CRN reviews the HP TC4400, Lenovo X60, and Toshiba M400 Tablet PCs

We find this review of the HP TC4400, the Lenovo ThinkPad x60, and Toshiba Portege M400 Tablet PC’s from CRN (Computer  Reseller News). While you may or may not agree with the findings, this article covers three of the newest and most popular Tablet PCs available today.

“…All three convertible tablet computers impressed Test Center engineers with above-average quality and similar feature sets. Price/performance came out roughly equal, as performance ratings were similar and the difference in list prices varied by only $112 between the lowest- and highest-priced units.

Lenovo garnered points for being the smallest and lightest unit tested here (excluding its expansion base), giving it a boost for ease of use. But by leaving out a built-in optical drive, that win came at the expense of features. Toshiba’s choice to include a built-in optical drive—a key decision that in the eyes of Test Center engineers creates a more versatile tablet PC—made it heavier than Lenovo’s X60 but on par with the weight of the HP unit, giving the M400 the advantage on features.

Users seeking the combined functionality of a notebook computer and tablet PC in a single unit will prefer the Toshiba Portg M400-S4032 over the HP Compaq tc4400 and Lenovo’s ThinkPad X60, which affords the lowest estimated partner margins among the three. But if low weight is a priority, then Lenovo is the way to go.”



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via: Mark Spiwak / CRN