Looking for convertible laptop that supports stylus

HamiltonIsland

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I am in need of a new laptop for uni work. I'm terrible with organizing paper notes, so i need to take notes on a computer, however most of my notes is mathematical formulas which cannot be typed out. So I'm looking for a laptop that the keyboard can be flipped around and used tablet style with a pen so i can write notes. The closest thing I can find is the new surface book, however it is $3,000 + here in Australia which is ridiculous as it is more than my desktop. Also i7 6th gen preferred, i know gen 7 is out but it is too expensive currently. Any suggestions?
 

jaguarskx

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Unfortunately, electronics in Australia is rather expensive in comparison to the US mostly due to the exchange rate and import duties.

There's the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga with a starting price of $2,500 AUD for an i5-6200. There is a version with the i7-6600u is selling for $2,700 AUD, but that is currently on sale with an eCoupon code. The one with an i7-6500u is selling for $2,800 AUD so getting the top end model for $100 less makes more sense.


http://www3.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x/X1-Yoga-1st-Generation/p/22TP2TXX11Y#tab-features


The only other option that I am aware of is the 12" Acer Swtich Alpha 12 that is a direct competitor to the Microsoft Surface 4. It has a Core i7-6500u, and it lists for $1,979 AUD, but it only has a 256GB SSD. A 512GB is listed as "coming soon". The pen / stylus is sold separately and it uses Synaptics pen technology so any digit pen with that tech should be compatible with the Acer Switch Alpha 12.

http://store.acer.com.au/acer/store/index.php/tablet.html


Reviews:
https://www.cnet.com/au/products/acer-switch-alpha-12/review/
http://www.mobiletechreview.com/notebooks/Acer-Switch-Alpha-12.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP404GpoE2Y&t=68s
 

jaguarskx

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Unfortunately, electronics in Australia is rather expensive in comparison to the US mostly due to the exchange rate and import duties.

There's the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga with a starting price of $2,500 AUD for an i5-6200. There is a version with the i7-6600u is selling for $2,700 AUD, but that is currently on sale with an eCoupon code. The one with an i7-6500u is selling for $2,800 AUD so getting the top end model for $100 less makes more sense.


http://www3.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x/X1-Yoga-1st-Generation/p/22TP2TXX11Y#tab-features


The only other option that I am aware of is the 12" Acer Swtich Alpha 12 that is a direct competitor to the Microsoft Surface 4. It has a Core i7-6500u, and it lists for $1,979 AUD, but it only has a 256GB SSD. A 512GB is listed as "coming soon". The pen / stylus is sold separately and it uses Synaptics pen technology so any digit pen with that tech should be compatible with the Acer Switch Alpha 12.

http://store.acer.com.au/acer/store/index.php/tablet.html


Reviews:
https://www.cnet.com/au/products/acer-switch-alpha-12/review/
http://www.mobiletechreview.com/notebooks/Acer-Switch-Alpha-12.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP404GpoE2Y&t=68s
 
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