Top 10 Tablet PCs of September 2007

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  1. Tiffany Boggs

    Tiffany Boggs Editor/Site Admin Senior Member

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    Welcome to the monthly listing of the "Top 10 Tablet PCs". This report is compiled based on the number of views each product page receives, so every time someone clicks on a product they're giving it a vote in that months rankings.

    These rankings don't necessarily indicate which models are the best selling, just which ones TabletPCReview readers are most interested in learning about.

    The HP tx1000 and Lenovo X61 are still holding strong at the number one and two spots. While, the not even released, Dell Latitude XT still holds on to third. There were no new contenders this month, just a little shuffling of places. Since the back to school season brought out a new line-up of tablets, we will have to wait and see what the Holidays bring. Maybe some of the new updated tablets will make their way onto the list. Some of our user favorites still remain on the list including the Asus R1, Sony Vaio UX and Toshiba M400. As I mentioned before they don't seem to be going anywhere, but coming in at number 11 was the Asus R2H and number 12 was the Fujitsu T2010, so maybe they will be able to shake things up next month.

     

    1. HP Pavilion tx1000 (Previously #2) - The HP Pavilion tx1000 is a Tablet PC notebook convertible. HP refers to it as an entertainment notebook that includes media control buttons, dual headphone jacks, a touch screen that works with any stylus or your fingertip and a new high-gloss finished 12.1" screen. It's powered by an AMD Turion X2 processor, which provides enough power for watching movies or listening to music. HP Pavilion tx1000 Reviews / HP Pavilion tx1000 Opinions [​IMG]
    2. Lenovo (IBM) ThinkPad X61 Tablet PC (Previously #1) - The ThinkPad X61 Tablet PC is a 12.1" tablet that has a Core 2 Duo processor built from the Santa Rosa platform and Intel GMA X3100 graphics. Only weighing in at 3.8-pounds this mighty tablet has a solid chassis and design, making it ideal for students or mobile professionals. It still maintains that same matte black appearance as its predecessor, the ThinkPad X60. IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Reviews / IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Opinions [​IMG]
    3. Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC (Still #3) - Dell's first Tablet PC has already made its way onto our "Top 10 list" and it hasn't even been released yet. Those users eagerly awaiting can expect the Latitude Tablet PC to be modeled after Dell's popular Latitude line-up of notebooks, which comes as no surprise. It is supposed to be extremely lightweight, have a 12.1" widescreen display and be based off Intel's Santa Rosa platform. Dell Latitude XT Reviews / Dell Latitude XT Opinions [​IMG]
    4. Fujitsu LifeBook T4220 (Still #4) - The T4220 Tablet PC is a refresh of the current T4215, a 4.3 pound ultra-light and convertible notebook that runs on the Santa Rosa platform. It is designed for mobile professionals who need note-taking abilities via pen input as well as the traditional keyboard input of a standard notebook and the 12.1" screen can be turned in both directions thanks to the industry's first bi-directional hinge. Fujitsu LifeBook T4220 Reviews / Fujitsu LifeBook T4220 Opinions[​IMG]
    5. Asus R1 Tablet PC (Previously #6) - The Asus R1F Series offers a wide aspect of visual enjoyment while remaining compact for high mobility. The 180-degree convertible 13.3" LCD screen allows for easy presentation and data sharing during meetings or at gatherings. The Core 2 Duo processor, which is optional packs a punch as well. Data privacy is also protected with exclusive security features as well as built-in fingerprint modules. Asus R1 Reviews / Asus R1 Opinions [​IMG]
    6. HP Compaq 2710p (Previously #5) - Starting at only 3.6 lbs and 1.11" thin, the HP Compaq 2710p offers you the functionality of an ultra-light notebook plus the flexibility of an ultra-slim tablet. It runs on a 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo processor from the Santa Rosa platform. The 12.1-inch diagonal widescreen Illumi-Lite display provides for a lighter and more energy efficient notebook, providing improved battery life, compared to past generation Tablet PC’s. The chemically-strengthened glass top provides improved durability and a superior writing experience. HP Compaq 2710p Reviews / HP Compaq 2710p Opinions [​IMG]
    7. Toshiba Portege M400 (Still #7) - The Portege M400 was the first Tablet PC released with Intel Core Duo technology. This tiny powerhouse is easy to carry and delivers on battery life. Mobile productivity goes even further with rigorously engineered Toshiba EasyGuard technology designed for optimal reliability, security, connectivity and optimization in any mobile setting. Ideal for mobile users due to size, battery life and of course the dual core CPU. Toshiba Portege M400 Reviews / Toshiba Portege M400 Opinions [​IMG]
    8. Sony VAIO UX Micro PC (Previously #10) - Enjoy having digital entertainment at your fingertips with the VAIO UX Micro PC. So small and lightweight, this full-functioning PC is designed for productivity on the go. With a 4.5" wide SVGA screen and Core Solo 1.2GHz processor. Sony VAIO UX Micro PC Reviews / Sony VAIO UX Micro PC Opinions [​IMG]
    9. HP TC4400 (Still #9) - The HP Compaq TC4400 is one of the sturdiest and well-built Tablet PCs on the market. In addition to its powerful Core 2 Duo processor and fast hard drive, the TC4400 looks sharp and professional. HP TC4400 Reviews /  HP TC4400 Opinions[​IMG]
    10. Samsung Q1 UMPC (Previously #8) - The Samsung Q1 is making some kind of come back returning to the list for the first time this year. Maybe it's due to all the improvements that have been made to this sleek UMPC. The Samsung Q1 features an Intel Celeron processor, 512MB of RAM, 40GB hard drive, and a 7-inch widescreen. The Q1 also runs Windows Tablet PC OS. Samsung Q1 UMPC Reviews / Samsung Q1 UMPC Opinions [​IMG]

     

    To view last month's "Top 10" list click here: Top 10 Tablet PCs of August 2007.

