Toshiba Satellite R25-S3503 Tablet PC

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  1. chalua

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    I'm looking at this tablet pc right now, the Toshiba Satellite R25-S3503 Tablet PC.

    It looks great and I think I'm going to buy it, so if anyone has some information on this please tell me. It's really new so I can't find too many reviews yet and I'd like to know someone's personal opinion on this.

    I want to buy it right away, so pleeease reply soon.

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    Well between the R25-S3503 and the Gateway Tablet at BestBuy, the internal specs are both the same:

    1.6Ghz Core Duo
    1GB Ram
    100GB Hard Drive
    Dual Layer DVD Burner
    Intel GMA 950 Graphics
    etc.

    But the Toshiba has a higher resolution screen (1440x900) versus the Gateway's (1280x768) and the Toshiba one also has a fingerprint reader (I dunno if you will need this or not). Other than that, I would go into the store and see how you like each one before buying either.

    Oh one other thing, the Toshiba has an S-Video out so you can plug it into a TV. I use this feature quite a bit and if you think you might, you should know that the Gateway does not have an S-Video out.
     
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    Biggest Difference between the two - Toshiba uses a WACOM digitizer and the Gateway uses Finepoint...

    Finepoint requires frequent recalibrations and a powered pen. WACOM doesn't need recalibration (or never has for me) and a passive pen. + I think some say that the WACOM has better support for pressure sensitivity...
     
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    And... Let's keep in mind that the Wacom technology is far more advanced and favored by users. Wacom offers a far superior writing experience currently.
     
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    Welcome to the same situation I was in! I went into best buy to try out the Gateway and I didn't like it at all. The pen was less responsive than i hoped and it felt like it was 7 pounds or so. CompUSA is also offering $200 off this week on the Toshiba R25-S3503 and after all around better reviews I knew I'd be much happier with the Toshiba. I put my money on the Toshiba yesterday afternoon and it shipped out within the hour. Another hour and a half later, it was in transit from Pennsylvania. It's sceduled to arrive Saturday.
     
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    Oh yeah....link
     
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    I'm glad to read this post and see users who compared the Gateway convertible with the R25. I had the same thought when I was checking both notebooks. Went for Toshiba from CircuitCity's sale and I have it for almost 3 weeks now.
     
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    Make sure you are OK with the size. I made a mockup of it with a newspaper and felt it wal bigger than I wanted it. Your preference might be different, but it's always good to check.
     
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    If you have a costco membership - costco.com has the R25 for 1200 after the 50$ MIR. Best thing about costco is the 6month return policy. Try out the tablet for a semester - if you don't like it, you can buy somthing else.
     
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