Need - What is your daily lifestyle or work/study life-related activity.
I’m currently an engineer, although my PC use case doesn’t really relate to that, but rather to my extracurricular activities. I review phones/tablets and post review videos to Youtube. After filming, I need to get down for some serious video editing! I use either Premiere or Da Vinci resolve, and on my current gaming desktop, it works fine. I have a lot of extra tablets because of my hobby, but these are mostly atom tablets (like the first tablet from Eve). They aren’t very powerful, and my current daily driver is the Chuwi Hi12, which is a $260 Surface 3 clone. What can I do on this? Edge, IE12, Word, Stardew Valley J, but no Premiere, not even intense GIMP, it slows down too much. Even Chrome is laggy (but that seems to be Chrome’s fault, not the CPU). So I mostly do some light document editing, browsing, and watching TV/Movies (this tablet uses the Surface Pro 3 display).
Pain:head_bandage: - What struggles and problems you experience while fulfilling your needs?
There are 3 important issues that I consider in a device (in that order):
Price is a big sticking point with me. As a cheapskate ahem I mean a thrifty person, I don’t want to spend a ton of money on a device, which I might not necessarily have either.
Battery life is the second biggest sticking point with me. I would want something that could survive. I would want at least 6 hours of video editing to be possible (assuming the tablet is powerful enough), and 9-10 hours of light use, web browsing, watching video. Gaming wise, I wouldn’t be playing that much, but 5 hours of light gaming, eg Hearthstone, stardew valley.
Now power. The atom tablets I currently use just don’t cut it. The minimum amount of power I could live with would be a Core m chip like the 5y10c, as I can do video editing on that (my videos are edited at 1080p, single track, and mostly cuts, text, nothing intense). It obviously won’t be as smooth, but doable. Rendering is another issue, but that’s a problem for me to solve, not you.
Here are other issues I have when using a device, in no particular order:
• Lapability of Surface like devices.
• Aspect ratio. I’ve fallen in love with 3:2 screens.
• Chrome sucks a lot compared to IE/Edge on touch screen devices and trackpads, in terms of smoothness
Painkiller/ Gain:pill: -
• Price – I don’t mind a matte plastic body if it means cutting a few bucks. Stuff like dual band WiFi, WiDi, I don’t really need. Regarding price, I’m going to try to be realistic here, let me know if I’ve set it too high or too low. I don’t test Core M Chinese tablets because they are too expensive, and they MSRP for $400-$500. The middleman takes about $80-100, but if you can sell this tablet below that MSRP price, it could be an instant hit.
• Battery – a bigger battery? Or a battery in the keyboard. I also don’t consider a swappable battery to be a solution to this, as I don’t want to swap batteries (unless I can hotswap them without the tablet turning off or plugged in).
• Performance – At least a Core M processor, which you have, so solved! Actually heat can impact performance as well, so a large heat spreader?
• Lapability – A hard keyboard dock ASUS T100/Surface Book/Acer Aspire Switch style
• Aspect ratio – I’m mistaken, the screen is 3:2 isn’t it.
• Chrome – Not sure.
Some additional info:
My current ideal laptop right now would be the Dell XPS 13, it has everything I want, except for the price. It’s not actually outrageously expensive, starting at $1200CAD, but as a “thrifty” person, I would ideally want to spend less than half that.
Here are some things I would actually be against adding to the PF, not because I don’t want it, but because of cost.
• Active stylus digitizer
• Fast charging
EDIT: I know a couple of people who took SP2s to class, and they kept on falling over on the small lecture foldout tables that were attached to the chairs.