Here is my Tablet story…I only use tablets (Never a laptop) to run my Shapeoko AND Carbide Create.
For the first 4 years, I used a $39 (Ref: 7" WinBook TW700 16gb, Tablet Win 8.1). Only problem was the 16 gb memory (Since the onboard non-delete, backup (Windows) took almost 8gb, and the operating system took another 7gb…this only left 1gb for CC and CM.) Worked fine, you just needed to be creative.
Now that I am running two GRBL Controllers, I needed to upgrade to Win 10, so I picked up a:
EVOO 10.1" Tablet 32gb. This is the tablet I wish I had from day one. It came with lots of extras (fingerprint reader, Stylus Pens for Touch Screens, and a trackpad) that made this a perfect match for the Shapeoko (IMO) (Note: $69 Sale price)
Both work great!
Side note: (both tablets) I hooked them up to a 22 inch ($25 Yard Sale) monitor via their HDMI port (to DVI) for easy viewing, and a ($12) wireless keyboard (Also serves as my remote at the machine)