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Old 06-09-2008, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend's kid is going off to college this fall and they tell him he needs a tablet pc. I am not in the know about the tablet pc. Can anyone make some recommendations. He has between 2-4k to spend on it and software. Thanks.
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Old 06-09-2008, 11:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did the college offer any suggestions or discounts? Spending $4,000 on a computer for college is pretty steep. For that price, your friend will definitely want to look into some type of accidental damage insurance.
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That's what he has to spend. He does want a good one and he is willing to spend that but I found a Lenovo, fully loaded at around 2400 right now. It should be nice. I will keep looking though.
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Are you sure he NEEDS a tablet pc?

I don't think any majors out there require it over anything else.

My housemate has an 800 dollar gateway tablet that works great. Core 2 Duo and all that jazz...
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At the university I go to (University of Washington), nobody has tablet laptops. I'm not sure why you would spend the extra money on one. I'd go for something small that has low power consumption.
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I know. It sounds real stupid to me. I may just call the college to see why a tablet is needed?
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HP - Pavilion Tablet PC with AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-60 - tx2115nr best tablet on the market with one of the lowest prices... cant beat hp realiability, 2 of my friends have them and i am purchasing one myself, there great, come with a stylus, can also be used as a tablet for your desktop. also if it is somethign like an animation or digital arts program they may have recomended a tablet point, and then said well if he doesnt have a laptop get a tablet laptop.
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Meh, for the price of that I can get a 2.0ghz core 2 duo business laptop from hp with a 15 hour battery.

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Friend of mine just got one of those and apparently it's pretty slow because of the turion processor.
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Yeah, I have a Turion 64 X2 1.8GHz in my laptop over clocked to 2.1GHz and it is still super slow. Nothing compared to a C2D.
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there not bad actually, and the point is its a tablet, for an amazing price and good hardware. for tha tprice yes you could ge tan amazing c2d laptop tho.
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