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  2. nikecar

    nikecar Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    the criteria was given previously, but I still find it hard to believe...

    this is like the pre-Auburn game USF Bulls. there was no love by the national spotlight, and look where they are now.. #6.. Go Bulls!!!
     
  3. DNel

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    I really like the list. It makes for an easy way to find and view any particular tablet PC's details. However, I don't trust the click numbers. For example Oct 1 Fujitsu T2010 413 clicks, Oct 2 Fujitsu T2010 380. What happened to 33 clicks (plus I clicked on it a couple of time yesterday). So, don't trust the numbers, but use it for finding quick info about any tablet you're interested in. (I routinely check to see if there are user reviews multiple times a day)
     
  4. SimsHsia

    SimsHsia "I will do science to it" Senior Member

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    Hi DNel,

    The clicks you made yesterday won't show up until the results for next month's Top 10 Tablet PCs list (e.g. it won't show up until November). These are the results that are recorded from September 1st until September 30th (I believe). Tiffany might explain this a little further. :)
     
  5. Tiffany Boggs

    Tiffany Boggs Editor/Site Admin Senior Member

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    That is true. And what users see on the homepage is just the clicks from the past five days, not all month and that is also why some places change. The entire month's stats are what the article is based on, not what viewers have been looking at this past week.
     
  6. nikecar

    nikecar Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    As I've said before, the rankings are flawed because anything that is displayed will continue to get clicks, while those not displayed get pushed into obscurity.

    Its a cycle that that continuously rewards the ones displayed and punishes the ones that aren't.

    There might be a consideration to add somewhere, a list of what the users here consider the "Hot" tablets.

    Because looking at the activity in the forums, Sony, Samsung, Acer to a lesser extent, etc. all are wallowing in activity.

    Looking back to the previous month, its the exact same 10 machines, with slightly varying orders.

    I don't care to see GW #1 because i have one. i said it last time too. i care that units that aren't displayed will never get on as a top 10 because the system is flawed.

    Think about it, the average person sees a top 10 list. They will click most of the top 10 looking for a tablet, and I wager tha majority won't look at more.

    Its like shopping. most people won't comparison shop across stores. You go to Sears, look at the fridges, and pick one, even if there are other stores that have other brands with X or Y features that the Sears ones don't for less.

    Not blasting the site, but you should consider a "User's Tablet Hotlist" that shows what WE the users here consider popular and good.

    i'm sure there are folks who buy the UMPCs, but from my experience its just a small segment of the population, and the few folks who i know have them got turned on to them because of the industry use, not because they came to the site for reviews.
     
  7. Tiffany Boggs

    Tiffany Boggs Editor/Site Admin Senior Member

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    I see your point of view nikecar, but it would be hard to keep stats on what our users think is popular or a Hotlist. Actually the Gateway has made it on the Top 10 list before. I do understand that a tablet gets more clicks when it has an article posted or review up, but we try to go by the clicks and views each month that come from our database. Every tablet is listed in our database too, with pricing, reviews and opinions.
     
  8. nikecar

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    I looked the last few months, it was the 155 model. The 140 came close.

    Honestly... for the majority non-techies, they look at a list and choose from there. There are SOOOO many tablets to choose from in the database, someone would get lost.

    I would ask you to consider for next month, to avoid mentioning the October top 10 list in order to not influence anyone. Then reset the click counts or disable the list altogether for November to start fresh. Then we will see come December which tablets folks are really researching.

    I think that would be a good way to honestly gauge interest in the various tablets. Everyone would be on an even playing field for November, or you could do it for the rest of this month, and reset the numbers clicked so far.

    then let folks actually go and search out on the forums and database and see which tablets are actually popular. I think that would be interesting to see the results. I wager some of those tablets won't make it, and there would be a shakeup in the order.

    just my $.02
     
  9. DNel

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    Thanks for clearing up (or is it mudding up) the click counts and how it works. Just my $.02, but I would like to see the click count be for that month only and with each tablet starting at zero on the first of the month. You could have a look up list for the first week, then list them for the top ten like it's done now for the rest of the month. Probably a lot more work. I do check the 'view more' list to see if newer models are making it to the list. What I would really like to see is expert reviews, user opinions, and discuss products tabs on the product page being used. I'm really leaning toward the Fujitsu T2010, and I find it strange that there are no reviews on the product page. I do find reviews in the forums but if I were just discovering this site, I would think that no one has purchased these tablets. The forums are a great resource, thanks for the quality reviews!
     
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