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Device of all trades, master of none?

In the next month or so, I'm going to need a new laptop. Windows 8 scares me, but I'm willing to try. In the spirit of being game, and because I like the idea of tablets but can't currently live with a tablet as my primary device, I'm considering a 2-in-1 device. Reviews are mixed. I can't tell if I should just get a normal laptop and wait a couple of generations for 2-in-1s to work some bugs out. Does anyone have experience/recommendations? [more inside]
posted by platypus of the universe on Aug 22, 2014 - 9 answers

E-ink tablet wirelessly mirrors laptop?

My computer is inside my apartment; my e-ink tablet is in the backyard; both are on the same wireless network. The tablet both (1) mirrors everything on the computer and (2) serves as a wireless keyboard and mouse, sending my touch commands to the computer. How close to this setup am I able to come right now? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Apr 8, 2014 - 5 answers

laptop / netbook / tablet suggestion

travelling out of town in 3 weeks, want to bring something with me. i'm cheap and i'm not looking for miracles. [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Mar 12, 2014 - 10 answers

Thin, light, and 1080p laptop

I'd like a thin and light 1080p laptop. It does not need to be powerful, but it does need to be cheap. I'd like to spend about $300, but it must be under $500. The perfect machine would be something like a chromebook, but with a higher res screen than the ones I'm aware of. The resolution requirement trumps the thin and light requirements. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jan 7, 2014 - 15 answers

Laptop? Desktop? Tablet?!!!

Please help me decide what kind of computer, and if possible what brand and model we should get. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960 on Dec 16, 2013 - 20 answers

Tablet shopping, endless options.

I've been researching tablets with detachable keyboards (hybrid tablet/laptop) and want to see if I'm missing anything. [more inside]
posted by onecircleaday on Oct 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Something light and cheap that works like a laptop

I'm sick of carrying around a heavy full-size laptop. I could replace it with a new shiny ultrabook or something, but I don't want to spend that much. Is a Nexus 7 + a bluetooth keyboard a bad solution? [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Mar 9, 2013 - 14 answers

A Laptop To Study Monkeys By

I am looking for a relatively rugged laptop (or tablet?) that I can use for data entry, word processing, internet browsing, and music playing while in the US, and then use for data entry, arcGIS, and music playing while in the rain forest in West Africa. It would be wonderful if it was less than $700. I do not want a Mac. What should I be looking into? [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Oct 8, 2012 - 19 answers

Is this a terrible idea?

What can and can't you do with Android? [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Sep 22, 2012 - 11 answers

What laptop or tablet has everything I want?

Help me work out the best laptop/tablet to take away from home! [more inside]
posted by missix on Aug 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me watch my stories!

My laptop is dying. I don't use it for much, and am wondering if a tablet would be an okay replacement. If so, which one? [more inside]
posted by something something on Jun 1, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me reconfigure my digital life.

My cellphone and laptop are reaching the end of their runs (a respectable 5 years for the laptop, and a measly two for the phone). In the next several months, I will need to get new devices. But what should I do? New awesome phone (Samsung Galaxy IIS or similar) and keep the current laptop pretty much only for typing and image editing? New basic phone + iPad + plug-in keyboard for the iPad? New basic phone + MacBook Air? More on what I do with my devices (and what I'd like to do with them) after the jump. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Stand alone tablet/laptop mounts that are balanced/floating arm?

Stand alone tablet/laptop mounts that are balanced/floating arm? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Mar 21, 2012 - 3 answers

computers don't like to be dropped

Help me find a cheap and bombproof laptop/netbook/tablet [more inside]
posted by soft and hardcore taters on Mar 4, 2012 - 14 answers

BIG tablets, or a virtual & portable screen?

Can I use a tablet as a roaming interface for my home desktop, and as a standalone tablet when I travel? [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Jul 11, 2011 - 4 answers

I am starting pharmacy school this August - would purchasing a tablet laptop help me become more efficient in school?

I am starting pharmacy school this August - would purchasing a tablet laptop help me become more efficient in school? Anyone with tablet experience have opinions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2010 - 5 answers

Help a picky professor (me) find the right laptop.

Please help me find the right laptop or tablet for me and my very specific needs and wants. I'm looking for something powerful but compact, and I think I want a tablet for teaching. A full list of requirements is inside. [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Apr 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Robust Tablet PC - exists?

My laptop (an Acer Travelmate) just gave up the ghost after 3 years and a replaced (but still dodgy) hard drive. Any suggestions for laptops that can handle plenty of travel and being bumped around in bags? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Laptop vs Tablet: 2009 edition

Computer Selection Filter: I've been thinking about getting a laptop (or a netbook) for a while, but I've been holding out in hopes of tablets getting cheaper. If I'm not including the costlier tablets, I'm wondering why I shouldn't get a netbook. Lots of pondering inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me make my computer quiet again, please!

Where can I find a new fan for my Fujitsu T4215 laptop? [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on Nov 8, 2008 - 3 answers

Anything better than a tablet for math notes?

I'm thinking of replacing my old Compaq tc1000 tablet with either a new tablet or a regular notebook. Whatever I replace it with though has to take engineering/math notes well. So what are your suggestions for my tablet replacement? [more inside]
posted by woolylambkin on Feb 28, 2008 - 9 answers

MCE and Tablet edition on one Vista Machine?

Can Vista Laptops Have the equivalent of both Windows XP Tablet edition and Media Center Edition on one system without having to boot into separate partitions? [more inside]
posted by Apo11o on Feb 28, 2007 - 4 answers

I'm thinking of getting a tablet PC, specificly the Fujitsu T4215.

This will be my first tablet. Does anyone have any expirience with these Tablets? [more inside]
posted by EasyLover on Dec 9, 2006 - 12 answers

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