Most Popular Tablet PCs of May 2008

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Welcome to the monthly listing of the "Most Popular Tablet PCs". This report is compiled based on the number of views each product page receives, so every time someone clicks on a product they’re giving it a vote in that months rankings.

These rankings don’t necessarily indicate which models are the best selling, just which ones TabletPCReview readers are most interested in learning about.

HP definitely knows how to make a consumer friendly, inexpensive, solid Tablet PC. This has been proven time and time again with the tx2000 reigning as king in the number one spot for several months now. Overall there wasn’t much change this month in the list just a few places switched. Hopefully this Spring we will see some new tablets sprout, even though fall is the big release time with back to school and the holidays. Father’s Day and graduation time are near, which are good times to buy because there are always deals. I hope to see some updates from Lenovo, Asus and Gateway to help change up our list this summer. There have already been leaks on new Fujitsu tablets and Asus UMPCs or an Eee PC touchscreen model, so lets keep our fingers crossed for some new technology.


1. HP Pavilion tx2000 (Still #1) – The HP Pavilion tx2000 is a convertible Tablet PC notebook that comes equipped with an AMD Turion 64X 2 processor. The tx2000 has both a touchscreen and Wacom digitizer, which is an upgrade from its predecessor, the tx1000, which only had a passive screen. The tx2000 is still an entertainment tablet great for watching DVDs or listening to music. It features plenty of multi-media buttons, a remote control and Altec Lansing speakers. HP Pavilion tx2000 Reviews / HP Pavilion tx2000 Opinions
2. Lenovo (IBM) ThinkPad X61 Tablet PC (Previously #3) – 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
3. Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC (Previously #2) – 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
4. Toshiba Portege M700 (Still #4) – 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
5. HP Pavilion tx1000 (Still #5) – The HP Pavilion tx1000 is a Tablet PC notebook convertible. HP refers 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. HP Pavilion tx1000 Reviews / HP Pavilion tx1000 Opinions tx1000
6. Fujitsu LifeBook P1620 (Previously #9) – The LifeBook P1620 Tablet PC has a 1.2GHz ULV Intel Core 2 Duo Processor. It has an 8.9” WXGA touch screen display and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950. This tiny tablet is very lightweight, loaded with a good variety of features and a great travel companion. The P1620 is the updated model to the P1610. Fujitsu LifeBook P1620 Reviews / Fujitsu LifeBook P1620 Opinions
7. Asus R1 Tablet PC (Previously #6) – 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. Data privacy is also protected with exclusive security features as well as built-in fingerprint modules. Asus R1 Reviews / Asus R1 Opinions R1
8. Fujitsu LifeBook T4220 (Previously #7) – The T4220 Tablet PC is a refresh of the current T4215, a 4.3 pound ultra-light convertible notebook that runs on the Santa Rosa platform. 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 and the 12.1" screen can be turned in both directions thanks to the industry’s first bi-directional hinge. Fujitsu LifeBook T4220 Reviews / Fujitsu LifeBook T4220 Opinions t4220
9. Sony VAIO UX Micro PC (Previously #8) – 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
10. Fujitsu LifeBook T2010 (Returning to the list) – The 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. Weighing approximately 3.5 lbs, with durable magnesium-alloy housing and extensive security features, the T2010 is perfect for users who desire a reliable, ultra-light yet powerful Tablet PC. You can even get all-day computing capability with the optional high-capacity battery. Fujitsu LifeBook T2010 Reviews / Fujitsu LifeBook T2010 Opinions t2010


Falling off the list this month is the:

To view last month’s "Top 10" list click here: Most Popular Tablet PCs of April 2008. And 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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