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Laptop Dreams

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Surface Pros would a nice machine for me if I lived in a strictly Microsoft world. I'm a multi-platform, multi-database developer, so it's easier to find a good laptop that Linux runs on, and relegate Windows to a VM.
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Robert Sterbal-482516 (5/25/2014)
Am I spoiled by the fact that I'm willing to lug my digital SLR virtually everywhere?


My wife's the same. I've got a smaller, lighter mid-range compact that I imagine is much easier to take pictures with than a tablet. If you spent less on\didn't buy the tablet and bought a half-decent camera with the savings, I think you'd be happier with the pictures. It's a few minutes' extra effort to upload the pictures to the tablet but in the long run the results are worth it. A camera is also easier to carry about and can probably be brought into use quicker. Of course, there are other arguments for buying the tablet but I don't think its use as a camera should be one of them. It may be a consideration for a phone but for me it would be very low down the list for any kind of tablet.


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For pictures we just take the real camera.



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Gary Varga (5/27/2014)
People using the tablet as a camera/video recorder reminds me of the comedian Dom Jolly's sketch "I'm on the phone". It can be a variant of wearing a sombrero at the cinema.


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I just recently played through this exercise. I was at SQL Saturday Atlanta and my laptop decided to start acting finicky. I have fixed that problem on that laptop but it hastened the pace to getting a new laptop.

I settled on the Dell M3800 because it is lightweight. I could put plenty of storage in it and it is configurable up to 16GB memory. So far the responsiveness of the laptop is very satisfying.

I had been thinking I would go with the Surface Pro at 8GB, but it was perpetually out of stock and it cost about the same as the Dell laptop or even the Yogi from Lenovo.

The only reason (at this point) for me to get a Surface is as a lightweight backup presentation device.



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Robert Sterbal-482516 (5/25/2014)
Am I spoiled by the fact that I'm willing to lug my digital SLR virtually everywhere?


Not sure "spoiled" goes with "willing to lug"

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Ken Welsh (5/26/2014)
Steve,

If you got a USB "wireless router on a stick" you should be able to connect the tablet to the BRIX quite easily.

Just a thought...


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