Tablet for "traveling" non profit

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  1. lisahospets

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    I run a small non profit assisting senior citizens. I cover the entire county and visit with each senior monthly. I use Access and Access forms and reports almost daily. I would also like to be able to have consent forms the seniors can sign electronically so that I dont have to print out, obtian signature and then scan. Thanks!

    General Questions.

    1. What is your budget? up to $600
    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? Windows Tablet PC
    4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? 10 to 13 inches
    •5 to7-inches
    •7.1 to 10-inches
    •10 to 13-inches
    •Above 13-inches

    5. Which country do you intent to purchase from [where do you live]? USA6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes? No, need to use Microsoft Office Apps

    7. How many hours battery life do you require? 8 hours
    8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? (Email/Web Surfing/Drawing/Word Processing/Entertainment/Notetaking etc) Email, updating Access database, would like to be able to use forms and obtain signatures, camera would also be nice to have

    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? Must be able to use Microsoft Access and Access forms

    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

    11. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list. Some games would be nice, matching games, card games etc

    12. Would you like to stream content through your home theater system? No

    Screen Specifics

    1. Any preference on screen resolution? No

    2. Will you be using the tablet outdoors? Do you need to be able to see it through glare from the sun? No
    See the above linked FAQ for guidance

    3. Do you require a pen? With or without pressure sensitivity? Do you prefer Wacom or N-trig? Yes for signatures on forms
    See the above linked FAQ for guidance

    Component Specifics

    1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? Would you like expandable memory? at least 16GB
    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? regular USB
    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? Would like to be able to have forms signed, must be able to use Access and Access forms, would like to be able to sync with home pc

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