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March 28, 2010 3:44:21 AM

Currently the only way for me to get on the internet is thru my gaming rig. I have no problem with my PC and will always love gaming rig. However more and more I realize that I need a mobile device to check my facebook tomshardware, etc etc I have my pc in my computer so I really cant be social when my wife is in the living room. I was thinking of gettin me a laptop but seeing so many tablets coming out this year I really want to get me one. So What would be my best option if I only want to get online play some games. Wow would be a Huge plus if it could play on a tablet but I doubt it. I really want to buy and Ipad and take my internet with me instead of just my gaming pc.

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April 4, 2010 2:26:23 PM

kal20mx said:
Currently the only way for me to get on the internet is thru my gaming rig. I have no problem with my PC and will always love gaming rig. However more and more I realize that I need a mobile device to check my facebook tomshardware, etc etc I have my pc in my computer so I really cant be social when my wife is in the living room. I was thinking of gettin me a laptop but seeing so many tablets coming out this year I really want to get me one. So What would be my best option if I only want to get online play some games. Wow would be a Huge plus if it could play on a tablet but I doubt it. I really want to buy and Ipad and take my internet with me instead of just my gaming pc.



I think you should wait for the Notion Ink Adam. IMO, it seems like it will be the best tablet this year. You will have to wait a bit, because it will be released in June.
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April 5, 2010 5:05:56 AM

WOW! yes Very fine tablet indeed. Thanks for the link man.
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April 5, 2010 9:13:21 AM

What's your price-range?

That Adam is a little underpowered for gaming. With the Tegra chipset it's a little better than a typical Atom tablet which is more than capable for surfing (use mine all the time), but for gaming you'd want something like the Fujitsu with a good CPU;

http://store.shopfujitsu.com/fpc/Ecommerce/buildseriesb...
http://store.shopfujitsu.com/fpc/Ecommerce/buildseriesb...

you can even go up to Corei5;
http://store.shopfujitsu.com/fpc/Ecommerce/productoverv...

There's also the Lenovos which have netbook models and the Creme de la Creme X series which has up to a Corei7 but still GMA4500;
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len...

The HP solutions I find a little underpowered with the intel SU class CPUs.

But unfortunately pretty much all tablets are limited on the graphics side the GMA4500 being among the top chips, along with an integrated 785G both being about equal (although the 785G being tied to a weaker CPU).

If you can afford it, those would be better tablets by a WIDE margin, but if you are cost conscious then the Adam would be ok, as would be the 10inch version of what I have;

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=xK9O0XZhFswxrTrn

Really, it would likely still be best to get a cheap laptop for gaming ($499 laptops you can get with alot more horsepower) but then you lose the tablet nature.
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April 6, 2010 1:31:39 AM

I loved the
http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=xK9O0XZhFswxrTrn you posted. But lets say I sacrifice gaming and just want a nice surfing tablet and nice design. Will the Ink Adam be fast enough for this? The only mobile device i have atm is my Itouch. And I dont want to get an ipad.
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April 6, 2010 3:23:27 AM

I have an iPod touch, the ASUS T91MT (slightly slower brother to the ASUS above) which are in my hardware profile and have used the iPad, and I'd take the ASUS over the iPad anyday, and even the Ink Adam for just the options. My weaker ASUS (weaker than the one I recommended to you not weaker than those other options which it destroys) is more than enough for the task, just be sure to maximize your memory (made a huge difference going from 1 to 2 GB).

I have used the N270, N280, Z510, Z520 and N450 netbooks, and I would say the N450 is more than capable for the task, working well with Flash and H.264 videos (although be sure to update your graphics drivers). Tegra is a little lighter for other processing duties, but the graphics are pretty good. The big drawback being on Android instead of something more robust and universal. Win7 runs well on the N450 and Z520 platforms with enough memory, but you have other options like Linux as well should you be willing to tweak (although Win7 premium works bug free for me sofar).
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April 6, 2010 8:54:02 PM

kal20mx said:
I loved the
http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=xK9O0XZhFswxrTrn you posted. But lets say I sacrifice gaming and just want a nice surfing tablet and nice design. Will the Ink Adam be fast enough for this? The only mobile device i have atm is my Itouch. And I dont want to get an ipad.


Of course. It has a dual core ARM 9 processor, and an Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset. And, if I'm not mistaken, 1 GB of ram.
BTW, you have to pay extra for the Pixel Qi screen. $800 for the Pixel Qi, $327 for the regular one.
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