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best tablet/mini notebook ???

#1League_of_NoobsPosted 2/24/2014 6:57:10 AM
own a gaming laptop, so i want something i can use for on the go to bring with my 4tb external hard drive. to watch movies, songs etc.

do i really neeed something strong? alotta people just thinking of just an ipad but you know..it never hurts to see what other people think or recommend, tanks guys
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#2este914Posted 2/24/2014 8:00:28 AM
Surface Pro 2
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#3emmecePosted 2/24/2014 8:13:49 AM
Agreed on the Surface Pro 2 if pricing is not an issue. I have a gaming desktop, laptop and surface pro 2, and I mainly just use the desktop and tablet. If i am going on a business trip for a week and want to play more demanding titles, maybe i'll bring the laptop (~13lbs).

It is also pretty nice to steam stream games on to the tablet using either the blue tooth key and mouse set or a controller.
#4BlackMantisPosted 2/24/2014 8:16:59 AM
If you don't want to spend $1,000, you could always go with the Asus Transformer for $450.

It acts as a tablet but also docks onto a keyboard.
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#5fataliPosted 2/24/2014 8:18:43 AM
If all you want to do with the tablet is movies and music from your hard drive, a surface rt will do that just fine.
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#6DoramiPosted 2/24/2014 9:00:29 AM
How do you plan to power the external HD? I ask this because:

1. If it requires an external power source, then you're better off getting a laptop or hybrid that can take a SATA drive and move files to the internal drive beforehand--compared to trying to bring the HD and an external power source with you (unless you really really need everything with you at once; there are no 4 TB configurations that fit into portable laptop models).

2. If it is USB powered, then you will need full powered USB ports. This means a laptop, a tablet with a full dock, or a transforming model like the Yoga 2 11.
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#7urtvPosted 2/24/2014 9:05:51 AM
wait for the new asus android/windows hybrid