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Convertible laptop - tablet


Any insight into the best (and economical) option to buy a 2 in 1 PC ? Din main laptop raat main tablet kind !

My restrictions - Budget is upto 900 plus taxes. Screen size between 10-12.3' not larger. Not required immediately but planning to buy one in a month or 2 time. Would like to use some unused gift cards of best buy.

Till now my search tilts towards MS Surface 3 Pro ( I am aware that Pro 4 is out ). Any experience with surface/surface pro ? Any other tablet cum laptop to be considered ?

Or will it be complete waste to buy a convertible ?

All insights, links to deals and personal experiences welcome.


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Post ID: 232625 04-09-16 10:06:25
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MS Office 365 included and Free shipping from Dell Canada.

Only $ 329 , Sale Price , Regular price is $ 457.99 . Plus get $ 17 in rewards back.

$ 17 Can be used to get a sleeve or a wireless mouse or something else for the 2 in 1 PC/Tablet

Post ID: 232626 04-09-16 12:03:50
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Forget the Dell above, I ordered for my son and it takes a solid 3 minutes to boot up to login screen from sleep mode - very slow machine. All packed for return after using for 1 week.

Groupon deal

Try to price match at Best buy:

Lenovo is a very good build.

In general, laptop deals are hard to come by and most brands are offering a million variations on ram, HD, screen, video card and the CPU. Intel doesn't make it easier with a million processor models in circulation :D

Good luck.


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I use CPU benchmark site to compare different CPUs since Intel has come up with so many different CPUs and comparing it with AMD is quite difficult as well.

It would be helpful for others to suggest something if they know what you intend to use it for, browsing, gaming, streaming, Microsoft Office, etc.

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Post ID: 232642 05-09-16 23:11:02
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For those who are interested in..: But it ends in 11 HOURS..


$1 .. for.. Pay What You Want: The A to Z Microsoft Office Training Bundle.

Hope this helps a few..


Post ID: 232647 06-09-16 14:06:26
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Senior Desi
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Thanks to all for the suggestions.

Post ID: 232680 10-09-16 16:11:04
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Off Topic........

Could anyone suggest good light weight and small screen size basic laptop for kid please?

Basic purpose for laptop is just carrying at school and doing school work, browsing internet, check e-mails, etc. no gaming, no heavy use..

I do have Acer i5 but screen size is 15.6" and it is heavy.

After filling school bag with Laptop, binders, lunch, water, etc...bag become noticeable heavy to carry for everyday.

I found below laptop and suggestion please?

Dell 3150 Cel.N2840 2.16+ Dc 2Gb/250Gb/11.6"/W8.1/Blk.

? Processor: 2.16+ Intel? Celeron? N2840 Dual Core.
? Operating System: Windows 8.1
? Memory: 2 GB DDR3L
? Hard Drive: 250 GB
? Display: 11.6? HD (1366x768), Anti-Glare LCD.
? Ports/Slots: USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, RJ45 Network Connector, SD 3.0 Memory Card Reader, Lock Slot.
? Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0.
? Connectivity: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet.

is it good or any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Post ID: 232685 11-09-16 11:33:22
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If (dollar) cost is not in the criteria, then please see this one. It is a very good Machine.

The battery will last more than Six hours. Some have claimed upto 11 hours. But I won't kill it.

They are available in Canada. See if you can pick one up on the net for $1200 or less.

Good Machine.


Post ID: 232686 11-09-16 16:09:25
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Thanks Folks, Finally went for Acer Switch Alpha 12. from best buy This is second day, hooked to this piece , no problems so far, rather surprised with the performance. Windows 10, laptop plus tablet. This is good (cheaper!) alternative to MS Surface Pro 4 / 3.

Highly pleased .. till now.,2817,2413145,00.asp

Post ID: 232836 02-10-16 17:32:06
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It would be helpful for others to suggest something

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