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New Samsung tablet or Windows 10 laptop?
« on: September 10, 2015, 01:17:05 PM »
       I am writing this with my Samsung Tab S 10.5" LTE. I use it all day and love it, although it is a little slow and on-screen typing can get tiresome. I have been planning to get the next model of this tablet when Samsung releases it, because I am so pleased with it and tablets are convenient for me.

        But lately I have been thinking more about possibly going with a Windows 10 laptop, at the end of the year or early next. The right laptop would let me still enjoy touch screen capabilities, with the convenience of a keyboard, as well. In addition, it would likely be faster, and have more storage and memory. It was particularly when I recently saw reviews of some of the thin, light new laptops out there that I started thinking more seriously about this. I'm a Dell fan so I would probably go with one of theirs.

        Those of you with tech know-how in this area, I would be interested to hear your thoughts.

New Samsung tablet or Windows 10 laptop?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2015, 01:49:07 PM »
       I am writing this with my Samsung Tab S 10.5" LTE. I use it all day and love it, although it is a little slow and on-screen typing can get tiresome. I have been planning to get the next model of this tablet when Samsung releases it, because I am so pleased with it and tablets are convenient for me.

        But lately I have been thinking more about possibly going with a Windows 10 laptop, at the end of the year or early next. The right laptop would let me still enjoy touch screen capabilities, with the convenience of a keyboard, as well. In addition, it would likely be faster, and have more storage and memory. It was particularly when I recently saw reviews of some of the thin, light new laptops out there that I started thinking more seriously about this. I'm a Dell fan so I would probably go with one of theirs.

        Those of you with tech know-how in this area, I would be interested to hear your thoughts.
get a bluetooth kb for the samsung tablet.

New Samsung tablet or Windows 10 laptop?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2015, 06:48:13 PM »
get a bluetooth kb for the samsung tablet.

         Yes, I have one and have used it, though it's not a proper keyboard. I saw a review of the new Dell Venue 10, though, for which you can buy an (overpriced) BT keyboard and had similar thoughts.


New Samsung tablet or Windows 10 laptop?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2015, 02:03:10 PM »
Get a MacBook Pro, install Oracle V-Box and run Windows 10 through 3.1, Linux in any flavor,  in a virtual environment.

No sense being stuck with one OS.....


New Samsung tablet or Windows 10 laptop?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2015, 07:56:38 PM »
       I am writing this with my Samsung Tab S 10.5" LTE. I use it all day and love it, although it is a little slow and on-screen typing can get tiresome. I have been planning to get the next model of this tablet when Samsung releases it, because I am so pleased with it and tablets are convenient for me.

        But lately I have been thinking more about possibly going with a Windows 10 laptop, at the end of the year or early next. The right laptop would let me still enjoy touch screen capabilities, with the convenience of a keyboard, as well. In addition, it would likely be faster, and have more storage and memory. It was particularly when I recently saw reviews of some of the thin, light new laptops out there that I started thinking more seriously about this. I'm a Dell fan so I would probably go with one of theirs.

        Those of you with tech know-how in this area, I would be interested to hear your thoughts.

I picked up a 7000 13" Insipiron 2 in 1 during Dell's outlet sale - I think it was 50% off and got it for about $300. I'm way impressed with it. I can see where a tablet can be useful (I own an iPad) but having a full computer OS with a keyboard can be useful at times. I'm really enjoying Windows 10 as well - no crashes thus far for me.

New Samsung tablet or Windows 10 laptop?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2015, 04:26:29 PM »
I picked up a 7000 13" Insipiron 2 in 1 during Dell's outlet sale - I think it was 50% off and got it for about $300. I'm way impressed with it. I can see where a tablet can be useful (I own an iPad) but having a full computer OS with a keyboard can be useful at times. I'm really enjoying Windows 10 as well - no crashes thus far for me.

      Thanks, bro, that's kind of what I was getting at. A full computer, with a keyboard. The only issue, of course, is that a laptop is not a mobile (LTE) device. True, I can use my Galaxy S6 as a mobile hotspot, but I've never done this before and don't know how reliable or fast the connection would be, as compared to the LTE capabilities of my Tab S. If any of y'all know about this, do share.

New Samsung tablet or Windows 10 laptop?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2015, 04:30:06 PM »
      Thanks, bro, that's kind of what I was getting at. A full computer, with a keyboard. The only issue, of course, is that a laptop is not a mobile (LTE) device. True, I can use my Galaxy S6 as a mobile hotspot, but I've never done this before and don't know how reliable or fast the connection would be, as compared to the LTE capabilities of my Tab S. If any of y'all know about this, do share.
you can get a 4g/lte usb dongle for the lappy. however the lappy will chew through your data plan so fast your wallet will spin.

