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    Yup, screen is an 11.6" LED backlight Multi-Touch CineCrystal 1920 x 1080 / Full HD which I think is ample really and good value for money; be interesting to hear what the screen snobs have to say.? Shame to hear you can't benefit from the Microsoft initiative to buy into the UK education market. Do you have any close pals who work in a school..?

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    I do... most are on here! (Waiting for offers.. Friends!)

    I have read more reviews, the HP Envy x2 looks interesting, or back to the expensive Samsung, the expensive Sony Vaio or the Surface.

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    Thats it, mind made up! Either the Sony Vaio Duo 13 or the Samsung Activ Q (when it comes out).

    Thinking early xmas present to myself!
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    Had a play with the HP Envy X2 and Sony Vaio duo 13 today.

    Not keen on the slider from Sony. Looks flimsy is heavy as a tablet.

    The HP has half the specs of the Sony but the ability to fully remove the tablet is good... but then it becomes a very expensive tablet with a keyboard.

    So... waiting for the Samsung Activ Q that will likely be the decision. Very thing the same as the Sony but with android dual boot and will sync up with my Galaxy S4 phone.

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    And so it seems the Activ Q is not going to be coming out due to patent infringement... now looking into the Asus Taichi

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    now looking into the Asus Taichi
    The reviews of the Taichi don't make it sound very appealing. Since the screen isn't detachable, you'll have to carry around a 1.55 kg tablet. That's equivalent to 2.5 x Nexus 10's or 3 x Xperia Tablet Z's!!!


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    Agree it is heavy... but then most of the hybrids are. I'm not so keen on the detachable ones any more as the specs tend to lie more with traditional tablets and not laptop specs. Amazingly I am also looking at the Lenovo Yoga never thought I would look at that twice

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    The envy x2 can be quite good, really robust, I have accidentally stood on one which survived. Some have issues with the sound failing out and the edges can be a bit pointy for holding a long time. The battery life is epic but the touchpad is a bit uncomfortable. ASUS does a detachable keyboard one with atom cpu, I'm typing this on the even lower end Asus vivotab which does not have the attachable keyboard but I got it really cheap. I would stick to the x86 based ones as they are way more versatile, the Surface pro is nice but big and has a short battery. The next gem of atom cpus is close and will be way faster due to being based on the core architecture (I think) instead of the older atom internals. These should be much better when confronted with a little heavy lifting from time to time. I like my little tablet and for basic day to day stuff it has replaced a full laptop when mobile as it can run all the tools I need it to. The one thing that bugs me is the lack of an Ethernet port even on the keyboard dockable ones and usb ones can get cranky about needing stacks of power.

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    That's it. Bought the Dell XPS 12. Being delivered today.

    I'll write a review and post it for the first days/week of use

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    And so it seems the Activ Q is not going to be coming out due to patent infringement... now looking into the Asus Taichi
    They still have it listed on the Samsung UK site and all the news sites say it has not been confirmed from what I can see.

    If they do moth ball it what is everyones thoughts on the Sony VAIO Due 13 Advice for a laptop/tablet/hybrid

    It even has a Sim card slot for 3g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    They still have it listed on the Samsung UK site and all the news sites say it has not been confirmed from what I can see.

    If they do moth ball it what is everyones thoughts on the Sony VAIO Due 13 Advice for a laptop/tablet/hybrid

    It even has a Sim card slot for 3g.
    It is quite heavy still, the screen is fixed in one position and the locking piece and arm are VERY flimsy which is a surprise for Sony. I am sure the specs are good but I had a good fiddle in PC world (no laughing!!) and was unsure for the price tag.

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    There was a decent review article on Ars Technica yesterday about the new Sonys

    Hands-on: Sony’s latest Vaios are convertible PCs done right | Ars Technica

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    duo vs flip ? Both look good.

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    But which is best... fight!!!

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