Tablet for Soldier

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Sep 20, 2011 5:06:21 AM via Website

General Questions.

1. What is your budget?
$500 - $900
2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished?
If the price was right.
3. Do you prefer a Slate, Convertible or Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)?
4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer?
Small and light ~ 5" to 8.9"
Compact ~ 10"
Mainstream ~ 12.1"
Large ~ 13.3"

Not Small (5"-8.9")

5. Which country do you intent to purchase from?
6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes?
7. How many hours battery life do you require?
As much as possible as would be used in field environments.
8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? (Email/Web Surfing/Drawing/Word Processing/Entertainment/Notetaking etc)

Email, Entertainment, Word Processing, Surfing and Games

9. Do you have an OS preference?
10. What software and tasks do you intend to run? (Microsoft Office or other Word Processing Suite/Photoshop/3D Studio Max/Autocad etc)
Whatever is available on a market

11. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list.
Yes, whatever is available on the market.

Screen Specifics

1. What resolution do you prefer?
XGA - 1024x768 ~ large and easy to read text and graphic icons but you fit less on the screen.
SXGA - 1400x1050 ~ Small text and graphic icons which require good vision but the gain is a much larger screen. (no longer available new, must look for used or refurbished machines)
WXGA - 1280x768 ~ has a wider usable area than XGA, ideal for viewing Spreadsheets and other programs that require desktop space. The mainly used resolution for new tablet PCs since 2008.


2. Do you require the screen to be readable in sunlight?
See the above linked FAQ for guidance
3. Do you prefer your display to be glossy or matte?
No Preference
4. Do you require Touch? (without pressure sensitivity) (Which one: resistive or capacitive)
See the above linked FAQ for guidance

5. Do you require a Pen? (with pressure sensitivity) (Which one: Wacom or N-Trig)
See the above linked FAQ for guidance

No Preference

Component Specifics

1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require?
Anything about 32GB

2. Do you require an Optical (CD/DVD) Drive to be built in?
3. Do you require ability to add a second Battery or Hard Drive (Modular Bay technology)?

1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above?

2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration?