I'm in the market soon for a tablet/slim laptop. I was considering next semester at school picking one up but I'm torn. I'm not sure if I want to get a 'cheap' android based tablet, or a Surface Pro 2, mainly because I don't like being limited with what I can install etc. The problem with the Surface Pro is price. I wouldn't want to go less then 128GB but 8 gigs of RAM is only available in 256Gb+ models.
The other option I was considering is getting a super slim netbook/laptop. Mainly Im going to be using this in class or on a bus. So size/weight is an issue.
I'm not planning on using it for heavy gaming but having that option for something lightweight wouldn't be terrible.
If size/weight wasn't an issue I would go with something like ASUS G75VX
. I bought one for my wife, since her old laptop was dying, and this thing is extremely nice. The 670MX is comparable (some people say better than) the 770M. The only downside I had with it is A) needed more ram but the laptop has space for 4 sticks so I just popped in another 8 gigs B) the default 5400rpm drive it comes with wasn't fast enough so I had to pop a SSD in the 2nd HDD bay.
The refurbished part is it doesn't have a box/documentation. There wasn't any marks or scuffs on the thing. But it's heavy and I dont feel like lugging a 17 inch gaming laptop everywhere would be good for me.
Thoughts? Do I go for expensive "full pc" versatile tablet, or cheaper limited tablet, or a superslim laptop, or netbook? I've done a little research but overall I just see reviews. I'm trying to keep it under a grand overall.
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-Maybe some 'light' gaming Edited, Mar 8th 2014 2:16am by BeanX