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Decide my life NBR - Laptop vs. Convertable Tablet

Aug. 27, 2014, 8:42 a.m.
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ACKKK!!

Can't make a decision on this one.

Anyone with real world experience - input appreciated.

Inane commentary and "looks like a Trek" references are welcomed.

The decision is down to either this:

http://shop.lenovo.com/ca/en/tablets/thinkpad/thinkpad-helix/

or this:

http://shop.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t440p/

Both are being quoted to me with Intel Core i7 processors, 8 gb ram, 256 GB SSD

GAH!

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Aug. 27, 2014, 8:53 a.m.
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For arguments sake - the laptop will come with Windows 7 - the convertible tablet with Windows 8

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Aug. 27, 2014, 9:03 a.m.
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I've been using an early generation touchscreen lenovo convertible (doesn't remove - it swivels) at work. I hate it. Have turned off all touch capabilities and just use it as a laptop. A colleague picked up the newer convertible model (removable) and hated it so much that he eventually sent it back.

If you need to do anything real, just get a laptop. If you want something to surf the web at your couch, buy an ipad or some other dedicated tablet.

YMMV

Aug. 27, 2014, 9:50 a.m.
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Laptop all the way. Also: Win. 7

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Aug. 27, 2014, 11:57 a.m.
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I find laptop better for serious gaming (and pr0n).

I enjoy my tablet much more for surfing, streaming to tv, email, casual gaming, reading, and pooping.

Neither is convertible. Or convertable. I think you make sacrifices either way.

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Aug. 27, 2014, 12:04 p.m.
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I've been using an early generation touchscreen lenovo convertible (doesn't remove - it swivels) at work. I hate it.

I have early gen one at work too. We only use the touchscreen for signatures, other than that I just use it as a laptop although the swivel screen is handy if you are showing someone something on the monitor.

Aug. 27, 2014, 12:42 p.m.
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Both are being quoted to me with Intel Core i7 processors, 8 gb ram, 256 GB SSD

GAH!

if performance is the same, get the cheaper one or be happy with what you already have.

Aug. 27, 2014, 3:39 p.m.
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Thank-you all.

I have gone with the laptop and win 7!

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Aug. 27, 2014, 3:44 p.m.
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I was playing around with one of these a couple of weeks ago and really liked it:
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msca/en_CA/pdp/Surface-Pro-3/productID.300194700

Aug. 27, 2014, 4:13 p.m.
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The T440 is a nice unit, and with the i7 it crunches numbers really fast. Battery life is pretty good too.

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Aug. 27, 2014, 5:06 p.m.
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I made a thread about computers a while back, I disregarded everything and bought the second cheapest thing costco was selling.

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Aug. 27, 2014, 9:41 p.m.
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Windows 8 is shite. Avoid that if at all possible.

Aug. 27, 2014, 10:17 p.m.
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I made a thread about computers a while back, I disregarded everything and bought the second cheapest thing costco was selling.

this

You know you went to far when even Tungsten thinks your a Jack Ass.

Aug. 27, 2014, 10:22 p.m.
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Windows 8 is shite. Avoid that if at all possible.

I'm using it now and it's good. I installed classic shell and it's the same as running Windows 7.

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Aug. 28, 2014, 12:22 a.m.
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Windows 8 is shite. Avoid that if at all possible.

So what would you suggest?

Windows 8 is a great operating system. The T440p is a better choice. Unless you're only using it for facebook and porn, tablets suck. period.

But Lenovo T series have always been super bulky and heavy.

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