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Tablet Vs. Ultrabook: 10 Ways To Choose

How will you decide between the Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, and the new wave of ultrabooks? Consider 10 important tablet vs. ultrabook comparison points.
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You can curl up with a tablet--particularly one of the smaller, 7-inch varieties like the Google Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire--and enjoy a good ebook. The ultrabook, of course, lacks the slate's book-like dimensions and isn't a good choice for leisure-time reading. This may change soon, however. The displays on some new ultrabooks, including the Acer Aspire S7 and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, can fold all the way back, giving the devices a tablet-like flatness. Then again, it makes them extremely unwieldy to hold too.

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Eddavis
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11/18/2012 | 3:48:40 PM
re: Tablet Vs. Ultrabook: 10 Ways To Choose
One of the most important advantages of a tablet over an ultrabook is not even considered in this presentation: instant on. A tablet is ready for work immediately while computers still need to be booted up. This is a major issues for those who are on the move, need to make quick notes and have immediate access.

Solid state hard drives and other features have reduced boot up times but this is an area that needs serious attention.
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10/14/2012 | 4:25:04 PM
re: Tablet Vs. Ultrabook: 10 Ways To Choose
Nonsense this format is fine and the article is informative.
Leo Regulus
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8/16/2012 | 7:22:27 PM
re: Tablet Vs. Ultrabook: 10 Ways To Choose
We have discussed this issue extensively in the past. 'Slide Shows' are not an acceptable media format.
Yes, I realize that 'Your Editor Made You Do It'.
Please forward this comment to the editor.
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