Looking for a cheap tablet or 2 in 1

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  1. 98 SNAKE EATER

    98 SNAKE EATER Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ok, lookin for the cheapest tablet or 2 in 1 tablet I can find.

    It'll be dedicated to TechStream use only, so here are the basic requirements.....

    Windows 10 (Pro preferred over Home, but not a deal breaker)
    64Bit
    At least one full sized USB port
    Touchscreen
    Dirt Cheap (or cheaper)


    I've been using it on my old micro notebook (VAIO TX Series), but it's a bit slow

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    I was looking at this Lenovo Yoga S1 on New Egg that looks good (although shipping seems a bit high)

    https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16834845080


    Also this Asus Transformer

    https://www.newegg.com/gray-asus-transformer-book-t101ha-c4-gr/p/N82E16834234741?Item=9SIAKVUB8M1955


    Open to all suggestions
     
  2. jeremyshaw

    jeremyshaw Big time Idiot

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    Not to be silly, but have you checked your local Walmart? Most of the ones with grocery stores should still be open. They usually sell really cheap (~$150 or less) new "RCA" Windows 10 tablets, and I think it has an USB (host, not device) port.


    https://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-Cambio-10-1-2-in-1-Windows-Tablet-Keyboard-Charcoal/56134994

    Pretty sure Amazon has it, too.

    EDIT: Other than supporting 64bit WinOS, I don't know even know if this is faster than your existing Centrino Core Duo (or solo?).

    EDIT2: Oh, you're actually expecting to use it for work? I withdraw my suggestion. I've used similar devices before (specifically a HP version of this), and it was basically unusable, in terms of performance, battery life, and interface. Maybe they have gotten better in the past 3 years?
     
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  3. 98 SNAKE EATER

    98 SNAKE EATER Notebook Enthusiast

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    The Cambio at Wally World was actually the first one I looked at, but it's only 32 Bit

    Yes, it will be dedicated to TechStream use only, so it doesn't really need to be a rocketship, but I'm quite sure anything will be faster than my old XP vaio

    I just prefer a tablet with touchscreen and the latest version of TIS seems to work better on 64Bit machines using Win10

    Other requirements

    • Intel or AMD processor: 1.5 GHz or higher
    • Keyboard & mouse
    • Memory (RAM): 1GB or higher
    • Hard Drive Space: 2 GB or more
    • USB: 1.1 or higher
    • Video Resolution: 1024×768 recommended, 1024×600 minimum
    • Sound Card: 1 channel audio or higher
     
  4. Primes

    Primes Notebook Deity

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    @98 SNAKE EATER

    Just throwing this out there, but you could install windows 10 on a really cheap used chromebook.
    Going this route though, you'd be battling poor battery life on a used chromebook.
    the majority of the cheap ones have celeron cpu's, and 16-32gb storage. you'll probably want to find one with 64gb storage if possible.
    a few actually have up-gradable ssd's such as the Dell 13, 7310 "lulu". on the Dell's, the touchscreen was optional, so you'd have to look for one with a core i3 and touchscreen.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/chrultrabook/comments/aufp1q/getting_started_read_this_first/
    https://coolstar.org/chromebook/
    https://mrchromebox.tech/
    https://www.starryhope.com/chromebooks/top/chromebooks-with-upgradeable-storage/
     
  5. 98 SNAKE EATER

    98 SNAKE EATER Notebook Enthusiast

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    I actually went with a cheap Surface Pro and it's like it was made for TechStream :)



     
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