I need some buying advice.
I’ve started my MBA, and am getting loads of material which I can either take in soft copy or get it printed.
Recently the volume has increased marginally, and printing isn’t an option anymore.
I currently own an ASUS machine, but it weighs 2.5-2.8kg and carrying it all day everywhere is very tiring. Moreover I must carry the charger because what was once a selling point is now a problem, the 2GB NVIDIA 630M card. Thanks to it, the battery backup is at max 2-2.5 hours.
So now I’ve decided to go for a new device. I’m confused between a tablet & a netbook.
My primary requirements are
1) Should be cheap, because I have little use for it.
2) Should have at least 5-6 hours battery backup.
3) Should be able to handle MS Office (ppt, docx & xls) & pdfs
4) Should be able to handle minimum 7-8 tabs in chrome without crashing.
Among the tabs I found Dell Venue 7 to be a good option, and among netbooks, since I’ve had a good experience with ASUS & also they provide great products at nominal rates, I’m looking for an ASUS again. Though I have no model in mind, I’ll look in the market.
So I just want an opinion in case someone has used or has had a good amount of hands-on on both the devices, whether for my purpose a tablet would be better or a netbook? And if possible, which one exactly.
TL;DR – Tablet or Netbook, according to the 4 requirements mentioned?