My Chuwi laptop (running MX Linux) is misbehaving a bit at the minute (and has a really terrible webcam!), and I'm looking for its replacement.
I want a small device that I can use to video myself playing instruments, so I can look at form generally. I might occasionally make a video for YouTube for friends - I enjoy arranging for other instruments and helping out other musicians, so sometimes I make people a demo video - but nothing with high production values.
There will be no multitracking. I would like to plug a USB microphone in, but beyond that I'm not asking for a lot. Decentish front facing camera so I can record things like fingering indoors. And a camera app that lets me choose the USB microphone. I won't be signed into any accounts with this device - it's purely for offline use apart from uploading other videos through my proper computer.
Would I find an inexpensive secondhand tablet that could do this, or am I better looking for another secondhand laptop? It seems very hard to tell in advance how each model of tablet handles USB microphones. I'm tempted to make a little Raspberry Pi video recorder built into an old Box Brownie, but I'm wary of going down a rabbit hole which isn't music.