New Samsung tablet or Windows 10 laptop?
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2015, 02:10:21 AM »

New Samsung tablet or Windows 10 laptop?
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2015, 04:49:31 AM »
Personally, if I were in the market for a laptop, I'd search around for the best value touchscreen I could find, get it without an operating system, and install Ubuntu Touch. I'd make sure I had the right video drivers, enough RAM, and a powerful graphics card. Depending on what you can afford to spend, an optional high capacity SSD would be nice also. Do you need a powerhouse, or just a basic internet cruiser ? What you are going to use it for should dictate your hardware requirements.
Touch runs on x86
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Touch
The following instructions are for using a desktop to install ubuntu touch on a mobile device, but if you have a USB transfer cable (USB A to USB A) it should work.
https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/start/ubuntu-for-devices/installing-ubuntu-for-devices/
You could also just install ubuntu 14.04 and enable touch gestures at the command line.
http://www.bytetips.com/touchscreen-support-ubuntu/
https://askubuntu.com/questions/109078/how-can-i-enable-multitouch-features-on-my-desktop-touch-screen
https://askubuntu.com/search?q=enable+touch+screen&s=05029593-39da-4e99-a5f2-a601c8ec79c9
Have you considered an All-In-One ?
https://system76.com/cart/configure/sabl4
For a limited budget this might help - Check the side links at this site also.
http://www.cnet.com/topics/laptops/best-laptops/budget-laptops/
touchscreens
http://thetechjournal.com/electronics/laptop/best-five-budget-touchscreen-laptops-in-market.xhtml

Do you need a powerhouse laptop, maybe something w/ a couple of Teslas installed for gaming or as a work-station. Read the response from gmich in this article:
http://www.tomsguide.com/forum/49681-35-makes-tech-laptops
visit their site here:
http://www.m-techlaptops.com/
m-tech outperforms VooDoo and alienware combined. If you want the best, they're the ones to check out.

Here's another article you might find of interest:
https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-linux-desktop-touch-enabled-monitor/
Like the look of Windows 10, but don't want the bloat, or to be constantly tracked ?
http://www.noobslab.com/2015/09/do-you-like-windows-10-look-but-love.html
How about the look of Macbook
http://www.noobslab.com/2014/04/macbuntu-1404-pack-is-released.html

Linux can be customized any way you like. You're not locked in like with M$ and Apple.


New Samsung tablet or Windows 10 laptop?
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2015, 08:27:29 AM »
Personally, if I were in the market for a laptop, I'd search around for the best value touchscreen I could find, get it without an operating system, and install Ubuntu Touch. I'd make sure I had the right video drivers, enough RAM, and a powerful graphics card. Depending on what you can afford to spend, an optional high capacity SSD would be nice also. Do you need a powerhouse, or just a basic internet cruiser ? What you are going to use it for should dictate your hardware requirements.
Touch runs on x86
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Touch
The following instructions are for using a desktop to install ubuntu touch on a mobile device, but if you have a USB transfer cable (USB A to USB A) it should work.
https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/start/ubuntu-for-devices/installing-ubuntu-for-devices/
You could also just install ubuntu 14.04 and enable touch gestures at the command line.
http://www.bytetips.com/touchscreen-support-ubuntu/
https://askubuntu.com/questions/109078/how-can-i-enable-multitouch-features-on-my-desktop-touch-screen
https://askubuntu.com/search?q=enable+touch+screen&s=05029593-39da-4e99-a5f2-a601c8ec79c9
Have you considered an All-In-One ?
https://system76.com/cart/configure/sabl4
For a limited budget this might help - Check the side links at this site also.
http://www.cnet.com/topics/laptops/best-laptops/budget-laptops/
touchscreens
http://thetechjournal.com/electronics/laptop/best-five-budget-touchscreen-laptops-in-market.xhtml

Do you need a powerhouse laptop, maybe something w/ a couple of Teslas installed for gaming or as a work-station. Read the response from gmich in this article:
http://www.tomsguide.com/forum/49681-35-makes-tech-laptops
visit their site here:
http://www.m-techlaptops.com/
m-tech outperforms VooDoo and alienware combined. If you want the best, they're the ones to check out.

Here's another article you might find of interest:
https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-linux-desktop-touch-enabled-monitor/
Like the look of Windows 10, but don't want the bloat, or to be constantly tracked ?
http://www.noobslab.com/2015/09/do-you-like-windows-10-look-but-love.html
How about the look of Macbook
http://www.noobslab.com/2014/04/macbuntu-1404-pack-is-released.html

Linux can be customized any way you like. You're not locked in like with M$ and Apple.

personally i always recommend whats best for the customer. if they are familiar with windows, i usually recommend they stick with that. especially in a business, where the change could cost money in time and training.
it doesnt matter that im a die-hard linux fan, what matters is what the customer wants.
side note:
here at home we have a mix of linux and apple. 1 windows machine for the kids to do homework on , due to school training on ms office (yes i know about wine,blah blah blah).
gf is a apple fangurl, my laptop and computer are linux, server is linux.

New Samsung tablet or Windows 10 laptop?
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2015, 07:37:52 AM »
personally i always recommend whats best for the customer. if they are familiar with windows, i usually recommend they stick with that.especially in a business,where the change could cost money in time and training.
it doesnt matter that im a die-hard linux fan, what matters is what the customer wants.
side note:
here at home we have a mix of linux and apple. 1 windows machine for the kids to do homework on , due to school training on ms office (yes i know about wine,blah blah blah).
gf is a apple fangurl, my laptop and computer are linux, server is linux.

First:         LMFAO


See Bolded italicised  response above ^^^^^^^^^ I agree.

I've also never used a true unix system but maybe I should give one a whirl like another commenter suggested. Linux does have its' quirks which vary from system to system though. Personally, I'll never go back to a Windoze system myself.