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iPad -> laptop?

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by johnbryanpeters, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. johnbryanpeters

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    Hilarie has an iPad which she uses mostly on trips; we pay Verizon for data. She's used to Windows, gets really frustrated trying to use eBay, email, or anything else for which she needs a password.

    I'm thinking we should replace the iPad with a small laptop running Windows and a cellular modem. Any suggestions regarding light Windows laptops?
     

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  2. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Dell XPS 13 for a traditional laptop. Might be the best small laptop out there now and it's cheaper than a lot of the competition.

    I'd take a close look at the new Microsoft Surface 3 (the non-pro model). You get most of the benefits of that tablet form factor (size, weight, battery life), but it runs Windows and has a keyboard. You can bump up to the Pro model for a larger screen and more horsepower, but if she's already comfortable with an iPad it's probably unnecessary.
     
  3. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Chromebook.
     
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    canadmos Mater Slayer

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    Just get a Surface.
     
  5. johnbryanpeters

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    We wound up getting a Dell Inspiron and like it.
     
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