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  1. origr15's Avatar
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    Hi everybody!

    I'm in a bit of a dilemma , i really want a windows 8 tablet (pro not rt because of it being able to only run ie10) but i must compare it to the asus transformer pad infinity which one if not the best tablets out there .
    My problem is that i hate apple but i want a good screen with a 1080p resolution , all the windows 8 tablets out there are with such a low resolution that if i pinch zoom even a little bit it pixelates ...
    The only tablet that i could find that would fit my infinity standart is the transformer book it's not out yet , and with the i5 or i7 it will cost ... and will be heavy ... and be 13 inch screen..

    So my question is - is there a windows 8 tablet out there that can beat the infinity (this is not windows vs android thing ... i like windows 8 much much better) ?
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    What are going to be your uses for it? It really is hard to beat an iPad unless you have specific needs. I had a surface rt and transformer, and I have a nexus 7, fire hd, iPad mini. The Mini has by far been my favorite.

    Do you need a full computer in your tablet?
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    I think HP has a very nice laptop with a detachable screen, released a few months ago. Got great reviews etcetera as far as i know... Sorry for the unspecific advice :/
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    Get a Lenevo thinkpad. It will fulfill all your tablet and PC needs. Trust me it's great. There are many thinkpad of Lenevo, so choose accordingly. See its reviews in web. Best of luck.
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    Can you provide a model or link? I cant seem to find one.
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    Im not looking for a laptop , im looking for a tablet like the infinity with a keyboard dock , yet has at least the same powers as the infinity , is there any?
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    The Surface Pro or the Acer Iconia W700 are great FHD tablet
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    Thank you ! But my problem remains as the w700 is very pricy here in Israel and the surface isn't sold here yet.
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    Lenovo Helix if you need a full power convertible device


    no device is going to have the form factor and screen resolution you are asking for and be cheap
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    Keep in mind, one of the OP's criteria is a 1080p display. Having owned a ThinkPad Tablet 2, I can tell you the screen is decent, but not great when compared to full HD. I would say the w700 is one the right track, as is the Surface Pro, but both seem to be out of his price range. The new 11" Yoga with full Windows 8 (not RT) will be out in June at $799; that might fit the bill, even though it's not a true tablet form.

    Right now, it will be tough to find a full Windows 8 tablet with a 1080p display without spending $1,000. I think prices will start to come down as manufacturers realize the current pricing structure is not competitive.
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    Well that's a bummer .. But i guess you are right - what company is the said yoga from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by origr15 View Post
    Im not looking for a laptop , im looking for a tablet like the infinity with a keyboard dock , yet has at least the same powers as the infinity , is there any?
    A keyboard plus a tablet you can attach is the same as a laptop with a detatchable touchscreen... They are the same thing.
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    Actually the lenovo ideapad lynx sounds good even though it doesn't have 1080p display the review does say the display is good!
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    I suggest the Surface Pro or the Dell XPS 12. The XPS 12 is such an amazing design with a cool design. I suggest that, but the surface is Microsoft made and has a cool design. Your choice. Both have great specs.

    Oh, and the XPS 12 has options to get an i7 and 256GB of storage on dell.com.
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    Kupa X-15 - just gonna throw it out there.

    Dynamism - KUPA Ultranote X15

    Core i7, 8gb ram, 3g/4g, removable batteries, keyboard dock, stylus. The list of accessories is pretty long too.
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    I don't get Apple-hate , but I have to recommend you an iPad 4 because its the only "finished" product in the market .Even lot of people who carried Android phones got samsung tabs and android tablets but they all sold their android tablets and got iPad 2/3/4's and all felt positively (yes some of them are also anti-apple)

    Android tablets and Windows 8 tablets are still not very polished experience as of this year.

    These are the issues you would face :
    1.Android tablets of any kind : They lag and even browsing a simple page triggers lag (if u are iOS/WP user , you would notice it) and apps are pathetic.Sure , you can have fun in open world but after a while , You feel the need of polished and optimized apps.
    2.iPad : Good at lot of things (probably the best) but you need iTunes and its a closed platform but you have countless number of QUALITY apps and games but again a closed platform like i said.
    3.W8 : More powerful and More functional but issues everywhere being first gen devices

    So , either wait for next sweep of windows tablets to arrive or get an iPad/Nexus 10

    Screen Quality of iPad is extremely good.It still has the best screen on par with Nexus 10.

    If u want a great screen , only good ones i can recommend are Nexus 10 or iPad 3/4 , remaining all won't come close on long term.
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    Actually the lenovo ideapad lynx sounds good even though it doesn't have 1080p display the review does say the display is good!
    also no stylus support

    get the helix
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    Forgot the important part, the Dell XPS 12 is available in Israel. I found it on Dell Israel (English version).

    http://www.dell.com/il/en/p/xps-12-l221x/pd
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    Quote Originally Posted by unstoppablekem View Post
    Forgot the important part, the Dell XPS 12 is available in Israel. I found it on Dell Israel (English version).

