Tablet PC Review Summary

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Over the past few weeks a number of Tablet PC’s have been reviewed by CNET, PC World and others. Here’s a summary that covers the hottest Tablets on the market right now.

Tech TV
Tech TV recently put the latest convertibles head to head. The Toshiba M200 was the favorite of the group that included the Fujitsu T3000, Acer C300 and HP TC1100.
http://www.techtv.com/freshgear/products/jump/0,23009,3599443,00.html

WhiningDog
WhiningDog just took an in-depth look at the M205:

The Toshiba Portege M205 is a very good second generation Tablet PC. With a solid construction and an extensive feature set, the M205 is a worthy tablet and notebook system. There are a small number of downsides notably the weight for tablet usage, the screen viewing angle, and the system heat at times. However, the overall experience of using the M205 is extremely positive. Using a Tablet PC has altered the way I personally view a mobile experience I now have choice as to how I want to use my notebooks. I can choose to use a faster input method such as a keyboard or an alternative method which allows me to do tasks such as text editing markups or drawing graphics. It’s clear that not everyone will benefit from the Tablet PC. This should not take away from the fact that Microsoft has done a good job with the current OS implementation and Toshiba has done a great job at delivering a solid product. The Tablet PC isn’t for everyone but those who love using the pen will find a home with the Toshiba Portege M205. http://www.whiningdog.net/Reviews/PCs/Systems/Tablets/20040224-ToshibaM205/index.php

CNET
CNET also recently did a review on the M205 and gave it their highest score to date for a Tablet PC.
http://reviews.cnet.com/Toshiba_Port_g__M205_S809/4505-3121_7-30612819.html?tag=pdtl-list

They also posted a review of the Electrovaya Scribbler SC2000. While not as big of a hit as the Toshiba, the Scribbler series does offer a fairly good bang for the buck.
http://reviews.cnet.com/Electrovaya_Scribbler_Tablet_PC_SC_2000/4505-3121_7-30620151.html?tag=pdtl-list

PC World
PC World gave the Acer C300 a good review, 4 out of 5 stars. The write-up is a bit brief, but gives a nice overview of the model:

The $1899 Acer TravelMate C300 is a convertible unit that can serve as either a conventional notebook or (with the screen flipped over) a Tablet PC whose screen you can write on using the included stylus. Notebook users who can’t live without a big display will appreciate this model’s larger-than-average convertible screen, though its size makes using the device in tablet mode a little awkward. Facing forward, it’s suitably roomy for conventional use with a keyboard; swiveled 180 degrees and locked against the keyboard, it becomes a generously proportioned tablet capable of displaying either in portrait or landscape mode. The black and silver C300 measures 1.6 inches tall and, including a DVD-ROM and CD-RW combination drive in its modular bay (but not the AC adapter), weighs 6.1 pounds.
http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,114990,00.asp

 

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