Info regarding pen-enabled digitizer laptops/Tablets

Rathziel

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Hello,

So as it happens I have the opportunity to purchase a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition[/color] from my local Bestbuy at a very good price. It's an open box product and is missing it's S-Pen, not really a huge deal since you can get them on eBay or Amazon for roughly $50 CAD and the tablet is essentially brand new and will likely only cost me $300 CAD.

But I was thinking. What about a Laptop/Tablet Hybrid or a 2-in-1 transformable laptop? Many of those come with digitizers and pens don't they? Well turns out the information concerning these devices is limited and at times very confusing (Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga come to mind). So I'm hoping someone on here, who is more educated than myself, can assist me with my dilemma.

Here is what I'm after:

- Must be portable. Something under 4-5lbs. preferably. Something you can use one-handed.
- Must have a keyboard, or the option of a keyboard.
- Must support a digital pen (Wacom, N-Trig, Etc...)
- Not too concerned about games but it would be nice to be able to run some lite games like, Hay
Day or Angry Birds.
- Good Battery Life, somewhere in the 6+ hrs. range.

Now I know what you're saying, "That sounds an awful lot like a Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition" and you'd be right! But the Note 10.1 is aging and I like the idea of at least being able to upgrade my HDD and RAM down the road.

So any help would be grand, I also don't have an unlimited budget so something shy of $600 CAD would be ideal. I'll spend more if I have to, just want something that is worth it.

Cheers,

**EDIT**

As it happens I've discovered another device worth buying and within my price range. The Asus Transformer Tab Chi, both the T300 and T100 are very nice devices, the specs are decent and they run a full version of Windows 8.1 (Windows 10 after upgrade), they both have pen support, however, it's sold separately and for $40, it's also only has 256 pressure levels versus the 1,028 levels on the Note 10.1. Now my choices are to get the Note 10.1 for a really good deal ($300) and spend another $60 on a pen and $70-$90 on a bluetooth keyboard. Or spend $699 on a T300 and $40 for a pen. Ugh choices!
 

jaguarskx

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There are not many 2-in-1 Windows laptop / tablets that supports digital pens. There's the Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3, and the 12.5" ThinkPad Yoga 12 off the top of my head. The Surface 3 would be the least expensive since it uses a Cherry Trail Atom CPU and uses slower eMMC solid state storage rather than the faster SSD tech.
 

Rathziel

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Yea I've definitely considered the Surface Pro 3 although, price-wise, it's one of the more expensive options. There's no denying the build quality and top level specs, however.
 
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