1. J4rrod's Avatar
    Ok, so right now, I have a wonderful Sony VAIO (4GB memory, 500GB HDD, i3) and I plan on installing Windows 8 on it asap. However, I also am craving a Windows 8 tablet because the Consumer Preview just begs me to touch it. My question is: do I get a full PC w/ touchscreen with Win8 on it (seriously considering the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, if you haven't seen it, go! Most awesome PC/tablet hybrid ever) or an ARM tablet (possibly from Nokia)?

    I had my heart set on the Yoga, but I have realized that I in no way need a new full PC, which is what the Yoga is. So then I considered and ARM tablet, but then I wouldn't get the full Windows 8 as I would on the Yoga, but I'd get much better battery life and it would be much less expensive. I'm just not sure what to do. What do you guys think?
    03-16-2012 07:17 PM
  2. freestaterocker's Avatar
    I'd go with the Nokia Tablet... Especially if it's as sexy as the 800/900!
    03-16-2012 07:26 PM
  3. textomatic's Avatar
    I'm running the consumer preview on my desktop and I'm OK with it and starting to like it but it's definitely geared towards touch interface. So I say go with an ARM Windows 8 tablet.
    03-16-2012 07:43 PM
  4. J4rrod's Avatar
    Thanks for the input guys. But the Yoga transforms into a tablet. Its keyboard folds all the way back around to make a 13" tablet. It's actually a very cool device, it has 4 different forms!
    03-16-2012 07:51 PM
  5. threed61's Avatar
    The Yoga is 1.5 kg, (3.3 lbs), and a bit wider, so it could get a little tiresome to hold tablet style. I have an Iconia windows tab that comes in over 2lbs, and I wind up propping it sometimes.
    There will be a lot of tabs with the Windows 8 launch, there should be good choices.
    03-16-2012 07:54 PM
  6. threed61's Avatar
    I have the Preview on an Acer One 11.6 netbook. It looks good but is definitely for touch interfaces.
    03-16-2012 07:57 PM