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    Default Should I go for a Nexus 10 or a Microsoft Surface or a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

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    Default Re: Should I go for a Nexus 10 or a Microsoft Surface or a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

    N10, then take the rest of the money you saved over the yoga and buy a different laptop
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    But the added functionality of using the yoga as a tablet computer might outweigh the software advantages of the N10.

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    I am thinking of the toga because if its ability to be a powerful laptop as well as a powerful windows 8 tablet with a pretty good 1600x900 resolution display.

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    Default Re: Should I go for a Nexus 10 or a Microsoft Surface or a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

    Yeah but the ecosystem right now for Windows is crap. The apps are seriously lacking. In essence you cannot be that wrong with any of the three, I would just save the money and go my route

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    Default Re: Should I go for a Nexus 10 or a Microsoft Surface or a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

    That is a good point but since I'm still a student who uses Microsoft word a good amount as well as other Microsoft office products I'm inclined to go with the idea pad because of its ability to run full windows. Though the apps are still lacking a lot, they probably will get better in the coming months. I do need a laptop replacement that will last me 3 to 5 years so I'm still a little cautious to go with an Android tablet (albeit a fantastic one) over a convertible laptop with a core i7 processor and 8 gigs of RAM.

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    Default Re: Should I go for a Nexus 10 or a Microsoft Surface or a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

    I'm probably upgrading to the Galaxy Note 2 anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etbooker View Post
    That is a good point but since I'm still a student
    Personally, I wouldn't rely on just an android tablet (any tablet) as my only "computer."

    But at the same time, if I were still a student, I wouldn't spend $1000 on a computer either.

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    Default Re: Should I go for a Nexus 10 or a Microsoft Surface or a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

    to me, the surface is just another windows device. i got bored of using windows 8 on my laptop and using the same in tab is like boring.

    I need change. also surface wont have customization. they are pretty much same and cant be changed.
    surface wont even get windows 9 or u will have to pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    to me, the surface is just another windows device. i got bored of using windows 8 on my laptop and using the same in tab is like boring.

    I need change. also surface wont have customization. they are pretty much same and cant be changed.
    surface wont even get windows 9 or u will have to pay.
    Frankly, I find it hard to be bored of Windows 8 because it is a new OS. There is a learning curve to all new software that is a major overhaul. Getting bored is just a sign of someone that does not care (i.e., Apple fanboys or Linux fanboys etc.) or someone that doesn't use the OS enough.

    For one, the Surface tablets are Windows RT, Which runs apps like the Windows Phone OS, but looks like Windows 8 Pro. Yes, the app marketplace is rather light right now, but a lot of developers won't make apps for a fledgeling OS until they have enough marketshare to warrant jumping on the bandwagon.

    I also have been running Windows 8 on my laptop since the beta was released, not the customer release preview, but the unfinished beta. You think apps are scarce now?

    If Word and Excel are needed, Surface has them, just in a lesser functioning manner. There are some things Office RT just can't do. That is okay, though, as the apps are only meant for minor editing or creation functionality. These are not full Office apps, no one should mistake them for such.

    When the Windows Pro tablets are released in a few months, then there will be a lot to be interested in, as they will run a full version of Windows 8 and will run any application made for Windows 8, within reason. They will also run a full version of Office 2013.

    As for upgrades, Windows 9 may not be released for another 2 years minimum, unless Microsoft decides on a yearly OS upgrade schedule. That has yet to be heard. Besides, I see Microsoft updating the Surface for free at least through one OS upgrade, but then they will want to sell new hardware. The Windows Pro will probably need to purchase an upgrade due to license upgrading. Windows Phone devices have had free updates since inception. The Windows Phone 7 devices will not be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 8 due to hardware requirements and changes in the OS coding software. So they do show a history of upgrading their mobile devices for free.

    The yoga looks nice due to its hybrid function that allows it to go from laptop to tablet, but make sure you look at how the hinges are made. If you can physically handle one of the devices, it would be easy to tell if the hinges will last considering they will be used a lot. Laptops are somewhat stiff when opening them when new, but loosen up some over time. I have seen some year old laptops that can be rather loose due to cheap plastic on the hinges or the interior brackets loosen.



    Note2 or Note10, that is the question
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    Default Re: Should I go for a Nexus 10 or a Microsoft Surface or a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

    N10, almost none of the third party software available for windows 7 isn't available for windows 8 get because the core of windows has changed so much. Frankly I think its an abomination and still prefer windows xp over any of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jevangil View Post
    Frankly, I find it hard to be bored of Windows 8 because it is a new OS. There is a learning curve to all new software that is a major overhaul. Getting bored is just a sign of someone that does not care (i.e., Apple fanboys or Linux fanboys etc.) or someone that doesn't use the OS enough.

