Honestly fellas... what should I do?
Many Attempts later to get my "tablet of my dreams" I am.. back at nothing. *sigh*
SO fellas... help me out here.. help me decide.
I originally wanted a little Wacom Digitizer Touch Screen Laptop/Notebook/Tablet (whatever name they wanna brand it) with some decent specs, but could get a little gaming in (mostly, honestly, Minecraft, maybe some older games like Fallout 2 etc, maybe a newer if it'll run etc, but Minecraft is a Must.)
So I found several models with Wacom Digitizers/Technology - although all of them seem discontenued now. Was willing to buy the "xbox360" version of a HP (overheat problem, etc) however was scammed (got my money back) by a fake website. Ebay had no luck either, as the 3 I "won" suddenly had messages saying "oh so sorry, I Broke'd it, I refund, no sell"
So.... I started thinking... what about New? Well poopy luck there. I only found HP's newest touchscreen with Wacom doesn't have a very decent GPU (Intel HD Graphics 3000) I know it's not a horrible integrated, it's leaps and bounds above most integrated, however I don't think it's gonna be able to handle Minecraft after looking at reviews and details. so.. back to nothing?
don't know which models Toshiba has (or anyone else then HP really) with Wacom Digitizer..... if anyone can point them at me... lemme know some facts.
So I considered "laptop now, touchscreen later" But a decent "gaming" laptop under say $700 is rough to find even used. Again it wouldn't need to play Crysis completely on Max settings or nothing, were talkin Minecraft as the primary game - if it can handle higher games like Sims 3 , power to it. I just gotta factor in that the "touch screen later' option means spending another $1,000 down the line for Wacom's Cintiq 12wx display, and it cuts the 'mobility' down a bit on my "notebook"
What do you think guys? Abandon touch screen and go "touch screen later" or keep looking for an all-in-one to handle my desires?
Right now I have no budget - meaning don't go Crazy on prices but if a Brand New from manufacturer is available - that could work since most offer a monthly plan to pay for them (and honestly paying $2,000 over 36 months wouldn't be that bad for monthly payments) any "Pre owned" or "non financable" deals though will have to be quite cheap. (cuz I just don't have $2,000 right now to spend flat out)
IF we can't find a decent system for 'all in one' purpose under $2,000 I might as well spend $1,000 on a "game rig" and the $1,000 on the touch system later. So 2,000 is pretty much top price (unless of course financing is available)
Lay it on me fellas, cuz I needs my portable system more now then ever!
If you wanna look at bare specs requried:
Wacom Technology - there is NO substitution.
1.3+ Ghz Dual Core or Other Multi-Core
3+GB RAM (2 may be ok.... as long as I can add more later)
GPU of Decent MidRange Quality (Minecraft is still in beta so no final sys req yet, but decent pixel shaders for sure a Radeon HD 4890 still gets spikes on lag due it not being finished)
Battery life of at least 4 hours (not in "high game" mode, in "drawing" mode)
-anything else- I don't care if it's pink with the words "Free nookie" written on it, or even slightly damaged (nothin a little elbow grease can't fix up, with maybe a little epoxy)
Windows 7 64bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67Ghz (Stock)
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 4890 XXX Edition@ 900Mhz (Stock)
Ram: OCZ Platinum 6GB DDR3 1600 Triple Channel (Stock)
Mobo: ASUS P6T Deluxe
PSU: Corsair TX750W
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache (ST31000333AS)
Cooler Master HAF 932