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Hey guys,

I am in need of a computer for school, and I started my search, naturally, with laptops. But since I will only be using this machine for Office programs and internet browsing, I felt it was unnecessary to spend the money for a laptop. So I then started to look at netbooks and then on to tablets.

I have found 2 that seem to be reasonably priced and offer what I am looking for. Mainly I am looking for a tablet running Windows ($500 - $600).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215081

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230031

Since I am not as familiar with mobile computing as I am the sedentary version, I am curious as to what those who are more versed in this area think of these two machines, and which one listed (or an alternative) would best suite my needs. Thanks in advance.
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I just got an Asus transformer tablet you can get it with a keyboard dock which makes it like a netbook. I really like mine.
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Do you really want to be typing up huge papers on a tablet?
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post #4 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by cavallino;14467636 
I just got an Asus transformer tablet you can get it with a keyboard dock which makes it like a netbook. I really like mine.


I was thinking precisely this, but it runs Android...

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xero.;14467665 
I was thinking precisely this, but it runs Android...

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There is an app called Quick Office Pro that acts just like MS Office suite minus a couple programs. I use it to edit last minute papers. biggrin.gif
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Go with asus and stay away from acer, nothing but problems with the one i have, and never had a problem with my asus netbooks. love them both one for me and one for the wife and 1 year later still running like new. Was playing with the Transformer at Office Depot about a week ago and really enjoyed it and since I am already familiar with Android it was great. Thinking of replacing my netbook with one and giving my netbook to my daughter for college.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xero.;14467665 
I was thinking precisely this, but it runs Android...

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It comes with polaris office which is pretty good. That said I think a tablet is only good for taking notes but not really for full papers.
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DO NOT get a tablet for college... You'll end up buying a laptop and return the tablet like many others have. School work in college is much more than internet browsing and microsoft office... YOU WILL REGRET GETTING A TABLET FOR COLLEGE frown.gif
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by robwadeson;14467903 
DO NOT get a tablet for college... You'll end up buying a laptop and return the tablet like many others have. School work in college is much more than internet browsing and microsoft office... YOU WILL REGRET GETTING A TABLET FOR COLLEGE frown.gif

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Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll clarify my situation a bit. I am not new to college, I am well aware of the work involved. Any long papers will be done on my desktop, not tablet. The sole use of the tablet will be taking lecture notes in word and/or on ppt slides, as well as viewing said slides. I have been taking handwritten notes for 3 yrs and my handwriting is illegible so I wanted to try something new.

I am aware of the Transformer, and I did consider it. I do not, however, wish to use the android OS, as I feel it will be much more convenient to simply use windows for the sake of keeping files and programs consistent across my devices.

Thanks again for the feedback.
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