    For one, the Surface tablets are Windows RT, Which runs apps like the Windows Phone OS, but looks like Windows 8 Pro. Yes, the app marketplace is rather light right now, but a lot of developers won't make apps for a fledgeling OS until they have enough marketshare to warrant jumping on the bandwagon.

    I also have been running Windows 8 on my laptop since the beta was released, not the customer release preview, but the unfinished beta. You think apps are scarce now?

    If Word and Excel are needed, Surface has them, just in a lesser functioning manner. There are some things Office RT just can't do. That is okay, though, as the apps are only meant for minor editing or creation functionality. These are not full Office apps, no one should mistake them for such.

    When the Windows Pro tablets are released in a few months, then there will be a lot to be interested in, as they will run a full version of Windows 8 and will run any application made for Windows 8, within reason. They will also run a full version of Office 2013.

    As for upgrades, Windows 9 may not be released for another 2 years minimum, unless Microsoft decides on a yearly OS upgrade schedule. That has yet to be heard. Besides, I see Microsoft updating the Surface for free at least through one OS upgrade, but then they will want to sell new hardware. The Windows Pro will probably need to purchase an upgrade due to license upgrading. Windows Phone devices have had free updates since inception. The Windows Phone 7 devices will not be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 8 due to hardware requirements and changes in the OS coding software. So they do show a history of upgrading their mobile devices for free.

    The yoga looks nice due to its hybrid function that allows it to go from laptop to tablet, but make sure you look at how the hinges are made. If you can physically handle one of the devices, it would be easy to tell if the hinges will last considering they will be used a lot. Laptops are somewhat stiff when opening them when new, but loosen up some over time. I have seen some year old laptops that can be rather loose due to cheap plastic on the hinges or the interior brackets loosen.



    Note2 or Note10, that is the question
    It might be a new OS but i have been using windows 8 for about a year now. Office 2013/Windows and all the new software because i have a MSDN subscription.
    I loved 7 but 8 is just boring to me because of the metro!!!

    and btw there wont be windows 9 for at least 3 years. thats MS refresh policy.
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    Default Re: Should I go for a Nexus 10 or a Microsoft Surface or a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

    Just ordered my Yoga 13 and Note 2 I'm pretty excited about both of the devices!

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    Most, if not all, windows 7 software will run on windows 8. Note that I'm referring to the non-RT version of windows 8. I'd avoid winRT at this point.

    There are plenty of full windows 8 tablets and other touch capable devices coming out - look at what ASUS is showing off on their site, for instance. Their transformer book device looks neat.

    For college, a non-rt windows 8 device would be a good choice.

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    Default Re: Should I go for a Nexus 10 or a Microsoft Surface or a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

    Depends. What do you want to do with it?

    If you'll be using MS Office at a desk a lot, go with Surface plus the keyboard (the one that has pressable keys). If you'll be using MS Office (and/or other windows applications) in your lap (e.g. on a bus, a becnh, a plane/train, etc) then get the Lenovo (as the surface doesn't work quite as well in a lap). If you'll be looking to use a lot of cool apps, watch movies, listen to music (basically only consumption), get a Nexus 10.
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    People seem to forget that Office will be released for Android within the next few months. If you are willing to make do with replacement apps in the meantime, Nexus 10 is a viable productivity tablet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G3TCASHM0N3Y View Post
    People seem to forget that Office will be released for Android within the next few months. If you are willing to make do with replacement apps in the meantime, Nexus 10 is a viable productivity tablet.

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    Thanks for pointing this out. I had no idea that Office was coming. I've been all over waiting for the version of the Surface with full Windows 8. I'm a mobile user, and I think it would be nice to have a surface for the times I'm working in tight spaces and not typing in an Office program. My biggest hangup with getting a tablet has been the fact that even the good apps for Android, like OfficeSuite, are incompatible with my required settings/formats inside Microsoft Word. It makes a tablet nothing more than a large phone for me.

    Now, a Nexus 10 that can run full blown Office retaining my settings, docked to a keyboard, well, now we're talking. That doesn't allow me to completely abandon a laptop, but it solves 90% of the majority of my computing needs. It's certainly a tempting proposition.
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    Haha im sure myself and the majority of the people here, in this forum, will tell you to go for the N10. Haha remember youre posting this in Android Central.
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    Good point

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    I just bought the IdeaPad Yoga primarily because I like the thought of having a computer that is maneuverable as well as a powerful i7 8gb RAM windows 8 tablet in one form factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etbooker View Post
    Just ordered my Yoga 13 and Note 2 I'm pretty excited about both of the devices!

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