Students have an abundance of choices

It is definitely a good time to be a student in college. There seems to be an abundance of technology choices out there for the student: software, scanners, pda’s, music, and not to mention Tablet PCs.

Here is a good overview article from Business Week on some of those tablet pc choices. Too bad they skipped over those great Gateway deals.


If you are a student heading off to college, what you outfitting your dorm with?

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University prides itself on being a PC pioneer. In 1984 the Blacksburg, Va.,  school was the first public institution to require incoming engineering students to buy a desktop. The mandate for this year’s engineering frosh: slick laptops that can double as tablet PCs.

Tablets that can switch their displays to allow users to take notes by hand have been around since 2002. Most PC makers, such as Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, and Toshiba, offer a version more to fill a niche than to sub as a full-featured PC. In the past, buying a tablet generally meant giving up extras you may need or want.