2008 Tablet PC Holiday Buyer’s Guide: Business

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If you are the typical business user who is always on the go and looking for a solid, lightweight, but yet durable tablet, we have your answer. The tablets on this list have solid designs, nothing to fancy and teenager looking. They are professional notebooks with performance and battery life in mind. Most of them come with different battery options and wireless options too. They are great for on-the-go work, email and giving those presentations at big meetings. The price is more, but you get what you pay for and usually some cool features.

 Less than $1,000

Fujitsu LifeBook U810/U820

The Fujitsu LifeBook U820 comes equipped with an Intel Atom Z530 processor, Microsoft Office OneNote 2007, Microsoft Works, Garmin Mobile navigation system, and integrated webcam and fingerprint sensor. It features a 5.6″ touchscreen display, optional Bluetooth, and weighs only 1.32 lbs. It is the upgraded model to the U810, both have a very nice design great for business trips and email on the go.

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Toshiba Portege M700/M750

The Portege M700 Tablet PC has a 12.1-inch diagonal widescreen LED Backlit Display with digital pen support, optional touch capability and anti-glare display for indoor/outdoor viewing. The Portege M700 offers a smooth transition from notebook to Tablet PC with powerful Intel Centrino Pro processor technology and support for wireless 802.11a/g/n, making it a highly mobile standard for productivity. The M750 was just released and has the updated processor and chipset. Mobile professionals really enjoy this durable tablet.

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Fujitsu LifeBook T2020

The LifeBook T2020 weighs a slender 3.5 lbs but features a substantially sized 12.1″ touchscreen display. It is also equipped with Windows Vista, integrated fingerprint sensor, embedded TPM, dedicated Smart Card slot, Fujitsu Security Application Panel, digital microphone and spill-resistant keyboard. The T2020 is the update to the T2010 and is a solid portable tablet with a nice bi-directional hinge, great for meetings and presentations.

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More than $1,600

Dell Latitude XT

Dell’s first Tablet PC has climbed its way right to the top for business use. Users 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 extremely lightweight, has a 12.1″ LED backlight widescreen display and is powered by a 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo processor. It also has a superb touch screen.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X200

The Lenovo X200 is a solid ThinkPad. It has the same plain black signature design and a solid keyboard and display. The ThinkPad X200 features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, Windows Vista Business, 12.1″ WideView Standard WXGA display and a 80GB hard drive. It’s a business focused tablet, great for note-taking though and presentations.

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Keep in mind this list doesn’t represent every great tablet currently on the market. Our holiday buyer’s guide is designed to highlight a few tablets we believe appeal to a wide range of people.

Remember, to get advice on which tablet to buy don’t just go with what’s popular, visit our What Tablet PC Should I Buy forum to ask what everyone else thinks you should buy based on your needs.



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