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    Painting when travelling tablet pc's help.

    I'm looking for a portable tablet pc which I can do some drawing but mostly painting.

    Though I do like to take a sketch pad out with me and draw traditionally, I take long train journeys quite frequently which can be up to six hours just one way so twelve hours round journey but I'd still like to be able to paint.

    I have tried taking my laptop out and using my intous 4 but you don't always have a table seat or that much room to actually have every out at once and it is quite cumbersome. I have looked into the ASUS EP121 but the battery life on it just isn't long enough.

    Does anyone know of any tablet pc's that would be suitable? My price range is up to £1000

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    Portable
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    Runs Photoshop CS5 or above
    can maintain a long battery life (while using Photoshop)

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    i got the asus ep121 and am pretty satisfied... did an entire (500hrs +) gig on it, small files (~1200 px high) but up to 90 layers per file, using ps cs5, without experiencing any form of lag.

    the only alternative i know of would be samsung series 7... comparison.

    good luck.

    [edit] i had a motion computing le1700 before, and used an external akku with it (like link), which might solve your battery life problem.

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    Try posting your question to forum.tabletpcreview.com . Pretty much the best resource for tablet pc users and prospective buyers, and they have a fair amount of artists that post there.

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    @sone_one cheers for the advice on the slate also have you come across any problems with it? The external battery may prove a useful device in general but seems that it will help with the battery life. Have you used one before? if so opinion on it?

    @Hexokinase thank you for the link much appreciated.

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    no problems yet.

    the external battery... well yeah i used one with my motion, but not the one i linked (been 2-3 years ago), and none with the asus yet. ive been using the asus almost exclusively when theres been a power outlet available. depending on capacity and power used by your application those external batteries add several hours to the battery life. [edited] im having a hard time finding the capacity of the asus battery.

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    i got my hands a bit dirty with that electrical stuff, which def. aint my strong side so bear with me, and feel free to correct me if i got something wrong.

    on the matter of extended batteries... as it seems the ep121 runs for appr. 3hrs with an akku providing 34 Whrs... ~11Whrs per hour (this sounds so stupid, thats why i deleted it yesterday, not beeing comfortable with the Whrs unit at all, but it seems to be right). so if you get an external battery with e.g. 55Whrs it would extend your battery life by 5 hours.

    thats not the important part though.... the important thing is that the external battery voltage output matches the voltage of your device. otherwise youre going to grill it (as i did with my beloved intous3 >.< using a wrong power adapter on the usb hub).

    everything else is just math... so i did some conversion on the matter of Whrs, and it seems the ep121 has a battery capacity of ~1750 mAh again running appr. 3 hrs.
    > either ~11Wh/h at 19.5V or ~583 mAh/h, whatever of those 2 units are provided. now this should supply you with the appropriate data to evaluate external batteries.
    it has to output 19.5 V. to be used with the ep121

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