Need help choosing between iPad/Android/Windows 7 Slate

Discussion in 'Mobile and Portable' started by AnarethoS, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

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    Hi everyone!

    As the subject tells it, I need help choosing between an iPad 2, an Asus EEE Transformer (or other Android device) and between a Windows 7 slate.

    I ust say that the only "Tablet" I used was an HP TC1000 (Windows XP Tablet Edition) thats wasn't touch screen but used a pen.

    I need a device for the following :
    - Watch movie on the go
    - Read book
    - Write/Modify Word-Excel-PowerPoint file
    - Support Microsoft Exchange
    - Can read PDF
    - Can play music
    - Can read books (epub)
    - Can be connected to a TV via HDMI
    - Can be used to copy the content of my digital camera while in vacation (to use the tablet as a backup and send pictures via the Net)
    - Does not need 3G/4G
    - Support keyboard, either BlueTooth or via USB or Docking station
    - Can be used with a pen to anote document (pdf, etc.) and support taking note and convert hand-writing to text (meeting, etc.)
    - Has a good battery life (at least 4h)


    Due to my "handwritting" requirement, I suppose that a W7 slate is the way to go, except if an capacitive stylus is good for handwritting?

    For Android, I am thinking about the Asus EEE Transformer (not the PRIME) as it will have ICS next month and it doesn't have a locked bootloader. For W7, I am thinking about the HP Slate 2 or Asus EP121.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    :biggrin5:Get the best hardware for you money with Android on it.
     
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  4. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

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    I went for an used HP Slate 500 and I love it. Have it since May (complety forgot about this thread, sorry for the lack of updates).

    Handwritting is really nice and I use OneNote for nearly everything.
     
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  5. alicepattinson

    alicepattinson MDL Member

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    Android will always be the choice :)