Unofficial Toshiba PR might be upgrading

Discussion in 'What Tablet PC Should I Buy?' started by poetdante, Aug 27, 2007.

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  1. poetdante

    poetdante Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Hey guys,

    It's me, that PR guy for Toshiba (unofficially :)). My computer is starting to get old being nearly 3 years now. It's nothing major, just a faster processor would be nice and the dust under my screen is starting to get to me. Well, I just invested $120 into it with a new hard drive so please keep in mind that I would like my next tablet to be compatible with the new drive (I'll explain the specs later). Also, I love my tablet and hate to give it up but if not now then by winter break I will try to get a new tablet.

    General Questions.

    1. What is your budget?
    Around $1600. It's what I paid for my R15 3 years ago.

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

    3. What size Tablet PC would you prefer?
    Large. I have seen 12.1 and could not stand them
    * Small and light ~ 5" to 8.9"
    * Compact ~ 10"
    * Mainstream ~ 12.1"
    * Large ~ 14"


    4. Which country do you intent to purchase from?
    United States

    5. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes?
    Do you have to ask :D (for those of you who don't know me it's Toshiba)

    6. How many hours battery life do you require?
    I get about 3hrs now so I'm good with that. I don't mind lugging a power cord.

    7. What do you intend to use the Tablet for?
    School. Note taking. Presentations (hence the need for a dual core). Internet

    8. Do you have an OS preference?
    I only use Windows and I will downgrade to XP if possible. If Vista doesn't drain the battery (like I can turn off power-sucking features) I can learn Vista

    9. What software and tasks do you intend to run?
    OneNote, Office

    10. Do you intend playing Games. If so please list.
    None. Tablets are for school people!


    Screen Specifics

    1. Do you prefer standard or widescreen?
    Standard.

    2. What resolution do you prefer?
    Any
    * XGA - 1024x768 ~ Large and easy to read text and graphic icons but you fit less on the screen.
    * SXGA - 1400x1050 ~ Small text and graphic icons which require good vision but the gain is a much larger screen.
    * WXGA - 1280x768 ~ Wider viewing angle of XGA but ideal for viewing Spreadsheets and other programs that require desktop space.


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


    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?
    If I can't use my 2.5" Hitachi 5K160 then I'll need about 120-160GB

    2. Do you require an Optical Drive?
    Would be nice

    3. Do you require ability to add a second Battery or Hard Drive (Modular Bay technology)?
    No. I can live with a power cord but it would be nice.


    Misc
    1. Other non specific items ~ please add other items you require not covered above?
    I would like my current Hitachi 5K160 drive to be compatible (I'm uploading the pdf info file)

    2. Additional requests ~ anything other you wish to take into consideration?
    I'm looking for the R25 for now. Can I trust ebay? Some of the product links gave me fishy certificates. If anything I can get an M400. But I am not too stuborn for other brands
     
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    P8RSON Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Hi Poet,
    Apart from the R400, Tosh hasn't released anything for over a year and I certainly havn't seen any R25's branded around shops.

    The only other current 14" around is the Gateway C-140 but with the recent news of Acer's take over of Gateway you may want to wait until the dust settles before considering this option.

    To be honest though, there's little difference between a 12.1" and 14", especially if you can find an SXGA+ screen... and that's where your M400 would come in.

    Others to consider would be an older Fujitsu T4215, an HP TC4400 or a Lenovo X60.
     
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    Yes I have been considering the x60. I guess it'll be a toss up between those two later this year. But maybe toshiba will come out with a new model or some other company will come out with a great tablet. thanks for the reply
     
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    P8RSON Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    You may want to check out this topic Poet.

    I told the person to send you a P.M.
     
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    poetdante Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    thanks. I posted a reply and am awaiting a PM from them
     
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