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I Just Bought My New Tablet PC – NOT!




Well, thanks to some sleuthing by GBM reader Yolonda Villa, I’ve just confirmed with Toshiba that customized M700 Tablet PC orders WILL NOT have touch at this time. Touch will be available as an option in January, though. Any customized orders placed right now will only get the active digtizer and not the multi-mode. I have canceled my order.

Thanks for hunting this down, Yolonda. If you’ve ordered a customized M700 thinking you were also getting touch, I’d suggest calling Toshiba and canceling your order, and waiting until January.

Toshiba needs to make this very clear on the customized ordering page.


portege m700 tablet pc I’ve been seriously considering the purchase of a high-end desktop or iMac, as a compliment to my OQO Model 02. However, when I saw the specs and the pricing on Toshiba’s M700 Tablet PC, I knew I couldn’t do any better than a desktop replacement Tablet PC priced at about what I was prepared to pay for a high-end desktop.

So, I went to ToshibaDirect and placed my order tonight for the M700 Tablet PC. Here is what I got for $1874 via the customization page:

  • T7700 2.4 ghz Core 2 Duo ( no ULV stuff here ). The $300 upgrade to 2.6 ghz wasn’t worth it to me. 2.4 ghz is a good sweet spot.
  • 2 gb ram
  • 120 gb 7200 rpm drive ( no 4200 rpm junk on this machine )
  • 1 gb Turbo RAM
  • Bluetooth
  • Internal DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) drive
  • 12.1″ WXGA 1280 x 800
  • Plus, I get all the multi-mode touch / active digitizer goodness that I’ve come to enjoy with my evaluation Lenovo X61.

Toshiba says they’ll be shipping it to me in the next 8 – 10 days!  Meanwhile, we are still waiting for Toshiba to get Sierra a review unit so she can do the InkShow. If, by chance, my own unit gets here first, I’m going to send it straight to Sierra instead, so she can do her very first InkShow! Isn’t that nice of me? She’ll be able to do a direct comparison to the HP 2710p.

So, stay tuned – lot’s of M700 goodness coming your way!

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