Cheaper tablet?

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Oct 21, 2010

Cheaper tablet? by Ziggy Zigzagoon at 5:05 PM (868 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. Ziggy Zigzagoon
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    To put this simply, I would like a cheap slate (as in non-convertible) tablet computer. All that I really need is a camera, a microphone, and some DDR3 memory already installed (preferably 4GB). I can upgrade the hard drive later.

    In all seriousness, though, I do not expect to get a much lower price, since the lowest satisfactory price I got was around $2,400, and I read that these types of computers are expensive...
     
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    I think I read somewhere that one of those cost more than an iPad. [​IMG]
     
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    Why non-convertible? Lenovo makes a decent line of tablet pcs including the X200s and they are cheaper than $2,000... but if you beef them up more they might not be.

    some stats from that page:
     
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    I am going for portability here.
     
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    If Windows is your game, The HP Slate 500 was just released to market, however it has DDR2 modules and they're soldered onto the board (800USD):
    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF...50-4332585.html

    On the OSX side, you can buy an entry-level MBP (which has DD3 modules) and send it to Axiotron to be converted into a tablet (about 2000USD total).

    These are of course US prices, as I have no idea what comparable hardware runs in Puerto Rico.
     
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    I already know about those, but thank you, anyways.

    P.S. My father is just going to buy the expensive tablet anyways, even if I object.
     

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