1. Jack Janik's Avatar
    Hello guys! I am a power user. I've had the Surface RT since Christmas, and while it's a brilliant device, I've found myself wishing to run traditional .exe programs many times a day. Is there a CHEAP full Windows 8 tablet with the HDMI out, full USB, and (would be nice but I don't mind either way) kickstand?

    Thanks guys! This community is unusually helpful :D
    07-01-2014 06:49 PM
  2. hopmedic's Avatar
    When you say cheap, the atom machines come to mind, but you said you're a power user, and that, along with my doubt that there are any with HDMI out, I'm thinking the really cheap ones are going to be a no-go for you. That said, there are devices cheaper than the Surface Pro line. My wife is using the Lenovo Yoga 11S that I bought last fall. It has the i5 Haswell, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, HDMI and the screen flips around to use it like a tablet. I gave it to her when I got my SP2, because I decided it was heavier/larger than I wanted. Now I'm on an SP3 and LOVE it.

    I'm sure there are others, but I'm thinking that any of the convertibles or anything lighter than the 11S are going to be more expensive. I think I paid $750 when I bought it. When you shop, if that's the model you decide to go with (and I won't be in any way offended if you don't like it), make sure you get the one with the Haswell, as they did make this model in the third generation as well. I haven't looked lately, but when I bought this one, the only place I could get it was at Worst Buy. Lenovo.com was still selling the third gen but not the fourth.
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    07-01-2014 07:24 PM
  3. Jack Janik's Avatar
    After some consideration, I've decided to just get a low-end laptop. Thanks for your time though, hopmedic! :D

    I'll update this after I buy one.
    07-05-2014 07:26 PM

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