1) a tablet (with stylus) or
2) a touchscreen (capacitive) or
3) an external tablet ?
I've been trying to figure out which of the above options are best :
1) was told by vendor touchscreen is less likely to get damaged as it's
heat/capacitive-based while stylus type needs pressure & get scratched
easily & the pressure makes the lifespan of the screen shorter. What's
your views on this?
2) I've tried touchscreen (one of them is Lenovo S10-3t) but find that the
accuracy of navigating is a poor/painful, say, when I touch to navigate
"Start ==> All Programs ==> Accessories ==> System tools",
it's quite an agony, so a stylus would be better suited in this case.
But I was told by the vendor touchscreen is a newer in-thing compared
to stylus based. Any views on this?
3) or an externally USB attached tablet like Wacom 3 is better than the
above two? Is there such device that supports both stylus plus
My autistic son can't use a pen/stylus, I'll need to let him do touchscreen
(ie touch icons) for him to communicate on the objects/items that he wants
Ultimately, what I'm looking for is a low-cost (sub US$700) notebook or
netbook (not refurbished/used set) that's less than 4 lbs in weight
which supports both stylus plus touchscreen with screen size of
11-13" with 1,366x768-pixel resolution.
Asus Eee 1201N & HP Mini 311 netbooks came to mind (meeting budget,
lightweight, screen pixels but they lack the tablet/touchscreen feature
while S10-3t does not have the required resolution + does not support stylus
I think the outdated Lenovo X41 & X61 tablets probably meet the technical
specs of what I want except the budget