I thought I would bring this up since I have'nt seen much in this forum about MC. I was originally considering a Tecra M4 and would have jumped in, but am concerned about the viewing angle. So I thought, before dropping a lot of cash on a machine and potentially sacrafice screen resolution for the tablet features, it would be nice to try one out first. Another factor lower on my priority list, was the size and weight of the machine. I really like the idea of using a pen most of the time when I am out and about, and would gladly drop the extra poundage, but can I get by on the road with a slate. So the experiment begins. I just picked up an M1300 on eBay to do some real world testing and see if I can live with the slate form factor. I know there are much better recent options, and some of the smaller convertables are getting close in weight to the slates, but for more then twice the price of an older unit. Also, I can't justify in my mind paying top dollar for a machine like the X41 or HP4200 when they have only a 12.1 screen. I am thinking it can go one of three ways. 1. I love the slate design and upgrade to one of the latest and greatest slate models. 2. For the amount of use it gets, perhaps I'll just go for a state of the art notebook and use the slate as a backup. 3. I'll love the slate features and find them usefull some of the time on the road, but will still want to have a full bore laptop (of the desktop replacment caliber) to tote around regardless of the extra weight to get up to a 14+ display. I'll try and post some obeservations when I have had it a few days. Perhpas this will help some of you who have faced these same questions. It may also round out some discussion on the Motion Computing products, as the forum is a bit light.