Spending was than $500.

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  1. txmomteacher2

    txmomteacher2 Enthusiast

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    If you had about $500 to spend on a lap top/ tablet what would you buy? I am on math collaborative for our region and we get technology stipend. It will be my personal equipment after we are done. What do you suggest I have an ipad all ready.
     
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    Some swear by the tablets, but I still prefer the laptop overall. The tablets have great features and are very handy. However, for all the things that we use computers for as a teacher, the tablet is too limiting to be the only computer for me. Not enough memory, can't print from it, etc.

    I would buy a good laptop with plenty of RAM and a good size hard drive. You can do this for around the $500 range if it isn't Apple. Apple's ibook laptops are good only if you are willing to spend much more than $500. If not, I would stick with a laptop with a Windows based system.
     
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    For a Laptop, I would get a Lenovo with an education discount.

    For a tablet, I would get the ASUS Transformer Infinity - an excellent android tablet
     
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    Acer laptops are really good machines - they don't spend a ton on advertisement, like other brands, but they make a nice, solid product. I found both of mine (old and new) on Amazon for great prices!
     
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    Acer's are good provided you don't get one that is DOA, then it should last 3-5 years before needing replacement, in my experience and looking at the failure rate stats
     
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    The Galaxy Tab is also an excellent choice.

    So is the Nexus tablet.
     
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    I chose the Galaxy over the Nexus primarily because the Galaxy has expandable memory, the Nexus does not.
     
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    True. The lack of expandable memory is a bit of a downside to the Nexus.
     

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