Surface or touchscreen laptop

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  1. wyzard

    wyzard New Member

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    Good morning.

    I'm trying to decide between a Windows Surface Tablet or a new Windows 8 laptop with a touchscreen. I know it's a matter of opinion, but am looking for thoughts/suggestions or input from those that may be lucky enough to have both.

    Thank you.
     
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    do u have a laptop at the moment?
    If yes put windows 8 pro on it and use it without touchscreen. WIndows 8 will boost the speed a lot.
    You can still buy a Surface RT and get the awesome tablet feeling;) but i personnally dont think laptop with touchscreen is good since win( works great with mouse, too.

    So buy a tablet and revive your old laptop with win8
     
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    If you don't have a laptop, or your laptop is very old... I suggest getting a new one before a surface RT, because the RT is still only a toy, no native apps etc...

    If your laptop is modern I would suggest buying windows 8 for £25, an you should still have enough money for a surface if you're thinking of a new laptop.

    I have a laptop running windows 8 without a touch screen and it works well, but if I just want to browse the web or write a letter, I get the surface out.
     
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    You could always get surface rt with a cheap desktop for remote pc. This is my plan at the current moment. The weight/form factor of surface rt is too hard to give up. Even against the surface pro, the surface rt has better weight and slimmer design
     
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    On the laptop side there really are no compelling devices out there right now. The best one I have seen so far is the Sony Vaio with an i7, 8GB RAM and a 256 GB HDD, and all of the sensors.
    But its a Sony...
    I would wait for the really good touch-lets to come out.
     
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    Convertible Ultrabook Laptop & Tablet PC | Ideapad Yoga 13 with Windows 8 (US)

    At a Glance:
    Up to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor
    Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro
    13.3" Ultrabook™ with an HD+, IPS display
    Starting at 3.4 lbs
    Up to 8 hours' battery life
    Up to 128GB SSD storage
    Up to 8GB memory

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    I guess that would work for some. I unfortunately have never had any luck with Thinkpads..

    What I really would love is 15.6 touch screen, discrete graphics, minimum of 1080p something that is not an ultrabook. I am not obsessed about battery time per se.

    Then again my XPS with a touch mouse seems to be doing fine for the time being. Though I must confess I do keep trying to touch its screen and sometimes wonder why nothing is happening.. lol
     
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    Well many new Windows 8 Laptops are coming out. Stay tuned and you are sure to find something that will fit your specs :)
     

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