Old convertibles with stylus

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  1. Mooni_nooni

    Mooni_nooni Pen Pal - Newbie

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    What options are there for old convertibles with stylus tech?
    My parents are forcing me into a $400-$500 budget and I can't find any strong models at a low price.
     
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    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    The first generation Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga (12-inch) was really good (Wacom EMR). I also liked the Sony Flip 15A and Acer Aspire R7-572 (N-Trig). And in Wacom Active ES tech, there was the Dell 7568 which was the cheapest of the bunch new and the Thinkpad Yoga 14.
     
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    jnjroach Surface MVP Super Moderator

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    What are you using it for? The Surface 3 would be in your price point...
     
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    Mooni_nooni Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I never had the chance to have my own personal computer that was strong enough to do anything.
    I want obviously draw on it, I surely use PS but I never need more than 10 layers or even 5.
    I also use paintstorm a lot too
    And do some gaming on it, not any AAA games tho just something like guilty gear xrd on low fps . I'd not have hard standards I just want to play .
    My parents went crazy cuz I wanted to buy a lenovo flex 5 for 650$
     
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    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Stay away from Atom processors for Photoshop (or much anything else)! To get the most from Paintstorm, discrete graphics help a lot.
     
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    How big a screen do you need?

    If you can get by with 12" at 1280 x 800, then the HP Elitebook 2760p is a fantastic little machine, super-cute with Wacom EMR and more than enough horsepower to handle big Photoshop documents.

    And these days you can get them for around $200

    There's always lots of them on eBay...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-EliteBoo...464187?hash=item1ec6b056bb:g:2YwAAOSwUKxYdms0

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-EliteBoo...644154?hash=item1a2ddd8dba:g:HpQAAOSw1BlZPIco

    They're obviously not modern and super thin, the battery life isn't anything great, -and the finger touch interface basically isn't there, but you can draw on them better than many of today's devices, and in many of the places where it counts, they're punchy, reliable little computers. I think they hold up really well today.
     
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    Pretty ugly cute thing actually XD
    That's not bad actually idk what my mum would think of it if she sees it. But for that price and 12 inch is good as a last resort in my mind
    Thank you so Much tho the store next to my house has a Asus ee slate bpbp refurbished, wouldn't that be a better choice or not?
     
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    Aahhhhhhhh I need to keep that in mind if I use paintstorm ,this makes things harder
     
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    If you're not too technically savvy, I also advise you to buy as new a device as you can afford. For starters, hard drives on old machines are bound to wear out and need replacement. It will also be difficult to find driver and software support for Windows 8 and older machines.
     
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