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CMetaphor November 5, 2010 01:39 PM

Wanting a Good Internet Tablet/Convertible/Netbook
Name says it all. I have a decent entry-level laptop right now but its a 15.6 incher and i only really use it for internet and watching vids. So, lets get everyones suggestions for a good Internet Tablet.

Some features I'd "Like":
- Decent touchscreen
- At least 5-6'', No larger than 9'' for a tablet, or 13-14'' for a netbook/convertible
- Good battery life (At least 4-5hrs w/ wifi & some useage)
- Good or better quality
- Windows or Maybe Linux - based. not a cellphone OS.

Things I'm flexible on:
- Any CPU/GPU/Whatever combo.
- Wifi g or n
- Touchscreen type

Wishlist: (By no means required, but who wouldn't want it? lol)
- Light gaming/legacy gaming?
- LED backlit display?

Make suggestions guys and help me out... I'm just starting to get into the research for this stuff.

New ideas: AMD Fusion or Nvidia Tegra2? Seems like all the Tegra2 tablets that have been announced thus far will only be running android.

Edit: I've update the above as to cause less confusion.

CMetaphor November 5, 2010 01:49 PM

Option: Archos 9 Windows 7-based tablet:

Looks like a nice option, but I'm not certain about anything yet, lol

Their Android-based tablets look really nice too. Hmmmm

CMetaphor November 5, 2010 10:19 PM

Yeah... don't trust kijiji EVER. Apparently there's a 10-inch "Windows" tablet out thats like amazing and sells for only 250.... sigh

Chilly November 7, 2010 12:00 AM

Whats your budget?

CMetaphor November 7, 2010 06:28 AM


Originally Posted by Chilly (Post 447437)
Whats your budget?

Within reason, like max 800 or so. But I'd hope to find something under 600 if possible.

3.0charlie November 7, 2010 07:28 AM

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CMetaphor November 7, 2010 07:10 PM

Nice replies Charlie, thanks. But those seems on the large side, no? An 11-inch tablet isnt exactly what i'd call portable. I'd rather not have to buy the giant one-pocket pants that Ipad users have, lol.

still though, nice finds - theyre options to consider. But I was really hoping for somethin a lil more portable. I'd like to be able to keep it with me so i can A) watch vids when I want and B) post here more often :haha:

Its just really possible to post alot from my phone....

CMetaphor November 8, 2010 02:27 PM

Update: I'd definitely like something 10'' or smaller, after thinking about it more.

Windows is a big preference, since the Android-based tablets look like enlarged phones, I dont need that. :haha:

CMetaphor November 9, 2010 03:51 PM

Awesome, posting again without responses, great.

The resistive touchscreen on the Archos 9 along with non-upgradeable ram is a deal breaker i think...

Dell streak 7'' looks nice, but still very new and not many reviews yet.

CMetaphor November 11, 2010 02:20 PM

I'd love to get some extra opinions or suggestions everyone... :blarg:

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