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Hello guys first i want to say it might take me awhile to reply back because i lost my power thanks to hurricane sandy since 3pm -_- guess today isn't my day. Well ok back on topic i want to get a tablet that can me a laptop replacement i currently have a laptop not the best but hey it works its a first gen i3 with 4 gigs of ram it works. The os really doesn't matter to me i am flexible about that but i really don't like apple and anyway i don't think the ipad has enough flexibility to be a laptop replacement , so android or windows. I am money tight right now so i don't want it to be 700 or 600 cheap as possible please. I would also maybe like to have a keyboard like the Surface or the transformer. I am a little sceptical about the surface keyboard mount because it looks like it has to be used on a flat surface to stand up as the transformer doesn't so thanks for the help guys looking forward to the answers. smile.gif
 
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I think you pretty much answered your own question.

I own the Transformer and I love it. An actual tactile keyboard for when I do need to type. Another 9hr* battery built into it. USB, SD slot. Hell, even a mouse works on it. I've not had a portable HDD not recognize yet either.
The tablet it self is quite spiffy, too. Micro HDMI, Micro SD and a Tegra 3. What more could you want?

Really, to me it's the only viable unit to replace a laptop and have both worlds.

The only set back may be the price tag [no idea about U.S prices] but there is essentially 3 models to choose from.

TF300+Dock is the cheapest. Same hardware as the Prime and Infinity [apart from the Infinity's Full HD], but the actual display quality isn't as good as the later models. Slightly thicker and is completely housed in plastic.

Transformer Prime i believe is discontinued, but you should still be able to snatch it up somewhere. Only HD display, but better quality over the TF300. Full brushed steel body.

Transformer Infinity, same as the prime. Full brushed steel body but with a Full HD display.

Keep us informed on your decision and thoughts!
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What about a chromebook, and throw Ubuntu or other linux distro on it?
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Playbook all the way. Considering they've dropped to nearly $100 at BestBuy/Futureshop they're a steal. Not that I expect you to chose one over an Asus Transformer, but I'm just loving my Playbook for what it's worth. If you're just looking for an email/browser/notetaker you might want to take a peak at it. Comes to $200 or so with the keyboard/case.

Similar stand to to Surface though, keep that in mind.
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post #5 of 19
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Ok hey guys thanks for the help i am going to replay to everyone in this post. Ok as for the chromebook I don't think it has a HDD and the storage is online. I also wanted a touch screen. Now the playbook, the playbook looks nice but i dont think its 7 inch screen size can hold up for a laptop replacement. And now for the infinity, the infinity looks very nice. Nice cpu and Gpu But the 1 gb of ram scares me as it would be used very fast. The price of 630 for the Pad and the dock is a little expensive. The surface with windows pro specs look amazing but the price will be around the same as the infinity. How about tablets that don't have keyboards and recommends with that.
 
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The new nexus 10 is a decent choice without a keyboard. https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_10_16gb The price is also nice for those specs. Should be out on November 13
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Also, what will you use the tablet for? Note taking, gaming, work?
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Also, what will you use the tablet for? Note taking, gaming, work?
It will be used for web browsing. Maybe Typing papers and a few games nothing heavy or crazy hard but it will be doing heavy web browsing man that nexus 10 looks amazing but will that CPU be strong enough doesn't the nexus 7 have a stronger one it seems like a dumb move to but a dual core in a tablet like that.
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If you are typing lots of papers I would get the $250 chrome book instead. I used an og transformer for a while it is not good laptop replacement it gets old after a while.

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It will be used for web browsing. Maybe Typing papers and a few games nothing heavy or crazy hard but it will be doing heavy web browsing man that nexus 10 looks amazing but will that CPU be strong enough doesn't the nexus 7 have a stronger one it seems like a dumb move to but a dual core in a tablet like that.
The dual core in the nexus 10 is a new architecture and destroys pretty much every mobile quad core on the market today. But for typing, you might be better off getting windows 8, editing a document on android and iOS is a pain
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