LTE Windows tablet with stylus

Discussion in 'Smartphones and Tablets' started by Step666, Oct 13, 2017.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Step666

    Step666 Professional chubby Chris Pratt impersonator

    Reputations:
    3,329
    Messages:
    1,922
    Likes Received:
    89
    Trophy Points:
    66
    First of all, I'm aware there is a sister site for tablets but when I was spit-balling a while back, there was no help forthcoming.
    So I figured I would ask on here instead as I know you guys tend to be more helpful.

    -----

    Anyway, what I'm after is a 12-13" Windows tablet with LTE support and some sort of stylus.

    It'll be replacing both my aging Samsung ultrabook and my Android tablet, so I would prefer either a separate tablet or a detachable form factor instead of a convertible, as I won't need the keyboard all the time and don't particularly want to have to carry it when I don't need it.

    I would want an i5 or better CPU, a decent amount of RAM and a comfortable amount of storage (256GB minimum but 512GB+ would be nicer).
    Screen-wise, has to be higher than 1080p, so QHD or better.

    In terms of the stylus, I've had a number of Samsung Note Android devices in the past (phones and tablets) and really miss the S-Pen, so something with similar performance would be ideal. That said, I'm aware there don't seem to be many Windows tablets out there with Wacom pens, N-Trig being more common. My initial reaction is that N-Trig isn't on a par with Wacom but, having tried the Surface Pro in a few shops, that seemed to be ok.

    -----

    Obviously, elephant in the room, there are a number of rumours about an impending Surface LTE announcement, so any decision won't be made once that's confirmed. But, in the mean time, I'd like to see what other options there are.
    Not to mention, some of the Surface LTE rumours seem to suggest limited spec options will be available.

    Having had a look around already, I'm aware that Dell have the Latitude 7285, configurable all the way up to i7/16GB/1TB which comes with an LTE modem as well as an optional stylus/pen. It's a bit pricey but depending what happens with the Surface LTE, it could be the best option to get LTE and a better all-round spec.
    My concern though is battery life, I haven't been able to find any info on real-world performance. However, on the flip side, Dell apparently use Wacom for their pens so that's a big plus.

    There's also the HP Elite x2, which appears to come in at i7/16GB/512GB with the option of a pen. More reasonably priced than the Dell but it's a little unclear if it's an LTE model.
    The battery life seems ok, not as great as reviews of the Surface but not as bad as some tablets I've seen either. I don't know what type of pen system HP use though.

    Beyond that though, I struggled to find many options that ticked all the boxes (at least from the major OEMs), so that's why I'm coming to you guys for help ;)

    -----

    So, yeah, that's where I'm at just now and would greatly appreciate any advice or recommendations.
     
  2. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

    Reputations:
    398
    Messages:
    2,514
    Likes Received:
    828
    Trophy Points:
    131
    Unicorn at this point. You can get a surface pro and tether to your mobile phone. That's about it for right now.
     
  3. KLF

    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

    Reputations:
    2,839
    Messages:
    2,751
    Likes Received:
    847
    Trophy Points:
    131
    XP Elite X2 1012 has certain pre-configured variants with 4G LTE. Others have 3G, some only wlan. www.hp.fi lists 18 different models (the whole page is naturally in finnish, so...) I only picked up the model numbers.

    L5H24EA m7, 4G https://www.pcworldbusiness.co.uk/catalogue/item/P240675P
    L5H20EA m5, 4G https://www.pcworldbusiness.co.uk/catalogue/item/P232714P
    L5H23EA m5,4G http://www.www8-hp.com/uk/en/products/monitors/product-detail.html?oid=10505396
    L5H14EA m7,4G https://www.pcworldbusiness.co.uk/catalogue/item/P238603P
    L5H09EA m7,4G https://www.pcworldbusiness.co.uk/catalogue/item/P244597P
    L5H11EA m5, 4G https://www.pcworldbusiness.co.uk/catalogue/item/P244627P?
    L5H16EA m7, 4G https://www.pcworldbusiness.co.uk/catalogue/item/P236813P?

    I'm not specifically endorsing that one site, it just happened to list all but one of the model numbers I found. Model number specifies the hardware config, letters after # specify country, such as power plug and keyboard. Then it is just a matter of finding nearest, cheapest and otherwise best reseller that has stock.
     
    Step666 likes this.
  4. Starlight5

    Starlight5 W I N T E R B O R N

    Reputations:
    526
    Messages:
    2,904
    Likes Received:
    1,359
    Trophy Points:
    181
    @Step666 basically there's only HP Elite X2 1012 G2 meeting all your requirements at the moment. Dell 7285 is Core-Y, i.e. glorified Core M.
     
  5. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

    Reputations:
    398
    Messages:
    2,514
    Likes Received:
    828
    Trophy Points:
    131
    x2 is really good too.
     
  6. Mr.Koala

    Mr.Koala Notebook Virtuoso

    Reputations:
    568
    Messages:
    2,306
    Likes Received:
    566
    Trophy Points:
    131
  7. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

    Reputations:
    398
    Messages:
    2,514
    Likes Received:
    828
    Trophy Points:
    131
    Yoga is awesome but no LTE that I could see.
     
  8. Mr.Koala

    Mr.Koala Notebook Virtuoso

    Reputations:
    568
    Messages:
    2,306
    Likes Received:
    566
    Trophy Points:
    131
     
  9. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

    Reputations:
    398
    Messages:
    2,514
    Likes Received:
    828
    Trophy Points:
    131
    OK....missed that....that's an awesome device then! very slick keyboard setup on it!
     
  10. Mr.Koala

    Mr.Koala Notebook Virtuoso

    Reputations:
    568
    Messages:
    2,306
    Likes Received:
    566
    Trophy Points:
    131
    It may have a Wacom branded pen but it's still capacitive, which isn't very different from the N-Trig. Traditional Wacom digitalizers are EMR-based. Those are increasingly hard to find now.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page