Most Popular Tablet PCs of December 2008

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Welcome to the December 2008 Most Popular Tablet PCs list. This report is made using the total page-views each product page receives in one month; so each time someone clicks one of the product links, they are submitting a vote in our monthly rankings. This list doesn’t always show which models are the best selling, but instead the models that readers want to research the most.

HP continues to hold the number one position with the tz2500z having a strong lead and the newer TouchSmart tx2z following close behind. No new models made it to the list this month, but that is somewhat expected being this close to CES with most companies waiting to make any announcements at the show. Stay tuned for our CES 2009 coverage in the coming weeks to find out what new products will be making it to the market.

 

1. HP Pavilion tx2500z (Still #1) – The HP Pavilion tx2500z tablet features an AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology processor, up to 4GB DDR2 system memory, ATI Mobile Radeon HD 3200 integrated graphics and a 12.1″ WXGA touchscreen/active digitizer display. It still maintains the same solid design and features as its predecessor, the tx2000 as well. HP Pavilion tx2500 Reviews / HP Pavilion tx2500 Opinions
2. HP TouchSmart tx2z (Previously #4) – With a convertible, swiveling 12.1″ touchscreen display, the TouchSmart tx2z functions as a notebook or a tablet PC. Digital pen is included and stored in the notebook’s base for note-taking and slate functions. Base model is equipped with 3GB memory and can be customized up to 8GB. Also features webcam, AMD dual-core processor, wireless Internet card and DVD burner. HP TouchSmart tx2z Reviews / HP TouchSmart tx2z Opinions
3. Lenovo ThinkPad X200 (Previously #2) – 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. Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Reviews / Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Opinions
4. HP Pavilion tx2600 (Previously #8) – The HP Pavilion tx2600 series of tablets features a 12.1″ high definition touchscreen, Windows Home Vista Basic, AMD Dual Core processors, built-in webcam with integrated microphone, and 4GB memory. This model is just an update with different features to the ever so popular tx2500. HP Pavilion tx2600 Reviews / HP Pavilion tx2600 Opinions

5. HP EliteBook 2730p (Previously #3) – The HP EliteBook 2730p is an update to the 2710p tablet. It still has that great stainless steel look and solid design. The 2730p features Intel Core 2 Duo processors, up to 4GB of memory, up to 120GB 5400 rpm 1.8-inch SATA II hard drive and a 12.1-inch Illumi-Lite WXGA UWVA anti-glare display. A good travel companion tablet. HP EliteBook 2730p Reviews / HP EliteBook 2730p Opinions

6. Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 Tablet PC (Previously #5) – The LifeBook T5010 Tablet PC features a 13.3″ WXGA widescreen display with active digitizer, built-in modular bay, integrated wireless access and Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology. This business focused tablet is great for taking notes and giving presentations. Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 Reviews / Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 Opinions

7. Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC (Previously #6) – Dell’s first Tablet PC has climbed its way right to the top of our list since its release. 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. Dell Latitude XT Reviews / Dell Latitude XT Opinions

8. Sony VAIO UX Micro PC (Previously #9) – 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. It also comes available now with SSD drives. Sony VAIO UX Micro PC Reviews / Sony VAIO UX Micro PC Opinions
9. Lenovo (IBM) ThinkPad X61 Tablet PC (Still #9) – 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
10. Toshiba Portege M700 (Previously #7) – 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. Toshiba Portege M700 Reviews / Toshiba Portege M700 Opinions

 

The prior month’s “Top 10” list can be found here: Most Popular Tablet PCs of November 2008. This list is a good start to find your perfect tablet. For more personalized recommendations based on your specific needs visit our “What Tablet PC Should I Buy” forum.

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