- 04-08-2013, 06:52 AM #1
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) ?
- 04-08-2013, 06:58 AM #2
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?
- 04-08-2013, 09:48 AM #10
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.
- 04-08-2013, 12:30 PM #14
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.
- 04-08-2013, 01:53 PM #16
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.
- 04-08-2013, 03:20 PM #19
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!
- 04-08-2013, 03:32 PM #21
If money is no object, the XPS is a beast! For the money though, you get more with the Surface for the money.
- 04-08-2013, 04:22 PM #22
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.
- 04-08-2013, 04:48 PM #23
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- 04-08-2013, 07:43 PM #24
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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