- 08-09-2013, 09:28 AM #1
I've had a few posts about looking for a secondary tablet to go with my Surface Pro. I love my Pro but seems l settle down for tablet mode, the battery is low and I am tethered to the wall. I did consider a Surface RT for consumption only but want the luxury of full Windows in the event I need it. I did see where Amazon has the Lenovo Lynx with Windows 8 for only $349, same price as the 32GB Surface RT. While the Surface RT may be better constructed, the Lynx seems like a better buy, especially if I primarily want to consume. Any opinions?
- 08-09-2013, 10:15 AM #3
I would go with something smaller than those devices considering you have a Surface Pro. Considering that the only 8in Windows tablet is crappy, I would consider a Nexus 7 (2013).
As far as RT devices go, I hate how basically the Surface RT is the only one with a full size USB port on the tablet portion of the device. Having a full size USB port with all of its advantages is one of the biggest reasons to go RT. You really wants to always carry around an adapter?BLUE COLLAR, GOLD SWAGGER
- 08-09-2013, 10:16 AM #4
It claims to be close to 8 hours. And full Windows isn't a requirement but something I'd like to have. I think it's CPU will provide a little more processing power for me if I want to send videos to my XBOX 360. The Surface RT doesn't have enough "ummph" to get the job done (videos end up caching a l lot during playback.)
- 08-09-2013, 10:18 AM #5
- 08-09-2013, 10:28 AM #6BLUE COLLAR, GOLD SWAGGER
- 08-09-2013, 10:45 AM #7
I am still uncertain of the future of RT and needing the luxury of full Windows 8, should I need or desire it. Though I may be open to it just to have better build, USB port, etc.
So bottom line, Windows 8 would be nice...because I could load some of my classic games from GOG.COM on there... :) (though I'd need a keyboard and mouse to make it work better.)
I see you are a cross platform junkie...my life is so busy, which is why I decided to keep it all in one Ecosystem...if Microsoft had allowed Office Mobile and XBOX Music on the Nexus 7, I may have stuck with it... :)
- 08-09-2013, 10:55 AM #8
If you hadn't mentioned light gaming, I would say you should try a Chromebook. It does everything that I do on a tablet (besides games) but does it in a clamshell form factor. Plus, it does work with the Xbox Music web app. I use it on the couch all the time. To me, having a proper keyboard and touchpad is a much when I comment a lot on sites like this.BLUE COLLAR, GOLD SWAGGER
- 08-09-2013, 03:11 PM #9
If you are looking for a consumption tablet, something to read, check twitter, play games, etc. I'd suggest the iPad mini or Nexus 7. Nice size and battery life, and you can get almost any game, book, or movie on it. I personally wouldn't consider a 10"+ screen for a consumption device; I like something I can carry with me, or take to bed, with little hassle. I plan on waiting a month or so and see if some very compelling, small device comes out with W8. I really like the size of the Acer tablet, but the screen and processor are holding me back. Something like that, but with a Core i3 and better screen, would be great. The Atom processor is fine for most tasks, but some of the better games in the store, like Hyrdo Thunder, really struggle with it.
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