My Windows 8 Wishlist

This year is an exciting time for people who like to use Microsoft Windows 8.  Here are the three products that I’m interested in.  What’s on your wishlist?

1. HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15t-4010

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First reaction about what I like about it:

  • It’s a touch screen
  • Great resolution at 1920 x 1080
  • 15.6 inches of display
  • Has both 128G SSD and 500GB HD
  • Its an all-metal design, ultrathin design

First reaction of what I don’t like about it:

  • Price

As of 12/25, its going for $1,599.95.  This would replace a Latitude e6400 that I use at work.

2. Microsoft Surface Pro

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First reaction about what I like about it:

  • It’s a touch screen
  • It’s very light and thin
  • Great resolution at 1920 x 1080
  • HD display
  • Has a pen I can use to scribble notes or draw simple diagrams
  • Mini DisplayPort can be used to project unto larger monitors
  • Great portability
  • Weighs only 2 lbs
  • Even when run as either a tablet or laptop, it will runs current desktop applications
  • HD Display

First reaction of what I don’t like about it:

  • Screen is kind of small when not connected to a larger monitor.  Probably great for a tablet, but not I’m on the fence when using it as a laptop
  • 128 GB storage
  • 4 GB RAM
  • HD Display
  • Maybe battery life, but that not a big deal.  I rarely go without the AC adapter anyway.
    As of 12/25, its going for $899.99, then with a Type cover, it costs $129.99.  Total would be $1,029.98.

3. Lenovo Yoga 13

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First reaction about what I like about it:

  • It’s a touch screen
  • It’s very light and thin
  • Price is reasonable
  • 13.3” screen
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB SSD
  • Up to 8 hours battery life
  • Price is reasonable

First reaction of what I don’t like about it:

  • 1600 x 900. 

Looks like a good balance between tablet and laptop use.  As of 12/25, its going for $999.99.

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