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DELL Pro 11i Ultrabook / Tablet PC (2in1) - Core i5 4210Y 4GB RAM 128GB 10.8" Touchscreen Windows 8.1 (Pro11i-8182BLK)
  • Intel Core i5-4210Y (1.50GHz)
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD
  • 10.8" FullHD IPS (1920x1080) Touchscreen Display
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 8.1 64-Bit
  • External KB / Docks Sold Seperately

Pros:

- Lightweight at 1.75lbs (without charger), this is only 5oz more than an @ppl3 !P@d 3
- Incredible battery life - 7 to 8 hours
- Full version of Windows 8.1, runs all desktop software
- Full HD (1920x1080) 10.8" screen provides excellent color rendition and deep blacks
- Very responsive touch screen
- Speedy performance from the i5 processor
- 4GB of RAM (not 2GB as description states)
- Strong 802.11n performance on both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz channels
- The 128GB SanDisk SSD & Dell Wireless card are both easily accessible under the back panel, great for future upgrades should the need arise
- Battery is removable, super easy to swap for a spare or replace when the time comes
- Charger: AC plug/blade connector can be detached from the charger and any standard 3 pin laptop cord can be used
- Cooling vents, Power & Volume Button placement are all logical in landscape mode
- The Windows 8.1 thumb touch keyboard is a welcome addition
- The full size USB 3.0 port is very helpful, provides easy connection for flash drives and external HDDs
- Very little bloatware pre-installed
- Slightly rubberized back panel provides something to grip onto

Cons:

- Some elements in desktop mode are a bit small for touch usage (even at the default 150%/larger desktop scaling). I've only had the tablet for nearly a week and I don't feel this is a deal breaker given the portability/size trade off compared to a laptop.
- Charger: My only complaint on the charger is the AC plug/blades don't have the ability to fold flat, it's a bit of a nuisance if you have a small travel bag to have them sticking out all the time.
- While Windows 8.1 is improved in many respects (in particular the touch keyboard options), it still falls short on being customizable (i.e. without resorting to the accessibility options for the on-screen keyboard, there are no options to enable Home, End, Page Up or Page Down). Microsoft expects you to accomplish this with "flicks" which in my opinion requires extra effort via touch.

Other Thoughts:

- I have to say to anyone who's been criticizing Windows tablets: give them a try - you'll be pleasantly surprised! App selection may be somewhat weak, but will only get better over time. Besides, you can't beat FULL desktop software access as compared to other tablet offerings.
- I ordered the desktop docking station and keyboard/additional battery accessories, can't wait to try them out. From everything I've seen in retail channels, this solution truly provides 3-in-one functionality (tablet, laptop and desktop).
- I upgraded the OS to Win 8.1 Pro w/ Media Center immediately and enabled BitLocker encryption for the whole C:\ drive as I have sensitive information the tablet. The encryption process ran very quickly on the SSD. The only caveat I encountered is the Intel Rapid Start feature must be turned off in order to encrypt the whole drive - definitely not a deal breaker, just something to be aware of. The tablet is still super speedy in terms of boot and wake from sleep times.

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  • Robert W.
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week


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