This is why I run Nomad Sculpt on a high end Chromebook, they are kinda cheap, and you can get them with lots of ram. I have an Acer 713 , which has 16GB of ram and a intel i5, it was ~600$ refurbished and you can buy nice styluses for it.
The Acer 713, has a crazy good screen and feels like a premium device - 13.5" 2K (2256 x 1504) 3:2 IPS Touchscreen. I use a high end Penoval USI Stylus with it (4096 levels of pressure). You can hook them up to external monitors, and some Wacom tablets work with Chromebooks.
There are better Chromebooks available now, and they go on sale all the time, but you can get really premium devices and they are more affordable than an iPad.
It runs linux as well as android apps, so you can have Blender, OpenSCAD, Unity, Nomad Sculpt, Simplify3D, Cura, MeshLab, F3D, Krita, Inkscape, ArtFlow, Adobe Android Apps, Gimp, etc all on one device.
I’m such a dork that I use linux Makefiles to generate lots of models in OpenSCAD which I later then import into Nomad Sculpt, the platform is nearly perfect for me.
Then I setup it up to sync with my google drive, and now my 3D projects show up everywhere, sync’d automatically. So I can seamlessly move between my windows, linux and chromeos computers.
At the moment Google is working on getting Steam to work on the Chromebooks, they want them to be usable for 3D gaming, so this also will bring along discrete GPUs, there are rumors that we’ll soon see Chromebooks with discrete Nvidia GPUs.
It’s a bit buggy but when it works it’s amazing - I’m hoping as more people realize how good the platform is for this that they’ll be better supported.
The problem is that ChromeOS is still not perfect for this, they recently updated the OS and broke Nomad Sculpt.
But I feel the Chromebook, if supported as a 1st tier 3D editing platform is pretty darn good. The security features are excellent, and you can get very powerful chromebooks, if you’re willing to pay for them.
If you decide to buy a Chromebook for 3D stuff, you need to make sure you get one which supports the stylus input, they make the Acer 713 in a version that supports stylus’s and one that doesn’t. Also check the end of life on when Google will stop supporting the chromebooks.
Also know that Nomad Sculpt is currently broken on the Chromebooks, I’m hoping that between me pestering Google or perhaps @stephomi fixing it, that it will be working again soon.