2007 Holiday Tablet PC Buying Guide

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With the Holiday shopping season in full swing and so many choices out there for consumers, we thought a Holiday shopping guide may be helpful for our users. Tablet PCs are becoming more and more popular each year and this year is no different. There are so many tablets on the market that it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your college student or business professional.

To make it easy, we’ve decided to organize the Tablet PCs primarily by price, but have added a couple of other categories for those of you who know the specific type of tablet you’re looking for. This isn’t a list of every Tablet PC available … we just wanted to give you a list of some of the more popular tablet options. Regardless of your computer know-how or your budget, there is a Tablet PC out there for you.

If you don’t find one that works for you in this list, or the last-minute holiday sales don’t have these exact models, just use our “What Tablet PC Should I Buy?” forum. Many times, there are other tablets in the same product line or family that may be a better fit for you.

Good luck finding a Tablet PC and have a great holiday season!

[ $500-$1,000 ] [ $1,000-$1,500 ] [ $1,500-$2,000 ] [ Ultraportables ] [ General Use ] [ Business ]

$500-$1,000

HP tx1000 – The HP Pavilion tx1000is referred 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. This budget priced convertible tablet is very user friendly and has been one of the most popular tablets on the market for a while now due to all the features you get for the money. HP tx1000 Reviews and Pricing

Asus R2H – The Asus R2H has built in Wi-Fi and a 7-inch screen. It is lightweight and easy to take with you on those business trips or on vacation. Perfect for sitting in your local coffee shop and checking emails or browsing the Web. The small form factor and price have made this a user favorite as well. Asus R2H Reviews and Pricing

Samsung Q1 – This ultraportable tablet has been getting updated since it’s release in 2006. It’s a popular choice for road warriors or professionals on the go. Maybe it’s due to all the improvements that have been made to this sleek UMPC. The Samsung Q1 series features a 7-inch widescreen, customizable hard drive options and the newest model has a split keyboard. Samsung Q1 Reviews and Pricing

Gateway C-140x – The Gateway C-140 performance convertible notebook delivers outstanding value in a 14-inch widescreen. It combines a notebook’s power with an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and integrated Intel GMA X3100 graphics performance with the pen-and-paper ease of a Tablet PC. Plus, you’ll get more than 10 hours of battery life and wireless freedom to revolutionize the way you work, learn and play. College students love it and it has been all the talk in our forums since its release. Gateway C-140X Reviews and Pricing


$1,000-$1,500

Asus R1 – 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. Perfect for college students, thanks to reliability and price. Asus R1 Reviews and Pricing

Fujitsu LifeBook U810 – The all-new Fujitsu LifeBook U810 has the functionality of a traditional notebook, but only half the size. With a 5.6" WSVGA Crystal View display and weighing a mere 1.56 lbs, it is one of the world’s smallest convertible notebooks. It fits in your palm, yet it has the Intel Processor A110 for great performance and it can run Windows Vista or XP. This is sure to be a Holiday favorite. It almost has that video game feel, but you can surf the Web and do much more. Fujitsu U810 Reviews and Pricing

Fujitsu LifeBook T2010 – The innovative LifeBook T2010 sports the latest Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, a brilliant 12.1-inch wide active digitizer display with wide viewing angles, and a robust bi-directional hinge. The T2010 is perfect for users who desire a reliable, ultra-light yet powerful Tablet PC with all-day computing capability with the optional high-capacity battery to get your work done. The low end model comes in right under $1,500, but has more then enough feature to satisfy the standard user. Fujitsu T2010 Reviews and Pricing

HP 2710p – The HP Compaq 2710p offers you the functionality of an ultra-light notebook plus the flexibility of an ultra-slim tablet. 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. It is targeted toward business professionals and the base model comes in under $1,500, which is a great deal for this sleek professional notebook. HP 2710p Reviews and Pricing

Lenovo ThinkPad X61 – The ThinkPad X61 is a 12.1" tablet that has a Core 2 Duo processor. 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, which has been a huge success for Lenovo. Business professionals seem to like the minimalistic appeal because the functionality it top notch for the price. Lenovo X61 Reviews and Pricing


$1,500-$2,000

Fujitsu LifeBook T4220 – The T4220 is an evolution of the current T4215, a 4.3 pound ultra-light and convertible notebook. 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, which also makes it great for college or high-school students. The screen is amazing and the bi-directional hinge really turns heads. It’s packed full of features any user could enjoy. Fujitsu T4220 Reviews and Pricing

