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    Buying a win8 touchscreen laptop worth it?

    Hi it's been a while since I asked a question,thought I drop on this on you all

    I do bit of photoshop work for the place I work and I have a decaying c2q pc and the time has come for me to get a new pc/notebook to call for my own..and these issues keep me from going back and forth in making a good choice.
    There are laptops with win8 plus touchscreen and I did a simple search and found them to be powered by low clocked new CPUs ,are they a real replacement for a person like me? Can you do productive and heavy work on them and doubling as a workstation and a tablet for non productive things like streaming videos and playing a game or two..I'm torn between getting a gaming laptop and these hybrid tablet laptops...or is the tablet experience on nexus7 or on a iPad better for recreational activities. And being a cheaper alternative

    In brief should I buy a hybrid laptop or a real laptop for work

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    Re: Buying a win8 touchscreen laptop worth it?

    Me personally I would say unless you can detach the screen from the keyboard or at least flip it right round so its like an ipad/surface etc then I would say don't bother.

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    Re: Buying a win8 touchscreen laptop worth it?

    Well when I went out and got a laptop recently I did wonder about touchscreens, but all of the ones I found with touchscreens had less powerful CPU/GPUs and less memory - so I went with a machine with the best CPU and a dedicated GPU. Can't say that I have ever once wished I had a touchscreen as well.

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    Re: Buying a win8 touchscreen laptop worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flash477 View Post
    Well when I went out and got a laptop recently I did wonder about touchscreens, but all of the ones I found with touchscreens had less powerful CPU/GPUs and less memory - so I went with a machine with the best CPU and a dedicated GPU. Can't say that I have ever once wished I had a touchscreen as well.
    I'd agree - most laptops with touchscreens only have GT 745M (much more expensive than non touchscreens... :哎呀: @.@ gay) or so GPU's or HD 4500/4000.

    Many have underclocked CPU's as well, just to improve battery life.

    But then, the 1920*1080 is still darn expensive... 1440*900 seems to be cheaper for no apparent reason..

    Depends on you, but non touch screens are way better and have GTX 750M+ for a lower price.

    So, as some specialists say - buy a simple laptop (cheap) and build/buy a desktop.. but if you want mobility and power, check on notebookreview + xoticpc/amazon...

    For tablets, wait for the next quarter, LPDDR3 (low power) 3GB will come out, lowering the gap between mobile devices and laptops. [but it is Samgsung... as for now]

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    Re: Buying a win8 touchscreen laptop worth it?

    Depends on you, but if you want to do editing, then the touchscreen laptops are too underpowered for you.

    They are underclocked and many do not have a dedicated GPU...

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