1. Caleb Tivendale's Avatar
    I'm looking for a new small tablet that I can use for work. It just needs to run Excel really, maybe some Word editing also. I don't mind if it runs Windows Mobile or Windows Home/Pro. Any good ones out there?
    04-17-2016 01:24 AM
  2. ZoneofJhay's Avatar
    can never go wrong with any of the surface tablets.
    04-17-2016 03:39 AM
  3. Caleb Tivendale's Avatar
    I have a Surface Pro 3, and will probably buy a Surface 5, but just after something a little smaller too.

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    04-17-2016 04:04 AM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    Not a powerhouse but it should definitely be able to run Word and Excel without a problem.

    Buy HP ENVY 8 Note 5009 Signature Edition Tablet - Microsoft Store
    04-17-2016 08:15 AM
  5. Sedp23's Avatar
    can never go wrong with any of the surface tablets.

    How much do the cheapest surface 3s run? And to the op have u looked at the HP pavilion x2 or the ausus t100?

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    04-29-2016 02:07 AM
  6. wshwe's Avatar
    I choose the Surface 3. It's no speed demon, but I can hold it on 1 hand comfortably. If I need a larger screen I can use my 13" laptop.
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    05-08-2016 09:30 PM
  7. Sedp23's Avatar
    I choose the Surface 3. It's no speed demon, but I can hold it on 1 hand comfortably. If I need a larger screen I can use my 13" laptop.

    I went and looked at the all yesterday the surface 3 , hp pavilion , and the Asus t100 ha

    I think I'm going to cross the HP off my list seeing since there's no rear camera and even after I restarted it ir had a few hiccups.

    The Asus was nice I believe it was $299 in the Microsoft store and I loved the keyboard attachment

    The surface is definitely way nicer but I don't like the keyboard attachment or the kickstand it definitely has a more premium feel. And $100 more.

    I've read it takes the surface forever to charge tho is this true?

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    05-11-2016 06:35 AM
  8. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    The HP Envy 8 does have a rear camera. I picked one up last week from the MS Store.
    05-13-2016 02:35 PM
  9. wshwe's Avatar
    If you use the included charger it doesn't take forever. It does take longer than my Surface RT. The Surface 3 uses micro USB, which limits charging speed. I bought mine used from Swappa.com. The only downside of buying it used is you can never be sure what you'll actually get. In my case I had to spend $50 to buy a Windows Product Key. For some reason the product key that was associated with the tablet got wiped out when the tablet was hard reset.
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    05-15-2016 06:43 PM
  10. Ray Adams's Avatar
    For 10'' screen probably Surface 3 is better.
    For 8'' not a single one tablet out there as good as it should be.
    I bought Dell new Venue 8 Pro and have problems with it. 2-3 hours of battery live, awful WiFi on 5ghz, 128Gb SD card does not work. Now imagine how many problems you will get if you decide to buy cheap Chinese tablets :)
    05-16-2016 05:41 PM
  11. Alexander Long's Avatar
    For 8" ones both Dell Venue 8Pro or Asus Vivotab Note 8 are good. especially Asus one, that also including GPS GNSS sensor in, so you can use it offline map for navigation on the road. and for the pen input , both have issues but I prefer Asus again simply the pen is included, and use Wacom , and if you buy a better build Wacom pen then the input will function much better.
    05-31-2016 10:52 PM

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