    XPS 12 Convertible 12" Touch Ultrabook Details | Dell
    The XPS 12 is absolutely gorgeous if you have the money for it.

    But from the OP it really does sound like you are describing the Surface Pro. Its a tablet form factor that snaps into a keyboard dock. Full HD PC with a stylus and Windows 8. If you want to spend more money and get an incredible tablet that is also an incredible laptop go for the XPS 12. I really think those are your best choices!
    Phones: Nokia Lumia Icon, Nokia Lumia 928, HTC Windows Phone 8x, HTC Trophy
    PMP: Zune HD 32, Zune 80, Zune 4, Zune 30
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    Quote Originally Posted by berty6294 View Post
    The XPS 12 is absolutely gorgeous if you have the money for it.

    But from the OP it really does sound like you are describing the Surface Pro. Its a tablet form factor that snaps into a keyboard dock. Full HD PC with a stylus and Windows 8. If you want to spend more money and get an incredible tablet that is also an incredible laptop go for the XPS 12. I really think those are your best choices!
    He is asking for these good specs on a tablet/convertible, and those are this price. So yep, expensive, but SO worth it if you have the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unstoppablekem View Post
    He is asking for these good specs on a tablet/convertible, and those are this price. So yep, expensive, but SO worth it if you have the money.
    Now the Surface Pro + Keyboard is roughly $100 cheaper than the XPS with same specs (storage, memory, processor). Surface Pro having pen input, everything else being the same. Now if you want to go bigger on specs, the Surface Pro doesn't get any better than that. The XPS can get decked out with i7, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD for $1700 making an incredible machine.

    If money is no object, the XPS is a beast! For the money though, you get more with the Surface for the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berty6294 View Post
    Now the Surface Pro + Keyboard is roughly $100 cheaper than the XPS with same specs (storage, memory, processor). Surface Pro having pen input, everything else being the same. Now if you want to go bigger on specs, the Surface Pro doesn't get any better than that. The XPS can get decked out with i7, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD for $1700 making an incredible machine.

    If money is no object, the XPS is a beast! For the money though, you get more with the Surface for the money.
    And the XPS is bigger, has better sound, can flip from laptop to tablet, the keyboard WORKS on your lap (I know this because I've tried to do this on my Surface RT), and has a backlit keyboard, which is a deal breaker to many. I think it has more RAM though, but IDK. It might have better battery life also. It also has more ports.

    The Surface Pro isn't available in Israel as he said, so he can't get it unless he gets it from another country.

    I think the only other way that the Surface is better is the design/looks is that it comes with Windows 8 Pro, not Windows 8, and that it has both front and rear cameras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanjay Chandra View Post
    I don't get Apple-hate , but I have to recommend you an iPad 4 because its the only "finished" product in the market .Even lot of people who carried Android phones got samsung tabs and android tablets but they all sold their android tablets and got iPad 2/3/4's and all felt positively (yes some of them are also anti-apple)

    Android tablets and Windows 8 tablets are still not very polished experience as of this year.

    These are the issues you would face :
    1.Android tablets of any kind : They lag and even browsing a simple page triggers lag (if u are iOS/WP user , you would notice it) and apps are pathetic.Sure , you can have fun in open world but after a while , You feel the need of polished and optimized apps.
    2.iPad : Good at lot of things (probably the best) but you need iTunes and its a closed platform but you have countless number of QUALITY apps and games but again a closed platform like i said.
    3.W8 : More powerful and More functional but issues everywhere being first gen devices

    So , either wait for next sweep of windows tablets to arrive or get an iPad/Nexus 10

    Screen Quality of iPad is extremely good.It still has the best screen on par with Nexus 10.

    If u want a great screen , only good ones i can recommend are Nexus 10 or iPad 3/4 , remaining all won't come close on long term.
    It depends on the person. I bought an iPad 3 last summer and I really did not like it. I sold it 6 weeks after purchasing it. Android tablets are somewhat lacking but I would say they are even with the iPad. I just bought a Dell XPS 10 and I think it is a far superior product when compared to an iPad or Android tablet. The Windoes RT tablets are very lacking in the gaming department, but if you are looking for a Surface Pro type device, then an iPad won't be able to run Steam games like the Surface Pro would. I would never recommend an iPad for anyone unless they needs simplicity or someone who wants a cheap mobile tablet that is a consumption/gaming device.

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    I have a Dell XPS 12

    It's really great... but its not a tablet. Even with the screen swiveled back its too heavy and bulky to use like a tablet. It's okay in your lap while watching tv as a tablet, but its too heavy and thick to carry and use as a tablet.

    Its a really nice convertible ultrabook though, I like mine a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhguth View Post
    I have a Dell XPS 12

    It's really great... but its not a tablet. Even with the screen swiveled back its too heavy and bulky to use like a tablet. It's okay in your lap while watching tv as a tablet, but its too heavy and thick to carry and use as a tablet.

    Its a really nice convertible ultrabook though, I like mine a lot.
    Ya, but it is lighter than a MacBook Pro, right?
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