Laptop or ???

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  1. Wayne Orwig

    Wayne Orwig Active Member

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    Any good hardware rumors on the SP 4 yet?
    My daily use machine is an old 15 inch laptop. The old battery is shot, it is slow, and heavy.
    I have a Surface pro 1. It performs well, but the 10 inch screen is too small for daily use. And the keyboard/touchpad are nice and portable, but not so good as a laptop. And I need a rigidly attached keyboard. It is used as my portable 'do it all' machine. Adding an external monitor is out.
    So I have been looking at larger laptops with touch screens. I'm not impressed by anything except the HP Spectre X360. The Surface Pro 3 is out, because I actually use it as a LAP top, and need a rigidly attached keyboard. I'm not sure I want to downsize to 13 inch.
    So I am looking for a rigid keyboard AND great touchpad, touchscreen, and at least 14 inch.
     
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    Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga, there are 12, 14 and 15 inch versions. I used 12inch version before I switched to SP3. It's wacom enabled device, so touch and digitizer capabilities are great, solid battery life, it's very well built and pretty light considering it's sturdyness.
     
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    14" Lenovo X1 Carbon Touchscreen or maybe T450s.
     
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    dell xps 12 with flipscreen was my laptop/tablet before surface. Great machine, but I have not regretted moving to a Surface Pro 3 at all.
     
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    Since this seems not to be a Surface issue at this point it's being moved to off topic
     
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    My vote goes for the new XPS13... looks to be a fantasitc machine!
     
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    Only problem with new xps 13 is....it's just a laptop.
     
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    Your options are limited in 14" or larger. I think the X1 is probably your best bet but the Flex 3 is cheaper although thicker and heavier.
     
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    Still touchscreen though :) so goes a little further than the average.
     

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