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#1 +ultimate99

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:07

I'll be commuting everyday for at least 3-4 hours cumulative . So on the bus i want to be able to read off word docs, pdfs and write/read my own notes using OneNote. I'm not sure what size to get, I experienced the 1st gen surface pro and the dell venue 8 pro, I think 8" is the sweet spot, but if anyone can chime in with their experience that would be great!




#2 +goretsky

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 02:55

Hello,

 

I would lean towards the smaller device, simply because it's less likely to get jostled, knocked out of your hands, etc.  Also, in the even it does get damaged, it would likely be less expensive to repair/replace.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky



#3 trek

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:04

I have a Dell Venue Pro 8. It runs 8.1 Pro so all the normal windows programs will work, plus I bought the digitiser pen for taking notes. It's small enough to take anywhere and for note taking or review and then for any heavy word proccessing/etc you would have your full laptop at home or in your bag, etc. Battery life on the tablet isn't bad at about 7 hours.



#4 OP +ultimate99

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:17

Would a refurbed one from ebay advisable? No MS store and dell outlet for me, as I'm in Canada.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...utorefresh=true



#5 trek

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:24

That would work. Keep an eye out on futureshop/bestbuy. I bought mine for $199 new on one of their flash sales a few months back. Also budget for a 32/64GB SD card as well.



#6 OP +ultimate99

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 03:28

That would work. Keep an eye out on futureshop/bestbuy. I bought mine for $199 new on one of their flash sales a few months back. Also budget for a 32/64GB SD card as well.

Wow! It's on sale now, but not a big one, down $280 from $300... :/

 

what's a flash sale? :p



#7 +goretsky

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 08:44

Hello,

 

If possible, look into getting a ruggedized case, too.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky





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