Agreed BB. Kingston Office opens passworded Excel files. In fact, before an upgrade, it ignored the password and just opened the file. I think u need a mouse for accuracy in Excel - touchscreen dont do it. I love my tab but for work ...... laptop.
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I've got three teenage children. They use laptop for homework and ipad for browsing whatever makes them giggle so much.
I'd go for laptop to get them working, and tablet if they do well in the exams
This is the thing you see, it is meant to be her main present as she will be 16yrs old. It is also meant to be a treat for doing well in her GCSE's and a new piece of kit for her when she go's to college in September. She already has a Dell laptop, its nearly 5yrs old. It was bought for her when she went to high school and the tablet is for when she go's to college. Her younger sister will get the Dell. The new tablet we buy will be bought with a good quality keyboard, as someone said earlier. I would not buy it without it to be honest.
Buy her a new laptop then. I can recommend an Asus, which I bought for my daughter for the same purpose at Christmas, for £270.
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I'm sure you can.find some touchscreen laptops for your budget, or slightly above. Best of both worlds. This one costs £389, add £80 for touchscreen function.
Check this out. As big as a tablet at a great price:
John Duncan wrote:Buy her a new laptop then. I can recommend an Asus, which I bought for my daughter for the same purpose at Christmas, for £270.
Ok John, which one?
Another plus for the tablet is the one's we are looking at come complete with Office, you have to purchase it as a stand alone system with a laptop.
Check the Asus one I've linked. You'll have plenty of spare cash to buy MS Office. Your daughter should get the University version at discounted rates.
For Word and Excel and to get the feel of a laptop, I would consider Windows Nokia with the power keyboard, which has built in battery for extra use time. See http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/lumia-2520-power-keyboard-first-review-of-the-accessory-that-completes-nokias-tablet-9077235.html
Or the Surface 2 with the Type 2 keyboard. We have the Surface Pro 2 and a Type 2 keyborad. Feels just like using a laptop. But granted it's not the lightest tablet in the world.
In the end we went for the Asus vivo smart tab. It now looks like it will be going back. It went back to the Cech republic last Monday for a repair (no sound). Brilliant we thought, very quick repair. Now it seem all is not well. When you switch it off it seems like the back light is staying on as the screen is quite warm. This is therefore now draining the battery life. Think I will get a refund as it is only 4 months old.