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Tablet or Ultrabook for Business Travel

by xbe1603 / March 31, 2013 12:37 AM PDT

I am trying to decide between buying an ultrabook or tablet for business travel. While on the road I will need to access email, excel and word documents (creating new and editing). Also need the ability to present material to customers and access online databases.

When not on the road I have a desktop that is running windows 7. I want to be able to sync between these without any problems.

I am looking at buying the Samsung series 5 Ultrabook running windows 8, but I think that for the price 760 euros, I can use a tablet for cheaper.

Any thoughts on this would be helpful.

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Re: tablet
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 31, 2013 12:59 AM PDT

To run Word and Excel, you need a Windows 8 RT tablet at least. But those have a limited version of MS Office (it's called Office RT) and a limited e-mail app (no POP3).

So you might prefer a Windows 8 Pro tablet that runs the full Office and all other Windows programs you need. And you might prefer a real keyboard to a virtual one.

Then maybe this is a nice one:

It's $1499. Since it's for business it's not too expensive, I think. But I don't see why that Ultrabook wouldn't be fine.


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by xbe1603 / March 31, 2013 1:21 AM PDT
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Thanks for the response. I am trying to stay under the price of the Ultrabook 750 euros, but still have the functionality of word processing, and editing spreadsheets. Not worried about the keyboard because I can always buy an external one.

With a windows 8 tablet I can run all Microsoft office programs. I guess I can wondering about the processing power and if I will be limited with a tablet.

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I thought that currently the tablet runs more money.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 31, 2013 1:23 AM PDT

I see Kees did a fine job covering the current model that runs Office. Most folk I know go with the ultrabook or laptop.

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