1. bcphysics's Avatar
    Hello,
    I'm interested in getting a Windows tablet. I have three main purposes for it.
    First, it would be a music source for my kitchen and dining room. I will connect it to an amp and will have wifi connection to my server which serves files (shares, upnp, Plex, dlna) and internet radio. Our family would also use it for convenient browsing in the kitchen (not carried around).

    Second, it would be useful as a reader in the evening, since my eReader does not emit light.

    Finally, it would be used for travel for web browsing, messaging, reading.

    Battery life is important to me, I'd like to be able to read and travel without worrying about a dead battery in a couple of hours. Detachable keyboard isn't so important. We have other computers in the house when a keyboard is really needed.

    thanks
    03-25-2014 11:28 AM
  2. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    surface 2 sounds good ;)
    03-25-2014 11:36 AM
  3. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    For those use cases, sounds like a Surface 2 would work just fine.

    I have the Plex server running on my iMac and have the Plex client on my Surface 2 and Roku 3. Works wonderfully well. I have been ripping my extensive DVD collection and using Plex is like having a personal "Netflix".
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    03-25-2014 01:33 PM
  4. bdesm's Avatar
    Dell venue pro 8. Nook as eReader.
    03-25-2014 02:36 PM
  5. Kebero's Avatar
    For the OP: just use a book light on the eBook reader. Your eyes will thank you.
    Last edited by Kebero; 03-25-2014 at 03:42 PM.
    03-25-2014 03:03 PM
  6. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    For the OP: just use a book light on the Nook. Your eyes will thank you.
    How do you know that the OP owns a nook? I didn't read that in their post.
    03-25-2014 03:11 PM
  7. mjrtoo's Avatar
    I've had good luck with the Dell Venue 8 pro. Good form factor, easy to haul around, good battery life, and can run full windows applications if you need it to.
    03-25-2014 03:14 PM
  8. Kebero's Avatar
    How do you know that the OP owns a nook? I didn't read that in their post.
    Okay, I'll edit my post to say ebook reader.
    03-25-2014 03:41 PM
  9. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    Okay, I'll edit my post to say ebook reader.
    No worries. I was wondering if I missed something... like maybe the OP mentioned it and later removed it.
    03-25-2014 04:17 PM
  10. bcphysics's Avatar
    Thanks for the input everyone.
    I'm aware of the lights for eReaders. My primary need for a tablet is as a sound source in the kitchen and dining area. A non-tablet solution would be to use a Sonos system. The overall price will be similar but the tablet would offer some other flexibility.
    03-26-2014 08:48 AM

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