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I'm in the market for a Windows 8 tablet and would like to know what my options are, but can't find a particular SE board to post a question on. From the array of (mainly speculative) blog posts out there, it looks like are only about 5 mainstream (i.e. available globally and actually released) tablets, so I was hoping to just get a list of them, or a link to such a list.

Where do I ask this?

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Create an Area51 proposal for Windows Tablet based questions. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Mar 5 '12 at 19:19
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA - Done: (also, your name is awesome!) – Polynomial Mar 5 '12 at 19:28
Proposing/creating a new site does not solve the real problem. Required reading: Q&A is Hard, Let’s Go Shopping! You'll need to substantially reformulate your question in order for it to be on-topic anywhere on the network. – Cody Gray Mar 5 '12 at 20:10
"available globally and actually released" Windows 8 is not actually out yet, so none of them are "actually released." – Nicol Bolas Jun 29 '12 at 4:01
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As of June 2012, Super User is considering tablets to be computers, which effectively means that you can now ask questions about tablets on Super User if the question would be equally on-topic if it weren't about a tablet. Right now this is only semi-official, as we're giving it a trial run for a couple months to see if it works out.

For your particular question ("which Windows tablet should I get?), it wouldn't be considered on-topic because we don't allow shopping questions or product recommendations. That being said, if you do eventually get a tablet device and have questions about it, you can ask them on Super User.

If you have an Android tablet or iPad, you may also want to consider looking at their respective sites.

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I do not think there's such a Stack Exchange site for this purpose.

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...and in general, Stack Exchange doesn't like shopping or "what's better, X or Y" questions. – Michael Petrotta Mar 5 '12 at 19:19
@MichaelPetrotta - Whilst I agree that many questions around that topic are bad for Stack Exchange, in this case I'm not asking which is better. I simply want to know what my options are, so I can decide for myself. Unfortunately the Windows tablet market is in such an infant state that there aren't (to my knowledge) any decent places where such a list has been coallesced. – Polynomial Mar 5 '12 at 19:21
...which sounds like a shopping question, and those haven't in general fared well on SE sites. I'm not active on Super User, but I think they deal with this a lot. Note: I'm not saying it's a bad question, just likely perceived as off-topic. – Michael Petrotta Mar 5 '12 at 19:23
@MichaelPetrotta The trick is where you draw the line. A question should only be deemed bad if it has a negative effect on the quality of the site. Saying that all shopping-related questions are bad is wrong, because there are a few corner-case questions that are good. Whether this is a good one is, I suppose, a topic for debate. However, unless someone can find an explicit reason why the question itself is bad for Stack Exchange, instead of a blanket "all shopping questions are bad" response, it shouldn't be considered bad. – Polynomial Mar 5 '12 at 19:27
Well, it's "bad" by virtue of violating elements of the site's FAQ. Now, if you want to change that FAQ... – Michael Petrotta Mar 5 '12 at 19:28
@MichaelPetrotta It violates parts of SuperUser's FAQ, but I never said I wanted to post it on SuperUser. It doesn't violate any parts of Stack Exchanges global ruleset. – Polynomial Mar 5 '12 at 19:30
That's true, @Poly. You can't post on SE itself, though. Good luck with your proposal - I'd be interested in an answer to your question. – Michael Petrotta Mar 5 '12 at 19:30
@MichaelPetrotta Hence why I asked here. And thank you :) – Polynomial Mar 5 '12 at 19:31

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