web surfing, word processing, notetaking, some programming, and watching youtube videos.

    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?

    No preference.

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

    Microsoft office in general, maybe visual studios sometimes for programming. That is about it.

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

    Not really.

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

    Doesn't matter

    Screen Specifics

    1. Any preference on screen resolution?

    No preference.

    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

    not really.

    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

    I would like a pen.

    Component Specifics

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

    No preference

    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?

    Microusb and sd are okay.

    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?
  2. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    You have a flexible approach so there are lots of alternatives, going for most bang for the buck I'd say that a last generation Surface Pro 4 would be attainable on some sale, and it will likely come bundle with pen and Type Cover in a scenario like that

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