I’ve been waiting for the past 9 months for a new laptop (and I’ll probably wait until Janurary). So during the time I have been really trying to decide what kind of laptop I will buy.
I love the Tablet PC form factor and I have been trying to decide if I really use it enough to pay for the premium of having it. One thing I don’t like about it is the 12″ screen, I do like it because it is small and convenient but I would gladdly give up weight for screen size.
Before I decided on a getting a new Tablet I looked at getting a 17″ Dell XPS laptop or a 17″ Mac Book Pro. After looking, comparing, checking prices, and trying to find the perfect device I think I have decided but?I probably still won’t by it until next year but at least I’ve almost settled.
The main reason I went back to the Tablet was cost. After comparing prices on a high horsepower laptop, a Mac Book Pro and a Tablet their was not much difference in price. All three choices brought me around the 2800 dollar mark and I just don’t think I will ever own a Mac, even though they are pretty.
Two things I was looking at in a new computer is horsepower and battery life. It is hard to get massive battery life and performance out of any laptop but I think I have found the winner. The Tablet in question is the Gateway E295/C-140x. I made my final decision after reading this review at Gotta Be Mobile about the battery life.
This laptop can be configured with a 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo and 4gigs of Ram. It has an upgradable video card so I can have some nice video editing performance. And I can get a 12 cell battery which gives approx 7 hours of battery life PLUS it can take a second modular battery that will probably give me another 3-4 hours of life.
If your looking for some horsepower and the tablet form factor then the Gateway E295/C-140x might be the ticket.
I probably won’t get this for a few months but when I do I will let you know my thoughts.
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