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Topic # 138731 15-Jan-2014 08:19 Send private message

Hey guys,

Straight to the point i am looking for a tablet device that could run MYOB Account Live, i was looking for an app when i went into there FAQ and found that they had said find a Windows tablet device and install the program onto that.

The reason i need this is that we have moved premises at work and now my boss needs a device that he can access the system on while he is on the move or commuting up from Napier to Auckland, he doesn't want to use a laptop as it is to heavy and big to just carry around.

Is there any such tablets out there?

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  Reply # 967361 15-Jan-2014 09:32 Send private message

There are plenty of Windows 8 tablets around including Microsoft, ASUS, Samsung, Lenovo, Dell.

If the apps your boss use are based on desktop then you need to buy a Windows 8 tablet, not a Windows 8 RT tablet. Windows 8 runs x86/AMD64 based programs, and Windows 8 RT runs ARM-based Store apps only.




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  Reply # 967373 15-Jan-2014 09:51 Send private message

all of these have windows 8 x86/64 listed as an os

http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=1594#rparams=l=s157990473



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  Reply # 967376 15-Jan-2014 09:57 Send private message

There are quite a few, depending on the budget.  A hybrid tablet/laptop would probably be best for his needs

Cheap ($700)- Asus Transformer T100

Mid-range ($1300) - Acer Iconia W700P

Expensive ($1600+) - Dell XPS 12 2-in-1,  Surface Pro

If you buy a tablet only device, you can buy a bluetooth keyboard or keyboard case later if required.

Hardly any have a mobile data connection built-in to the tablet, so would need to tether to a smart phone or a portable wi-fi hotspot.



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  Reply # 967393 15-Jan-2014 10:20 Send private message

Thanks for the replys and advice guys

jonb: There are quite a few, depending on the budget.  A hybrid tablet/laptop would probably be best for his needs

Cheap ($700)- Asus Transformer T100

Mid-range ($1300) - Acer Iconia W700P

Expensive ($1600+) - Dell XPS 12 2-in-1,  Surface Pro

If you buy a tablet only device, you can buy a bluetooth keyboard or keyboard case later if frequired


The Acer would probably more in his area, would this be able to use MYOB? 
Anyone have any experience with Acer as i have never personally used any of there products?

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  Reply # 967418 15-Jan-2014 10:41 Send private message

All of these will run the AccountRight Live desktop application.

I have an Acer laptop at home which has been fine for the past 3 years, they were known for being poorer quality than other brands but I don't believe that is the case any more.

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Surface Pro is now on sale for under $1000

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