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Master Geek


Topic # 112432 8-Dec-2012 14:22
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So basically I'm starting a Bachelor of Software Engineering at Victoria Uni in Wellington next year and want to get a Windows 8 tablet/ hybrid.

Originally I was planning on buying an Asus Taichi or Transformer Book but the fact that they have kept getting delayed has made me start looking at alternatives (Mainly from Asus as I love the design and build quality of their ultra-portable products).

At the moment I'm considering going for the Asus TF810C with the keyboard dock but the main thing I'm worried about is whether an Atom CPU is going to be fast enough for what I need. I have to admit I've been pretty impressed with the general performance of a Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T that we have at work which has almost the exact same specs, but I haven't had a chance to test applications such as Photoshop or Sketchup which I've used a fair bit in the past for school work.

I think part of the problem I have is I'm not really too sure what sort of software I'm likely going to be using next year other than the obvious stuff such as the web browser and MS Office etc. I'm going to have my gaming desktop down there with me so I'll be using that for when I really need the extra power without the portability but I'm still pondering over whether having more power in my portable PC is going to be necessary.

Would love to hear what people think about the TF810C or similar products, and would also be interesting to hear from people who've done similar courses to what I'm doing and the sort of computers they had/ would recommend while studying.

Cheers

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  Reply # 728997 8-Dec-2012 15:07
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http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/laptops/laptops/other/auction-540966303.htm

This is what you need. 8-)



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  Reply # 729007 8-Dec-2012 15:22
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Thanks for the link. Unfortunately I've been put off of Samsung's tablets as they feel too cheap and plasticy which is why I've been looking at Asus' similarly speced TF810C :)

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