Dell Latitude XT – Dell’s first Tablet PC has already made its way into consumers hearts 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. It is supposed to be extremely lightweight, have a 12.1" widescreen display and should be available to order this Holiday season. It’s going to be a HOT tablet! Dell Latitude XT Reviews and Pricing

Toshiba Portege R400 – The Toshiba Portege R400 is a notebook Tablet PC convertible machine that has a low voltage Core Duo processor. It runs Windows Vista business and has a unique heads up display to tell you when emails have arrived. The Portege R400 also features an all LED backlit display for power savings and a wireless docking solution. Business professionals enjoy the design and convenience the R400 offers. Toshiba R400 Reviews and Pricing


Ultraportables

Fujitsu LifeBook U810 – The all-new Fujitsu LifeBook U810 has the functionality of a traditional notebook, but only half the size. With a 5.6" WSVGA Crystal View display and weighing a mere 1.56 lbs, it is one of the world’s smallest convertible notebooks. It fits in your palm, yet it has the Intel Processor A110 for great performance and it can run Windows Vista or XP. This is sure to be a Holiday favorite. It almost has that video game feel, but you can surf the Web and do much more. Fujitsu U810 Reviews and Pricing

Asus R2H – The Asus R2H has built in Wi-Fi and a 7-inch screen. It is lightweight and easy to take with you on those business trips or on vacation. Perfect for sitting in your local coffee shop and checking emails or browsing the Web. The small form factor and price have made this a user favorite as well. Asus R2H Reviews and Pricing

Samsung Q1 – This ultraportable tablet has been getting updated since it’s release in 2006. It’s a popular choice for road warriors or professionals on the go. Maybe it’s due to all the improvements that have been made to this sleek UMPC. The Samsung Q1 series features a 7-inch widescreen, customizable hard drive options and the newest model has a split keyboard. Samsung Q1 Reviews and Pricing


General Use

HP tx1000 – The HP Pavilion tx1000is referred 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. This budget priced convertible tablet is very user friendly and has been one of the most popular tablets on the market for a while now due to all the features you get for the money. HP tx1000 Reviews and Pricing

Asus R1 – 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. Perfect for college students, thanks to reliability and price. Asus R1 Reviews and Pricing

Fujitsu LifeBook T2010 – The innovative LifeBook T2010 sports the latest Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, a brilliant 12.1-inch wide active digitizer display with wide viewing angles, and a robust bi-directional hinge. The T2010 is perfect for users who desire a reliable, ultra-light yet powerful Tablet PC with all-day computing capability with the optional high-capacity battery to get your work done. The low end model comes in right under $1,500, but has more then enough feature to satisfy the standard user. Fujitsu T2010 Reviews and Pricing

Fujitsu LifeBook T4220 – The T4220 is an evolution of the current T4215, a 4.3 pound ultra-light and convertible notebook. 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, which also makes it great for college or high-school students. The screen is amazing and the bi-directional hinge really turns heads. It’s packed full of features any user could enjoy. Fujitsu T4220 Reviews and Pricing

Gateway C-140x – The Gateway C-140 performance convertible notebook delivers outstanding value in a 14-inch widescreen. It combines a notebook’s power with an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and integrated Intel GMA X3100 graphics performance with the pen-and-paper ease of a Tablet PC. Plus, you’ll get more than 10 hours of battery life and wireless freedom to revolutionize the way you work, learn and play. College students love it and it has been all the talk in our forums since it’s release. Gateway C-140X Reviews and Pricing


Business

HP Compaq 2710p – The HP Compaq 2710p offers you the functionality of an ultra-light notebook plus the flexibility of an ultra-slim tablet. 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. It is targeted toward business professionals and the base model comes in under $1,500, which is a great deal for this sleek professional notebook. HP 2710p Reviews and Pricing

Lenovo ThinkPad X61 – The ThinkPad X61 is a 12.1" tablet that has a Core 2 Duo processor. 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, which has been a huge success for Lenovo. Business professionals seem to like the minimalistic appeal because the functionality it top notch for the price. Lenovo X61 Reviews and Pricing

Dell Latitude XT – Dell’s first Tablet PC has already made its way into consumers hearts 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. It is supposed to be extremely lightweight, have a 12.1" widescreen display and should be available to order this Holiday season. It’s going to be a HOT tablet! Dell Latitude XT Reviews and Pricing

Toshiba Portege R400 – The Toshiba Portege R400 is a notebook Tablet PC convertible machine that has a low voltage Core Duo processor. It runs Windows Vista business and has a unique heads up display to tell you when emails have arrived. The Portege R400 also features an all LED backlit display for power savings and a wireless docking solution. Business professionals enjoy the design and convenience the R400 offers. Toshiba R400 Reviews and Pricing

 

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