1. ikissfutebol's Avatar
    I've been looking over several tablet options the last few weeks. I have only a couple of "must haves", but it is proving hard to find more than one option (Surface 2). My must haves are:
    • Sub-$500 (cheaper, the better)
    • Full USB 3.0
    • micro-HDMI (full HDMI might be acceptable, too)
    • Office 2013 included.
    • Easy to carry full-size keyboard with trackpad (I define easy to carry as in tablet and keyboard can be one- Yoga-style, Surface, Lumia, etc. Acer W4, not so much).
      • Some way to self-prop itself (all my examples have this taken care of with the keyboard aspect

    It would be amazingly ideal if:

    • Said device charged via micro-USB in some form or another (have plenty of chargers laying around then!)
    • Replaceable battery (so I'm not essentially forced into upgrading due to a dead battery)
    • Sub-$300

    Wasn't Intel promising $99 tablets this holiday season? I realize some of my must haves would likely keep it above $99. For all I read on tech sites every day, the only tablet I've ever seen that ticks all my must haves is Surface 2, which is fine with me. I'm just wondering if there is a cheaper option that has been announced, but not yet released that I am missing. It seems like all the full Win8 tablets are either high-end and over my potential budget or else lack my must haves.
    11-26-2013 11:51 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    11-27-2013 01:18 AM
  3. dbattenfl2's Avatar
    The Asus Transformer Book T100 would fill that request nicely.
    Everything but the replaceable battery and in the $400 range. Someone even posted picking one up at Walmart for $379
    The only 2 additional options I was hoping for is 4gb ram instead of 2gb and Gorilla Glass.
    11-27-2013 07:06 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Post your Rig Specs Here!
    By Muessig in forum General Desktop, Laptop & Tablet Discussion
    Replies: 280
    Last Post: 08-13-2019, 09:43 AM
  2. Verizon Red Tablet on At&t Network?
    By trywithaustin in forum Windows Central Archive
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-26-2013, 08:44 PM
  3. Tablets that support hardware virtualization.
    By tmpusr889 in forum General Desktop, Laptop & Tablet Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-25-2013, 06:05 PM
  4. College laptop or tablet.
    By Euan Tan in forum General Desktop, Laptop & Tablet Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-23-2013, 11:52 PM
  5. US spec for UK use?
    By LeiChat in forum Windows Phones
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-22-2013, 09:42 PM