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Looking for advice on laptops/tablets

So I'm looking to get a new laptop or tablet and want to hear some opinions on what you all think. I'm looking for something that I can do standard office programs on (word and Excel). Also I would like to do some 3d models and some gaming every once in a while. I'm not too worried on battery life but it would be nice to maybe get a few hours if needed. I've been told that I should get a iPad and I've looked into the Microsoft surface pro and then some laptops. I'm new to this scene and don't know much about laptops and tablets, I've always done desktops. Any advice is welcome as long as you give me logical reason behind your reasoning

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For me

It had to be the usual i7, 16GB RAM, SSD and dedicated GPU since I work on Android apps and more. I went with an Acer Predator this time and before that an Asus ROG. These have been great and not expensive compared to similar Dell XPS models.

Sorry but I can't see using an iPad for creating content and the usual work. I'm more of a laptop and classic developer. Visual Studio, Android Studio, LibreOffice, etc.

My logic is that I run those apps so I want good performance as I get to demo our company apps as well.

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I'm sorry, when I said 3d models I meant more of models of buildings and maybe some automotive stuff. I'm in the construction business and mechanic for a hobby. I don't think that takes as much processing power but correct me if I'm wrong

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Then same models but

Look at pulling back on the CPU and GPU. My go to configuration today for folk to run such comfortably is at least the i5 CPU, 1050 Ti GPU, 8 or 16GB RAM and for the boot drive 240GB or more SSD.

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