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Topic Title: Looking for powerful Ultrabook with "fast awakening"
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Created On: 06/22/2021 10:06 AM
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I am looking for a mobile device, possibly a 2 in 1, that provides me with fast access to Dragon and has a good built in Mic.

Previous experience: Surface Pro 7 i5 and SUrface Go 2 M3. Both were acceptable for Dragon (the Go 2 obviously less so while multitasking) and have acceptable Mics. However, once you close and open it frequently, Dragon's Mic falls "asleep", takes endlessly to re-trigger etc. Besides unlocking both devices with Windows Hello is a serious pain in the neck.

Desired experienec: MacBook Pro M1 is excellent (finger print scanner world class); I use Dragon through Parallels and can even leave the Mic on in the virtual machine. Downside: only thing that works is DragonPad. It is acceptable for my dictation since accessing it is so fast, but I would like a similar experience with a Windows Ultrabook. 

I am using Dragon Professional 15.61 I think; mostly German dictation.

I would like: a 2 in 1 (touchscreen appreciated bc Windows touchpads are lacking), with LTE (the Macbooks weakness), a good built-in mic (I hold it and walk across the room while I speak) and a fingerprint wake up (Windows Hello or face recognition IMO not equally suitable - that even goes for FaceID on the iPad Pro which I feel is inferior to TouchID, at least for laptops).

A good keyboard is also helpful, perhaps more so than a touchscreen.

Other considerations: good battery, not too heavy, good screen. 

Now I found the following: 

HP Elite Dragonfly G2 (seems to meet everything, underwhelming screen, very expensive);

Dell XPS 13 2 in 1 (no LTE, I could make do without that)

ThinkPad X1 Nano (disappointing keyboard).

HP Something else (seems to rate good).

Razer something (Gaming might help for dictation also).

Thanks for any advice regarding my very specific requirements. If it has to be expensive, then so be it.

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