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    • yogi_brrr
    • By yogi_brrr 22nd Sep 16, 10:05 AM
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    Want to buy 2in1 tablet
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:05 AM
    Want to buy 2in1 tablet 22nd Sep 16 at 10:05 AM
    Hi all,


    I will be doing a fair bit of travelling over the next year and would like to buy a 2in1 tablet (tablet with detachable keyboard) to take with me on my travels. I am not tech-savvy so would appreciate some help choosing the right model.
    I want something light and smaller than a regular sized laptop, but not too small (I think 10" screen will be ok).
    I will mostly use the internet. I like to watch a lot of vids on Youtube and I like image-rich sites like Pinturest. I download movies as well sometimes, but this is not my priority. I also download music and listen to it through my device. I would like something with a good camera so I can take pics of my art projects, but it's not a deal breaker as I have a digital camera, just would be nice to have one device that does everything.


    There seems to be a lot of models on the market, ranging from £100 to £1,000. What differentiates a cheap tablet from an expensive one ? Would really love some suggestions please ! Thanks !
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    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 22nd Sep 16, 12:13 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 12:13 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 12:13 PM
    I assume you referring to windows 2 in 1?
    Personally won't get an expensive one...
    • yogi_brrr
    • By yogi_brrr 22nd Sep 16, 12:48 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 12:48 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 12:48 PM
    This is the type of thing I am looking at. The spec doesn't say anything about a headphone socket or SD memory card socket ?


    http://www.tesco.com/direct/asus-transformer-pad-tf103ce-1a005a-101-tablet-intel-atom-z3745-quad-core-2gb-ram-16gb-emmckeyboard-docking-android-44/132-9137.prd?skuId=132-9137
    • yogi_brrr
    • By yogi_brrr 22nd Sep 16, 12:56 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 12:56 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 12:56 PM
    Sorry. Ignore that last reply. Yes, I think Windows is best. Here's one that looks decent for the price :


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Linx-1010B-10-1-Tablet-Black/dp/B014D847FS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474544963&sr=8-1&keywords=2in1+laptop
    • Johnmcl7
    • By Johnmcl7 22nd Sep 16, 1:16 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 1:16 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 1:16 PM
    It has both a headphone port and microsd slot:

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/asus-transformer-pad-tf103-review

    In terms of what you get for your money, better build quality, better screens, higher performance and more storage - at the upper end of the market. One of the main choices you have is in a mobile orientated operating system with IOS/Android or to go with a Windows powered system. The mobile systems generally work better as touch only devices while the Windows powered devices give a wider range of functionality. If you've any familiarity with these operating systems you'll probably have a good idea whether IOS/Android is enough for you or not.

    I have a few 2 in 1's, the problem I find with them is that Windows does not work well as a touch only system (Windows 8.1 was better but Windows 10 dumped most of the improved touch parts) while Android isn't great when docked with a keyboard.

    John
    • Fightsback
    • By Fightsback 22nd Sep 16, 1:18 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 1:18 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 1:18 PM
    If you are looking for a windows based solution then perhaps consider this as it has a more modern Z8500 CPU and 64gb storage.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Asus-Transformer-Book-T100HA-10-5-Inch-64GB-WiFi-Windows-10-Tablet-Blue-/361528362308
    Last edited by Fightsback; 22-09-2016 at 1:21 PM.
    Science isn't exact, it's only confidence within limits.
    • yogi_brrr
    • By yogi_brrr 22nd Sep 16, 2:34 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 2:34 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 2:34 PM
    If you are looking for a windows based solution then perhaps consider this as it has a more modern Z8500 CPU and 64gb storage.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Asus-Transformer-Book-T100HA-10-5-Inch-64GB-WiFi-Windows-10-Tablet-Blue-/361528362308
    Originally posted by Fightsback
    Thanks. The reviews on Amazon are very hit and miss though
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 22nd Sep 16, 3:40 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 3:40 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 3:40 PM
    Intel Atom Z3735F is last gen CPU.

    i believe the latest is X5-Z8300/ X5-Z8500
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