High performance tablet wanted

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  1. AP58

    AP58 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I currently use an HP 4200 tablet, which is fine apart from small hard drive (60GB), limited memory (2GB), graphics performance is poor and it doesn't work well with Vista.

    What is the best option for a high performace tablet that is reasonable small and light (I always use an external screen in the office and want to minimise what I have to carry around). Was thinking of the Fujitsu 4220 - or is there a better option?

    General Questions.

    1. What is your budget?
    Not an issue.

    2. Do you prefer a Slate, Convertible or Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)?
    Convertible

    3. What size Tablet PC would you prefer?
    Mainstream ~ 12.1"

    4. Which country do you intent to purchase from?
    UK

    5. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes?
    None

    6. How many hours battery life do you require?
    3 hours

    7. What do you intend to use the Tablet for?
    Software development & usual office stuff

    8. Do you have an OS preference?
    Vista

    9. What software and tasks do you intend to run?
    MS Office
    MS Visual Studio
    Virtual PC

    10. Do you intend playing Games. If so please list.
    No


    Screen Specifics

    1. Do you prefer standard or widescreen?
    Don't mind

    2. What resolution do you prefer?
    XGA or WXGA

    3. Do you require an Indoor only or Indoor/Outdoor screen option?
    Indoor only .

    4. Do you require a Passive or Active Digitizer?
    Active.

    5. Do you require Wacom or Finepoint Technology?
    Wacom.


    Component Specifics

    1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require?
    4GB ram, 120+GB hard drive

    2. Do you require an Optical Drive?
    No

    3. Do you require ability to add a second Battery or Hard Drive (Modular Bay technology)?
    No


    Misc
    1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above?
    None

    2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration?
    None
     
  2. Complexis

    Complexis Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Toshiba Protege M700, the latest and greatest.
     
  3. chriscannon

    chriscannon Proud Member of the PFJ! Senior Member

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    well for performance, very few (if any) can top a loaded c-140x (rumor of an upgraded c-141xl coming out later this month). But its 14.1in widescreen and a little bigger, but if you want a performing TABLET, its the way to go. Of course you could always check out alienware, but no tablet features unfortunately...
     
  4. SimsHsia

    SimsHsia "I will do science to it" Senior Member

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    Unfortunately the Gateway Tablet PCs are not available outside of the U.S. There may be a loophole to this if you were to customize it through MPC that has a stake in Gateway's Tablet PCs in a recent acquisition last fall in Gateway's business division which includes the business market side of Gateway's Tablet PCs: S-7235C and the S-7125C -- the business-model derivative of the C-140X and the C-120X, respectively. I don't remember anyone ordering abroad, outside of the U.S., through MPC to get a Gateway Tablet PC.

    You could, as you said, take a look at the Fujitsu-Siemens (or possibly the Fujitsu [US]) LifeBook T4220. The Toshiba Portege M700 is one of the few Tablet PCs (or shall I say, only Tablet PC?) to date that has a Intel Core 2 Duo T7800 (2.6 GHz) processor, however I'm not sure if the M700 is available in the UK yet. You could order it from the U.S. and see if they are able to ship it to you. Pretty much the T4220 and M700 are about the same weight at ~4.5 pounds with the optical drive.

    If you're looking for something a little bit lighter, take a look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X61t or the HP 2710p; yet both of them use an Intel Low Voltage and Intel Ultra Low Voltage Core 2 Duo processor, respectively. Not a performance tablet, but are light enough to carry around.
     
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  5. AP58

    AP58 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks for the recommendations.

    Think I will go for the Toshiba M700 which appears to have been released in the UK today - unfortunately not cutomisable as in the US.
     
  6. Complexis

    Complexis Scribbler - Standard Member

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    For a good quality high performance tablet but not high price tablet, go with the M700. If you feel that you have the money and dont mind high price, then go with the Dell Latitude XT.
     
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    +1 for Toshiba M700.
    Or you can also check out the HP's TX2000
     
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