Tablet Purchasing

We are looking to purchase tablets for our attorneys for presentation devices during trials.

Our IT department has given us a quote for the Surface Pro 3 Cor i5 1.9 Ghz with 8 GB ram.

I was told this model tends to be on the high end of the i5 chipset. and that one with 64 or 124 GB of ram would be better.

The current price of the device is around $1300.00 each. Pretty sure the price for the 64/124 GB will be much more.

The question is is regarding the i7 chipset. Is there really that much more better performance between the two?
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Brenda DBusiness Systems AnalystAsked:
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Michael FowlerSolutions ConsultantCommented:
This site has a good comparisons of the models vs price
http://www.lovemysurface.net/surface-pro-3-i5-vs-i7/

If using it as a presentation device the question to ask would what sort of presentations? You may be better off just using an iPad or Android device

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jorge diazSECommented:
I worked on similar project  (not industry related) and we went with the i5, some of the users even use them now it as their primary computer.  The 64/128 you are referring to is HD space not RAM, Surface max ram is 8GB, sure the higher the specs the higher the price. I think an i7 would be too  much for a presentation but that's something only you can determine.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I agree - MOST people don't need i7 systems.  And the Surface models come with either 4 or 8 GB of RAM.  If I'm not mistaken, the smallest hard drive (SSD based storage) you can get with an 8 GB model is 256.  Even if it's 128, you still have the ability to use a micro SD card in it for additional storage and 128 should be fine for attorneys unless you're company policy is to replicate all your shared data to the local machine.

Don't forget to enable BitLocker on them.
Brenda DBusiness Systems AnalystAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your feedback. the comparison site was really helpful.
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