Do they make a tablet PC for under $1,000 that is at least 7 inches and can run Word and Excel?

by on February 15, 2011

Q: I want a tablet PC < $1,000, to connect to the Internet, use MS Word/Excel, and load a software package on (or on a VM on it). I want at least 7″ and want it to be touchscreen. I will use this for social networking and my small, side business. Is there such a thing??


4 Responses to “Do they make a tablet PC for under $1,000 that is at least 7 inches and can run Word and Excel?”
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    Based on your needs, something like this would probably do the trick: http://bit.ly/fDUX8R

    If this isn’t what you’re looking for, please provide some examples that were close to what you wanted, but didn’t quite fit the bill for some reason.

     
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    OK this looks great. The only two pitfalls… it’s a bit heavy (I want to be a tablet snob and have a 1 lb device!! :)) and the price. it’s still going to be over $1,000 once you add on what is needed to the computer. Am I just SOL? I want something EXACTLY like an iPad, however, I want to be able to run some kind of spreadsheet/wordprocessing software, I want to be able to print docs to .pdf so I can then save them somewhere to print them off, and I want to be able to run this software: http://www.cakeboss.com.

     
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    Picked as best answer

    If you want something as small and as light as an ipad that can run Windows, you’re going to need to wait a little bit.

    See this article regarding some new Windows 7 tablets from Dell that might your needs coming out later this year: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20031025-1.html

    Also some more stuff coming out: http://www.engadget.com/features/tablets-at-ces-2011/

    Right now anything ipad sized is running either iOS or Android, which are both designed for high-efficiency mobile processing and they can’t handle the full blown Windows OS.

    Keep an eye on http://www.engadget.com for news on upcoming devices!

     
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    Rats, I was afraid of that. 🙂 I know HP is coming out with one this summer too. I guess I will make the best decision and agree with you and wait to get everything I want. 🙂 Thank you SO much!!! I was going bonkers trying to come up w/ a decision or to find out IS there something I want NOW. Thank you!!!!