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#195542 23-Apr-2016 16:22
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I'm a freelance proofreader/editor and I'm considering getting something ultraportable that I can work on. I usually work on a larger laptop (15.6 inch - one I already had before I became a proofreader) but it would be really hard to travel with - it's quite heavy. I need to be able to run Microsoft Word (for tracked changes) and Acrobat Reader (for comments) but I don't need a lot of storage. The 32GB drive would be okay, especially if I bumped it up with an SD card. The full-sized keyboard is helpful.

 

I'm just curious if anyone has used one of these in similar circumstances (or a similar device from another manufacturer), and how it performed. I'm open to suggestions around the $500 mark.

 

 





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We have a Lenovo MIIX 3 in the house. Other half uses it when traveling and for supplemental Uni papers, because its compact enough for her handbag and letts her use the same apps you do.

Has a great keyboard and can be used as a Tablet, upgraded it to W10 too.

Maybe worth a look as well within your budget

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Has anyone used an HP Stream 11 Notebook?

Yes, not for long. I purchased one for a friend touchscreen version he loves it. First computer tho. I set it up for him. My impression good build quality. He is happy waiting a while for apps to open etc and he carries it a lot and no issues. As a general office productivity machine I would say too slow and 2GB is just not enough in practice unless you use maybe one application and few functions. It was 8 version.

I have seen a few in use and have some confidence in the build quality but 2GB cannot cut the mustard for office productivity imho.

 
 
 
 


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  #1540777 23-Apr-2016 18:00
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Daughter got one for uni in her first year.. steaming pile of crap.

 

 

 

 







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Ah, yes, I was worried that 2GB just wasn't enough. Microsoft states it's the bare minimum for Office, so that concerned me. The Miix looks interesting, although again only 2GB. I'm wondering if it's false economy limiting myself to these small low-powered devices, and whether I wouldn't be better to just up the budget another $200 to something like the Acer Travelmate X313-M-6824 Convertible Ultrabook, which has 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, and weighs just 800 grams.

 

 

 

 





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Looking for something similar myself, I prefer the weight in the keyboard and a 360 flip screen.

Has anyone tried an Onda obook 11, 64gb 4gb cherry trail, for about 300nzd. Feedback seems good in AliExpress but is quite a big ticket item..



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I'm surprised to discover that I can do both tracked changes and pdf annotation on my iPad. Tracked changes was introduced recently to the Word app, and pdf annotation is possible thanks to a collaboration between Dropbox and Adobe. I have an Apple Bluetooth keyboard so this could be a no-cost solution. With the added bonus that I can write my next iPad off as a business expense :) I'm definitely going to test it out.




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Bought my wife the slightly larger HP Stream 13, works great for her studies.

 

Just Word and internet usage basically.

 

Passive cooling and long runtime on battery are a plus.


 
 
 
 


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  #1540925 23-Apr-2016 23:12
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Lias:

Daughter got one for uni in her first year.. steaming pile of crap.


 


 


Windows 8? I wonder if 10 is any better. I suspect a big part is saving a few $ on ssd. Maybe newer is better.

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